NARS Fall 2012 Collection

NARS Fall 2012 Collection

Designed by founder and Creative Director François Nars, the Fall 2012 Color Collection features a blend of bold, modern shades and celestial shimmers. For the campaign, Nars chose to photograph iconic ‘90s supermodel Kristen McMenamy. Having worked with Kristen in the past and for his first book, “X-Ray,” he felt that her beautiful, often otherworldly look completely epitomized the fall collection.

To achieve the makeup look featured in the campaign image, Kristen’s skin was perfected with Siberia Sheer Matte Foundation and set with Snow Loose Powder to create an immaculate complexion. Next, the Undress Me Multiple was applied to the hollows of the cheeks and blended toward the temples with fingertips.

Kristen’s top and bottom lashes were thickly lined in Black Moon Eyeliner Pencil. Next, the entire lid was colored in with the pencil in a half moon shape, from the lash line to the base of the brow bone and out towards the temple. The pencil color was then blended with a fingertip to create a smooth base. Next, the iridescent amethyst shade of High Society Trio Eyeshadow was applied to the lid and the color extended to the brow bone and towards the outer corner of the brow. The edge of this shade was blended into the lavender shade of High Society Trio Eyeshadow, then both sides of Vent Glacé Duo Eyeshadow were combined and applied to the lower lash line atop Black Moon. The eyes were lined with Via Veneto Larger Than Life® Long-Wear Eyeliner and finished with two coats of Larger Than Life Volumizing Mascara.

Kristen’s lips were lined and filled in with cinnamon Papua Lip Liner Pencil, blended for a softer effect, and topped with Belize Lip Gloss. Storm Bird Nail Polish on nails completed the look.

Trio Eyeshadow ($45.00)

  • High Society Lavender, matte forest green, iridescent amethyst (Limited Edition)

Multiple ($39.00)

  • Undress Me Nearly nude pink with silver shimmer

Nail Polish ($18.00)

  • Storm Bird Moody grey (Limited Edition)

Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil ($24.00)

  • More Universally flattering auburn

Duo Eyeshadow ($34.00)

  • Vent Glace Platinum / silver smoke

Sheer Lipstick ($24.00)

  • Autumn Leaves Translucent glistening brandy

Blush ($28.00)

  • Outlaw Soft rose with golden shimmer

Larger Than Life Lipgloss ($26.00)

  • Rouge Tribal Metallic burgundy

Pure Matte Lipstick ($24.00)

  • Amsterdam Garnet red

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I hope this line performs better than the summer 2012! I really wanted to love the purples in that one. Hopefully, the Fall 2012 pigmantation will do better. I cant wait to see the swatches and the products on you!

Other than the nail polish and maybe the light pink multiple it doesn’t look like the model is actually wearing anything from the collection?
The lip colors are all red-ish or brown looking and the model has pink/nude lips. The model’s eyeshadow looks like a frosty black and not the green/greys/purple that I see here. It’s always irritating when a the model is showcasing a bunch of products that aren’t even in the collection. 

The trio & the duo are definites, and most likely the gloss & matte lipstick. Undress Me may very well be my first Multiple; I’ve been torn between Copocabana & Luxor, but this one seems perfect. This is one of the collections I’ve been saving for, and it’s been worth it.

I’m almost afraid to be excited over the trio..  I’m usually highly disappointed in the quality of the trios and every single trio I have purchased to date is total crap and not at all up to usual Nars quality.  I wonder if this one will be any different and hopefully trusty Christine to the rescue…   Oooohh, and I love the nail enamel and that positively ghastly shade of grey.  It will look amazing on~  Just a personal theory of mine

Good Lord, that really *is* Kristen McMenamy!! I thought they’d found her platinum-haired doppelganger. How has that woman not aged at all???? The answer better be Photoshop, or else I’m going to search her attic for a painting. Gah, I feel so old in comparison and I’m younger than she is!
      As for the collection, so it’s true that Outlaw is coming back! YAYYYY, come to Mama! Interestingly, on my phone, the photo looks a lot more pink and a lot *less* brick in undertones than it looks on my laptop. I hope it’s not just L/E because, from swatches I’ve seen in the past, it’s such a pretty blush and flattering across a broad spectrum of skin tones. Regarding the nail varish, I’m an absolute sucker for greys and silvers (probably my favorite shade of nail varnish ever!), so I’m very keen on Stormy Bird. It looks like the love child of my beloved Full Metal Jacket and Gallion. <happy sigh>  Speaking of love child blends, the Multiple looks like a mix of Luxor and Copacabana which is very exciting as I adore Copacabana (which I seem to wear every day or almost every day in some way or another). The only things I’m hesitant about are the Pure Matte Lipstick (don’t know how brown the undertones are) and the eyeshadow Trio (because NARS hasn’t seemed to do any really good trios). So I’ll definitely wait on your swatches for those.  <goes to do a happy jig over Outlaw> 

 @phemonoe  I share your excitement at the return of Outlaw but was really writing to tell you that Mounia isn’t out of reach. I bought it just last week on eBay! There is another one available right now, if I recall correctly, and not for a crazy price either.  And wow, what a blush it is!  So, so, soft, dense and silky. It just melts into the skin. And the colour….. my GOD, the colour!!! <faints>  I have to use a very light touch with it given my colouring, but I can only imagine how fantastic it would look on your lovely skin tone! Seriously, go look at eBay!

Oh dear, Nars does it again! I want EVERYTHING! this collection is gorgeous! probably my favourite since Fall 2008 ( I love their Fall collections) and NO NEW SOFT TOUCH SHADOW PENCIL? YAAAAY!.
This + the Andy Warhol collab , gosh, I will be so broke.

I really love the new multiple. The blush online looks too similar to orgasm. I have a couple of NARS items that I really like (Lip Lacquer in Chelsea Girls and Multiple in Riviera0

Outlaw is actually a berry/rose! It’s not really similar to Orgasm at all, but the picture here does kind of look like Orgasm! <3 Chelsea Girls!!!!

@Meemah,  I think the blush colour is misleading in this photo, as all the blush swatches and colours are on NARS own website, imo. (I hate that!)  In the last 6 months, I’ve looked at numerous online swatches of Outlaw which I’ve tried to buy several times on eBay and it really looks nothing like what it look here. It’s more pink/light plum than Orgasm which, to me, is more peach-gold-pink.  I don’t know if this swatch will help:   Or perhaps this one, though I have seen the blush look much brighter in other photos:    

Outlaw was a beautiful intense rose with slight gold sheen…it looks really brick-y in the photo.  I hope it’s the same as the original shade.  I still have a crushed up sample from a Sephora tester that the salesgirl gave me when she saw my disappointment at it being discontinued!

I found Outlaw and I really like, I might get a backup if it’s the same Outlaw! Christine please tell me you will be swatching this collection. I’m in love have to see Autumn Leaves l/s! =o)

Something that just occurred to me – why is she not wearing lip products from the fall collection? I would have liked to have seen those on a model. Kinda annoyed about that. 

I used to have Outlaw Blush once upon a time.  I look forward to buying it again.  I’m also interested in Autumn leaves lipstick, More lipstick pencil and Storm Bird nailpolish even though I have tons of grey nail polish.

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