Holiday 2013: NARS Guy Bourdin Color Collection

NARS Guy Bourdin Holiday Collection

The NARS Guy Bourdin Color Collection is a labor of love for founder/creative director Francois Nars.  He studied the famed french photographer’s work in the pages of French Vogue.  This collection is extensive and offers some pretty amazing bold high impact colors that look VERY late 70’s/early 80’s.  These are sure to make your holiday […]

Red Carpet Beauty: Get The Look – Kerry Washington Promoting Scandal Season 3…

Kerry Washington Scandal Press Tour

Do you watch Scandal? We spotted Kerry Washington promoting Scandal Season 3 in New York this past week.  She looked stunning in a crisp white dress.  I am SO excited for the premiere of season 3 tonight! NARS makeup artist Brigitte Reiss-Anderson gave her a stunning, naturally beautiful look for this daytime appearance. The Rundown: […]

Fall 2013: NARS Limited Edition Blush Sets…

Fall 2013: Limited Edition NARS Blush Sets

I love a good cheek……I love a “popped” cheek even more!  NARS Limited Edition Blush Sets will show you the way! I have always subscribed to the more than one shade of cheek color look.  It’s the only way to get dimension.  People often ask me, “What are you wearing?” I reply “Xyz bronzer and […]

NYFW: Backstage with NARS SS14 Creatures of the Wind [MBFW]

FASHION WEEK NARS SS14 Creatures of the Wind

NARS created the look for the Creatures of the Wind SS’14 runway show more beautiful skin which is what you expect from NARS. They are using the Radiant Cream Compact Foundation (which I love) to create this pretty look (with great looking brows) that ANYONE can wear. SHOW: Creatures of the Wind SS’14 LEAD ARTIST: […]

Summer Beauty Essentials…

Summer Beauty Regimen

We may be inching towards the end of summer but I believe I found the best beauty regimen that will be following me well into Yuletide Carols and dropping the New Year’s ball.  As a professional makeup artist, I have a slight tendency to wear a full face of makeup just to go grocery shopping. […]

Fall 2013: Limited Edition NARS Hearts LA Makeup Palette….

NARS Hearts LA

Continuing to highlight impactful cities around the country, NARS shines a light on the hometown of its second flagship boutique with the NARS HEARTS LOS ANGELES GIFT SET [$75]. This limited edition compilation showcases the city’s best-selling shades in the form of an eye and cheek palette, nail polish, and lip gloss  – all in […]

Fall 2013: NARS Eye Paint….


Oh how Francois Nars always amazes me, his line always grows and changes with such fludity. Unlike most gel based liners, this new ophthalmologist tested innovation Eye Paint can be used as both an eyeshadow and an eyeliner.  High impact pigment gives you color that lasts long…glides on smooth and dries down quickly.  When used […]

NEW! First Look – NARS Radiant Cream Compact Foundation [Pictures]…

Nars Radiant Compact Cream Foundation

They have done it again.  Expanding their “Radiant” foundation lineup, NARS introduces Radiant Cream Compact Foundation [$38].  This lightweight formula combines the supple feel of a cream foundation with the weightless coverage of liquid makeup for a truly glowing complexion.   The velvety cream formula blends seamlessly and is completely portable in a sleek new […]

Fall 2013: NARS Gifting Collection…

NARS Fall Gifting 2013 Ride Up To The Moon

Oooohhhh NARS gifty things! If you are in need of a gift for a beauty girl (or yourself!) make sure you check these out! Two GORGEOUS shadow palettes and a pretty makeup bag! Be still my heart!! NARS introduces three exciting new gifting items for Fall 2013. Two eyeshadow palettes feature top-selling and limited edition […]

Fall 2013: NARS Color Collection…

NARS Fall 2013 Color Collection

This reminds me of 1979 and disco – what a FABULOUS year.  Right before the 80’s hit.  Solid Gold was on TV…Beverly Johnson and Gia were in all the ads and on the covers of the fashion magazines, lips were red and eyes were SMOKEY.  This color story gives me the goosey pimples because it […]

Summer 2013: NARS Pierre Hardy Nail Collection…

NARS Pierre Hardy - Sharplines

I love great packaging and NARS has collaborated with show designer Pierre Hardy on a mini capsule collection that has their wares displayed in little shoe boxes with dust bags bags. Love it! Any of these would make fantastic options for your warm weather mani/pedi! In a bold new collection for NARS, designer Pierre Hardy […]

Summer 2013: NARS Color Collection…


NARS brings summer front and center with it’s new collection that is full of ripe juicy shades of orange and tangerine! I am in LOVE with the multiple and the lipgloss….they will both have a prominent place in my makeup bag this season. Prepare yourself for a stunning summer. A modern spin on the sexy, […]

How To: Do Nude Makeup Without Looking Overdone…

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I must confess, one of my all time favorite makeup looks in general is the nude thing.  All skin tones can wear it, and it can be tweaked to look natural or totally glam.  The only addition to the glam look would be a possibly a darker or more shimmery lip.  I have worn the […]

How To: Get My Oscars Inspired Makeup Look… [VIDEO]


Remember yesterday when I showed you my Olay Oscars inspired makeup look?  Well…as promised, here is my video detailing step by step how to get the look! Complete rundown below… The Rundown: Olay Regenersist Eye/Lash Duo (as primer for eye & lash area – available NOW!!) CoverFX Total Cover Cream Foundation (as spot conealer) NARS […]

Must Have: NEW! NARS Satin Lip Pencils…

NARS Satin Lip Pencil Campaign Model

I am SO excited about these!!  Once I get my hands on a few, I will swatch them for you on our instagram page.  These promise to be creamier than traditional pencils but have rich bold pigments!  Yay!! Has anyone else noticed that makeup is getting simpler and more effortless to apply/control?  It’s not all […]

Must Have: NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer…

NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer - Stella Tennant

If I saw ONE thing backstage at the NARS shows this season it was that skin was IN.  Flawless but undone….and all the artists were using this top secret, super blendable, buildable concealer…yep you guessed it…they have been testing it since last season and now it’s finally here.  NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer [$28] is “Blendable…Buildable…Brilliant.” […]

NYFW: NARS Backstage at Creatures Of the Wind….


NARS created the look for the Creatures of the Wind runway show.  We are seeing the trend of beautiful skin again this season and NARS leads the pack with a beautiful ethereal look. SHOW: Creatures of the Wind LEAD ARTIST: James Boehmer, NARS Director of Global Artistry LOOK: “The makeup complements the collection by adding […]

Must Have: NARSskin Travel Sets…

NARSskin Luminous Aqua Travel Set

Thanks to some well intentioned intervention, I have successfully transitioned into a carry on girl. To get there, I had to figure out how to use smaller sizes and samples.  Thankfully, NARS Cosmetics has a line of their fabulous skincare in travel sizes made especially for travel. “Skincare is so linked to makeup. I cannot […]