Friday, 4 April 2014

New & Noteworthy from NARS / Matte Multiple, Contour Blush, and Artistry Brushes.

I am so excited for these new additions to the NARS family - the Matte Multiple, Contour Blush, plus an array of amazing quality brushes. As a fan of NARS for many years, I've been using their infamous blushes and illuminators for quite a while and overall, the products have always been a good investment

Just in time for its 20th year anniversary, NARS introduces the new multi-use Matte Multiple (blushes & bronzers) - the product can be used wet or dry for a versatile cheek or lip application. Plus, it comes in gorgeous colours and shades!

Available in seven shades from ginger pink to golden bronze, the Matte Multiple features a creamy, lightweight formula that delivers buildable, long-lasting, hydrating colour for lips and cheeks. This innovative formula can be applied dry for a soft yet vibrant matte effect or wet for a rich and vivid finish that melts into skin. 

Products Include:
ANGUILLA, Ginger pink 
EXUMAS, Pink apricot 
SIAM, Poppy red 
LAOS, Rose coral 
ALTAI, Rose bronze 
VIENTIANE, Copper bronze 
CAPPADOCE, Golden bronze 
Price: $46 

Available April 14th at select NARS retailers (including Sephora, Hudson’s Bay, Holt Renfrew and MURALE) and

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But that's not all...NARS also launched Contour Blushes, the ultimate essential in makeup artistry to create natural-looking definition with a luminous finish.

Now available at select NARS retailers (including Sephora, Hudson’s Bay, Holt Renfrew and Murale) and - The beautifully balanced duos feature a lighter shade to illuminate the highpoints of the face and a deeper shade to enhance definition. Ultra-smooth, lightweight texture lends itself to a luminous finish and the specially designed contouring formula adds visual depth and dimension in a single swipe. 

To create the perfect contour on cheeks, apply the deeper shade of the Contour Blush to the hollows of the cheeks and along the hairline; sweep the light shade across the cheekbones toward the temples to soften and highlight. Finish the look with a pop of your favorite blush shade on the apples of the cheek. 

Products Include:

OLYMPIA, Ivory/Rose 
PALOMA, Pink beige/Deep rose 
GIENAH, Honey/Amber 
Price: $46 

Last but not least, NARS also launches a comprehensive 16 piece Artistry Brushes collection featuring  an exquisite design conceived by Founder and Creative Director François Nars and Fabien Baron, of New York design firm Baron & Baron. 

 Each brush is designed with the finest quality hairs and delicately weighted to provide the necessary balance for a professional and precise makeup application. The custom brush and packaging feature the iconic matte black finish with sharp debossed logo and signature pop of red.

“You cannot achieve good makeup without good tools.” – François Nars 

FACE CATEGORY Refine. Blend. Conceal.
Powder Brush #10, $58 
Blends, buffs, and diffuses loose powder for a lustrous finish. Double domed with layers of full, soft hair to pick up and deposit powder evenly. 
Bronzing Powder Brush #11, $58 
An artist essential for controlled application. The dense concentration of soft, natural hair holds and applies product for an even, all-over glow. 
Cream Blending Brush #12, $32 
A versatile, multi-use brush for face and eyes. Designed for gentle application of concealer around the eyes and effortless blending of cream textures. 
Precision Blending Brush #13, $30 
For precision application of concealer. Ideal for focused use on spots, pigmented areas, or around the eyes and nose. 

CHEEK CATEGORY Sculpt. Contour. Highlight.
Blush Brush #20, $47 
Professional domed shape deposits blush pigments perfectly. Diffuses as it blends for smooth, effortless application. 
Contour Brush #21, $47 
Expertly angled for sculpting and highlighting the cheekbones. An artist essential to define and blend with controlled application. 

EYE CATEGORY Line. Define. Blend.
Eye Shadow Brush #40, $36 
Deposits the perfect amount of pigment for a masterful sweep of all-over shadow. 
Diffusing Brush #41, $37 
A must-have for blending and creating the smoky eye. Lush bristles softly apply shadow for a light veil of colour. 
Blending Eye Shadow Brush #42, $37 
Ideal tool for applying high-shimmer shadows and effortless blending for a soft-focus effect due to softer, longer hair design. 
Wide Contour Eye Shadow Brush #43, $37 
The go-to artist essential that does it all: tap, blend, or sweep shadow with ease. Angled shape allows for all-over or precise application. 
Precision Contour Brush #44, $32 
The firm, flexible hair design of this brush is ideal for applying concentrated colour in the eye crease. 
Smudge Brush #45, $32 
The smoky eye artist essential. Expertly deposits colour along the lash line and diffuses and softens eyeliner. 
Push Eyeliner #46, $32 
Transforms any cream or powder eye shadow into an eyeliner for a smooth, fine line at the base of the lashes. Use wet to apply powders for stronger colour impact. 
Angled Eyeliner Brush #47, $32 
Designed for impeccable glide when applying liquid and cream textures along the lash line. Perfect for use with NARS Eye Paint to create a variety of effects, from natural to dramatic. 
Brow Defining Brush #48, $30 
Define, shape and fill in sparse brows. Firm bristles provide control and deposit powder for a hair-like effect. 

Precision Lip Brush #30, $30 
Designed with a wide, flat surface to evenly apply lipstick with precision. 

Available April 3 at select NARS retailers (including Sephora, Hudson’s Bay, Holt Renfrew and Murale) and