FOTD: Mixed Summer Bag

I mixed more shimmers and matte textures (I seem to be doing that a lot lately) for this look. Most of my selections were from a ‘mixed bag’ of Summer 2012 Collections:

Nars Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer (Malage
NARS Multiple Duo in Maui/Palm Beach: Blended
YSL Pure Chromatics Palette #9:
Shimmer Taupe on Lids
Shimmer Brown in Crease
Louise Young Eyeshadow in Black Bear (lashline)
Guerlain Noir G Mascara
Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Never Say Never

FOTD: Matte Pink

I used the new NARS Matte Velvet Lip Pencil in ‘Never Say Never’ for this look. Then I built the rest of the makeup around it:

Senna Cosmetics Barely Base in Medium
Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder
MAC Tres Chic Blush in Peony Petal
Louise Young Eyeshadow in Ting (lids)
Louise Young Eyeshadow in Maowi (crease)
Louise Young Eyeshadow in Black Bear (lashline)
Guerlain Noir G Mascara
NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Never Say Never

NARS: Summer 2012

My favorite pics from the NARS Summer 2012 Collection finally arrived. I must say, I am NOT disappointed. I was a little skeptical of some of the color combinations initially (peach and silver seemed… odd to me for the eyeshadow trio), but they all come together so nicely. I love the idea of combining colors that I never would have thought would work, and NARS does that beautifully.

From the left:
Never Say Never Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
Liberte Blush
Calabria Soft Touch Eyeshadow Pencil
Ramatuelle Eye Shadow Trio
Never Say Never Velvet Matte Lip Pencil:

Liberte Blush
Calabria Soft Touch Eye Shadow Pencil
Ramatuelle Eye Shadow Trio:
The Velvet Matte Lip Pencil is gorgeously soft in color and texture, and it wears all day with no issues. It’s not drying, and I am blown away by how flattering it is. It will definitely work a wide range of skin tones.
There is NOTHING like that Liberte Blush. It looks really strong and scary in the pan, but it applies so softly. It can be built to greater intensity if you like, but it really wears like a warm veil of color across the skin. Just beautiful.
The Calabria Soft Touch Eyeshadow pencil is pretty, but not very practical. It wipes away very easily. It has no staying power and will likely need a heavy dose of primer, and may even a powder shadow over it, to get it to really stay put.
The Ramatuelle Eye Shadow trio is the most unexpected gem of the collection. I never expected those colors to work, to be honest. But the silver is so sheer and flattering, the shimmer apricot actually works, and the matte color just brings it all together brilliantly.
I am pretty happy with my picks for the NARS Summer 2012 collection. I can’t wait to put them to practical use!