NARS Summer 2009 Collection



As NARS turns fifteen this year, the brand’s commitment to creating products that defy convention remains unwavering. The NARS woman has never been content to fade into the background, and this summer is no exception.

“The look for the Summer 2009 collection is sophisticated, but colorful,” says François Nars, Founder and Creative Director of NARS Cosmetics.

Whether your vision of perfect summer conjures up images of Morocco’s kaleidoscopic bazaars, the pristine Art Deco structures of Ocean Drive or the endless white sand beaches and cerulean waters of a Caribbean island, this season’s vivid yet versatile color palette is the perfect complement.

I am really lemming that blue eyeshadow. What about you ladies?

Tropic Single Eyeshadow ($22)
For the latest eye shadow, there was only one blue François Nars had in mind. “The tropics are always inspiring for me,” says Nars. This lush, silver-flecked teal is a precise image of the ocean’s reflective, rolling waves.



Scorching Sun Duo Eyeshadow ($32)
The glazed apricot and radiant orange duo, is designed “to imitate the effect of the burning sun,” according to Nars. The sun-drenched colors allow for surprising wearability. The pair can be blended together to form a rich, burnt orange, or worn in tandem.



Irresistiblement Bronzing Powder ($30)
Nothing evokes the feeling of summertime quite like bronzed skin. The newest shade, a rich golden terracotta, offers a flattering faux glow when dusted across the areas of the face where the actual sun would hit.



Falbala and Outsider Lipstick ($24)
Falbala: This high-shine bronzy rose lipstick has a sweet, insouciant quality about it.
Outsider: This is definitely not your grandmother’s coral. This deeper, glistening variety is a modern take on a time-honored classic.


Belize Lip Gloss ($24)
The pale pink mauve sprinkled with specks of gold simulates the color of a Central American sunset and gives nude lips a sultry boost.


Tonga Lipliner Pencil ($20)
A creamy, long-wearing lip pencil in a shade of pink amber plays dual roles. Use it traditionally, to outline lips and prevent lipstick from feathering; or color the entire lip with the moisture-rich pencil.


Adelita Nail Polish ($16)
This shimmering pearlescent shade of pink, is simultaneously sweet and saucy, the ideal embodiment of feminine strength.


The Summer 2009 collection is currently available at www.narscosmetics.com.

Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE, Glamour.com, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.

5 COMMENTS

  1. I want the nail polish! The blue eyeshadow looks pretty, kind of remind me of blue version of baby girl and with silver flecks instead of gold so I am really not sure. I bought baby girl and is a little bit disappointed, the pink melt into my eye lid and disappear, even with udpp the color is still very very sheer while the gold flecks can fall on face if you try to pack on the color with tapping motion… arg!

  2. I am so getting Tropic and Scorching Sun. I also heard from the MA at Nordstrom that Chicago is getting its exclusive collection which is highly limited! I am so excited for everything!

  3. Hello Phyllis. I have never tanned I am really white and porcelain but would really like to bronze soon for a change. I am thinking about spray tanning (you’ve written one about the beds before but not the spray tanning booths), can you tell us your experience? I would be thrilled to know. :)

    Thanks!

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