A few weeks ago I went along to a NARS masterclass where I learned a lot about makeup techniques and how to get the most out of your products. What I was also privy to was the new collection hitting the shelves in time for summer, and my oh my what a collection it is. Present and correct are the usual pastel pink colours, hues of delicate greys and beige, all topped off with a slick of colour on the lip to tie it all together in one neat package. What’s slightly different though is the earthy terracotta tones which give the look a more exotic finish, bringing out a bronzed goddess with a difference. All the shades are really wearable and blend perfectly to create a look for day, or stronger definition for evening.
You may have noticed the rather bold blue and purple shade below which looks a bit out of place amongst the neutral tones. These two colours are designed to line the eye and create a contrasting effect, blending out from the lashline to draw the focus into the eye. Applied by pushing the colour into the base of lashes, the result is subtle so it doesn’t look crazy next to the peachy hues of the triple palette. I absolutely adore the dark blue shade – it has delicate shimmers which catch the light and it blends beautifully. You can create a really strong look with this or just use to highlight, either way this is a duo that will keep you going all year long.
I’ve always been a peachy-pink blusher girl, so when handed this very bold (and dark) shade of terracotta blush I was somewhat scared to dip my brush in and have a go. However, when used correctly and applied well to the cheeks and where the sun catches skin, this is really a universal shade which can bring out different dimensions of your skintone. It gives a healthy glow as it’s basically right in the middle of a blush and bronzer – if I can wear it well with my English see-through skin, then anyone can. All the shades are beautiful and would form the basis of a pretty fab kit to take you into summer and out the other side; my pick of the lot is the blush and the duo eyeshadow… sound investments.
Available now. For more info see the NARS website.