NARS Summer 2011 Color Collection, Summer Gifting and Limited Edition Laguna Portrait of Paradise Collection Launches

The Summer 2011 Collection is a range of warm, sophisticated, shimmering shades, punctuated with shots of vivid, nature-defying color. Eyes are washed in icy sea foam, silver-green and frozen turquoise. Lips are infused with mandarin orange gloss and hot pink matte color. The look is finished with nails in bold sunflower yellow or matte opaque white for a modern, edgy effect that’s strictly NARS.

Created and photographed by NARS Founder and Creative Director François Nars, the NARS 2011 Summer Color Collection stars model Iris Strubegger as the face of the season. Iris’ skin was prepped with PRO-PRIMETM Pore-Refining Primer, followed by Barcelona Sheer Glow Foundation and a hint of Custard Concealer to mask imperfections. The look was set with Eden Loose Powder in order to create an Immaculate Complexion.

For a sun-kissed effect, Laguna Bronzer was used to contour the face. Super Orgasm Illuminator was blended onto the cheekbones and up towards the temples to impart a fresh glow.

On the eyes, the right side of Burn It Blue Duo Cream Eyeshadow was used to create a thin veil of color as a base. Next, a combination of the silver green and icy turquoise hues of Cap Ferrat Trio Eyeshadow were brushed over the lid from lashline to brow. Black Moon Eyeliner Pencil was used to line the top and bottom lashes and the waterlines. The icy turquoise shade was smudged along the lower lash line and extended outwards. Brows were defined with Coconut Grove Single Eyeshadow. The look was topped off with two coats of Larger than Life Volumizing Mascara.

Lastly, Bolero Velvet Matte Lip Pencil was applied to lips followed by a dab of Wonder Lip Gloss smudged with the finger for a soft shine.


CAP FERRAT (Limited Edition $45)

Inspired by the Alpes-Maritimes region in southeastern France, this trio eyeshadow of sea blues—icy sea foam, silver green, and icy turquoise—delivers a cool wash of color to lids. Wear each richly-pigmented hue solo for a delicate look or layer for a more nuanced effect.

DOGON (Limited Edition $33)

Named for the Mali-based culture, this metallic taupe (with icy green sheen) and charcoal black duo eyeshadow delivers an unexpected twist on an otherwise neutral color combo. Blend the lighter shade from lashes to brow and smudge the darker hue in the crease and along lashes for added impact. When blended together, the shades create an iridescent green cast on the charcoal hue.

EXOTIC DANCE (Limited Edition $33)

A well choreographed pairing of metallic white with silver sheen and metallic gold, creates a dazzling duo eyeshadow. The shimmering hues can each be worn alone or layered for a mixed metal look that has added intensity.

QUEEN (Limited Edition $24)

Regal, easy, portable and long-wearing. This smooth and creamy soft touch shadow pencil, in a majestic and modern citrus gold glitter, can be swiped on lids and blended with a fingertip. As a liner, a highlighter or a base for powder shadows, it lends eyes a clean, brilliant look.

WONDER ($24)

This shiny, sheer mandarin orange lip gloss is laced with pink and gold shimmer for a pop of citrusy color. Wear it alone or over other lip colors for a shinier look with added depth.

BOLERO ($24)

Grab your castanets. This pink cantaloupe, velvet matte lip pencil is as subtly suggestive as the seductive, slow-tempo Latin music after which it’s named.


Named for the string of cities that line the Gulf of Tunis, this matte, hot pink hue saturates lips with rich, bold color. The pure matte lipstick creates a sophisticated, eye-catching statement that’s both timeless and modern.


This nourishing, sheer raspberry lipstick, delivers subtle color with a shimmery finish. Wear alone or with other lip products, it’s the perfect complement to a bold eye.


A soft pink blush, with gold and silver shimmer, highlights cheeks with the softest hint of radiant color. Wear alone or over other cheek products as a highlight or for added dimension.

ÉCUME (Limited Edition $17)

An opaque white nail enamel that is at once vintage-inspired and avant-garde in sensibility.

KISMET (Limited Edition $17)

Fate, destiny, a predetermined course of events. This metallic sunflower nail polish was simply meant to be.


Is there any makeup you would avoid when creating a summer look?

There are no rules when it comes to seasonal makeup looks! When the temperatures rise, experiment with bright hues, and lighter textures. I love the way bold colors pop against bronzed skin.

What products should a woman never be without this summer?

Cap Ferrat Trio Eyeshadow! It’s subtle, but sexy, and gives you a season’s worth of eye looks. Carthage Pure Matte Lipstick is also great –the hot pink color is so fresh and the matte texture isunexpected for summer.

When creating each campaign, what are you trying to achieve?

I keep the image of NARS strong, edgy and fashion-forward, but still classic. NARS is a timeless brand. It is not a fashion moment that disappears. We keep the image ageless for a reason. I like trends but you can’t build a company on trends alone. The brand should be everlasting.

Why did you choose Iris for the Summer 2011 campaign?

Iris is amazing; she is one of the sweetest people I know. She has such an amazing face, I love that she is so incredibly modern and sexy but edgy at the same time.

Available: April 15, 2011 at



For Summer 2011, NARS launches two sets boasting shades of pink to balance a deep, sun-kissed tan. Both sets include must-have products – some limited edition, and some already-existing cult favorites. Bright, vibrant packaging exudes the NARS sophistication and playfulness that the products inside deliver.


Products include:

• Sex Machine Velvet Lip Pencil – pink mauve
• Deep Throat Lip Gloss – peach with shimmer
• Deep Throat Blush – peach with shimmer

Price: $55.00 Available: May 1, 2011 at


Products include:

• Angelika Lip Gloss (medium size) – cotton candy with gold particles
• Angelika/Laguna Blush/Bronzing Powder Duo – cotton candy with gold particles, and brown with golden shimmer (created exclusively for this set!)

Price: $49.00 Available: May 1, 2011, exclusively at



This summer, NARS introduces a limited-edition collection of products inspired by the cult classic Laguna Bronzing Powder. Taking a cue from Founder & Creative Director François Nars’ island, Motu Tane, the collection evokes vivid images of the exotic French Polynesia.

Gorgeous glistening skin begins with the Laguna Body Illuminator, with a delicious scent inspired by the Tiare flower that grows wild on Motu Tane. A gold-flecked Laguna Multiple provides a natural bronzed brilliance to the face, and cheeks are highlighted with NARS’ first Blush/Bronzer Trio.

Sweep on, and be swept away.

Laguna Body Illuminator ($45) – After the high demand of light-reflecting golden bronze face Illuminator comes an Illuminator designed for body application that won’t transfer onto clothing. Perfect for legs, neck and décolleté, the Body Illuminator is a limited-edition product.

Laguna Multiple ($39) – Fusing an iconic shade with a cult classic formula, the brown with golden shimmer shade will debut for the first time as a limited-edition Multiple – perfect for highlighting, lightly contouring, or all-over bronzing.

Orgasm, Albatross, Laguna ‘Blush/Bronzer Trio’ ($55) – Three iconic NARS products, one portable zip-around compact. With Orgasm Blush, Albatross Highlighting Blush Powder, and Laguna Bronzing Powder, this limited-edition trio makes a flawless complexion more attainable than ever.

Availability: April 15, 2011, at

One Response to NARS Summer 2011 Color Collection, Summer Gifting and Limited Edition Laguna Portrait of Paradise Collection Launches

  1. giselle May 19, 2011 at 3:28 PM

    wow all so pretty colors but CAP FERRAT eyeshadow is really pretty >u<


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