Showing posts with label NARS. Show all posts
Showing posts with label NARS. Show all posts

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

2018 Beauty Survival Guide For Coachella and the Music Festival Season

Kicking off in just a few days, on Friday April 13, is the 2018 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. And that means that the music festival season is finally upon us. The music festivals of today are not your mother’s “Woodstock”. Far from it in fact! Coachella is a place to see and be seen, just as much as it is a music and arts event. This is true of a lot of the major music events you’ll be attending this spring and summer. You just never know who you’re gonna run into (Trust Us On This One!) and you want to look picture perfect. Read on to find out what you do (and don’t) need to look festival festive!

Let’s start with a quick rundown of your wardrobe. Um … you’re going to be outdoors all day … and night. Not to mention that temperatures in Indio will be in the 90s. Dress in light, breathable fabrics. But, don’t forget something a little warmer for the evening because the temps can go down into the 40s at night. To get a better idea of the temp and terrain check out TME Picks: Michael Stars Faded Shade Floppy Hat ($42); Free People Braeburn Ankle Boots ($168); Westward Leaning CONCORDE 10 Sunglasses ($205); Forever 21 Hooded Denim Jacket ($32.90).

As for your beauty products, this is a place to keep it simple. We actually read a perfume suggestion for Coachella and just about died laughing. You all know we love our fragrances and we love our Fragrance Of The Month series, but anyone who’s been to a warm weather outdoor festival knows that fragrances are a lovely way to attract insects and piss off other festival-goers. However, deodorant is a must. TME Pick: Secret Outlast ($5.99). And speaking of those bugs check out Eco-Armour Outdoor Botanical Insect Repellent & Moisturizer ($12.50). Eco-Amour is a TME Favorite for a million reasons, but the double-duty Outdoor is a must-have for Coachella and all summer long!

To begin your music fest beauty regimen, first and foremost are sunscreen and beauty products that contain sunscreen. For all over protection our pick is Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Spray Broad Spectrum SPF 50+ For Face & Body ($36). Next up is BB Cream or Tinted Moisturizer. TME Pick: NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 ($43 - available in 11 shades and travel size) is an oil-free formula that provides buildable coverage with the sun protection you need.

Mascara … if you must. We all have our favorite brands for everyday, but there is only one mascara that we’d wear (if we were going to bother) at Coachella. Benefit Cosmetics They're Real! Lengthening Mascara ($24) because it will not budge until you take it off. This isn’t our favorite type of mascara for everyday, but again, if you have to wear mascara this is the one to go with.

Just as we would probably skip the mascara, we would NEVER skip the lip balm. Tinted lip balm is a must to keep your pout pretty. TME Pick: Neutrogena Revitalizing Lip Balm SPF 20 ($8.99) is available in six shades and will keep your lips from getting sunburned and chapped, while giving them a tint of color.

Throughout the day (and night) you’re going to want to freshen up. Pixi Glow Mist ($15) is really soothing and nourishing anytime you feel like hydrating your skin. Also, an absolute must-have is a pack of cleansing cloths like La Fresh Travel Lite Makeup Remover Wipes ($19.99). As for your hair, we recommended that cool Michael Stars hat for a reason, but you may also want to opt for dry shampoo. TME Pick: Klorane's Dry Shampoo ($19.50). 

Lastly, you need something to put all of your stuff in. TME Pick: Nasty Gal x Nila Anthony Nothin' to Hide Backpack ($40). Did we say lastly? Oops. Okay, we covered beauty survival. But, you need to remember that while you’re having a great time (and looking good doing so) be smart and stay safe! See ya’ out there. XO Team TME

Thursday, February 16, 2017

NARS Beauty Report Delpozo AW17

“The makeup look was inspired by the many textures featured in the collection.” -Monica Marmo using NARS Cosmetics at Delpozo AW17 

FACE: NARSskin Luminous Moisture Cream, NARSskin Total Replenishing Eye Cream, Radiance Primer, Soft Matte Complete Concealer, Copacabana Illuminator, Copacabana Multiple

EYES: Fervor Dual-Intensity Blush, Rigel Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow, Antares Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow

BROWS: Oural Brow Gel

LIPS: Halong Bay Precision Lip Liner (New for Fall 2017, for now try Barbara Audacious Lipstick), Camargue Precision Lip Liner (New for Fall 2017, for now try Rue Bonaparte Larger Than Life Eyeliner)

All products, except where noted, are availalbe online at NARS and in select retail locations. 

