NARS Fall 2011 Collection

NARS Fall 2011 Collection

Launch Date: July 15th @, August at all other locations

The Fall 2011 campaign was designed and photographed by NARS Founder and Creative Director François Nars. Under his supervision, makeup artist Diane Kendal created the season’s look on model Mariacarla Boscono. The Italian beauty was chosen for her sophistication and chameleon-like ability to become the character she is made up to portray.

Diane began by creating an immaculate complexion, applying Siberia Sheer Matte Foundation to the center of the face with her fingertips, blending outward, and setting with Snow Loose Powder. To add contour to the cheeks, she brushed Oasis Blush just below the cheekbone and blended the color toward the temple. Mariacarla’s eyelids were prepped with PRO-PRIME Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base, blending with a fingertip for a fresh finish. Diane then applied Outremer Single Eyeshadow to the lid, layering the color to build intensity.

To create a winged effect, she extended the color to the inner corner of the eye and up along the outer corner toward the brow bone. Next, she swept the sheer white side of Pandora Duo Eyeshadow on the brow bone, blending it softly into the bold blue hue. She lined the upper lash line with Rue Saint-Honoré Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner Pencil and the lower lash line with Rue Bonaparte Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner Pencil to open the eyes. The silvery taupe shade of Grand Palais Duo Eyeshadow was blended along the lower lash line, extending the color into the inner corner of the eye.

Brows were defined with Bali Single Eyeshadow, and lashes were curled and finished with two coats of Larger Than Life Volumizing Mascara. Lastly, Diane lined and filled the lips with Fantasia Lipliner Pencil—blending with a finger to soften the color—followed by Striptease Lip Gloss topped with Pago Pago Lipstick.

The Fall 2011 collection is resolutely avant-garde. Daring shots of color are tempered with softer, subtler tones. Eyes range from bright true blue to silvery taupe, dazzling peach and matte dove gray. Lips run the gamut from statementmaking matte red to sophisticated plum and sparkling champagne pink. A stormy gray nail color adds a mysterious finishing touch. The effect is confident, edgy and intense.

Pure Matte Lipstick ($25.00)

  • Mascate True red
  • Montego Bay Rose pink

Eyeshadow ($23.00)

  • Outremer Bold blue

Eyeshadow Duo ($33.00)

  • Grand Palais Silvery taupe and dusty rose (Limited Edition)

Eyeshadow Trio ($45.00)

  • Delphes Sparkling sheer peach, matte dove gray, frosted sage (Limited Edition)

Lipgloss ($24.00)

  • Oasis Sparkling pink champagne (Limited Edition)

Velvet Matte Lip Pencil ($24.00)

  • Train Bleu Deep aubergine

Lipstick ($24.00)

  • Pago Pago Petal pink

Nail Polish ($17.00)

  • Galion Deep gray (Limited Edition)

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alyssa Avatar

Im looking forward to that duo eyeshadow palette and the lippie products!! :)this model looks gorgeous in that blue. although i know blues dont work well on me!

Selenite Avatar

Very autumn and very NARS. They always have something bold and something more conventional in their color stories. If that blue shadow applies well and is significantly different from my Sugarpill Afterparty then its mine!

wendyh Avatar

i bought almost the whole collection apart from the 2 matte lipsticks..
the duo is surprisingly nice..
they dont look so special but when i applied them felt like i was ready for photoshoot!
I used the taupe side all the way up to eyebrow and the pink side on lid and overlapped 2 at crease..
Trio is nice too, very fresh looking.(i dont like the texture of the pale pink colour that much.)
but the blue one is really a big disappointment to me.. it really doesn’t show on me even with eyeshadow primer..and it didn’t apply very evenly either..i still love the colour though and will give a go again.
Train bleu actually makes my lip looking kinda funny.. very flat and in a weird shape! but anyway, i bought it for fun even though i knew it would’t be a useful colour to me.

meme Avatar

Loving the eyeshadow duo…the pink side reminded me how much I used to wear two eyeshadow cranberry shades in the past – one was just a Revlon back in the late 80’s with of all things an olive green that was in the duo. Then I used a Mary Kary Cranberry Ice eyeshadow. Always tended to use the cranberry shades as a well blended crease shade with a swipped overlay on another lid color to blend. I don’t have anything like those shades anymore and want to have one – this one being a matte looking one has me excited. The taupe with it however might have too much silver in it for me to pull it off – but who knows until I try it. Nice polish shade also. I am getting excited for fall shades – but so much warn summer left to wear all my summer duds and enjoy all my bright polishes a bit longer. They do this to us every year – mid July and all the summer stuff is getting tossed out except at Wal-Mart it seems…they go with more of the local weather needs. But then with folks packing up their kids to get to college the 2nd week of Aug – fall now seems to start earlier than we used to think of it when schools never started until after Labor Day here in the US.

Karen K Avatar

I bought the gloss and the two matte lipsticks. Haven’t bought a matte lipstick in probably ten years or so. These aren’t the dry, chalky mattes of yesteryear. They were creamy and smooth. Felt good and looked wonderful on. Love me a strong red lip!

C Avatar

I absolutely love the vibrant blue NARS came out with for the fall season but isn’t the blue eye shadow only usable for nighttime looks??

What do you think of the duo for hazel eyes?

John Avatar

The makeup on the model is beautiful! And of course the airbrushed model is very pretty as well. :] Thank God I don’t wear eye or lip products, or I’d be a major makeup hoarder.

Tamsin Avatar

I went to the counter and they tried the Pago Pago lipstick on me. Verdict: It’s a nice nude for pale skintones, it has glitter in it which kind of chunks up and it tends to gather in the middle of your lips. Nice colour, not great product in my oppinion :/

merveille Avatar

Normally, I would think that blue eyeshadows are perfect matches only for blue-green eyes BUT, as a brown-eyed girl, I will definetely buy this eyeshadow! very unique color!doesn’t it seem like blue eyeshadows are also perfect with brown eyes :)? The model above looks like a bird with this makeup:) very cute and gorgeous indeed!

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