NARS Summer 2012

Along with the new limited edition Thakoon polishes, NARS have launched their latest summer offering. The new summer collection sees a combination of warm earth tones and brazen shimmers.

* Ramatuelle Trio Eyeshadow (Limited Edition) (£33/$45) – shimmery silver/shimmery icy peach/matte apricot
* Marie-Galante Duo Eyeshadow (£24.00/$34) – an iridescent combination of orchid paired with regal blue
* Calabria Soft Touch Shadow Pencil (£17/$24) – shimmering plum
* Liberté Blush (£21/$28) – burnished apricot
* Moscow Pure Matte Lipstick (£18.50/$25) – strawberry red
* Vendanges Lipstick (£17.50/$24) – sheer grape
* Buenos Aires Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil (£17.50/$24) – Nude beige pink
* Never Say Never Velvet Matte Lip Pencil (£17.50/$24) – lilac rose
* Trouville Nail Polish (£14/$18) – seashell pink

Just over a week ago, I attended an interactive masterclass, conducted by NARS Jane Richardson where she created a look using the products in the new Summer 2012 collection.

What was different (and more beneficial, I thought) about this masterclass was that we we able to mimic Jane's artistry, step by step on our own faces using huge NARS palettes and the new summer products. I found this really useful and picked up a few application tips along the way.

All images courtesy of The London Lipgloss - cos like a twat, I forgot my camera! 

I was given a few products to take home:

Liberté Blush (C'mon now, you know I was gonna choose the blush!)
Never Say Never Velvet Matte Lip Pencil 
Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturiser SPF30 in Martinique.

I don't really opt for tinted moisturisers, mainly because I don't feel they give me the coverage I desire. To date, the one I've returned to has been the bargainous one by ELF. However, with the right concealer coverage I was pleasantly surprised by the finish of Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturiser. On the other hand, I think I applied so much concealer to cover up imperfections that it kinda defied the point of wearing a tinted moisturiser in the first place. I've decided to take this on holiday with me in June to see how I get along with it in a warm climate. This is very lightweight, offering light to medium coverage at best.

As you can see, Liberte blush is worlds apart from NARS Taj Mahal blush, so don't let the shade description fool you. Liberte is a warm 'burnished apricot', which warms up the skin beautifully. This looks great for a sunkissed look on tanned and dark skin tones and wears just as well on pale skin tones too (see the model above).

As per usual with NARS blushes, the pigment is great and as the day progresses, the blush holds up really well. I've been impatiently waiting for a new blush shade from NARS and I'm not disappointed.

As soon as I swatched Never Say Never matte pencil, I knew I had to have it. Look how sexy it looks on my hand - that pink is POW!! The intensity of colour, unfortunately doesn't transfer onto my lips, but for a low-fuss pop of colour to the face, it works. This pencil has the potential to be a little drying, so make sure lips are well prepped with a moisturising lip balm before applying it.

NARS Summer 2012 is now available to order online and at counters. Is there anything you have your eye on? If  you buy one thing, I'd recommend the blush!

*PR samples

13 beauty lovers have sumthin to say:

Ane said...

that blush is on my wish list, but from the pics it kinda looks like sleeks sahara, I hope it isn't. x

Yinka said...

@Ane - I don't have Sahara, I haven't even swatched it, so can't comment. Take it to a counter to compare the two if you do x

C.A.R. said...

ooh i love Nars products!

Trina J Makeup said...

You are so lucky to attend a wonderful class like that! Thanks for sharing:)

Tattooed Tealady said...

I need to get my hands on some Nars products!! xo

Sarah said...

The eyeshadow definitely needs closer inspection next time i'm at a counter. Thanks for sharing.

Imperfectionist said...

I saw these products in store on Saturday and thought they all looked so lovely. Couldn't justify the nail varnish but I seriously loved it!

Puriche said...

lucky you! I've always wanted to try Nars product as its on everyones blogs. Need to attend these events. Thanks for sharing your experience.

Ruby Morar said...

Hi Yink, just came across your blog.. I'm getting more and more swayed to try out some NARS products!!! Tempted very much.. xx

marty said...

i really wanna try the nars tinted moisturiser! there isnt a nars counter in my area and i'm nervous about purchasing and returning online! what shade are you in mac foundations/concealer?

i'm a nw50 in mac concealer/cocoa in maybelline dream matte mouse and brandy in clinique pressed powder. i'm tempted to get the polynesia!

personalperspectives said...

I need the blush and the lipsticks! NARS gets me every time...

Thanks for sharing! Thanks also for your great blog posts - really enjoy reading them.

DawnieP said...

oh my god i love Nars!! this looks amazing i have serious beauty envy!


Sophie Isobel said...

Those eyeshadows look gorgeous!


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