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

NARS Beauty Report 3.1 Phillip Lim AW17

“My inspiration for the look was to capture the natural glow and radiance of all women.” -Francelle Daly using NARS Cosmetics at 3.1 Phillip Lim

FACE: NARSskin Aqua Gel Luminous Oil-Free Moisturizer, NARSskin Total Replenishing Eye Cream, Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer, Light Reflecting Loose Setting Powder, Copacabana Multiple, Stick Concealer

EYES: Audacious Mascara

BROWS: Brow Perfector, Brow Gel

LIPS: Halong Bay Precision Lip Liner (New for Fall 2017, for now try Barbara Audacious Lipstick), Camargue Precision Lip Liner (New for Fall 2017, for now try Rue Bonaparte Larger Than Life Eyeliner)

All products, except where noted, are currently available at NARS!

Monday, February 13, 2017

Emma Stone Wears NARS at the 2017 British Academy Film Awards

Emma Stone at the 2017 British Academy Film Awards in London on February 12. NARS worked with celebrity makeup artist Rachel Goodwin to create the makeup look for Emma at the 2017 BAFTAs.

Beauty Inspiration: “I was inspired by the incredible hand beading on Emma’s Chanel dress, which has a kaleidoscopic-like effect. Playing off of that, I created a dramatic makeup look with unexpected colors that work really well together.” - Rachel Goodwin

Key NARS products used: Soft Matte Complete Concealer | Koala Eyeliner Stylo | Dominique Audacious Lipstick

All products, except where noted, are available at NARS.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

NARS Backstage Beauty Report Alexander Wang and Creatures of the Wind AW17

“The look is inspired by a woman who is full of confidence. She's the woman who walks into a room and is instantly noticed. She's not afraid of anything.” -Diane Kendal using NARS Cosmetics

FACE: NARSskin Luminous Moisture Cream, NARSskin Total Replenishing Eye Cream, Velvet Matte Foundation Stick (New for Fall 2017, for now try Velvet Matte Skin Tint), Soft Matte Complete Concealer

EYES: Via Veneto Larger Than Life Eyeliner, Carpates Eyeliner Stylo, Black Moon Velvet Eyeliner, Audacious Mascara

BROWS: Oural Brow Gel

LIPS: Rosebud Salve

“This season’s look has a very handsome kind of masculine beauty. The shape of the brows is a modern take on Marlene Dietrich’s signature look.” -Mark Carrasquillo using NARS Cosmetics

FACE: NARSskin Luminous Moisture Cream, NARSskin Aqua Gel Luminous Oil-Free Moisturizer, NARSskin Total Replenishing Eye Cream, Soft Matte Complete Concealer

BROWS: Bali Matte Eyeshadow, Coconut Grove Matte Eyeshadow, Audacious Mascara

LIPS: Rosebud Salve

All products, except where noted, are currently available at NARS!

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

NARS Spring 2017 Color Collection Wildfire

The Spring 2017 Color Collection breaks new ground with a free-spirited collection of burnt reds, big-sky blues, and wildflower shades. Luminous Duo Eyeshadows intensify vivid Velvet Shadow Sticks. Wild berry and chestnut Lip Glosses top off the look with breathless heat. Spring. Unearthed.

