Francois Nars created the Summer 2010 collection as an homage to Catherine Deneuve’s character, Severine, in Belle de Jour. “Severine’s look was not complicated-this wasn’t a woman who wanted to do her makeup all day- but that doesn’t mean she wasn’t polished,” said Nars. “Effortless looking makeup can often be the most elegant, allowing a woman’s natural beauty (and personality) to shine through- especially during the summertime."
Here is Nars' friend and muse Amber Valleta in the Summer 2010 colors. We love how fresh the turquoise is on her eyes:
This iridescent ocean-blue paired with turquoise cream can be worn sheer or heavy for drama at night.
Love Devotion Lipstick, $24
A nourishing, long-lasting sheer guava lipstick that looks daring to apply; but flatters everyone.
Coup de Coeur Lip Gloss, $24
Shiny, sheer apple-brandy tinted lip gloss that all of us wore in South Beach in March.
Versailles Nail Polish, $16
This champagne-gold nail hue made a gorgeous pedicure on our (spray-tanned) toes.
Also included but not pictured individually:
Enchanted Cream Blush, $26
A soft-peach cream blush that delivers a hint of shimmer and smooth, silky colorLamu Multiple, $38
A fresh, glazed-apricot shade with gold sparkles to create shimmering accents
Cayenne Cream Eyeshadow, $22
A spicy, deep brown cream eyeshadow that is intensely rich yet carries a weightless texture
Available at http://www.narscosmetics.com/.
This review was based on a sample.