NARS Summer 2012 Collection

Makeup artists are oftened inspired to create looks by the colors or textures they see in Fashion makeup itself, but I love looking at the Creative Director/Artist’s inspiration behind a Collection: the colours, hues and shade names. And no one else does it as well as Francois Nars, whose shade names range from places he’s been (Laguna, Fiji, Barcelona), movies and big screen icons he’s seen (Schiapp, Doll Face) to nature and feelings [ehem] Hello, need I say more? We all know the “mini brand” that has become out of the Nars Brand. The cult fave no.1 selling blush Orgasm, and it’s lipstick, gloss, Multiple (giggles) and Highlighter family!

He talks about his creative inspirations and where they draw from in this Nars interview .

Check out the vibrant colours and culture inspired Nars’ Thakoon Summer brights collection as an extension of their NYFW Collaboration. Thakoon was inspired by the vibrant colors found in Indian spice markets. The highly saturated, high-shine shades come in an opaque finish, perfect for spring. Truly long-wearing, chip-resistant (I tested it out on my finger and toe nails on the beach!) and toluene-, formaldehyde- and DBP-free. I want them all!


The shades are: Anardana, a hot azalea pink inspired by dried pomegranate seeds. Kutki, a strong and powdery blue that’s fab on a tan, and Amchoor a sunshine bright yellow for the daring.  Love the deep turquoise of Koliary  and last but not least, Ratin Jot is a perfectly edgy vibrant orchid violet, my  second fave! The top on my list and most similar to the mandarin red shade of the polish I often asked for at my fave Belle and Cat Studio  in Manila, is only availabe online and is called Lal Mirchi- aptly inspired by hot chili peppers.

Head to your nearest NARS counter at Holts or Sephora or order online and grab your faves now! Or visit my new Must-Have Makeup Shop and shopping site Smart Shopper  for more Beauty deals for Nars and other brands 😉

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