NARS (new) Shadows

I just received a few shadows from NARS’ new collection that you absolutley positivily don’t alreday own. I know this because I didn’t have anything like these either.

I tried to capture the shades of plum for their Jolie Poupee duo, but they’re both so dynamic on that it’s hard to translate onto a screen. Every light I brought them into gave them a different look. Really pretty!

Silent Night is such a vibrant metallic gold that would draw the golden tones out of hazel eyes in a serious way. I’m a big fan of gold shadows..

Nars Female Trouble Lip Gloss

New for fall and completely gorgeous is Nars’ Female Trouble Lip Gloss. If you haven’t tried a Nars gloss before, expect a creamy texture with rich colors, not the usual sticky sheer gloss. Female Trouble is a cool, neutral mauve that delivers a nude lip with a kick, perfect for the hot jewel tones being shown right now, and right on trend for all things plum this season.

Nars Female Trouble Lip Gloss

Color Theory for Eye Shadow

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Ever wonder how those drugstore eyeshadows packaged specifically for certain eye colors know which shades are best? They’re basing the shades on Color Theory, which for this purpose is using eye shadows that are the opposite color of your eyes on the wheel. Using the opposite colors against your eyes will really bring your eyes out. Now of course, this is just a guideline and not Bible, I’m a firm believer that anyone can wear any color if it’s applied correctly. This is simply an easy, foolproof guideline since women ask me all the time what shades would look best for their eyes.

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For blue eyes, the color wheel opposite is orange tones; translate that into anything bronze, brown, and beige. Try the NARS Duo Eyeshadow Compact in Mediteranee.

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Green and Hazel eyes look great in shades of pink, maroon, and plum like Smashbox Eye Shadow Trio in Panorama. Steer clear of plum and move more toward pinks if you have a lot of darkness around your eyes since the purplish hue can exaggerate dark circles.

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Make brown eyes shine by adding a touch of blue, which has come a long way since the 80′s. Stila Eye Shadow Duo in Borealis has a beautiful almost weightless consistency that isn’t heavy on the eye. Make a color wash of the lighter shade from the lash line to the crease and line using the darker tone.

NARS Highlighting/ Bronzing Blush Duo

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Some products need a lot of explanation, while some need none at all. Orgasm by NARS is the best selling cheek color around winning women over for its universally flattering coral flush in an easy to blend formula. New for spring is this duo featuring the classic shade along with a highlighter I use often, Albatross. Mineral makeup, I believe, started a revolution away from matted skin and more toward luminous glowing skin which is what Albatross is all about. Apply this subtle sheen anywhere; right above the cheek color, declote’, and even down the fronts of shins for an eye catching bare leg.

NARS Highlighting/ Bronzing Blush Duo

NARS Lip Laquer in Chelsea Girls

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Reason #5783 to envy Angelina Jolie- her perfectly nude lips. Whether whirling around the world on an adopting spree or walking the red carpet with beautiful Brad, she always tends to stick with what works so well for her famous pout. A great nude lip works well with any woman if the shade is right. I have found over and over again on every skin tone that Nars Chelsea Girls is my absolute go to for a glossy nude lip.

The color is a difficult to achieve balance of not too pinky and definitely not too peach but can be coaxed either way with whatever lipstick or liner you layer underneath. The texture isn’t the standard tacky gloss your hair clings to either, it’s a grown up gloss that doesn’t bleed out, it stays put and looks beautiful. Although you’re probably not jet setting around the world fighting against social injustice in the perfect pair of Louboutin’s but at least your lips can epitomize shiny perfection.

NARS Lip Laquer in Chelsea Girls