NARS Spring Look 2014
NARS Spring Look 2014

Kind of loving NARS spring for its play on colour and thanks to the NARS Final Cut collection that comprehensively covers off pink (it launches January 1st) the creative on spring has avoided pink almost completely. Instead, it’s more of a high summer look in my view, so let’s hope for a lot of sunny spring days!

NARS Spring 2014 Duo
NARS Spring 2014 Duo

Above is Kauai (gold/purple) and China Seas (turquoise/plum) in such soft textures they’re perfect for blending and smudging.

NARS Spring 2014 Duo swatch

 

They’re easily buildable too so you can opt for a wash of colour or high impact.

NARS Spring Liners 2014
NARS Spring Liners 2014

My favourite part of this collection is without doubt the eye liners – above Khao San Road in aquamarine and Puerta del Sol in vibrant green. The metallic element makes them wow on the eyes.

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NARS Spring lip
NARS Spring lip
NARS Spring Lip Swatch
NARS Spring Satin Lip Pencil Swatch

This is described as a Mandarin Red, which I think describes it perfectly, although the product name is Timanfaya. NARS lip pencils are totally a favourite of mine so this is heading to the keep drawer at high speed!

NARS Spring Glosses
NARS Spring Glosses

These gorgeous glosses give a wash of violet or guava on the lip – they’re not particularly high pigment so great as a low impact lip look in on-trend shades. The violet shade is Annees Folles and the guava is Bimini.

NARS Spring Glosses Swatch
NARS Spring Glosses Swatch

I love the way that Annees Folles is milky.

NARS Spring Nails Wind Dancer
NARS Spring Nails Wind Dancer

Finally, for nails, a cantaloupe shade; Wind Dancer.

There’s also a new multiple, Na Pali, that I don’t have here. The NARS Spring 2014 Collection is available from 1st February. What’s noticeable about this collection is that it’s so creative and thoughtful; inspiration is taken from Helmut Newton’s Monte Carlo photography and Nars’ travels and the fact that you can relate the products to the places of their namesake (I had to do a bit of Googling first though – Francois Nars clearly travels to some very exotic locations!) is wonderful. I often think about product names and most seem like they’re pulled out of a hat, but careful naming can really elevate a range.

 

 

 

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