For their new spring collection, Nars had supermodel Amber Valletta channel Catherine Deneuve in the iconic “La Chamade.” “It’s very sophisticated and bourgeois in a Parisian ‘16th Arrondissement’ way,” said Francois himself. “She [Deneuve] is the perfect reference for this collection, and apropos for spring, a time to embrace color and get noticed.” While we love the bouffant hair and even the fun yellow eyeshadow, we’re especially drawn to the new lipstick, called Cruising. Past attempts at a Bardot-like French nude pout have drawn us down a questionable path (concealer on the lips anyone?), but this hue works because it has a slight amount of sheer pink to make it more wearable. So you know, c’est magnifique or whatever. [Nars] Keep reading »
We weren’t so sure what to think about the “couture military” style Rihanna spoke of while filming the video for her song “Hard.” But now that we’re seeing the outfits in context, they’re not nearly as scary or horrible as we had first concluded. Rihanna can keep this style to herself, however, because we certainly won’t be putting on anything remotely similar, well, except for her gorgeous orange-y red lipstick. The shade resembles Nars’ Heat Wave and Revlon’s Hot Coral, and it will look just as good when worn with something other than an army green jacket, a bustier with electrical tape-covered nipples, and a pair of practically nonexistent cut-offs. Keep reading »
For some reason I’m always eying up womens’ shoulders. Unlike any other part of a woman, no matter what their size, shoulders always look sexy. And before you make a face, it’s not a pervy thing, I just think that it’s a seriously underrated body part. Haven’t we heard enough about legs and, jeez, boobs? So, imagine how pumped i was when I came across a post about how to achieve that luminous shoulder look. What’s better than bare shoulders? Shimmery ones. According to the girls at Glamour‘s blog, I should pay a little extra attention to my shoulders—not hours more, just a little bit. Basically, treat your shoulders like your face when you’re wanting a little luminosity: Hit the bits of your shoulders the sun would hit (your collarbone, the rounded bits of your shoulder, etc.) with a pearly body lotion like Scott Barnes’s Body Bling or even a little bit of the shimmer you use to highlight your face, like a Nars “The Multiple” stick in Copacabana. Good for the holiday party circuit, no? [Glamour] Keep reading »
Enough heat and sweat will turn even the most thoughtfully-applied makeup into a hot mess. Before you know it, your blush is caking or sinking into your skin and you’ve got a mean case of skanky makeup and it’s only mid-day. Luckily, cream and liquid blush will resist the urge to slide all over your face, so add some to your makeup arsenal for easy summer beauty.
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Beauty brand NARS is raising safe sex awareness with two new cosmetic kits that come in handy when it comes to sex. The “Safer Set” includes two NARS condoms imprinted with “PREVENTION IS THE CURE” and a popular cream stick face highlighter in Multiple in Orgasm color. The “Safest Set” includes the same highlighter and a small black book promoting abstinence that gives you a list of ways you can just say no to the boys. A portion of the sales from both products go to amFAR’s global safe sex education initiative, so whether or not you’re doing it, you’ll be looking good and doing good. NARS has a long history of uniting sex and cosmetics. Lip colors come in Promiscuous, Manhunt, and Orgasm. Keep reading »