Wednesday, November 17, 2010

NARS Makeover, Haul and Swatches - Holiday 2010

My haul from my Nars makeover.  
Scroll down to see swatches.

This past weekend, I had a NARS makeover at Nordstrom at the Stanford Shopping Center in Palo Alto, CA.  They were having a beauty event, and Kimberly, the counter manager, set me up with Karolin, regional artist(?) makeup artist with Nars, for my makeover. 

Karolin did an amazing job creating a fun, party look with some of new Holiday 2010 colors.  Tina, also an artist with Nars, was introduced me to the Nars skincare line.  As a product junkie, I'm always skeptical about skincare products, but I was really impressed with the line.  I purchased the Brightening Serum, which I will review at a later post.



Karolin of Nars, Me and Marlowe.
Marlowe is wearing Casino bronzer (hehe not really).

A close up my makeover.
I love Karolin's liner in this photo.

Here is a breakdown of my makeover:
Foundation: Punjab Sheer Glow
Concealer: Vanilla/Honey
Powder Foundation: Fiji applied with Boton Brush
Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base
Lid base color: Silvery lilac side of Mélusine with Étrusque on top.
Lid (darker color) and close to lash line: Purple side of Mélusine eyeshadow duo
Mascara: Volumizing and Lengthening
Brows: Bali eyeshadow
Bronzer: Casino and Laguna mixed
The Multiple: Luxor (highlighter used in a C-shape around the eye to the top of the cheek bone)
Cheek: Oasis (used as the contour) and Sex Appeal (on the apple)
Lip: Terre de Feu Pure Matte lipstick
Lip: Moon Fleet lipgloss on top

Nars is available at Nordstrom, Nars' website and Sephora.


A close-up of the eye look.

 Étrusque
Eyeshadow single.  Gilded antique warm gold shimmer.  $23.

 Étrusque


 Mélusine
Eyeshadow duo: silver soft lilac shimmer with purple irridesence and matte mid-toned violet purple.  $32.

Mélusine


Sex Appeal
A soft pale peach pink.  $26.



  Sex Appeal swatched.
For reference, I'm MAC NC35.  Sex Appeal was very light on me.  You could build it up, but this color may be best for those with paler skintones. 


What do you think of this look?  Silver, purple and gold all on the same eye?  I didn't think it would work, but it does!  Check back for a review of Nars' Brightening Serum.