The Fall 2012 Color Collection is at once bold and breathtaking: Icy shimmer enhances modern colors to create a stunning, ethereal effect. Eyes are piercing in smoky jewel tones accented with lavender and amethyst sparkle. Skin glows subtly in nearly nude pink with a whisper of silver. Lips are strong in striking metallics or soft in warm brandy and rose shades. Grey nails lend final sophistication to a look that’s exhilarating, evocative, and, as always, strictly NARS.
Q&A WITH FRANÇOIS NARS
Q: What is the mood of the Fall 2012 Color collection?
A: Sophisticated, modern, edgy… It’s perhaps an unexpected mix of colors and textures that, together, signal a fresh new take on fall color.
Q: What are the must-have products for fall?
A: The Trio Eyeshadow, definitely. High Society is the centerpiece of the collection and supplies countless looks. I also love the Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil because it’s the perfect marriage of lipstick and gloss: great color and super-moisturizing but not ever sticky. The new shade, More, is an extremely flattering auburn that will look good on everyone. And, of course, the Undress Me Multiple — it’s a beautiful color and really a multi-functional product.
Q: Lavender shimmer seems, at first glance, more of a spring or summery shade. How do you make it appropriate for fall?
A: The pairing of lavender with forest green absolutely takes it from a warm weather color to one appropriate for cooler seasons. Also, as it’s a shimmer, there’s an icy quality to it that I equate with cooler temperatures. I’ve always felt strongly that there should be few rules when it comes to makeup, and this is a good example of that philosophy. Lavender shimmer can be worn beautifully any time of the year.
Q: The new Undress Me Multiple is gorgeous. Can you suggest some ways to use it?
A: All our Multiples can be worn on eyes, cheeks, and lips, under and over foundation, and pretty much any other way you can imagine. Undress Me, in particular, is beautiful in the hollow of the cheeks. It also makes a wonderful highlight for brow and cheekbones, as well as a glowing base for eyes and lip color.
FALL 2012 COLLECTION
- High Society Trio Eyeshadow (Limited Edition) $45
- Vent Glacé Duo Eyeshadow $34
- Outlaw Blush $28
- Undress Me Multiple $39
- Autumn Leaves Lipstick $24
- Rouge Tribal Larger Than Life Lip Gloss $26
- Amsterdam Pure Matte Lipstick $25
- More Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil $24
- Storm Bird Nail Polish (Limited Edition) $18
Available: July 15, 2012 at narscosmetics.com