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NB: This post contains press samples.

I recently got to see NARS’ makeup artist Cindy Rodriguez demo a look using products from the NARS summer 2013 and Pierre Hardy collections!

Here are a few pics!

NARS makeup artist Cindy Rodriguez

Look at that blush!! Summer collection at the makeup station!

Limited edition Pierre Hardy for NARS collection. That blush on the lower right hand side is the standout!

Nail polish duo – beautiful formula

Summer 2013 collection

a beautiful matte pink coral, with a gold overspray. GORGE!

Swatches, (l) Rotonde, (r) Boys Don’t Cry

Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eye Liner pencils. Cindy used Barrow Street, a pale mint on the waterline instead of white and made the model eyes pop!! What a great idea!

Can we just stop for a minute to marvel at Cindy??? I need those lashes and those cheekbones in my life!!!

I received 2 products from the collection.

Tolede Satin Lipstick

swatch, Tolede

Tolede is a rosy nude.  The formula is quite creamy and leaves a slight glossy finish.  It is similar to Smashbox’s Primrose Be Legendary Lipstick.  This actually works on dark skin quite nicely. It’s not ashy and I pair this with a brown lipliner.

Paris Follies Larger Than Life Lipgloss

Swatch, Paris Follies

Paris Follies Larger Than Life Lip Gloss  What a pretty colour! Reminds me of the inside of a guava!  A deep pink-coral colour.  This is a non-sticky gloss that goes on sheer on my pigmented lips but can be built up to a medium opacity.  I will be wearing this for summer!!  This is a pretty universal colour.  It will look natural on those with lighter skintones and look like a punchy colour on those with medium to dark skintones.  If you have more pigmented lips, maybe add a touch of concealer to even out the lip prior to applying.  The brush is a tiny, stiff brush. You have to dip the wand back into the tube to get enough product out.  I am not a fan of that, but I love the texture of the gloss.   I did a summer coral look using this gloss that I hope to post soon!

Check out NARS’ website for purchasing details!

Are we all ready for the heat??

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An island girl living in the Big Apple. She hails from the twin island Republic of Trinidad & Tobago but currently reside in the beauty/fashion capital of the world, New York City (Harlem to be exact!). She is passionate - well, obsessed - about beauty and in addition to blogging, she is also a corporate beauty professional and a budding web designer/developer. She loves combining her in-depth, practical knowledge with her chemist/scientific training to make your cosmetic choices fun and easy. She likes to take the guesswork out of beauty, separate the hype from what really works, to help you bring out the most beautiful you! She loves colour, and makeup, and she has been natural for years! She also loves great food, culture, sports and laid back vibes! Check out some more about me here and if you like this post, sign up to my newsletter to get updates on what I am craving right now.