Wednesday, April 15, 2009

First Look: Nars Summer 2009






This week Henri Bendel's launched the NARS Summer '09 collection.
I got my makeup done by Alex who is the account manager, needless to say- he showed me the ropes of NARS' new products and the oldies but goodies ( Nirvana anyone?).

The look I wanted to achieve was "everyday bronzey" something that would make my complexion pop- they way I looked when I came back from Hawaii this time last year.
The solution: Rapa Nui! 

Rapa Nui on the cheeks and forehead give a sunkiss to deeper skintones, plus it is sans shimmer.
For everyday- Alex recommended that I mix it with my New Guinea Foundation.

Sundance Eyeshadow Duo stood out for me, its really flattering with bronzy cheeks and Belize lipglass is the perfect topper for a subtle beach look ( Del Mar, til July shal we meet again).

Products used for my look:
Foundation: New Guinea
Loose Powder: Mountain
Bronzer: Rapa Nui
Eyeshadow Base: Isolde
Eyeshadow Lid: Scorching Sun
Eyeliner: Tropic. Kaliste
Cheek: Exhibit A
Lipliner: Kenya
Lip Color: Falapa
Lipgloss: Belize

Alex was so nice, he let me do my own face chart!

Summer Review:

Tropic was beautiful- the glitter was much too chunky for me to enjoy, I was afraid of it getting in my eye.

Irresistiblement was way too light and matte for it to be a bronzer, I was a little disappointed

I love Falapa, it was a pink mauve tone that worked really well.

I was also informed that there will be new formulas and new foundation/concealor shades that help nurture the skin in the future!

1 comment:

juvenescent said...

Thanks for the review. I've been debating what to get from this collection. I hate Nar's chunky glitter shadows, so I'm kinda sad about Tropic. Even with tapping it off of the brush, it stays. Hate that.