Nars Velvet Gloss Pencil in Baroque

Nars Velvet Gloss Pencil in Baroque

Nars Velvet Gloss Pencil in Baroque ($24) is a deep blue-based red that adds a sheer wash of glossy gorgeousness. If you aren’t sure you were meant to wear reds, trying a sheer red like Nars Baroque will give you a good chance to experiment.  It will allow some...
Dior Rosy Nude and Rosy Tan Eyeshadow Palettes

Dior Rosy Nude and Rosy Tan Eyeshadow Palettes

As my time in Paris comes down to a few hours, I’m posting a very few quick pictures of the two five eyeshadow palettes for Summer 2011 for the Electric Tropics collection, in Rosy Nude ($58 #534) and Rosy Tan ($58 #754). Rosy Nude is a light toned palette,...
Nars Happy Days Velvet Gloss Pencil

Nars Happy Days Velvet Gloss Pencil

NARS Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil in Happy Days ($24) is a sweet coral with a tiny gold twist. These Velvet Gloss Pencils are so easy to use and apply.  There’s enough color and shine to add some pretty, but they are not so opaque that you have to be super careful...
Nars Bateau Ivre Review and Look

Nars Bateau Ivre Review and Look

Nars Spring 2011 collection includes the Bateau Ivre eyeshadow duo ($33), a combination of two ruthless blues.  This includes a lighter periwinkle with a subtle sheen and a deeper matte gray-blue.  There’s no question that this a duo outside our comfort zone,...
Nars Nana Lipgloss – Review and Swatches

Nars Nana Lipgloss – Review and Swatches

One of the most edgy items from Nars Spring 2011 collection is Nana Lip Glosss ($24), described as a “deep black grape” that is “quintessentially French.”  As anyone who loves Chanel Rouge Noir as much as I do knows, a deep vampy lip is an...
NARS Pure Matte Lipstick Madere- Review and Swatches

NARS Pure Matte Lipstick Madere- Review and Swatches

Because I’m obsessed with edgy neutrals, I had to try NARS Pure Matte Lipstick in Madere ($25), released for Spring 2011.  This is a very light matte nude that nearly matches my NC15 skintone. Mattes are tricky, nude mattes are even trickier.  About five years...
Comparison:  NARS Calanque Trio and Urban Decay Naked

Comparison: NARS Calanque Trio and Urban Decay Naked

I had a few reader requests to compared the Spring 2011 NARS Calanque Trio with Urban Decay’s Naked Palette.  Here are the results, together with some thoughts about the NARS Calanque now that I have been living with it for a few days. NARS lightest shade is...
NARS Calanque Trio – First Review and Swatches

NARS Calanque Trio – First Review and Swatches

EDIT: Since posting this “first look” review, I have posted comparisons with Urban Decay’s Naked Palette and have further thoughts about the Calanque Trio here. NARS Calanque Trio ($45) is a limited edition palette released for Spring 2011.  This is...
NARS Nouveau Monde Review and Swatches

NARS Nouveau Monde Review and Swatches

NARS Nouveau Monde ($32) duo eyeshadow palette is new for Spring 2011, and is the perfect solution for  a very easy, sophisticated eye.  There are two medium-shimmer colors.  On the left is a soft, shimmery grey-lavender that adds luminosity without being jejune or...