My dream of meeting the legendary François Nars *finally* came true today! I have been a fan of François’ work for years (I bought my first NARS almost 10 years ago when I was still in high school back in Hong Kong!) and being able to meet the guru in his flesh and talk to him felt soooooo surreal! I literally felt like an obsessed Twilight fan meeting R-Pat *lol*
Here is me with the super sweet and gorgeous NARS International Makeup Director, Ayako. She gave me a few pointers for us Asian girls and also recommended a look for me.
If you like the idea of smoky eyes but want to switch things up a bit, take a cue from Kristen Stewart by using a color that has the same undertones as your eye color. See how Kristen used a color that flashes green on the eyelid and lower eye to play up her green eyes? Here I am using a copper eyeshadow with green undertones to make my green contacts pop. More after the jump!
Spotted all over the spring/summer 2009 runways, metallic nail polishes from honey bronze to 24k karat shades are the *hottest* thing right now!
3.1 Phillip Lim, Versace and Alexander McQueen S/S 2009 shows
To try out the trend, I sampled Creative Nail Design’s #135 Iced Cappuccino Nail Lacquer
, a light coppery brown that was used regularly at fashion week.
Just when I was about to give up on my 10+ years search for the perfect lash primer, I finally found the one! Lancome Ôscillation Powerbooster is the first vibrating power primer that promises to prepare and improve the lash surface for maximum mascara results while boosting the appearance of natural lash growth.
Most lash primers I have used in the past like Shiseido’s Dramatical Eyes tend to contain micro-fibers that stick to the lashes to make them appear thicker and longer. While this does make my puny Asian lashes longer, the fibers left my lashes heavy and droopy. Not to mention coating them completely with mascara can get really messy and the effect is only temporary (the fibers washes off with water).
We finally have a picture of the NARS Loves Chicago Set!
The products featured are Babylon Eyeshadow Duo
, Transformer Nail Polish
, Passion Blush
and Night Bird Single Eyeshadow
. The set will go on sale for $75 this Thursday exclusively at Barneys New York (15 East Oak Street, Chicago IL 60611). Remember to call (312) 587-1700 for the NARS counter to reserve a set!
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It goes on with no heavy waxy feeling, dries off instantly and never leaves behind white marks. I do not sweat much normally but when I put this on, my underarm area definitely stays dry all day. Plus it smells so great I can’t help but sniff my armpit when I have it on – I finally get why people do that in commercials!
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** Ladies, I am officially out of coupons. Thanks so much for the response!