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).

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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 082014
 

1q1u_nars31philliplimss15artistinaction_1This one is too beautiful not to post. NARS created the look for the 3.1 Phillip Lim SS ‘15 runway show. Lead NARS Artist Francelle Daly explained her vision. “There is a lot of see-through transparency and airiness to the collection – I wanted that to come through in the makeup. My inspiration is sensuality; the way the morning light hits you as you wake up in your bedroom, with sensual skin 3. with rays of light. I highlighted the cheek bones, high planes of the face and the bridge of the nose to accentuate and bring out that glow in each girl.”

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FACE
Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer
Stick Concealer
Light Reflecting Setting Powder – Loose (love this!!)

CHEEKS
Reckless Blush (New for Spring 2015; for now try New Order Blush)
Right side of Jubilation Dual-Intensity blush (New for Spring 2015; for now try South Beach Multiple)

EYES
Right side of Jubilation Dual-Intensity blush (New for Spring 2015; for now try South Beach Multiple)
Valhalla Single Eyeshadow (New for Spring 2015; for now try Nepal Single Eyeshadow)
Larger Than Life® Lengthening Mascara

BROWS
Eyebrow Pencil
Brow Gel

LIPS
Guyane Lip Gloss (New for Spring 2015; for now try Born This Way Lip Gloss)

NAILS
Zakynthos Nail Polish

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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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Jul 152014
 

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NARS has recently expanded its illuminator range to include two new colors. I love these liquid aluminizes. To me, the liquid form can look more natural than some powders because they can be worked into foundation (and even worn mixed in or under foundation for a subtle effect). Unlike some lines, NARS Illuminators are beautifully formulated, never sticky or heavy, and give the perfect amount of sheen to add a healthy-fabulous glow. Their generous size and travel-friendly packaging make these perfect additions to your makeup collection this summer.

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NARS 413 BLKR ($__) adds a classic pearl shade to its Illuminator line. This color is so universal, or all skin tones and types. It looks amazing with many of the NARS BLKR line as well–those burgundy-based classics really look amazing with this beautiful shade.  This shade is part of NARS 413 BLKR Collection additions, and at NARS Boutiques.

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NARS Hot Sand ($30/1.0 oz.) adds a pearlized warm peach-gold to this line. Unlike the existing Orgasm and Super Orgasm (which have a strong pink-peach tone), Hot Sand is a softer, more neutral color. This is available at Nordstrom, NARS online (part of the NARS Summer 2014 Color Collection: Adult Swim, Bloomingdales and Barneys New York.Nars Liquid Highlighters05

Here are swatches of both NARS 413 BLKR, Hot Sand and a touch of Armani’s summer Fluid Sheer #13 (a limited edition shade which went quickly).Nars Liquid Highlighters08

Another:Nars Liquid Highlighters10Both of these are standards, and must-haves in my collection. You should note that NARS Hot Sand is limited edition, and some are still available available at Nordstrom, NARS online, Bloomingdales and Barneys New York. Don’t miss them.Nars Liquid Highlighters05

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