Hope you had a great Spring Break! It's nice to have you back.
I don't know what the weather is like in your neck of the woods, but it's not really feeling very spring-like around here at the moment.
When it's not raining, it's windy and cold....blah!
Of course this is the time when all of the cosmetic companies put out their summer collections for us to freak out over...mainly because it then makes us realize that we have only a couple of months to prepare for swimsuit season.
Especially as we look down at our pasty legs...nothing a little self tanner can't fix I say!
Anyway....NARS is turning fifteen this year and they've come up with a summer collection that is...well...sophisticated, but colorful...according to François Nars, Founder and Creative Director of NARS Cosmetics.
Here are some of the highlights from the Summer 2009 Collection:
NARS Tropic Single Eyeshadow ($22)
For the latest eye shadow, there was only one blue François Nars had in mind. “The tropics are always inspiring for me,” says Nars. This lush, silver-flecked teal is a precise image of the ocean’s reflective, rolling waves.
NARS Scorching Sun Duo Eyeshadow ($32)
The glazed apricot and radiant orange duo, is designed “to imitate the effect of the burning sun,” according to Nars. The sun-drenched colors allow for surprising wearability. The pair can be blended together to form a rich, burnt orange, or worn in tandem.
NARS Irresistiblement Bronzing Powder ($30)
Nothing evokes the feeling of summertime quite like bronzed skin. The newest shade, a rich golden terracotta, offers a flattering faux glow when dusted across the areas of the face where the actual sun would hit.
NARS Falbala Lipstick ($24)
On the lips, this high-shine bronzy rose lipstick has a sweet, insouciant quality about it.
NARS Outsider Lipstick ($24)
This is definitely not your grandmother’s coral. This deeper, glistening variety is a modern take on a time-honored classic.
NARS Belize Lip Gloss ($24)
The pale pink mauve sprinkled with specks of gold simulates the color of a Central American sunset and gives nude lips a sultry boost.
NARS Tonga Lipliner Pencil ($20)
A creamy, long-wearing lip pencil in a shade of pink amber plays dual roles. Use it traditionally, to outline lips and prevent lipstick from feathering; or color the entire lip with the moisture-rich pencil.
NARS Adelita Nail Polish ($16)
This shimmering pearlescent shade of pink, is simultaneously sweet and saucy, the ideal embodiment of feminine strength.
Pretty much everything can be seen in the photo above...but check out your local NARS counter or narscosmetics.com for more photos and info!
Jennifer and Christine