NARS Fall 2009 Collection Product Information & Reviews

“For this collection, I wanted to create something fragile and strong, and seductive but not aggressive,” said François Nars, Founder and Creative Director of NARS Cosmetics.

Fast Ride Lipstick ($24)
This lipstick may look really dark in the tube but goes on a sheer plummy wine color that is perfect for fall.

Tokaido Express Nail Lacquer ($16)
Ladies, purple nail polish is going to be HUGE this fall and this opulent blackened amethyst doused with ultra-fine gold dust particles is definitely going to be a hit!

Silk Road Duo Eyeshadow ($32)
This is a duo of icy pink with a warm rose gold with golden flecks. Very pretty and wearable.

Brumes Duo Eyeshadow ($32)
This is a duo of velvety matte charcoal with a sparkling, blue state.

Indian Summer Duo Eyeshadow ($32)
This is a duo of frosted champagne shimmer with deep matte mustard.

Mekong Single Eyeshadow ($22)
This intense, blackened espresso hue scattered with rose gold is definitely the winner in this collection. The color is to die for and it has a similar texture and pigmentation as NARS Galapagos and Strada eyeshadows. Loves!

How To Get Heather’s Look
Makeup artist Diane Kendal focused on giving Marks a look that was romantic and feminine with a distinct edge. Her already alabaster complexion was further evened out with NARS Firming Foundation, and cheeks were contoured and colored with a combination of NARS Cap Vert Multiple Bronzer and NARS Angelika Blush. Kendal then used an array of products to create a multidimensional eye – NARS Silk Road Duo Eyeshadow was swept across the entire lid up to the brow and under the eye; NARS Mekong Single Eyeshadow lined the lash line and was blended, along with NARS Night Fever Single Eyeshadow, into the crease; NARS Black Moon Eyeliner Pencil was drawn in a line along lower lashes; and the look was completed with multiple coats of NARS Black Orchid Mascara. Next, Kendal turned her focus to the lips, lining Marks’ pout with NARS Malta Lipliner Pencil before filling it in with NARS Fast Ride Lipstick. The final touch was two coats of NARS Tokaido Express Nail Polish on her nails.

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,, 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.


  1. i love the silk road duo,mekong single e/s and the fast ride lipstick. :) i just got the Desire blush but after seeing the advert im lemming Angelika :(! Phyllis, have you tried Desire/Angelika? Do you know if they are similar?

  2. I’d totally bring home that Tokaido Express Nail Lacquer and the silk road duo Eyeshadow. I’m a sucker for jewel tone nails and the natural look.

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