NARS Spring 2012 Product and Information- Swatches and review
Nars Spring 2012 Collection
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The Spring 2012 Collection, created by Founder and Creative Director François
Nars, stars a mix of bright and playful colors balanced with rich, saturated hues.
Nars chose to photograph model Ginta Lapina for the spring campaign, explaining,
“Her delicate features and classic beauty made her an ideal fit for a collection
that’s at once fresh and fierce.”
To achieve the makeup look in the campaign image, Ginta’s skin was made
radiant with Santa Fe Sheer Glow Foundation and set with Eden Loose Powder
to create an Immaculate Complexion. Next, Zen Blush was applied to the hollow
of the cheek and blended toward the temple for contour; Gaiety Blush was
brushed onto the apple of the cheeks for a pop of color.
After prepping with Pro Prime Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base, Lhasa Single
Eyeshadow was blended onto Ginta’s lids, extending the color to the upper
inner corner of the eye. Her brow bone was highlighted with Albatross Highlighting
Blush before Dark Rite Soft Touch Shadow Pencil was swiped across the upper
lash line. It was further defined with Rue Saint-Honoré Larger Than Life Long-Wear
Eyeliner; a winged effect was created in the outer corner. The lower lash was
lined with the same pencil and gently smudged. Brows were defined with Blondie
Single Eyeshadow; lashes were curled, then brushed with two coats of Larger
Than Life Lengthening Mascara. Lips were lined and filled in with Amazon Lipliner
Pencil, then topped with Valparaíso Pure Matte Lipstick and Misbehave Lip Gloss
for shine. The look was completed with Écume Nail Polish on the nails.
The Spring 2012 Collection is a study in contrasts: Bold color underscored by
sophisticated shimmer. Eyes glisten in muted tones of lavender and pink, or
shimmer in bronze shades accented with rich navy. Cheeks are flushed with
candy pink. Lips gleam in topaz or pop with berry. Metallic violet nails add the
finishing touch to a collection that’s bright, strong and iconic.
A bright candy-pink Blush that’s as cheerful as the state of joyful exuberance for
which it’s named.
Named for the 1942 song by French singer-songwriter Charles Trenet. The Trio
Eyeshadow features three gorgeous pink shades—shimmery icy pink, shimmery
rose-petal pink and matte deep rose—that can be mixed to create a range of
looks, from delicate and innocent to bold and sophisticated. Wear each alone or
use one as a base, another to highlight and the third as a liner or contour.
Sade’s 1984 debut album inspired this metallic violet Nail Polish. “Smooth
The navy blue Soft Touch Shadow Pencil complements any warm-weather look.
Use the creamy, long-wearing formula alone, as a base for layering with powder
shadow, or to line and sculpt the eye.
VALPARAÍSO (not shown)
The Chilean city is becoming increasingly known as the country’s cultural capital.
The rich raspberry Pure Matte Lipstick delivers long-wearing color with a
A smooth and super-conditioning Lipstick in a shimmering topaz named for the
Basque region of Spain, which has been revitalized by the Frank Gehry–designed
Just like its namesake flower, known for its long-lasting pink blooms, this hot-pink
Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil leaves lips soft and gorgeously glossy thanks to moisture-rich
hyaluronic spheres, which make pouts appear plumper.
One of the highest cities in the world, Lhasa is the home to many significant
Tibetan Buddhist palaces. This shimmery lavender-gray Single Eyeshadow
lends lids a luminous look worthy of its spiritual namesake.
The capital and largest city of Surinam, a tropical state in South America, was
the inspiration for this Duo Eyeshadow, with its metallic shades of brass and
bronze. Wear each solo, or use one as a base and the other as an accent or
highlight for a richly burnished effect.
NARS Spring 2012 collection will be available at www.narscosmetics.com in mid-January.