Backstage with Nars at New York Fashion Week Spring 2012

Nars created so many looks for so many shows that I couldn’t post them all, but I’ve collected my favorite ones to check out along with what was used and where to find it.

Show: Honor

Lead Artist: James Boehmer

Look: The look is reminiscent of Penelope Tree, and Catherine Deneuve. The eyelashes are messy and drawn on, with a lot of mascara. Everything else is perfect – the skin is porcelain, and the lip color is like lips that have been bitten. The key to the look is really the lashes. When you think you’ve got enough mascara, add two more coats. – Boehmer

Face: Tinted Moisturizers – new for Spring 2012!

Loose Powder

Eyes: Santa Monica Boulevard Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner

Black Moon Eyeliner Pencil

Rue Bonaparte Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner

Larger Than Life Volumizing Mascara

Larger Than Life Lengthening Mascara

Cheeks: Douceur Blush

Lips: Valparaiso Pure Matte Lipstick – new for spring 2012! (for now, try Terre de Feu Pure Matte Lipstick)

Some serious mascara action combined with drawn on lashes.

Show: Thakoon

Lead Artist: Diane Kendal

Look: “Because the collection is so colorful, I wanted to focus on a classic, strong brow. I kept the face natural, with a little pink on the cheek for healthy color. On the eyes, I focused on contouring to show strength and attitude, a cowboy attitude that is,” – Kendal.

Face: Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer – launching Spring 2012! For a similar affect try a light application of Sheer Glow Foundation

Cheeks: Zen Blush

Gaiety Blush – new for Spring 2012! For a similar affect try Desire Blush

Eyes: Bengali Eyeshadow

Portobello Duo Eyeshadow

Laguna Bronzer

Bali Eyeshadow

Blondie Eyeshadow

Snow Loose Powder

Lips: Belle de Jour Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

Nais: Versailles Nail Polish

I met Diane backstage at this very show when I covered NYFW and she was so cool. This was not the case for other artists as I quickly discovered.

These models walk in several fashion shows all day long during Fashion Week. I bet her hairstylist for her show after this one was pissed.

Show: Creatures of the Wind

Lead Artist: James Boehmer

Look: We didn’t want to see the makeup before seeing the clothes but still wanted a strong look,” said James Boehmer, NARS Director of Global Artistry. “It’s very chalky and very 90′s. To balance the chalkiness in the eyes, we gave a luminosity to the cheekbones. – Boehmer

Face: Tinted Moisturizers

Loose Powder

Eyes: Santa Monica Boulevard Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner

Black Moon Eyeliner Pencil

Rue Bonaparte Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner

Douceur Blush

Larger Than Life Volumizing Mascara

Larger Than Life Lengthening Mascara

Lips: Valparaiso Pure Matte Lipstick – new for spring 2012.


Just a few flashes of color so it isn’t over the top.


Another angle. This one is my fav.

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