NARS Spring 2012 Swatches

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Swatches of eight of the nine pieces from the NARS Spring 2012 collection for eyes, cheeks, lips and nails. Reviews coming soon!


Trio Eyeshadow in Douce France, a shimmery icy pink, a rose petal pink and a matte deep rose ($45; limited edition)

Duo Eyeshadow in Paramaribo, a metallic brass and bronze ($34; limited edition)

Single Eyeshadow in Lhasa, a lavander gray ($24)

Soft Touch Shadow Pencil in Dark Rite ($24)


Blush in Gaiety, a bright candy pink ($28)

From the left: Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil in Mexican Rose, a hot pink ($24); Lipstick in Bilbao ($24) and Pure Matte Lipstick in Valparaiso, a rich raspberry ($25)

Not pictured: Nail Polish in Diamond Life, a Metallic Violet ($18). I should have pics and swatches of it in the next few days. πŸ™‚

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Appu says:

    Dark Rite looks like a gorgeous blue! The color payoff seems amazing too πŸ˜€
    Appu recently posted … Essence Eye Shadows – Review, Photos & Swatches

  2. Vonvon says:

    Valparaiso lipstick looks gorgeous, just as I have expected it to be looking at it in the tube.

    The blush and the shadow pencil look great too! But the eyeshadows are all quite disappointing to me.
    Vonvon recently posted … My Top 10 Beauties Of 2011

  3. Joyce says:

    Paramaribo is right up my alley. =) I would definitely be checking out the duo eyeshadow.
    Joyce recently posted … Swatches + Review: Sonia Kashuk Eyeshadow Quad in 07 Purple Haze

  4. Trisha says:

    I love that trio!! The colors are so so pretty.
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  5. extravicious says:

    I’m a little disappointed πŸ™

  6. Claire says:

    Aah, love Lhasa! It’s one of those colors I think is beautiful on its own but would probably just make me look like the undead if I actually wore it. I guess there’s no way to know but to trek down to Sephora πŸ™‚

  7. Paige says:

    Love Lhasa!

  8. Jenn says:

    Ooh, I can’t wait to get my mitts on that Gaiety blush! The Douce France shadows are cool, but I’m pretty sure I’d just look like a sick bunny rabbit in them…

  9. KristyQ says:

    Mexican Rose looks gorgeous….

  10. Sunny says:

    Ahhh Paramaribo and Lhasa look delicious! I’m sure I can pull Paramaribo off, but I wonder if Lhasa might be a bit too cool for my warm undertone. Thanks for the swatches Karen! Can’t wait to see some of these on you!
    Sunny recently posted … FOTD: Glittery Darkhorse and (Accidental) Dramatic Liner with Urban Decay Naked Palette

  11. Ithfifi says:

    Dark rite will sit beautifully under my blue eye shadow’s I can tell!
    So many gorgeous collections! I’m going to have to start planning now so I wont be tempted to splurge!

  12. Chris25 says:

    Valparaiso has my name all over it!

  13. gio says:

    Dark Rite looks so pretty and pigmented!
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  14. Anitacska says:

    I don’t often like many pieces from the Nars seasonal collections, but I do from this one! πŸ™‚
    Anitacska recently posted … FOTD: Too Faced Romantic Eye Palette

  15. Janelly says:

    Love the eye shadow single and duo! Damn you NARS!

  16. Shubanaa says:

    Gaiety must belong to me !

  17. Marina says:

    Valparaiso lipstick looks gorgeous! The blush is also nice but I plan to get Sin soon…
    Marina recently posted … Spring 2012: Hello Kitty, Tarte, Stila and Kat Von D

  18. Rachael says:

    That lavender gray color is gorgeous. In fact, I may or may not be wearing a very similar shade right now…

  19. Lilit says:

    Oh the single eyeshadow and the blush… *swoons… adds to cart*.
    Lilit recently posted … Maybelline Color Sensational Shine Lip Colors

  20. Let says:

    Valparaiso is so pretty! I also love the matte deep rose in the trio, but the two other colors are kinda underwhelming πŸ™

  21. Nina says:

    I love love love Lhasa!

  22. Kim says:

    Oh, you are totally going to rock that shadow pencil in Dark Rite! I don’t see anything that I’m in love with, for me. But it does look like a nice collection and it certainly has a springtime feel. πŸ™‚

  23. PinkGlitter says:

    I love the blush! Gorgeous pink.
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  24. Lisa T says:

    I have been obsessed with bright pink/candy-pink blushes lately. I love Desire, but damn I think I need to finish paying my tuition and books first before thinking about getting Gaiety!
    Lisa T recently posted … Tokidoki Pittura Brush Set: 24Karat Edition

  25. Leah says:

    Is Gaiety similar to Desire?

  26. Alex says:

    That blush is so tantalizing, I’d love to see it compared to Desire because I’m assuming Gaiety is cooler than Desire.
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  27. steph b says:

    I am loving the look of Lhasa. It seems like a lovely sheen for those days when MUFE Aqua Cream @ is too frosty

  28. Tenzing Tsering says:

    love the eyeshadow in Lhasa. It is named after the capital of Tibet, my homeland <3

  29. Anne says:

    Hi Karen…..if I wanted to get just one, would you recommend Star Sailor or Paramaribo….thank you..have a good day

  30. Nicole says:

    I’m really in love with NARS lipsticks and blushes ATM.

  31. Meredith says:

    It’s really strange to me that these colors are in the Spring collection – unless this years’ trend is dark (fall) colors for Spring. Not loving this NARS collection – a shame because it really is a great brand! πŸ™‚

  32. Lucy says:

    I like the look of Gaiety πŸ™‚

  33. I really like the single eyeshadow, it’s gorgeous. Is there a dupe for it? if not I may just have to get this one.
    Beauty and the Scientist recently posted … Collective Christmas Haul 2011

  34. Dominique says:

    Hi Karen,

    I am from France and I really love NARS, this new spring collection is really gorgeous, ” Douce France ” – of course lol – means a lot too me and it looks very pretty, I also love the blush and the nail polish. My beauty plan is around 700 Γ’β€šΒ¬ this spring, which is very very much indeed, but all collections are great this spring, it’s the first time I have seen so many beautiful spring collections, 2012 is ” grand cru ” exactly like some fine and famous wines here !
    All the best,


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