Products and Shades Include:
  • ASPHALT JUNGLE LIP GLOSS ($26) - Shimmering sangria - Limited Edition
  • ARAGÓN LIP GLOSS ($26) - Red chestnut
  • KISS ME STUPID LIPSTICK ($28) - Burnt sienna - Limited Edition
  • BREAKING FREE LIPSTICK ($28) - Neon coral - Limited Edition
  • BUMPY RIDE BLUSH ($30) - Shimmering candy pink
  • THESSALONIQUE DUO EYESHADOW ($35) - Iridescent seashell pink and Iridescent violet smoke
  • CHIANG MAI DUO EYESHADOW ($35) - Shimmering sea blue and copper - Limited Edition
  • GRAND-LARGE VELVET SHADOW STICK ($28) - Metallic Sky Blue - Limited Edition
  • USBEK VELVET SHADOW STICK ($28) - Vivid Purple - Limited Edition
  • BELLE-ÎLE VELVET SHADOW STICK ($28) - Shimmering Mandarin Orange

Available January 1, 2017 online at NARS and NARS Boutiques
Available January 15, 2017 at Sephora
Available February 1, 2017 at department and specialty stores

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Introducing #NARSissist Unfiltered Cheek Palettes

NARS announced today, Nov. 23 the launch of its latest offering … NARSissist Unfiltered Cheek Palettes. Sculpt, shape, and glow with a covetable wardrobe of high-impact matte and seductive shimmer blushes, customized to you.  A curated selection of six must-have shades in each limited edition mirrored palette. Warm it up with hot bronzes and reds in Unfiltered I; cool down with soft pinks and golds in Unfiltered II. NARS’ unparalleled powder blush formula is richly pigmented and micronized to deliver sheer, buildable color. This season’s lineup takes style to the next level with five limited-edition blushes and one iconic shade in each palette. Wear individually or blend together to customize your look.

  • WATCH ME: Opalescent gold (sheen)*
  • ME FIRST: Apricot (sheen)*
  • TAKEOVER: Copper rose (sheen)*
  • OUT THERE: Deep russet (matte)*
  • CHIC: Rich raspberry (matte)*
  • EXHIBIT A: Red (matte)

  • CONQUEST: Pastel peach (matte)*
  • UNDEFEATED: Pale pink (shimmer)*
  • POWER PLAY: Vivid pink (matte)*
  • HOT SAND: Peach champagne (sheen)
  • FAME: Pink amber (sheen)*
  • CANDID: Mauve raspberry (shimmer)*

*New limited-edition shade

The #NARSissist Unfiltered I and II palettes ($59 each) are available exclusively at Sephora on Monday, November 28. Thereafter, beginning December 15, online at NARS and NARS boutiques!

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

NARS Announces Launch of Soft Matte Complete Concealer

Introducing Soft Matte Complete Concealer -- NARS’ highest coverage concealer yet delivers natural-looking coverage in an oil-free cream formula that blurs, conceals, and smooths imperfections with its soft-focus smoothing complex. Plus, Antioxidant Daily Defense delivers a cocktail of Vitamin A, C and E for environmental defense.

BLURS - Optimal Diffusion Powder helps maximize light diffusion with spherical surface powders designed to absorb and refract light with a powerful optical effect. Instantly transforms the look of skin to help blur imperfections.

CONCEALS - Advanced powders created with a unique, interwoven structure lay flat while staying connected for the highest level of coverage with the lightest touch. Resists settling into fine lines and pores.

SMOOTHS - Collagen-boosting peptides smooth and reduce the appearances of wrinkles and pores. Hyaluronic acid helps to hydrate, soften, and plump the skin for a healthier-looking complexion.

