I love a good fall color collection and while I am in full summertime mode (lighter makeup…..softer fragrance etc.) A collection like this makes me want to pull out my boots, sweaters and leather gloves. This is a full collection complete with a grey nail polish that is totally on my radar and a blush palette based on the forever infamous Orgasm blush that is a Sephora exclusive.
Designed by founder and Creative Director François Nars, the Fall 2012 Color Collection features a blend of bold, modern shades and celestial shimmers. For the campaign, Nars chose to photograph iconic ‘90s supermodel Kristen McMenamy. Having worked with Kristen in the past and for his first book, “X-Ray,” he felt that her beautiful, often otherworldly look completely epitomized the fall collection.
To achieve the makeup look featured in the campaign image, Kristen’s skin was perfected with Siberia Sheer Matte Foundation and set with Snow Loose Powder to create an immaculate complexion. Next, the Undress Me Multiple was applied to the hollows of the cheeks and blended toward the temples with fingertips.
Kristen’s top and bottom lashes were thickly lined in Black Moon Eyeliner Pencil. Next, the entire lid was colored in with the pencil in a half moon shape, from the lash line to the base of the brow bone and out towards the temple. The pencil color was then blended with a fingertip to create a smooth base. Next, the iridescent amethyst shade of High Society Trio Eyeshadow was applied to the lid and the color extended to the brow bone and towards the outer corner of the brow. The edge of this shade was blended into the lavender shade of High Society Trio Eyeshadow, then both sides of Vent Glacé Duo Eyeshadow were combined and applied to the lower lash line atop Black Moon. The eyes were lined with Via Veneto Larger Than Life® Long-Wear Eyeliner and finished with two coats of Larger Than Life Volumizing Mascara.
Kristen’s lips were lined and filled in with cinnamon Papua Lip Liner Pencil, blended for a softer effect, and topped with Belize Lip Gloss. Storm Bird Nail Polish on nails completed the look.
Foreplay Blush Palette ($45.00) – Sephora Exclusive
A chic cheek palette featuring four dazzling shades based on the bestselling Orgasm blush. The gorgeous afterglow of classic Orgasm is reinvented in this quad that combines Orgasm blush plus vivid shades of pink and peach and a shimmering gold to create your own signature glow. This palette is perfect for those taht think orgasm won’t work or them…there are complimentary shades to make you own orgasm shade uniquely for you.
- Peach matte blush
- Gold highlighter blush
- Orgasm blush
- Pink matte blush
Trio Eyeshadow ($45.00)
- High Society (Lavender, matte forest green, iridescent amethyst) – Limited Edition
- Undress Me (Nearly nude pink with silver shimmer)
Nail Polish ($18.00)
- Storm Bird (Moody grey) – Limited Edition
Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil ($24.00)
- More (Universally flattering auburn)
Duo Eyeshadow ($34.00)
- Vent Glace (Platinum/silver smoke)
Sheer Lipstick ($24.00)
- Autumn Leaves (Translucent glistening brandy)
- Outlaw (Soft rose with golden shimmer)
Larger Than Life Lipgloss ($26.00)
- Rouge Tribal (Metallic burgundy)
Pure Matte Lipstick ($24.00)
- Amsterdam (Garnet red)
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