NARS Flaunts His Quirky Side with Spring 2010

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Lipsticks from left to right: Niagra, Cruising ($24 each)

Have you had a chance to pal around with any of the characters in the NARS 2010 spring collection yet (it’s been out for a while), because those kids are a hoot!


Here they are mugging for the camera… 🙂

Glosses left to right: Ophelia, Easy Lover ($24 each)

From left to right: Glitter Pencil in Bains Douches ($24), Eyeliner Stylo in Nabucco ($27), Eyeliner Stylo in Nuits Blanches ($27), Eyeliner Pencil in Mambo ($20), Eyeliner Pencil in Black Moon ($20)

Eyeshadows, $32

Eyeshadow Duo in Sugarland, $32

From left to right: Duo Cream Eyeshadow in Camargue, Eyeshadow Duo in Sugarland

Eyeshadow Duo in Kuala Lumpur, Eyeshadow Duo in Habanera

Blush Duo in Hungry Heart, Single Eyeshadow in D. Gorgeous

Glitter Pencil in Bains Douches, Eyeliner Stylo in Nabucco, Eyeliner Stylo in Nuits Blanches

Eyeliner Pencil in Mambo, Eyeliner Pencil in Black Moon

Lipstick in Cruising, Lipstick in Niagra, Lipgloss in Easy Lover, Lipgloss in Ophelia

I get the feeling NARS watched a lot of cartoons before rolling out this release. Kinda quirky (which I REALLY like), right? I can’t see myself ever bundling hot pink, electric blue, pastel purple, plum and mint green together in a collection, but then I’m not the genius that is Francois Nars.

Have you picked up anything from this collection? I’ve got a wish list in my wallet with the names of the lipsticks and glosses. 🙂

I don’t wanna work… [I just wanna bang on the drum all day]

I’ve been procrastinating BIG TIME today — shoe shopping, taking “artsy” pictures of Tabs and looking for new music online.

The thought of actually performing work today, which for me meant sending out query letters to magazines for freelance writing jobs and figuring out a new lighting setup for my home photography studio, was just slightly less pleasant than ancient Roman dentistry.

But all of my tomfoolery did result in something; I discovered a new band I’m really excited about. They’re called Nikki & Rich.


Before/if you hit play, put on your dancing shoes, and crank up the volume! 🙂

What did you think (both of the band AND NARS for spring)?

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Vanessa H says:

    Hi Karen!

    NARS has been getting my attention a lot recently, I’m wishing for Albatross blush like you wouldn’t believe! Cruisin and Easy Lover are now on my NARS wish list thanks to you!
    .-= Vanessa H’s last blog post… 1,000 Hits! =-.

  2. Devs says:

    I love that song! It makes me happy 🙂

    I haven’t gotten anything from the new NARS collection, but I am drawn to the Glitter Pencil in Bains Douches, such a unique color!

  3. Alix says:

    Cruising is the ultimate nude pink lippie. It’s awesome!

  4. Tiffany says:

    Hey Karen! I actually really like the song 🙂 I will have to look up some of their other stuff. and easy lover lipgloss looks super pretty, but I’m not a huge fan of NARS lipglosses (they feel so thin to me. I think it’s just me).

    Also your target haul inspired me to do the same. Unfortunately the makeup aisles were lookin’ pretty bare. But I made out with a couple new maybelline glosses and a kings & queens honey body milk (it was on clearance!). also got more of my trusty almay eye makeup remover pads, and sour patch candies (the watermelon ones) because you made me want them, lol. and I got some new workout clothes and pj’s. I ended up dropping over 100 bucks, oops.

    • Karen says:

      Why does that always happen at Tar-ghay? I go in for one thing and next thing you know…

      Is the Honey Body Milk a lotion or a shower cream? It sounds delish!

      Re: Sour Patch Kids: I have yet to have the watermelon ones. I usually get the variety pack, eat all the red, orange and yellow ones, and then give all the green ones to El Hub, LOL!

      • Tiffany says:

        Because they have EVERYTHING. Love that place.

        It’s a lotion… I sniffed it through the seal (lol) and was very impressed! I have never tried honey-scented anything before.

        The watermelon ones are great! I am the same way with the variety pack – except I give away the yellows 🙂

        • Karen says:

          Honey/milk scents can either be really good or really bad (too sweet). Let me know if this one’s any good cause if it is Imma hunt it down!

          If I have another cranky episode by weeks’ end I’ll pick up some watermelon ones. 🙂

          And I can’t believe you like the green ones! They remind me of fruitcake for some reason…

          • Tiffany says:

            I’ll let you know what I think of it! I love sweet scents 🙂 they had a bunch of kings & queens stuff on sale at my target, so you might wanna check it out 🙂 I had a really hard time deciding which product to try.

            I typically hate the lemon version of everything and pick them out – skittles, starburst, whatever. not a big lemon fan.

  5. ellie says:

    I might be wrong, but i think Rich in “Nikki & Rich” is Brittny Gastineau’s boyfriend?

  6. Summer Staff says:

    Hahaha, Karen it’s hard to focus on the makeup part when you post a hilarious picture of your cat! Ha, by far that’s the best. Well, back to makeup, I love that bright turquoise glitter pencil. I have sort of been into that ‘line the bottom of your eye only’ thing, and that blue would be gorgeous 🙂

  7. meimei says:

    I *heart* that Nikki & Rich song, ever since iTunes offered it as a free download. (iTunes USA has been on a roll lately on that front, too!)

