Another beautiful collection released by NARS Cosmetics. Only a few days ago I got the chance to play around with these products and I’m definitely in love with this collection. I’ve always loved NARS lip glosses, I think the quality is great and their nude shades are to-die-for! So I’m glad they’ve added two more nude shades to this collection. In this post you’ll find a proper preview + swatches of this collection and… commentary on the products by the man François Nars himself!
Can you describe the Spring 2016 Color Palette?
At first glance, the colors look very fresh and pretty because of the soft shades like rose, apricot, and mint, but then you see the bolder shades, like the midnight blue and the warm red—the palette is really well balanced between the softer shades and the darker, more sophisticated colors. There’s also a mix of warm and cool tones that, in a way, mimic the progression of winter to spring. — François Nars
Swatches: #Tarvos | #Cressida | #Kari
Your favorite products and shades in the collection?
The Dual-Intensity Eyeshadows are really versatile because they can be used wet or dry and that makes them really great for spring. You might apply one with a wet brush earlier in the season when you want a more dramatic look and then switch to dry for a sheer application when it’s warmer. The icy mint and blue are really beautiful wet or dry. — François Nars
Swatches: #Hammamat (eyeshadow) | #Impassioned (blush)
I also love Hammamet Duo Eyeshadow. The matte beige and bronzed rose colors look amazing on their own and together, their textures—a matte and a metallic—play really beautifully on the skin. I am very into matte makeup right now. — François Nars
Swatches: #Rosecliff | #Banned Red | #Instant Crash | #Vida Loca
What was the inspiration for the campaign visual?
It was old covers of fashion magazines from the 1950s—they were a major source of inspiration. The clothes, the accessories, the makeup—it’s all so glamorous and very dramatic. The models were flawless—Jean Patchett, Suzy Parker, Audrey Hepburn— they are stunning. I wanted to capture a similar feel for the campaign image. This look references that period with the lined, winged lids, and pink lips. — François Nars