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Spring 2012 Makeup Look Ideas From The Nars Beauty Team

March 28, 2012

Have you made your way to your favorite makeup counter yet in preparation for your personal spring beauty look? I can openly admit that I’m a make-up junkie. There are a range of brands that can be found in my make-up bag, even though I am loyal to one brand when it comes to my concealer and foundation. But, for eye shadow, one of the main brands that I love turning to…NARS!!

Are you a Nars gal?  Interested in trying NARS Cosmetics for a new look this Spring?  Here’s a glance of the Spring 2012 runway looks created by the esteemed team of professional Nars make-up artists.

Designer Inspiration: The feeling of the 3.1 Phillip Lim Spring 2012 collection was influenced by the geometry of kite tails.

Lead Artist: Francelle, NARS National Makeup Artist





Trend: Metallic eyes and pink lips

The Makeup Direction: “It’s inner rebel mixed with sophisticated youth and the idea of geometry combined with light and air,” said Francelle, NARS National Makeup Artist.





  • PRO-PRIME Pore Refining Primer
  • New Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer
  • Copacabana Illuminator


  • Eyebrow Pencils
  • Paris Duo Eyeshadow
  • Night Life Single Eyeshadow
  • Rue Bonaparte Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner
  • Larger Than Life Volumizing Mascara


  • New Gaiety Blush




Designer Inspiration: The Creatures of the Wind Spring 2012 Collection a psychedelic movement of objects.





Lead Artist: James Boehmer, NARS Director of Global Artistry





Trend: Pastel eyes with glowing skin

The Makeup Direction: “We didn’t want to see the makeup before seeing the clothes but still wanted a strong look,” said James Boehmer, NARS Director of Global Artistry. “It’s very chalky and very 90’s. To balance the chalkiness in the eyes, we gave a luminosity to the cheekbones.”






  • New Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer
  • New Bilbao Lipstick


  • Pastel blue created specifically for this look and not yet available – for a similar effect, try Heart Of Glass Single Eyeshadow
  • Bolero Velvet Matte Lip Pencil


  • Tashkent Pure Matte Lipstick


Creatures of the Wind Spring 2012



Designer Inspiration: For Spring 2012, the Daryl K collection was a continuation of designer Daryl Kerrigan’s exploration into prints through a collaboration with an artist named, Spencer Sweeny.





Lead Artist: Uzo, NARS International Lead Makeup Artist

Trend: Strong brow and contoured cheeks





The Makeup Direction: “It complements Daryl’s collection without overpowering it,” said Uzo, NARS International Lead Makeup Artist. “A subtle swipe of blue along the lash line creates a playful effect but the strong brow and radiant skin add confidence.”


  • New Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer
  • New Bilbao Lipstick
  • Cactus Flower Cream Blush


  • Goddess Soft Touch Shadow Pencil
  • Alhambra Duo Eyeshadow
  • New Dark Rite Soft Touch Shadow Pencil
  • New Lhasa Single Eyeshadow
  • Larger Than Life Lengthening Mascara
  • Larger Than Life Volumizing Mascara


  • New Mexican Rose Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil
  • Bettina Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
  • Tonga Lip Liner Pencil
  • Papua Lip Liner Pencil



Daryl K Spring 2012



Designer Inspiration: Designer Thakoon Panichgul inspiration for 2012 is the ideal iconic American cowboy gone multi-cultural.





Lead Artist: Diane Kendal for NARS Cosmetics

Trend: Strong brows and luminous skin





The Makeup Direction: “Because the collection is so colorful, I wanted to focus on a classic, strong brow. I kept the face natural, with a little pink on the cheek for healthy color. On the eyes, I focused on contouring to show strength and attitude, a cowboy attitude that is,” said makeup artist Diane Kendal for NARS Cosmetics.


  • New Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer
  • Zen Blush
  • New Gaiety Blush


  • Bengali Eyeshadow
  • Portobello Duo Eyeshadow
  • Laguna Bronzer
  • Bali Eyeshadow
  • Blondie Eyeshadow
  • Snow Loose Powder


  • Belle de Jour Velvet Matte Lip Pencil


  • Versailles Nail Polish


Thakoon Spring 2012

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