The article below, syndicated from Total Beauty is focused on the 12 days of Christmas in terms of beauty gifts, many of which are luxury items. While it says to pamper yourself, and you certainly could get these items to do that, it also really is a neat little gift guide, since it points out some holiday beauty kits and items that people might not think of when buying presents this holiday season. For example, it include some neat holiday kits from Nars cosmetics, a La Prairie holiday skin care set that I wasn’t aware of, an Ahava set, a top hair dryer, and a number of nice individual beauty items and gifts . Click on through to see the entire list.
The fall collections are arriving and new for fall from NARS Cosmetics are two palettes in new packaging—each comes in a NARS-logo zippered case. The Nars fall palettes include two signature NARS cheek products and a range of either eye or lip shades that are designed to be worn together or alone. The Nars standard fall collection is also gorgeous. I love that lipstick!
Here is the info on the Nars fall palettes. I am inclined to get the eye shadow palette. I love the shades and the zippered case is pretty neat:
BEAUTIFUL LIFE LIP AND CHEEK PALETTE (pictured above):
Sexual Healing Lipstick (sheer, shimmering pink blossom)
Honolulu Honey Lipstick (satin, flesh-toned beige)
Roman Holiday Lipstick (sheer, delicate pastel pink)
Funny Face Lipstick (semi-matte fuchsia)
Bottom Row (left to right): Copacabana Multiple (glistening pearl)
Orgasm Multiple (peachy pink with shimmer)
ONLY YOU EYE AND CHEEK PALETTE (pictured above):
Alhambra Duo Eyeshadow (left side: metallic rose mist)
Mekong Single Eyeshadow (espresso fused with gold)
Eurydice Duo Eyeshadow (left side: electric aubergine)
Pandora Duo Eyeshadow (right side: matte black)
Bottom Row (left to right): Hungry Heart Blush Duo (left side: iridescent gold ivory)
Orgasm Blush (peachy pink with shimmer)
I met up with representatives of NARS Cosmetics and some fellow beauty bloggers last week to see the NARS 2010 Summer Collection. NARS Cosmetics has a great selection of new products for this collection, including new primers, new lip items, and some very neat multiple tints that I will be covering separately. Today looks at the new eye shadows, blush and multiple bronzer.
For eye shadow, NARS Duo Cream Eyeshadow Burn It Blue is simply gorgeous. It is extremely pigmented and I love how the duo cream shadows wear. They are cream to powder, so they smooth on beautifully, but then dry so that they have staying power. The swatch doesn’t show just how luminous the lighter of the two shades is. It really glows, without looking overly sparkly. If you wear blue shadow, this is a must have in my opinion. Heck, I don’t wear blue shadow and am thinking about starting just based on this item!
There is also a pretty new cream to powder blush: NARS Cream Blush Enchanted. The blush also wears nicely and is a very flattering peachy shade. Think of a cream and lighter intensity version of NARS Orgasm.
Swatches of Nars Burn it Blue and Enchanted Cream Blush are below (the blush swatch is above the eye shadow):
Also included in the NARS Summer Collection are a dark brown cream eye shadow which is also great for eye lining, NARS Cream Eye Shadow Cayenne, and a new cream to powder multiple that is perfect for creating a bronzed look, NARS The Multiple Lamu. The multiples are quite buildable and blendable, so you can wear the makeup with high pigment or blend it out for a much more sheer look than what is shown in the swatch. Swatches of both products are below, with the Cayenne swatch first and the Lamu swatch second.
The Summer Collection also had a pretty new nail polish: NARS Nail Polish Versailles. I didn’t get a chance to swatch it, but here it is in the bottle. I love champagne nails, so I might pick this polish up next time I am at Sephora.
Nars also has some great new Multiple Tints and two new primers that I just love. I’ll cover those in separate posts this week and next week. In addition, they have new lip items, including NARS Pure Sheer SPF Lip Treatments that are great tinted balms with sun protection. To see those, head on over to Girl Gloss: NARS Lip Treament Balms.
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