#2011MUC FOTD: matchy-matchy…chambray shirt, chambray eyes

slowly catching up: yesterday’s look.

i’m not one to be matchy-matchy, but sometimes it works.  (it also works when you’re getting dressed at 5am and trying to pack your makeup look at the same time….ah, the perils of going to yoga before work)

my logic for this one was simple: i had a chambray shirt.  therefore, i did chambray-ish eyes.  (it even SOUNDS dumb….cringe).  in any case, i used NARS Eyesahdow Duo in Underworld.  this is one of the classic “smokey eye” duos — it’s a very true Grey palette, both dark and light.  no undertones (not too cold or warm) — JUST grey.

finished look:

#2011MUC FOTD: Wine + Tokyo

catching up on all my #2011MUC FOTDs! this one was from last Friday.

tried the NARS Duo Eyeshadow in Tokyo…a really subtle “everyday” kind of palette, for someone who doesn’t necessarily want to wear brown neutrals all the time.

really wanted to try a strong, dark lippee (and scare all the suits in midtown, muahaha).  i pulled out the NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Train Bleu, but felt it might be a little too “bleu” for me…so i warmed it up by putting Lip Liner Pencil in Borneo all over the lips before applying.

final look:

#2011MUC: inspired by Daphne…the ultimate NARS Muse

it’s no little secret that Daphne Guinness and Francois Nars are homies.  while i was in a NARS training last week, i saw this gorgeous photo he snapped of her for his iconic 15×15 book:

and of course, he created this iconic Nars Single Eyeshadow shade in DAPHNE, exclusively after her.  it’s a stunning purple/blue MATTE shadow.

the texture is very matte and the color is highly pigmented.  you can layer it on for a really concentrated finish, but it also sheers out nicely.  just a suggestion: if you’re planning to work it around the lid, avoid using the base on the bottom, otherwise it will anchor too quickly and won’t be able to move.

on the lips: Larger Than Life Lipgloss in Como.  more on the product later, but in short: it’s a gloss that packs a lot of pigment punch! almost like a glossy lipstick. :)

#2011MUC: NARS cult Lipstick shade: SCHIAP

every brand has their cult items.  naturally, NARS is known for Orgasm everything (blush, lipgloss, nail polish, Multiple).  but that’s not the only thing that’s a cult item.

behold: NARS Lipstick in Schiap. the website describes it as “shocking matte pink”. no doubt about it…it is.  again, because this is a semi-matte formula, it is FAR more comfortable on the lips than other versions of this shade i’ve tried.  simply amazing!

on the rest of the face:

  • NARS Duo Eyeshadow in Kilimanjaro:  a GREAT wearable alternative to doing a stark, harsh WHITE on the lids. particularly great for my yellow-undertoned skin
  • NARS Highlighting Blush in Miss Liberty:  since the lip was so strong, i didn’t want to have too much color on the cheek, just a bit of highlighted lift
  • NARS Sheer Matte Foundation:  don’t let the name fool you — this is NOT your momma’s matte foundation.  it’s actually VERY comfortable, super sheer and it provide a particularly great canvas foundation, especially when you want to play with highlighting and different textures on the rest of your features

#2011MUC FOTD: NARS ES Duo in Star Sailor + Doucer Blush

since i’m usually such a liner person, i figured i’d try a “softer” look to go with my taupey top, and (gasp) NO eyeliner.

Product Line-Up:

 ←NARS Duo Eyeshadow in Star Sailor

 

i am really loving the NARS Duo Eyeshadows. sometimes you look at the shade combinations and wonder if they’ll go together, but invariably they ALWAYS do in a very unexpected, genius way.  Star Sailor is described as a “heather gold/antique bronze” combo on the website. pretty accurate – when applied, the gold was “golder” than expected, the bronze was a luxurious rich brown shade with a subtle metallic — nothing gaudy or housewife-y.

 ←NARS Blush in Douceur

 

 

 

 

i’m usually a peach-tone blush kinda gal, so i’m trying to step out of my comfort zone.  Douceur Blush is described as a pink brown.  it provides a really lovely “contoured” cheek look, with the slightest hint of color, so you don’t look completely nuded.

 ←NARS Lipstick in Joyous Red

even though the site describes this as an “amber red”, i would say it reads almost Terracotta on the lips (or at least my lips). i think the best way to describe this shade: an incredibly easy, wearable red.  it’s red/orange/pink all mixed in one — definitely a shade you could probably wear every day without looking over-done.  it gives just that little extra flushed pigment to your lips in a natural way.