NARS Summer 2009 Collection

April 4, 2009

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


  • Reply Annie April 5, 2009 at 12:38 am

    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!

  • Reply Feifei April 5, 2009 at 9:08 am

    The blue eyeshadow looks so pretty! =)

    Hey phyllis, what powder do u use? =) becuz ur skin looks reeeally nice! thannk you!

  • Reply Karen April 5, 2009 at 11:18 pm

    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!

  • Reply Kaya April 6, 2009 at 10:41 pm

    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. 🙂


  • Reply Angela April 11, 2009 at 8:07 pm

    The whole collection sounds gorgeous!!! Wow, I seriously want them all!

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