If I’d moved to New York all those years ago when the idea seemed like the greatest idea in the world, the NARS Fall 2011 collection would have been like my cool city friend. She would have strut down streets late at night wearing Helmet Lang dresses, black lace tights and sky-high stilettos, guiding us to all the best underground clubs and bars (long before they were written up in the New York Times).
I think there’s something very urban about this latest collection from NARS. While Summer 2011‘s carefree golds, greens and teals made me want to spend the day at the beach, these fall shades make me want to dress up and meet friends at a trendy restaurant downtown.
The nine piece collection for eyes, lips and nails (no blush this time) sets dark, bold hues against soft, subtle tones. I’m thinking gals with skin that sings in cool-toned dove gray, silvery taupe, rich plum and true blue will really like what they see when it arrives on NARS counters July 15.
I’ll post a few looks and detailed reviews soon, but for now, here’s a quick look at the entire collection, along with some swatches.
NARS Fall 2011 Collection
Outremer Single Eyeshadow, $23
Grand Palais Duo Eyeshadow (Limited Edition), $33
Delphes Trio Eyeshadow (Limited Edition), $45
Oasis Lip Gloss (Limited Edition), $24
Train Bleu Velvet Matte Lip Pencil, $24
Pago Pago Lipstick, $24
Montego Bay Pure Matte Lipstick (left) and Mascate Pure Matte Lipstick (right), $25 each
Galion Nail Polish (Limited Edition), $17
NARS Fall 2011: Swatches on NC42 skin
Eyeshadows from the left: Outremer Single Eyeshadow (first swatch), Grand Palais Duo Eyeshadow (second and third swatches), Delphes Trio Eyeshadow (fourth, fifth and sixth swatches)
Lip products from the left: Oasis Lip Gloss, Train Bleu Velvet matte Lip Pencil, Pago Pago Lipstick, Montego Bay Pure Matte Lipstick, Mascate Pure Matte Lipstick
Galion Nail Polish
Outremer Single Eyeshadow, Grand Palais Duo Eyeshadow (taupe side) and Delphes Trio Eyeshadow on eyes
Oasis Lip Gloss on lips
Train Bleu Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
Pago Pago Lipstick
Montego Bay Pure Matte Lipstick
Mascate Pure Matte Lipstick
Well, what do ya think? I see a few things that will probably behave a little better on gals with cooler skin tone than mine, but I see some really pretty pieces here. I’m definitely drawn to the eyeshadow trio and the duo’s silvery taupe. And even though the blue shadow looks sheer in the swatches, it’s awfully easy to build with a brush.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. Hope the rest of your Monday went well. I can’t believe it’s already after eight! Seriously, where the heck did today go?
Oh, remember that dress I mentioned I ordered late last week from Lulus.com? It just arrived (that’s fast shipping!). Hmm… I wonder what makeup looks and accessories might go well with it.
What are you up to tonight? How was your day?