 NARS Soft Matte Complete Concealer Shades Include:
  • CHANTILLY True ivory shade for light complexion
  • VANILLA Tiny cast of pink for the light complexion
  • CRÈME BRULEE Fair, with a light pink undertone
  • CANNELLE Light with a peachy undertone
  • HONEY Warm peach tone for light to medium complexion
  • CUSTARD Yellow tone for light to medium complexion
  • MACADAMIA Medium with a peachy undertone
  • GINGER Golden undertone for medium complexion
  • BISCUIT Medium dark natural balance of pink and yellow undertones
  • CARAMEL Medium dark yellow and golden undertones
  • CHESTNUT Medium with a pink undertone
  • AMANDE Medium dark with golden olive undertones
  • HAZELNUT Medium Dark with a warm red undertone
  • CAFÉ Dark shade with warm red undertones
  • CACAO Dark shade with deep gold-brown undertones
  • DARK COFFEE Dark brown with an olive undertone

NARS Soft Matte Complete Concealer ($30) will be available January 1, 2017 online at NARS and NARS Boutiques!

Monday, October 24, 2016

Special Edition Rita Audacious Lipstick

Today, October 24, NARS Cosmetics has announced the launch of its Special Edition Rita Audacious Lipstick. All dressed up. Ready to gift. NARS’ best-selling Rita Audacious Lipstick gets even more covetable with a matching case that’s chic from the inside, out. The captivating scarlet-red pigment glides on weightlessly with single-stroke coverage. This limited-edition, holiday exclusive will become available November 1, 2016, available exclusively at Sephora.

“The perfect red lipstick is a woman’s best accessory,” -François Nars, Founder and Creative Director

Date: November 1, 2016
Available: Exclusively at Sephora
Price: $32 … 

Thursday, September 8, 2016

NARS Beauty Report ADEAM SS17

“Inspired by the lines and brush strokes of Japanese calligraphy.” -Sada Ito, NARS International Lead Makeup Stylist for ADEAM SS17

NARSskin Luminous Moisture Cream
NARSskin Optimal Brightening Concentrate
Soft Matte Complete Concealer (New for Spring 2017, for now try Radiant Creamy Concealer)
Soft Velvet Loose Powder

Left side of Thessalonique Duo Eyeshadow (New for Spring 2017, for now try Cassiopeia Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow)

Heat Wave Lipstick

All products, except where noted, are available at NARS


“There is a nineties element of rawness mixed with one strong element. It’s Rachel Comey’s 15th anniversary so I wanted to create looks that had a nonchalance and could help tell the story that she is creating for each of her characters.” -Romy Soleimani for NARS Cosmetics


  • FACE: Soft Matte Complete Concealer (New for Spring 2017, for now try Radiant Creamy Concealer), Soft Velvet Loose Powder
  • EYES: Greek Holiday Lip Gloss
  • BROWS: Oural Brow Gel
  • LIPS: Greek Holiday Lip Gloss

  • FACE: Casino Bronzer
  • EYES: Grande-Large Velvet Shadow Stick (New for Spring 2017, for now try Khao San Road Larger Than Life Eyeliner)
  • BROWS: Brow Perfector
  • LIPS: Get Off Velvet Matte Lip Pencil (New for Spring 2017, for now try Bolero Velvet Matte Lip Pencil)


  • LIPS: Lonely Heart Velvet Matte Lip Pencil (New for Spring 2017, for now try Mambo Eyeliner), Unspoken Velvet Matte Lip Pencil (New for Spring 2017, for now try Mambo Eyeliner and Train Bleu Velvet Matte Lip Pencil)

All products, except where noted, are available at NARS!

Thursday, August 18, 2016

NARS Velvet Lip Glide for Fall 2016

This upcoming season, NARS takes lips to a whole new level with the new Velvet Lip Glide. The new lip color strikes the perfect balance between softness and strength, coverage and comfort in a full range of colors. Laced with NARS’ Oil Infusion Complex, this hybrid lip color combines the fluidity and effortlessness of a gloss with the coverage and comfort of a lipstick.

Named after the iconic venues and new attitude that emerged from the sexual revolution of the ‘70s, Velvet Lip Glide ($26) shade names capture the freedom of personal power and play. Oil Infusion Complex allows for a smooth-glide effect, instantly delivering saturated color with sensorial comfort. The new doe foot applicator offers a plush application delivering effortlessly nourished lips and intense color.

