NARS Fall 2010: My Dinner Date Face of the Night/Day

Published in: Face of the Day (FOTD)

Yeah, my tummy just rumbled, but I can’t tell if I’m hungry for food or hungry for more makeup. Some days I swear I derive more sustenance from NARS and MAC (more In The Groove swatches coming soon) than I do from actual edibles, ha!


This afternoon I invited four tidbits from the nine-piece NARS Fall 2010 collection to play with me and the NARS Orgasm/Laguna Blush and Bronzing Duo (NOTE: all seasonal NARS products are rolled into their permanent collection). At the time I didn’t have dinner date makeup in mind, but El Hub just asked me to Thai…and he suggested I call this look my Dinner Date Face of the Night/Day. πŸ™‚

NARS fall 2010 items clockwise from left: Tzarine Duo Eyeshadow, Coconut Grove Singe Eyeshadow, Palladium Soft Touch Shadow Pencil, Strawberry Fields Lip Gloss. NARS Orgasm/Laguna Blush and Bronzing Duo from the permanent line

For the eyes, I layered the shimmery gunmetal gray shadow from the Tzarine Duo on top of the Palladium Soft Touch Shadow Pencil and swept the shimmery beige shadow from Tzarine below my brow bone. Then, I lined my lash and waterlines with Coconut Grove Single Eyeshadow.

I patted a small amount of Strawberry Fields Lip Gloss on my kisser (because a little goes a long way) and swept good ol’ NARS Orgasm blush on the apples of my cheeks, contouring beneath them with the Laguna Bronzer part of the duo.


Time for din-din! πŸ™‚

Interesting… There’s a hint of glitter on the eyes from the Palladium Shadow Pencil. That’s kinda cool.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. great look! love the effect of layering the e/s over the pencil, the resulting shade is gorgeous!
    .-= dani@callitbeauty’s last blog post… Have Luggage- Will Travel =-.

  2. Paris B says:

    Tzarine eyeshadow is gorgeous both in pan and on you – making me want this but no NARS here (thank goodness?) πŸ˜›
    .-= Paris B’s last blog post… Talika Light 525 Γ’β‚¬β€œ Skin Lightener – Power of Light over Dark Spots =-.

    • Karen says:

      LOL… I guess that’s a good thing? Hopefully someday you’ll be able to get your paws on a few items. I think you’d really like Tzarine!

  3. Emily Nytko says:

    I’m interested to see how this grey compares to Smoke&Diamonds – from the picture it looks like a cousin – maybe more of a cool base to it? oh well – can’t wait to see them in person! Love this look!

  4. Alex says:

    Oooo the lipgloss looks good on you! I love the color of it!
    .-= Alex’s last blog post… Chanel Limited Edition Temporary Tattoos =-.

  5. Christy says:

    I gotta get Tzarine! Looks lovely on you and makes me crave for some new NARS πŸ˜‰
    .-= Christy’s last blog post… MAC In The Groove Togetherness- Love to Love -amp In The Groove Mineralize Eye Shadow Review -amp Swatches =-.

  6. amy says:

    Oh la la i am loving the smokey turquoise eye. Summer just yells Thai food to me. Now I have a craving.
    .-= amy’s last blog post… Would You Wear Chartreuse Lipgloss LOTD MAC Alice Olivia I Want Candy Dazzleglass Creme =-.

  7. Jennifer says:

    Hi Karen! So Gorgeous! What foundation are you wearing in this picture? Your skin looks flawless!

  8. gio says:

    This is a beautiful look. The gloss looks great on you!
    .-= gio’s last blog post… Looks- Warm Summer Eyes =-.

  9. Kim says:

    That’s a great look, Karen! This might be the start of something – I think you should have at least a weekly dinner date so you can show off new looks. πŸ™‚

  10. Nina says:

    Oh wow that look is pretty! πŸ™‚ Perfect date night look!

    I am so loving this release and cannot wait to own two things. Yep just two. Im trying to be good and was so bad w/ In The Groove….

  11. Michelle says:

    Very pretty on you! I love the gunmetal shade! I have a few similar to it — but I seem to keep collecting them for my smokey eye collection πŸ™‚

  12. Amber says:

    This is beautiful. I don’t think I will be picking up any of this collection, but this look gives me some good ideas.
    .-= Amber’s last blog post… For the love of brown butter =-.

  13. yvette says:


    Karen, do you have a rec for a lip gloss that’s a real raspberry shade – that intersection between red and pink?


  14. Molly says:

    the up-close picture reminds me of a toned-down version of dakota fanning’s teal smoky eye in eclipse:]

  15. Trinidad says:

    I’m digging the pencil! I would never think to use that color but it looks great!
    .-= Trinidad’s last blog post… TBS COMMANDMENT 1- Thou shall seek true love Γ’β‚¬β€œ when shopping- =-.

  16. Rachael says:

    Ha Strawberry Fields. So appropriate since we just passed Ringo Star’s birthday. It’s such a pretty color too.
    .-= Rachael’s last blog post… License to Thrill- I Wanna be a Bond Girl =-.

  17. Rae says:

    Girl, with makeup that flawless, *I* would take you out for dinner, too πŸ˜›
    .-= Rae’s last blog post… Love- faces at the Chanel Fall 2010 show =-.

  18. Tiffany says:

    so pretty, Karen! what great date makeup!!!

  19. Kymberlee says:

    I wish I could get my eyeshadow to look that good!

  20. Wendy says:

    The gloss looks like it could become a daily lipgloss especially in the summer when you want a little pop of color.
    Have a good weekend ladies!

  21. wincy says:

    being a nars die hard fan, this is a collection to die for… love the pencil, love the duo shadow… the e/s & gloss look absolutely gorgeous on u, karen!!!

  22. lexi says:

    so pretty – i would have never thought to layer the gray on top of the teal pencil. I am loving this collection. Thankfully – I was not feeling the summer collection. Well except for the multiple pigments that I still need to buy!

  23. Cristina says:

    Hey Karen:) I think you should totally do a look using mangrove and Daphne eyeshadow from the Nara collection. It looked so beautiful on your skin! I want to get the whole collection!!!

  24. RonyaLii says:

    I like Tzarine , looks so good. already ordered it from nordstorm , cant wait for it . thank you for this post , i decieded to but it only after i saw this look . That gunmetal is amazing!!
    im thinking about nars blush . i like how orgasm looks , but i think some touch of pink would look better on me ( but not to bright , becouse i am kinda pale ) . suggests anyone ?

  25. Dejeri says:

    Mmm, I think I just heard my stomach growl! I’ve never used NARS before but I am loving that Strawberry Fields lipgloss.

    Those colors look great on your skin tone btw πŸ™‚ xoxo

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