NARS’ Summer Collection: Every Gorgeous Piece a Must Have
NARS cosmetics have been my longstanding secret weapon for many of my favourite looks: bronzy perfection is gorgeously acheived, thanks to their Bronzing Powder in Laguna; a glowy, fresh, healthy complexion radiates with ease thanks to their cult favourite Blush in Orgasm; and limbs look (and feel!) positively gorgeous when dressed in their radiant-boosting, moisture-rich tropically-spiked Monoï de Tahiti Body Glow.
I also adore their pigment-rich, ultra smoothing lipsticks and lip pencils, sexy, smoky-eye perfection-making Soft Touch Shadow Pencils, but an everyday essential, no matter what look I’m going for, is my trusty Multiple. Easily the most transformative and diverse multi-use stick, its illuminating, creamy, dreamy formula “blends effortlessly to create shimmering accents; contours or dynamic highlights on all skin tones.”
Imagine my excitement when I discovered that to celebrate its 20th anniversary, NARS will be debuting a collection of Matte Multiples. As versatile and easy to use anywhere as its original, shimmery counterpart, the Matte Multiple “features a creamy, lightweight formula that delivers buildable, long-lasting, hydrating colour for lips and cheeks. This innovative formula can be applied dry for a soft yet vibrant matte effect or wet for a rich and vivid finish that melts into skin.”
Available in 7 shades, ranging in flattering shades from ginger pink to golden bronze, watch this easy How-To and get glowing, too!
Also new this season is a collection of Contouring Blushes; three separate palettes — one to suit every skin tone — features a “duo of contouring shades to create natural-looking dimension for the face with a lightweight luminous finish. A deeper shade enhances definition while a lighter shade illuminates the high points of the face.” There is nothing more appealing to me than a natural-looking, feature enhancing palette that still illuminates just enough to emit a radiant glow. Intimidated by contouring? I was too, until I watched NARS’ super easy to follow How-To video. Watch, learn, and cut glass with those cheekbones.
To complete their summer collection and make every piece that much more beautiful on the skin, NARS introduces a new 16 piece Artistry Brush Collection, because as Founder and Creative Director François Nars himself puts it, ““You cannot achieve good makeup without good tools.” The highest quality hairs are precisely weighed and crafted into brushes with iconic matte black finishes, debossed with NARS’ logo and signature pop of red. Iconic classicism made modern and fresh? I can hardly get enough!