Showing posts with label Dior Bikini nail polish. Show all posts
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Sunday, April 22, 2012

Nars Summer 2012 Pics and Swatches: Liberte' Blush, Ramatuelle Eyeshadow Trio, Buenos Aires Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil


Today we have swatches, swatches, swatches of the Nars Summer 2012 Collection. I just love the advertising picture and was intrigued by the shadow, in particular, and how it glowed a light shimmering silvery blue and peach...I just had to see it in real life.
 
Isn't that gorgeous? I could picture being on a deserted tropical island somewhere when I look at that picture. Tropical islands are my happy place, so I relish any image that takes me there. Anyway, much staring at this photo and mentally going to my happy place prompted three purchases from the Nars website. I've looked at Nordstrom several times, hoping to see the items in person, but they still don't have them in at the counter where I live. But, when they get them, I'm checking out the matte lip product the model is wearing.  I just can't purchase a matte lip product without testing it first.
 
  So, onto the show.... I suppose you would call the Ramatuelle eyeshadow trio the star of this collection. It features a light frosty blue, a frosted golden peach and a matte orange that has a hint of brick to it.
 
Nars Summer 2012 Ramatuelle Eyeshadow Trio
 
On my arm, the peach is quite golden. I suspect it will show up more peachy on my lids as my arms are warm toned and my lids are very cool.   While my skin swatches show warm colors, I suspect on my eyes, the colors will be true to the palette itself.  I'll be able to make = whichever color pop that I want to depending on what color of shadow base I use. I think this trio will be extremely versatile and fun to play with. I'll give you longevity stats as I wear it. (I just got it today so haven't worn it yet.)
 
Nars Summer 2012 Ramatuelle Eyeshadow Trio
 
Next, I did something a little unusual...I purchased the blush in the collection. It's unusual because with all the blushes I have, it seems like I should be able to make something work, and I probably can but I like how it looks in the ad. I am, after all, an  advertiser's dream. Liberte' blush is a brick orange. It'll be a good color applied lightly to my light skin and be great a little later in the summer when I have a little color. (Please, always use sunscreen!!!)
 
 
Nars Liberte' Blush
 
It'll be a no-brainer getting ready in the morning to use this with the Ramatuelle eyeshadow trio.
 
Nars Liberte' Blush Swatch
 
Nars Summer 2012 Collection
 
I ordered the Buenos Aires Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil thinking it would be a frosted beige that would work well with the eyeshadow trio. It was a little bit of a surprise to find out that it's a creamy peachy nude. Not at all what I thought,
 
 . Nars Summer 2012 Buenos Aires Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil
 
Nars Summer 2012 Buenos Aires Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil
 
Granted, I haven't tried it on the lips yet, but I'm afraid this won't quite be my color and I'm really wishing I ordered the Moscow Pure Matte Lipstick instead. Well, we'll give it a go and see how it is. I'll leave you with one more look at all the items that I purchased together.
 
Nars Liberte' blush Nars Ramatuelle Eyeshadow Trio Swatches
 
I plan to wear Dior Bikini nail polish this week with these items, but doesn't the light pink Trouville polish in the ad look so pretty??
 
(Nars Ramatuelle Eyeshadow Trio retails for $45.  Nars Liberte' blush is $28, and Buenos Aires Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil retails for $24 wherever Nars is sold.)
 
Have you tried the Nars Summer 2010 collection yet? If you have, what is your favorite item in it? And how do you feel the wear of these items is/are?
 
(Edited to add:  You can see the items in use in THIS blog post.   Buenos Aires pencil is reviewed in this post.).

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