Beauty Radar: NARS Summer 2012

Hello friends! Have you heard? NARS Summer collection is coming soon. April 15 to be precise. Have you also heard? It’s really pretty. NARS always surprises us with the non-traditional. We heart the man and the upcoming summer collection. Let’s take a closer look.

Summer brings with it a cocktail of warm earth tones and brazen shimmers. Eyes glisten in icy peach and matte apricot, or shine in iridescent orchid and blue. Lips are subtle in a glossy nude beige pink, or bold in matte strawberry red. A delicate seashell pink lends nails a flattering hue for an overall look that’s sizzling, sophisticated and—like so many summery moments—simply unforgettable.


Ramatuelle Trio Eyeshadow ($45, limited edition) Named for a village in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region of southeastern France, Ramatuelle combines two shimmers—silver and icy peach—with a matte apricot. All about this one. I love the mix of colors.

Marie-Galante Duo Eyeshadow ($34) Named for the Caribbean island in the Guadeloupean archipelago, this duo combines an iridescent orchid and regal blue. Interested to see how these colors translate on the lids. Could be really dynamic.

Calabria Soft Touch Shadow Pencil ($24) A pretty shimmering plum named for the region south of Naples at the “toe” of the Italian Peninsula. These pencils are hit or miss for us. Goddess is really the only one that we love.

Liberté Blush ($28) Order up! Liberté translates to “freedom” in French, and this blush is a stunning apricot.

Vendanges Lipstick ($24) The French word for “harvest” or “vintage” perfectly describes this sheer grape Lipstick.

Moscow Pure Matte Lipstick ($25) Lots of textures and finishes to choose from in this collection with the lips. Moscow is a striking strawberry red.

Buenos Aires Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil ($24) Another Velvet Gloss Pencil. To what do I owe the pleasure? This one is a nude beige pink named for the capital of Argentina.

Never Say Never Velvet Matte Lip Pencil ($24) Pretty sure Francois was not channeling Justin Bieber with this, but it’s all I can think of! As my friend says, Never Say Never is one of the best workout songs. Try it. Back to the product. It’s a lilac rose. We like the NARS take on “Never Say Never” too!

Trouville Nail Polish ($18) Seashells, seashells by the sea shore. Trouville and its pinky seashell hue would look right at home on the beaches of the fishing village it’s named for: the Basse-Normandie region of northwestern France.