After much anticipation, the NARS Fall 2010 collection is available! It’s expected to be on NARS website today, and it’s already on Sephora.com and has also been spotted at Nordstrom counters. NARS always does amazing things with his fall collections, and this year we get a new powder blush — the first in two years! – and an assortment of bright, matte colors and cool shimmering eyeshadow duos. The campaign is centered around Daphne Guinness, and her namesake is all over the purple eye shadow you see in the promo image above. According to Francois himself, Daphne “is the ideal icon to capture Fall 2010’s old-Hollywood meets futuristic look.”
Douceur Blush - Yes, you are actually seeing a NARS logo etched onto this soft pink brown blush. That’s a first for NARS.
Daphne Eyeshadow - This is the stunning matte deep-violet we see on Daphne Guiness. I must own this!
Mangrove Eyeshadow - This soft mellow yellow laced with lime is inspired by the tropical Mangrove tree. This shade isn’t something I’m naturally drawn to for fear of looking sallow, but I trust NARS in a way I don’t other brands. I think it could actually be pretty cool.
Coconut Grove Eyeshadow - Described as a dark chocolate-cum-taupe, this shade is named for Miami’s magical neighborhood on Biscayne Bay.
Rouge Basque Lipstick - Drawing inspriration from the inside cover of a book from the famed French countryside, François Nars envisioned the quintessential red from the Basque region. I’m interested to see this in person, it looks like it could be a very flattering, understated red.
Strawberry Fields Lip Gloss – So NARS is trying to make you hungry with this description: Imagine juicy, mouthwatering strawberries, just picked. Then delight in the serious, yet sexy shine of this bright pink confection.
Palladium Soft Touch Shadow Pencil – This was one of my favorite product launches last year! I’m glad to see another color released. Palladium is a sparkling turquoisethat rocks with all the vibrancy and sex appeal of its namesake NYC hotspot.
Tzarine Duo Eyeshadow – The duos looks stunning – very neutral, yet jazzed up a bit. Tzarine includes platinum gold infused with silver and is paired with a bold, steel grey.
Rajasthan Duo Eyeshadow - Named after India’s largest state, this duo plays glazed almond against cool charcoal. There’s a definite green tinge going on with the dark side, and I like it!
What’s grabbing your attention from this collection? I’m a little undecided – I want most of the eyeshadows and the Douceur blush. But until I see it in person, I’ll hold off. I’m pulling a Carla with this collection and not ordering online:)