FOTD: Burnished Rose

Chocolate Brown and Warm Pink is one of my favorite color combinations. It was a gloomy day — and perfect for such a combination for me:

Dior Skin Nude Foundation (051)
By Terry Touche Veloutee (center of the face)
Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder
NARS Blush in Gaeity
NARS Eyeshadow in Mekong (lids)
Chanel Eyeshadow in Twilight (crease)
Louise Young Eyeshadow in Black Bear (lashline)
Dolce & Gabbana Mascara
Beaute Weightless Lip Creme in Modern Love

NARS Spring 2012: Gaiety & Valparaiso

So… my NARS stuff finally came. I just ended up with the blush in Gaiety, and the Pure Matte Lipstick in Valparaiso:

Now the blush had me a bit stressed because it’s BRIGHT. I thought it might look like Desire, but it doesn’t. It’s matte and a bright candy pink that looks surprisingly flattering on my warm skin tone. I rolled the dice with this blush, and I’m happy to report that I came out a winner.

I like it. I like it a lot.
My favorite piece of this collection has to be the Pure Matte Lipstick in Valparaiso. It’s rich, and bright and saturated… much like the Chanel Eclosion Palette. You might remember that I was cool toward the lip selection for Chanel’s Spring 2012 offering… but a lipstick like this would have totally changed my mind. It’s absolutely gorgeous.

I am head over heels in love with this lipstick! It’s not a warm burgundy color,  like some pictures of the tube suggests. It’s actually a saturated berry, with hints of plum and red. Just absolutely stunning.

I’m happy with my NARS Spring 2012 picks… really happy.