May 052013

Nars has engaged in an artist collaboration with Pierre Hardy, the French designer who has designed for Hermès and is known for his gorgeous shoes. Some of his designs are very geometric, a theme picked up the design of this cosmetics collaboration.

Pierre Hardy

 The collection includes two Both are impressive.

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 Boys Don’t Cry is a beautiful reddened coral, which reminds me of a fruit punch flavor. This is a beautiful face-brightening color that will look amazing on warm and cool skin tones. It has plenty of pigment, so it should show on all ranges of skin tones.

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The gold imprint overspray will wear off after a few uses. After it’s gone, the blush is matte in texture. It’s nicely milled. 

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Although it looks bright in the pan, I found that using a my standard blush brushes worked well. I adore this color for summer. Here is Boys Don’t Cry on Liz:

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Swatches of Boys Don’t Cry on the left (swatched light and heavy) along with Rotonde on the right:

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 Nars Rotonde for Pierre Hardy is summer-friendly, brightening orange-peach.

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 This is a gorgeous warm orange that looks amazing with summer brights.

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 I have to use care applying this one– my Nars Yachiyo brush works well, as does a duo fibre brush. On Liz:

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I was really impressed with the quality of these vibrant blushes. They have very good staying powder, I was able to get a good 10-hour day out of them. If you love these colors, these are well worth a look. In fact, I’ll say that you really should look at Boy’s Don’t Cry–it’s an unusual color and absolutely gorgeous.

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  10 Responses to “Nars Pierre Hardy: Boys Don’t Cry and Rotonde Blushes”

  1. Wow, both of those are GORGEOUS, especially Boys Don’t Cry!

  2. Boy’s Don’t Cry is such a gorgeous shade! Very unique. I especially like how Rotonde looks on Liz though. So pretty!

  3. Oh wow these are really beautiful. I love the design ans the colors of the blush. They look stunning on you.

  4. I love the modern design and the colors. Unfortunately Nars is not available in Germany but I may check them out in France. Thanks for the review, they look fabulous on Liz.

  5. I’ve got the Boys Don’t Cry – it is a lovely color, although in real life it comes across as slightly warmer than most of the pictures and swatches I’ve seen, including yours. Not that it’s too warm – it is a wonderful color, and I agree that it should look great on almost everyone.

    The pan is quite large – much larger than the usual Nars blush. I’ve found the best results using my Nars Yachiyo brush – it’s easy to pick up too much.

    Highly recommended!

  6. I absolutely LOVE Boy’s Don’t Cry, but wasn’t going to get it because I thought I’d only be able to online. Lo and behold at my local Sephora yesterday they had it in stock so it had to come home with me. Can’t wait to wear it – it’s the most beautiful shade!

  7. These are really great. I don’t care much for NARS blushes, but the pigmentation on these are really nice.

  8. The colors are really beautiful. It would be nice if the gold finish were throughout though instead of just on top.

  9. OMG!!! These are lovely shades. Love it for I find them light and natural. Who would resist these items? Not me…. Can’t wait to get one and try them out.

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