NARS SPRI NG 2014 COLOR COLLECTION
There’s nothing more exciting to a makeup lover than a new color collection from NARS. The NARS Spring 2014 Collection has a “nautical” theme, but it won’t give you the blues. Rich colors of sea and earth with pops of of peach, orange ad violet in an otherwise aquatic palette. The colors are bright, cheerful, high performance, with a Springtime vibe that will make you happy the minute you open the iconic black, matte palettes with white NARS lettering on the tops.
Note to shrinking violets: these are bold, bright colors, but don’t let that put you off. As with most NARS color cosmetics, you can do a lot with them, and the colors are versatile and flattering. Wear the trend “as-is” or blend, blot, layer to make the color just as you like it. Spring is a time of rebirth, so why not take charge of your image and boost it up a notch? Although I personally didn’t try every single color, my experience with NARS Cosmetics already tells me that these will be user-friendly. Take a chance on an orange lipstick or nail polish, or a pop of color in a green or turquoise eye pencil, or a trendy plummy or purple shadow. It’s fun, and flattering, too.
NARS PRODUCTS IN THIS COLLECTION FOR SPRING 2014 INCLUDE:
CHINA SEAS DUO EYESHADOW, $34
Iridescent turquoise with gold infusion Iridescent plum *you already know that radiant orchid is Pantone’s color of the year/ The iridescent plum in the duo is smokier and deeper than radiant orchid, but lets you wear the trend in a more sultry way.The turquoise can be blended out for a subtle wash of color, or layered for a full-on shimmery intensity. you can layer the two colors together to create unusual eye looks of your own, too.
TIMANFAYA SATIN LIP PENCIL, $25
Mandarin red *actually this is more orange than red (hence, the “mandarin” reference). Orange is the must-have color for Spring. If you’re wondering whether or not you can wear it, one way to try it out is with a velvety lip pencil like this one. Blend and blot it for stain, draw it in for an intense look. Add a gloss, or layer another color over it to tone done the orange, if you feel you need to. The pencil won’t fail you. It’s easy to apply and great for your on-the-road makeup bag. If you’re going to get one trendy product for the coming season, this satin lip pencil is a fantastic choice!
Available January 15, 2014 at NARS boutiques and on narscosmetics.com