    As for NARS, that Cruising lipstick is calling my name… and so are those crazy eyeshadows… which means I better save up, especially now that I’ve found a NARS counter closer to where I live! (OMG, the markups from the dollar-to-peso exchange rate would definitely be close to ridic on this one…)
    .-= meimei’s last blog post… Randomesticity: Test Drive Edition =-.

  8. I am crushing on Easy Lover and the Carmugue (sp?) creme eye shadows, even though I don’t normally like cream eyeshadows. These are kind of calling to me..
    .-= scarlettholly’s last blog post… Nails of the Week: China Glaze For Audrey =-.

  9. jen in Va says:

    Nars has the best lipsticks and those Multiple sticks (I love Portofino) are a must have……this collection has some great spring color, especially the eyeshadow duo of Sugarland and the Ophelia gloss…..need to go to Sephora and try them out!

  10. Marce says:

    Music’s alright, not really my type…girl has a nice voice though, you’ve gotta admit it. Now the hot pink gloss that NARS created? That’s a whole different story. A love story, LOL.
    .-= Marce’s last blog post… Glam Up Your Lashes with Rimmel London Glam’Eyes Lash Flirt Mascara =-.

  11. mkdallas says:

    Not to be a buzzkill, but I purchased Cruising and just returned it to Sephora (which BTW, was looking dusty, understocked and not very appealing…wonder if their profits have taken a dive or if they’re transitioning out alot of lines to bring in new ones). Cruising is advertised as being semi-matte, but I thought the color pay-off was poor and more along the lines of a MAC Lustre (shiny and sheer). For $25 (including tax), it wasn’t anywhere near special enough to be a keeper. My reaction was “Meh.”

  12. snoopysteph says:

    I own both the Ophelia and Easy Lover lipglosses! I was in NYC for my 30th bday last month and stopped in Saks Fifth Avenue (on 5th Ave!) and picked them up. I was super scared of Easy Lover but it actually goes in very sheer. Ophelia is the perfect nude lipgloss. I wasn’t crazy about dropping $50+ for 2 lipglosses, but hey, it was my birthday so why not! (I also hit up both Sephoras in Times Square, hee hee).

  13. I saw the sugarland duo at Sephora a couple days ago, and I’m so in love with that Purple. The duochrome gold sparkle in the purple is friggn gorgeous
    .-= Makeupmorsels’s last blog post… How To Trick Yours Truly Into Getting On With The Homework =-.

  14. marisol says:

    I like the song. First time listening to it or the band.

    Are you a Sade fan? Her new album is pretty good.
    .-= marisol’s last blog post… Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang =-.

  15. Michele DiCola says:

    I love NARS niagara. It tops: Lancome’s “Chris & Tell” .

    • lexi says:

      I really feel that Lancome shade is not universally flattering as it claims. Not everyone can wear a 1970’s inspired coral, IMO…

  16. Tavia says:

    I really like those glosses, both colors are so pretty. 🙂
    .-= Tavia’s last blog post… Scoop: Illamasqua Body Electrics Summer 2010 Collection =-.

  17. amy says:

    I have Easy Lover and I ♥♥♥ it!
    .-= amy’s last blog post… Showing Vancouver Some Love with NARS ♥ Vancouver Set =-.

  18. Karen B says:

    Niagra and Ophelia are my two favourites so far. I do like me a bit of eclectism 😉
    Nice song, I was just shaking here in the living room and my mum gave me her special look when she came in… hahaha
    .-= Karen B’s last blog post… Johansson’s Handbag =-.

  19. Pinch says:

    I’m loving the look of some of those eyeshadow duos! And I actually have a dupe for that blue glitter pencil, it’s from H&M of all places 🙂
    .-= Pinch’s last blog post… MAC Pret a Papier Collection =-.

  20. NINA says:

    I love NARS. Im currently saving for the 2 anniversary palettes because at $75 each, its something one really needs to save for. Hopefully I get it soon ….

    Im liking the Kuala Lumpur duo …

  21. You’re right! There is a whole mix of different tones in this collection…guess that means something for everyone, right?

    Right now I am on a Stila craze, but when that dies down, I will be sure to check out the Nars collection!
    .-= Kajal Couture’s last blog post… Experiences Shopping for Indian Bridal Wear =-.

  22. lexi says:

    I bought Kuala Lumpur and thanks for reminding me – I need to play around with that duo more. I will wear it tomorrow. I want to go back and test out Cruising because I always win with NARS cool toned nudes and the Easy Lover gloss because I am yearning for a hot pink gloss!

  23. Carla says:

    i got cruisin a few weeks ago and i absolutely love it. great for smokey looks and just for everyday. looks good with nars chihuahua gloss too!

  24. Meg says:

    I’m not lovin’ this collection but those eyeliner stylos look interesting!
    .-= Meg’s last blog post… The perfect reading companion… =-.

  25. auroragyps says:

    I love the look of Kuala Lumpur. Are the colors close to UD’s X & Last Call shadows, because I already have those.

  26. Evie says:

    can you think of any dupes for Ophelia

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