Saturday, November 2, 2013

NARS Face of the Day

The NARS brand has been a long-time favorite of mine, but for some reason I tend to neglect my NARS shadows (I think this is mostly due to inefficient storage: out of sight, out of mind. I need a better storage system!). I was inspired recently by the new eye shadow shades in the Guy Bourdin holiday collection and while thinking over whether or not I will splurge for any of them during Sephora's Nov.7-11 VIB sale, I decided I would shop my stash in the meantime and create an all-NARS look.

I knew in advance that I wanted to use the Kuala Lumpur duo, but confess the lip shades I chose were just items that were close at hand, but I do like the end result of these two lip pencils combined--you know I love my peachy-pink lip colors, even in the fall! 

Left to right: Bolero Velvet Matte Lip Pencil and New Lover Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil 

Lipliner Pencil in Fantasia 

Fantasia is a creamy light, warm, peachy-nude shade. It was too warm for the cooler pink, New Lover pencil, but after a bit of blending it was almost undetectable. This would be a great shade for any light peach or warm nude lip colors. I imagine it would coordinate perfectly with shades like NARS Barbarella.

Realm of the Senses Cheek Palette

I've had the Realm of the Senses palette for a while and really like it -- it is effortless and coordinates well with so many different looks! (See my July review of this palette for more photos along with comparison swatches.)

El Dorado Cream Eyeshadow 

I used El Dorado, a lovely light gold, as a base all over the lid and blended up into the crease. I found that it really intensified the pigment in the Kuala Lumpur shadows and added dimension and a nice glow, as well as increased wear time.

Kuala Lumpur Eyeshadow Duo 

Left to right: El Dorado, Kuala Lumpur duo (layered over El Dorado), Coconut Grove, Via Appia Eyeliner, Realm of the Senses, Fantasia Lipliner, Bolero Lip Pencil, and New Lover Lip Pencil.

Realm of the Senses, Fantasia, Bolero, and New Lover 

Wearing Bolero topped with New Lover and lined lightly with Fantasia Lipliner

El Dorado cream shadow, Kuala Lumpur (duo), Coconut Grove (single), and Via Appia Larger Than Life Eyeliner

Thanks for visiting, and I hope your fall is off to a great start!