  • Available September 6-September 7, 2016 on for the VIB & VIB Rouge
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  • Available September 15, 2016 online at NARS and NARS boutiques
  • Available October 1, 2016 at Sephora and select retail locations

Monday, August 8, 2016

NARS Fall 2016 Audacious Collection

For Fall 2016, NARS introduces the Audacious Collection featuring the beloved Audacious Lipstick in five new shades, Audacious Mascara, new Brow Defining Cream and limited edition Eyeliner Stylos. Unrestricted Eyeliner Stylos deliver inky lines that fluidly shift from thin to thick, satin or matte. Brow Defining Cream softly blends and sets without missing a beat. Single-stroke Audacious Lipstick swipes on stopping power with staying power in five new shades of the moment. All right. All night.

Audacious Mascara  ($26)

Unrestricted Eyeliner Stylo ($27)
  • Matte - black matte
  • Satin - shiny black

Brow Defining Cream ($23)
  • Sonoran - blonde
  • El Djouf - light Brown
  • Tanami - auburn
  • Danakil - dark Brown

Audacious Lipstick ($32)
  • Apoline - pink rose
  • Shirley - red crimson
  • Stefania - deep fuchsia
  • Kate - purple orchid
  • Mona - mahogany

The Audacious Collection will be available August 15, 2016 exclusively online at NARS Cosmetics and NARS boutiques, thereafter September 1 at Sephora and select retail locations!

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

NARS Sephora Exclusives Fall 2016

NARS Cosmetics has revealed its Sephora Exclusives for Fall 2016 and these are too stunning to miss. The first must-have for Fall 2016 … NARS Sculpting Multiple Duo. NARS’ iconic multi-tasker works two places at once. The darker shades blend effortlessly to create a contour enhancing the face’s natural features, while the illuminating shades provide a sheer color that illuminates the high points of the face. Also for Fall 2016 … NARS Cosmetics introduces the limited-edition Hardwired Eyeshadow Collection! A rich and radiant lineup of six precious metals. A rare combination of high-pigment with high-shine, ultra fine blends of shimmer, glitter, and pearl reflect light for eye-catching effects.

The Multiple Duo ($39 – each) comes in three shades:
  • Copacabana / Sidari Beach - Shimmering pink silver & rose bronze
  • Hot Sand / Laguna - Peach champagne & bronzed brown
  • Playa Flamenco / Oahu - Sparkling soft gold & deep bronze

The Hardwired Eyeshadow Collection ($28 – each) features six rich and radiant precious metals (shown left to right): Earthshine, Lunar, Outer Limits, Parallax, Pygar, and Stud.

  • Earthshine - Iridescent Pink Lilac
  • Lunar - Soft Iridescent Violet
  • Outer Limits - Iridescent Rose Gold
  • Parallax - Metallic Dove Grey
  • Pygar - Gold Lame
  • Stud - Soft Pewter Bronze

NARS Sculpting Multiple Duos will be available at on July 21, 2016 and The Hardwired Eyeshadow Collection will be available on August 1, 2016 at Sephora.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

NARS Fall 2016 Color Collection

Created by NARS Founder and Creative Director, FrançoisNars, the Fall 2016 Color Collection debuts a refined combination of seasonal shades, signature colors and state-of-the-art textures for eyes, cheeks and lips. Cheeks are sculpted to new heights by complexion-enhancing hues from light caramel to espresso. Lids shimmer with shades of iridescent white, rose gold, and deep indigo, while lips go matte in saturated tones of garnet and Bordeaux. New Velvet Eyeliners add rich dimension with pigments that glide on smooth and blend evenly, creating the perfect base for smoky lids or a fine line for a bold look.

