NARS Summer 2012

NARS continues to churn out beautiful collections that will satisfy both the lover of bold eyes and nude lips (or vice versa). Get excited for Summer’s arrival – the pieces are full of warm earth tones and brazen shimmers.

RAMATUELLE Trio Eyeshadow – I’m most excited about this warm, icy and peach palette.

MARIE-GALANTE Duo Eyeshadow – This duo would be fun for a tropical, dramatic look.

CALABRIA Shadow Pencils (on the bottom of the pencils) – These make a great base for eyeshadow.

VENDANGES Lipstick (left lipstick) – Even the name makes me think of wine-stained lips.

LIBERTÉ Blush, top right – I love this rich apricot color.

BUENOS AIRES Velvet Gloss Lip (top pencil)- I have been looking for a nude version of these!

NEVER SAY NEVER Velvet Gloss Lip (middle pencil) – A fresh and summer take on a bold fuchsia lip.

MOSCOW Pure Matte Lipstick (right lipstick) – Dramatic and rich red is perfect anytime of the year.

TROUVILLE Nail – This petal peach is a perfect summer neutral. So feminine!

These goodies will be available April 15, 2012 at For more about the collection, check out this Q&A WITH FRANÇOIS NARS:

What inspired the NARS 2012 Summer Collection?

I was interested in exploring the interplay of earth tones and shimmers. That relationship between divergent colors and textures is summed up in our Ramatuelle Trio Eyeshadow, which combines a silver shade with an apricot and icy peach.

Besides illustrating a fresh take on nudes, the Trio is also just a really chic and versatile summer palette.

What’s unexpected about the collection?

I think at first glance, the combination of orchid, blue, strawberry red and seashell pink can sound and appear quite delicate and innocent, but our version of these colors and the way we combine them results in a look that’s more fun and edgy.

What are the must-have products of the season?

Besides the Ramatuelle Trio Eyeshadow, I’d say our Never Say Never Velvet Matte Lip Pencil. The lilac rose color looks great with tanned skin, and the matte finish is the perfect complement to a shimmery lid or glowing complexion. I also love our Trouville Nail Polish because a seashell pink nail is a really fun summer accessory.

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