Feb 142012
 

This week’s series of emails from Nars at New York Fashion Week (Fall 2012) brings this intriguing preview of some new items for some of Nars’ plans for his own releases in Fall 2012. These items were used on the runway this week at 3.1 Philip Lim. A new Undress Me multiple and new Carpates Stylo eyeliner are on the way. Also, it appears that Outlaw blush is returning. The application on the cheeks here look quite subtle and natural. Doesn’t Nars Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer SPF30/PA+++ look fabulous? I’m enjoying wearing it very much.

“This girl is part cartoon, but emotional, edgy, ethereal, and on the brink of tears” says Francelle Daly, NARS Brand Ambassador. “Think, ‘comic book super hero meets emotional Roy Lichtenstein character.’”
FACE
·         Concealer
·         Outlaw Blush (New for Fall 2012!)
·         Undress Me Multiple (New for Fall 2012!)
 
EYES
·         Carpates Stylo Eyeliner (New for Fall 2012!)
LIPS
·         Jungle Red Lip Liner
·         Triple X Lip Gloss
 The face chart shows strong eyes with a touch of red/pink. Although Jungle Red lipliner is listed, the lips look almost nude in the shot at the top, although there is more color on the model to whom makeup is being applied. Perhaps the red liner was not used on every model.
On the runway:

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Feb 132012
 

I’ve been working very hard on a work project that is super-human in commitment. We miss blogging! I thought I’d do a quick little “Here’s What Three Things I’m Obsessed With This Week” just to keep our voices out there in in the beauty blog-o-sphere…

1. Bright nail polish. Yes, I know, Spring is supposed to be all about pastels. Not this year–for some reason, I’m craving a pop of color like no other year. My obsession with bright blue-pinks and retina-searing oranges has reached nuclear proportions. Is five oranges too many??  I say whatever works….

2. That bright clear citrus blue.  The ’80′s neons are back, including both bright pinks and neon oranges, but also that great blue that looks amazing with perfect skin. Here it is at this Fall ’12 New York Fashion Week (here, at Billy Reid):

3.Graffiti and Louboutins:  Neiman Marcus asked L.A. graffiti/street artist Galo “Make” Canote to create windows for Christian Louboutin’s public appearance in Beverly Hills. Gorgeous raw art ensued….

 

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Feb 102012
 

Fabiola Arias is a young Cuban fashion design who features bright color, couture detailing and incredible hats. Take a look at this one:
At this weeks NYFW Fall 2012 show, NARS International Makeup Artist Uzo created rich, ombre eyes. Rather than blush, Uzo applied one of NARS Illuminator highlighters for  soft glowing cheek (although the press release didn’t say, it looks like Copacabana Illuminator to me).  You can see the strong glow in the picture, at the top.
“Fabiola wanted a look that was strong, but sophisticated at the same time,” said Uzo, NARS International Lead Makeup Artist. “We created a very rich eye with warm shades complemented by gold tones. The inner corners of the eyes are meant to look like they are illuminated, and to balance the look, the lips have color but are tinted rather than full-on.”
 
Below are the key products used to create the look:
FACE
·         Sheer Glow Foundation
·         lluminator
EYES
·         Key Largo Duo Eyeshadow
·         Kuala Lumpur Duo Eyeshadow
·         Kilimanjaro Duo Eyeshadow
·         Vent Glacé  Duo Eyeshadow (New for Fall 2012!)
·         Eyeliner Stylo
LIPS
·         More Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil (New for Fall 2012!)
At the show:
Gorgeous:
These hats….

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Feb 102012
 
At Creatures of the Wind, NARS Director of Global Artistry James Boehmer created a look with gorgeous skin and strong eyes. He’s using Nars new Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer SPF30/PA+++–something I’ve been test wearing for about a week and really enjoying so far. As a quick preview, it has a good physical sunscreen and is said to reduce the appearance of dark spots, give brighter, more even skin and provide moisture. I’m enjoying it so far–it has a very soft, lightweight feel and has a lifelike glow compared to some others I’ve worn. It has medium coverage (a full review forthcoming). If you’re interested, Nordstrom is running a gift with purchase for the foundation here.
I love the way that Nars Cayenne looks on that eye!  “The look is about ethereal, forest-wet skin,” said James Boehmer, NARS Director of Global Artistry. “You can’t use enough moisturizer – it’s dewy and really radiant. The eye should be defined in its shape but worn-in with its effect. As if you can see the eyelid through it, which we get from the gloss.”
Below are the key products used to create the exclusive look:
FACE
EYES
·         Cayenne Single Eyeshadow
·         Mambo Eyeliner Pencil
·         Bengali Single Eyeshadow
·         Coconut Grove Single Eyeshadow
·         Kuala Lumpur Duo Eyeshadow
LIPS
·         Rouge Tribal Larger Than Life® Lip Gloss (new for Spring 2012)
·         Triple X Lip Gloss
All products, except where noted, are available at narscosmetics.com.  Here’s the look on the runway:
Another:
One more:

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Feb 092012
 

Hello gorgeous! Here’s the latest trend report from NARS, backstage at Honor at this week’s New  York Fashion Week. There, James Boehmer (Nars Director of Global Artistry) used the following products:

FACE
·         Sheer Glow Foundation
·         Concealer
·         Loose Powder
·         Penny Lane Cream Blush
EYES
·         Paris Duo Eyeshadow
·         Zardoz Single Eyeshadow
LIPS
The look was very subtle, using Penny Lane blush on the cheeks gives a soft glow. The eyes are very subtle, so that the color on the saturated clothes really stand out. The application heavily emphasized the eyes and lashes. The face chart:
On the runway:
 
A few looks from Honor Fall 2012 on the runway:
WIth this neutral canvas of gorgeous, flawless neutral makeup, the color of the clothes looks amazing:
Yet the colors work beautifully with more neutral clothes:
Well, lovelies, what do we think?

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