NARS Fall 2016 Collection Includes:

  • Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow ($29) Antares Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow - Iridescent white gold; Rigel Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow - Shimmering rose gold; Arcturus Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow - Shimmering deep indigo
  • Velvet Matte Lip Pencil ($26) Infatuated Red Velvet Matte Lip Pencil - Garnet (Limited Edition) and Consuming Red Velvet Matte Lip Pencil - Bordeaux
  • Contour Blush ($42) Melina Contour Blush, Left Side: Café au lait; Right Side: Espresso and Talia Contour Blush, Left Side: Light caramel; Right Side: Nutmeg
  • Velvet Eyeliner ($24) Black Moon – Black; Mambo - Rich Hazelnut; Curaçao -Turquoise Blue; Kalisté – Teal; London - Stormy Grey; Blue Lotus – Periwinkle; Last Frontier – Espresso; Las Pozas - White Pearl; Darklight - Navy

The Fall 2016 Color Collection is available exclusively at NARS Boutiques and NARS Cosmetics on July 15. Thereafter on August 1 at Sephora and select retail locations.

Monday, June 20, 2016

NARS Dual-Intensity Cheek Palette and NARS Survival Kits Summer 2016

NARS Cosmetics is introducing new collections just in time for a sexy summer … the limited edition #NARSissist Dual-Intensity Cheek Palette and NARS Survival Kits, of which there are three that feature François Nars’ hand-selected essentials!

The #NARSissist Dual-Intensity Cheek Palette ($59) is an all-in-one cheek palette that boasts four new shades, including a highlights, blush, and two contouring tones in NARS’ signature Dual-Intensity formula. Shades include: Soft Tulle, Damask with Gold Sheen, Peony and Titian.

NARS Cult Survival Kit ($325) includes 11 NARS cult-classics: Pandora Duo Eyeshadow, Exhibit A and Orgasm Blush, Laguna Bronzing Powder, Schiap Lipstick, Cruella Velvet Matte Lip Pencil, Turkish Delight Lip Gloss, Via Veneto Larger Than Life Eyeliner, Black Moon Audacious Mascara, Light Reflecting Pressed Setting Powder, and Monoi Body Glow II.

NARS Survival Kit 1 ($59) includes an essential palette of rich neutral Naiad and Kalahari II Eyeshadows, Off Limits and Mata Hari Blush, a mini Party Girl Lip Gloss, and a mini Black Moon Audacious Mascara.

NARS Survival Kit 2($59) includes an essential palette of smoldering Tokyo II and Galapagos Eyeshadow, Modesty and Day Dream Blush, a mini Phantasia Lip Gloss, and mini Black Moon Audacious Mascara.

The #NARSissist Dual-Intensity Cheek Palette will launch on July 1 exclusively online at NARS and in NARS boutiques, then available August 1 at Sephora and select retail locations. The three NARS Survival Kits are Nordstrom exclusives and will be available July 1 at Nordstrom.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

NARS 2016 Long Hot Summer Collection and 413 BLKR Cheek & Lip Palette

NARS Cosmetics introduces two limited edition Summer 2016 collections and these are bound to make summertime sizzle!

NARS Long Hot Summer Collection

For Summer 2016, NARS Cosmetics introduces the limited edition Long Hot Summer Collection created exclusively for NARS boutiques. The collection features two limited edition palettes as well as three iconic lip glosses and two blushes to give you a perfectly bronzed look this summer.

Collection Includes:
  • Long Hot Summer Eyeshadow Palette
  • Laguna/Casino Bronzer Duo
  • Deep Throat Blush
  • Flirty sheer pink Mata Hari Blush
  • Turkish Delight Lip Gloss
  • Salamanca Lip Gloss
  • Greek Holiday Lip Gloss

 NARS 413 BLKR Cheek & Lip Palette

Inspired by the François Nars' first flagship address in New York City's West Village neighborhood, the 413 BLKR Cheek & Lip Palette is the latest piece to join the NARS-exclusive 413 BLKR Collection. The new palette features a glowing gradient of three limited edition sheer, blendable blushes, iconic Laguna Bronzer paired with the essential fuchsia 413 BLKR Velvet Matte Lip Pencil.

NARS Long Hot Summer Collection and NARS 413 BLKR Cheek & Lip Palette will be available June 1, 2016 exclusively at NARS and NARS boutiques.