Apr 062012

NARS is set to release a gorgeous collection for Summer 2012. If these images are any guide, this will be a memorable and beautifully designed set with a modern edge. These are shimmering bronzes, apricots, and matte reds, anchored with a deep cool eyeshadow duo. Unbelievably beautiful. A closer look at the items in the Nars Summer 2012 collection follows…

NARS Ramatuelle Eyeshadow Trio is named for a village in southeastern France, and includes an elegant combination of two shimmers–silver and icy peach. The trio has a matte apricot for a warm-cool interpretation of a neutral palette.

NARS Eyeshadow Duo in Marie-Galante is an iridescent combination of “orchid with a regal blue,” that is soft, strong and striking. Cafe Makeup says “woah, that’s so pretty.” I can imagine that paired with the bronzes and apricots in this collection, it’s going to emphasize the eyes like almost nothing else.

NARS Calabria Soft Touch Eyeshadow Pencil is a shimmering plum. This is not a color that I’ve seen much, but I can’t wait to try it on my blue-green eyes. My guess is that it’s going to look gorgeous with brown eyes as well.

NARS Vendages Lipstick is a sheer grape, which I can picture might look like lips that have just finished some gorgeous summer fruit. I literally gasped when I saw this picture. Amazing summer color, especially for the July-August time frame when the color palette seems to deepen.

NARS Liberte blush is described as a “burnished apricot.” Seriously gorgeous summer color.

NARS Buenos Aires Velvet Lip Gloss Pencil appears to be the one thing that everyone needs in their makeup collection–a good nude pencil.  Whether as a base or alone when wearing striking eyes, nude pencils can provide a good accompaniment or a good stand alone. NARS, Cafe Makeup thanks you for this.

NARS Never Say Never Velvet Matte Lip Pencil is a lilac rose.

NARS Moscow Pure Matte Lipstick is a matte strawberry red.

Nars Trouville nail polish is a seashell pink, named for a little fishing village in northern France. I suspect that it’s been used on the model in the image below, but we’ll have to take a look when it becomes available.

Makeup genius Francois Nars designed the look, below, which exemplifies one example of how the collection can be used for a glamorous look that emphasizes one’s individual look. Here, he used NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer SPF 30/PA+++ in St. Moritz. As an aside, I’ve been wearing this foundation (in Alaska) since it was released in February and I love it.  If you are looking for a summer tinted moisturizer, please try this one out if you can. It’s long lasting, has great coverage, looks luminous and lasts throughout the day. Plus, my skin looks better because it’s designed to moisturizer and eliminate hyper pigmentation and dark spots.

Nars then applied Eden Loose Powder and NARS Laguna Bronzer. He then added the new Liberte blush, and a touch of Taos blush along the hairline. This picture features the eyeshadow trio–the new Ramatuelle Eyeshadow Trio was added to the eyes. The silver and peach shades are on the lid blended up to the crease; apricot is in the crease, and silver on the lower lash line.

The upper and lower lashes are lined with Larger than Life Long Wear Eyeliner in Via Veneto.  Two coats of Larger Than Life Volumizing Mascara are on the lashes (reviewed here at The Beauty Look Book).  Based on her recommendation, I’ve just ordered this mascara from Sephora.

The lips were lined with the new Borneo Lip Liner Pencil, blended with a finger to soften the color. Then Nars applied the new Moscow Pure Matte Lipstick, and topped with Risky Business Lip Gloss for shine.

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  11 Responses to “NARS Summer 2012 Preview”

  1. I’m a huge fan of NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer SPF 30/PA+++ in Alaska too. I paired with Orgasm or pink gel blush and peach and coffee eyeshadows. I can’t wait to have the Ramatuelle!

  2. Oh dear…more purchases to come! I’ll have to have that sheer lipstick and the shadow trio to start…

  3. Wow, the lipstick is so gorgeous! I’ll be checking it out for sure. Have you tried the soft touch shadow pencils in the past? If not, don’t order without trying it first. TERRIBLE product in my humble opinion. Wasn’t on 2 minutes before it started to migrate into the creases of my eyelid. I didn’t even give it away, straight to the garbage!! It’s a shame, because they come in lovely colours!

  4. The Summer line is gorgeous, but almost all of it is too warm for me—except the eyeshadow duo, but I am not nearly confident enough to wear that. I feel left out by spring and summer colors because I can’t wear the lovely bronzes, corals, peaches, and golds. But I am definitely going to hunt down that beautiful nail polish shade.

  5. It looks so great… I think I’ll be getting the nude lipliner and the blush at least.

  6. OMG this collection is simply divine. The colors look like they were conjured up by magic potions. I love Nars. Just wish I was closer to the 1% :). I’m for the Calabria eye pencil, the lip pencil, the blush and that gorgeous nail polish. Do you know when it is being released. It’s pretty hot down here in Souther Florida. Just found your blog. It’s great.

    I need a windfall for this haul.

  7. Amy-This collection looks stunning! I can’t wait to see it in stores!!! I agree with you about the tinted moisturizer. I have been wearing St. Moritz with Dan Read Cosmetics powder foundation (as a setting powder) in Far East 2 on top. Together I get natural, flawless coverage that last 8-12 hours. Now I just need some of the new NARS eye and lip colors to finish my look!

  8. Great, thanks for sharing this blog post. Great.

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