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1q1u_NARSMarcJacobsSS15FrancoisNars_2 NARS created the look for the Marc Jacobs SS ‘15 runway show. François Nars, Founder & Creative Director, described:

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“The look for the show features no makeup – we only applied moisturizer. With Marc we always take it to the extreme, we’ve done bold looks in the past, but this season we wanted to make a statement by not applying anything.

This goes back to one of the looks that I’ve always loved – bare skin, nothing on the face, lips or eye, just beautiful skin – I love makeup but I also love seeing women without makeup. To me, it’s a great way to show fashion. It works so well with the clothes and the hair. Who knows, maybe next season we will go back to a full face of makeup. I love having the flexibility to do this, we are not locked into applying makeup. I like the idea that what you see is what you get.”

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FACE
NARSskin Luminous Moisture Cream
Stick Concealer (if needed)

LIPS
Rosebud Salve

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Sep 092014
 

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NARS has released a series of reformulated polishes with higher shine, more flexibility, and a longer-lasting formula. There are 43 shades in all, and I have fourteen for a quick preview ($20 each). As with the NARS 3.1 Philip Lim collection (previewed here) (available on Nars.com and Sephora), the new permanent polish range has a wide, flat brush for easy application. These are available at Nordstrom, SephoraNars online, BarneysSaks Fifth AvenueNeiman Marcus, and Bloomingdales,

NARS New Nail Colors30I love the new brush-the shorter bristles and shape allow for quick, foolproof application.

Nars Nail Polish brush2Here’s the brush with dipped in Nars Blow-Up, a bright orange. Some of my favorite shades are these vibrant colors–Paros (red brown), Elbrus (plum), Torre del Oro (cherry red), and Blow-Up (Mandarin orange):

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New Nars nail polish308Here are the three metallic shades– Pastorale (rose gold), Milos (rich gold), and Amarapura (silver chrome):

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New Nars nail polish314Here are three dusty, off-neutral shades– Shameless Red (pink flamingo), Zakynthos (beige), and Obscura (lavender charcoal):

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New Nars nail polish310Finally, here are four pastel shades– Ikiru (light blue), Ithaque (sheer, light pink), Thasos (mint green), and Kalymnos (lilac).

NARS New Nail Colors47Swatches:

New Nars nail polish313I”m working on editing some on-the-nail swatches for a more in-depth review. In the meantime, enjoy these lovely colors. These are available at Nordstrom, SephoraNars online, BarneysSaks Fifth AvenueNeiman Marcus, and Bloomingdales,

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Sep 072014
 

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NARS created the look for the Alexander Wang SS ‘15 runway show. Diane Kendal for NARS Cosmetics created a strong, clean look “with moisturized skin paired with accentuated highlighting and contouring to bring out the strength of the girl’s features.”

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The key products used to create the look are:

FACE
NARSSkin Luminous Moisture Cream (Liz and I prefer the oil-free gel version for our combination skin).
NARSSkin Optimal Brightening Concentrate
Radiant Creamy Concealer (reviewed here, still loving this).
Sheer Glow Foundation (loving this in Deauville)

CHEEKS
Cappadoce Matte Multiple (swatched here)
Left side of Craving Dual-Intensity Blush (New for Spring 2015; for now try Copacabana Multiple)

EYES
Via Appia Larger Than Life® Long-wear Eyeliner
Iskandar Eye Paint
Cappadoce Matte Multiple layered with South Beach Multiple

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NYFW: NARS at Tome SS 2014

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Sep 042014
 

unnamed NARS created the look for the Tome SS’15 runway show. NARS Director of Global Artistry James Boehmer says:  “The inspiration for the collection came from two Indian artists –Rukmini Devi, a classical dancer and Dayanita Singh, a contemporary photographer – who represent the richness and diversity of old and new India. The look fuses traditional elements of the Indian culture and modern makeup. The skin is very matte, with a clean, liquid eyeliner on the top eyelid, no mascara. Some girls will have a pale, chalky-pink lip.”

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FACE
Stick Concealer
All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation (New for Spring 2015, for now Sheer Matte Foundation)
Soft Velvet Loose Powder (New for Spring 2015, for now try Loose Powder)

EYES
Black Valley Eye Paint

LIPS
Silvia Audacious Lipstick
Santa Monica Boulevard Larger Than Life® Long-Wear Eyeliner (layered over lipstick and blended in)

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Sep 042014
 


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Hot off the presses…it’s another New York Fashion Week!  NARS created the look for the Creatures of the Wind SS’15 runway show.Lead artist James Boehmer, NARS Director of Global Artistry created this ultra fresh look. He explains, “skater boys were the inspiration for this look, it’s raw, a little undone and effortlessly cool. The models looked great when they showed up for the casting—great skin, lots of freckles and a left over summer-vacation look to them, so we groomed the brows and gave the cheeks a flushed, overheated look.”

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NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30
Stick Concealer
Loose Powder

CHEEKS
Ligueria Lipstick on cheeks (New for Spring 2015; for now try Belle Du Jour Sheer Lipstick)

EYES
Vent Salé Lip Gloss on eyelids (New for Spring 2015; for now try 413 BLKR Illuminator )

BROWS
Oural Brow Gel

LIPS
Vent Salé Lip Gloss (New for Spring 2015; for now try 413 BLKR Illuminator)

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