I love color, especially when wearing a really bold lip! It’s funny because I used to wear really bright colored eyeshadows in college and once I graduated, my makeup routine became pretty minimal (mostly do a former job with strict makeup policies).

Spring and summer are always perfect times to branch out and refresh your makeup routine. So when I saw NARS Cosmetics new Summer 2013 Color Collection, I regained my excitement. Buuut, I will also admit that as much as I love color, some of those NARS eyeshadow duos can be so intimidating! Most likely I would learn towards one color more than the other, and the duo never really gets used … as a duo at least.

Watch this brief tutorial on how to get the NARS Summertime look created by their lead makeup artist.

I love the combination of mixing a soft yellow eye with a lilac, pink lip and soft cheeks. And for those that like a little drama, that clean cat eye is the finishing touch. It’s fresh, youthful, and fun!  Here are the products that were used to create this look:


Fashion Rebel Duo Eyeshadow in Dandelion & African Violet; $34


(L to R: Puerto Vallarta Multiple in Shimmering Tangerine, $39; Paris Follies Larger Than Life Lipgloss in Pink Flamingo, $26; Tender Night Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Iridescent Lilac (limited edition), $25) 

Check out the rest of the Summer 2013 Color Collection below:


Euphrate Single Eyeshadow in Frosted Mint Steel, $24


(L to R: Tolede Lipstick in Pink Rose, $24; Barrow Street Larger Than Life Longwear Eyeliner in Seafoam Green, $24;  Madness Nail Polish in Electric Orange (Limited Edition), $19)

**photos courtesy of NARS Cosmetics


The collection is available beginning April 15 on . What do you think? Do you see anything new that you would like to try?



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