Thursday, January 19, 2012

NARS Spring 2012 Collection

The collection that I have been waiting for ever since the beginning of the spring collection releases!  I have always loved NARS and go through phases where I buy tons of the stuff from them and I have a feeling that with the release of this new collection that one of these phases is beginning again.  Lately i have been buying blushes, lipstick, and nail polishes and NARS made great shades in every single one of these products especially blushes.  It doesn't matter that I just ordered a few new blush shades from Illamasqua, I will still find some that I want from this collection and will end up buying many of these too.  When I first look at the collection page, I immediately see some great pink shades, one of my favorite new trends for the spring season.

Here is the new collection from NARS...

Trio Eye Shadow - A trio of harmonious color combinations of eye shadow shades.  Worn alone or all together, all Trio Eye Shadow shades feature micro-fine poweders that are highly pigmented, longwearing, and crease-resistant.  Color glides on smoothly, evenly, and blends effortlessly.  True color application.  Can be applied dry or with a dampened brush for stronger intensity.  Multi-function; use for shading, lining, and highlighting the eyes.
- Douce France - icy pink/rose petal pink/deep rose

Duo Eye Shadow - Modern, unique, sometimes unexpected color combinations of eye shadow shades.  Worn alone or together, all Duo Eye Shadow shades feature micro-fine powders that are highly pigmented, longwearing, and crease resistant.  Color glides on smoothly, evenly, and blends effortlessly.  The effects can be subtle or smoldering - the options are endless.  True color application.  Can be applied dry or with a dampened brush for stronger intensity.  Multifunctional use for shading, lining, and highlighting the eyes..  Classic, neutral, and fashion-forward shade pairings.
- Paramaribo - metallic brass/metallic bronze
Shimmer Eye Shadow - Highly pigmented, velvety-matte, ultra-fine powders for shading, creating depth, and lining eyes.  Long-wearing, crease-resistant colors glide on smoothly and evenly and blend effortlessly.  Can be applied sheer or layered for a more dramatic effect.  True color application.  Can be applied dry or with a dampened brush for stronger intensity.  Multi-function; use for shading, lining, and brow color.  Rich, vivid shade range, from neutrals to high fashion hues.
- Lhasa - lavender gray

Soft Touch Shadow Pencil - Soft Touch Shadow Pencils provide easy, portable, long-wearing application.  These jumbo-sized pencils have versatile functionality to shade the lid, line, or highlight the eye.  Smooth, creamy texture delivers a smooth, velvety feel to the eye and make for easy blending and an ideal base for layering with a powder shadow for increased color intensity.  Portable application.  Smooth, creamy, long-wearing formula.  Easy and seamless blending.  Ideal base for layering with powder eye shadow to increase color intensity.
- Dark Rite - navy

Blush - The ultimate authority in blush, NARS offers the industry's most iconic shades for cheeks.  Natural, healthy-looking color that immediately enlivens the complexion.  A light application of even the highest intensity hues delivers a natural-looking finish.  Silky texture in matte and shimmery shades.  Micronized powder ensures soft, blendable application.  Iconic NARS shades.
- Gaiety - bright candy pink

Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil - Gorgeously glossy color in a jumbo lip pencil.  Spectacular shine in an innovative, lightweight formula and enriched with Vitamin E plus a blend of moisture-rich hyaluronic spheres that make lips appear fuller.  Ultra-smooth, buttery on lips.  Contains Vitamin E, hyaluronic spheres, and phytosterol esters; ingredients known to moisturize, increase hydration, and improve barrier function.  Convenient, easy application.
- Mexican Rose - hot pink

Lipstick - A lustrous, long-wearing lipstick infused with conditioners to provide comnfortable wear and sumptuously, silky color.  Smooth, ultra comfortable wear.  Sophisticated shade range.  Patented blend of conditioners and anti-oxidants hydrate, nourish, and protect lips.
- Bilbao - shimmering topaz

Pure Matte Lipstick - Bright.  Bold.  Perfectly matte.  This super-rich lipstick provides high impact payoff: an ultra-pigmented, long-wearing formula that glides on effortlessly with comfortable wear.  Contains wild mango butter, known to provide advanced moisturizing properties to repair dryness and scaling.  Long-wearing application.  Enriched with Vitamin E and acai oil for anti-oxidant benefits.
- Valparaiso - rich raspberry

Shimmer Nail Polish - Fashion-forward and classic NARS Nail Polish shades impart incredible luster and prolonged gloss rentention with UV protection to prevent polish discoloration.  An advanced polymer system provides extended wear and a durable, chip-resistant finish.  Modern, iconic shades.  Long-wearing, chip-resistant.  Toulene, formaldehyde, and DBP-free.
- Diamond Life - metallic violet

And from this collection I want...blush, nail polish, and lipstick!  It looks like NARS will just continue to fuel my obsession with these products.  My favorite piece of the collection is the Gaiety blush shade, I love the bright pink and this will be very flattering with my skintone.  My other favorites are the Diamond Life Nail Polish and the Pure Matte Lipstick in Valparaiso (I think this is the shade that the model for the collection is wearing), this shade will be wasy to wear all year round and could easily become a staple in my collection.  I think that the Trio Eye Shadow is very pretty and I would like to add it to my collection but it's not the end of the world if I don't buy it.

The rest of the collection is a bit too warm for me, especially the new Lipstick shade so I can safely skip on the rest of the collection.  I love NARS and this collection will be ushering in another phase of major NARS shopping.  Also NARS is coming up on the first anniversary of the opening of their first flagship store in New York City so I am hoping that this company might bring out something special to celebrate!

photo courtesy of NARS

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