The NARS Spring 2010 Collection was photographed by NARS Cosmetics Founder and Creative Director François Nars. François created the makeup look and cast supermodel Amber Valletta, who is a long-time collaborator of his. Elegant and versatile, the look is confident, cosmopolitan and polished. And although all of the new shades for this collection are gorgeous, my favorite product is by far this eyeshadow duo!
Kuala Lumpur Eyeshadow Duo ($32) is a perfectly harmonized gold infused rose and boysenberry pairing influenced by contrasts - traditional yet modern, like is namesake. The rose gold (left) part of this duo is absolutely stunning. It's a shimmery metallic almost peachy looking color in the compact but applies with a hint of rosey-pink for an unexpected femininity that is gorgeous on every eye color. The plummy boysenberry is the perfect companion setting off the lighter shade in a contrast that just works! This is a shadow you really must see in person to appreciate. I've worn it every day since purchasing last week and I'll be wearing it again tomorrow. For a great multi-tasking use of this duo, apply the lighter color to the lid and the darkershade in the crease for definition. Take a fine eyeliner brush and dampen with water, then use the boysenberry shade as liner as close to the upper lash line as possible. Complete the look with several coats of your favorite black mascara. Stunning!
Need a little more purple in your life? Hot, hot, hot for spring is every shade of purple on the fingers and toes. Walking a line between gothic rocker and regally refined, the deep, jewel-toned perfection of NARS Purple Rain ($16) is fast becoming a go-to accessory for gals wanting to get a headstart on springtime trending.
Many other lovely products grace NARS' spring collection. View them online at NARS Cosmetics, at NARS beauty counters or Sephora.