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…. somewhere warm and relaxing, and these earthy tones would pair perfectly with the bold, punchy colours of spring and summer!

Image courtesy of NARS Cosmetics

Summer brings with it a cocktail of warm earth tones and brazen shimmers. Eyes glisten in icy peach and matte apricot, or shine in iridescent orchid and blue. Lips are subtle in a glossy nude beige pink, or bold in matte strawberry red. A delicate seashell pink lends nails a flattering hue for an overall look that’s sizzling, sophisticated and—like so many summery moments—simply unforgettable. summer brings with it a cocktail of warm earth tones and brazen shimmers. Eyes glisten in icy peach and matte apricot, or shine in iridescent orchid and blue. Lips are subtle in a glossy nude beige pink, or bold in matte strawberry red. A delicate seashell pink lends nails a flattering hue for an overall look that’s sizzling, sophisticated and—like so many summery moments—simply unforgettable.

THE COLLECTION

RAMATUELLE (limited edition) $45

Named for a village in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region of southeastern France, this elegant Trio Eyeshadow combines two shimmers—silver and icy peach—with a matte apricot for a unexpected warm-cool take on a neutral palette. Each shade is universally flattering alone or layered upon one another for a unique, refined look.

MARIE-GALANTE $34

Named for the Caribbean island in the Guadeloupian archipelago, this Duo Eyeshadow is an iridescent combination of orchid paired with regal blue and is at once both soft and striking. Wear layered for a look that really pops.

CALABRIA $24

This versatile, shimmering plum Soft Touch Shadow Pencil is the ideal complement for color on lids. Named for the region south of Naples, at the “toe” of the Italian Peninsula—it can be worn solo, as a base for powder shadows, or as a liner.

VENDANGES $24

The French word for “harvest” or “vintage” perfectly describes this sheer grape Lipstick, as it conjures images of juicy, just-picked fruit off the vine.

LIBERTÉ $28

French for freedom, this versatile burnished apricot imparts a fresh, warm flush to the skin. Dust on apples of the cheeks for a sexy, carefree glow.

BUENOS AIRES $24

This wear-with-anything nude beige pink Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil is named after the capital of Argentina. It combines the ease of a pencil with the finish of a gloss for a truly versatile, quintessential modern classic.

NEVER SAY NEVER $24

Line, fill, then top with gloss—or don’t. This lilac rose Velvet Matte Lip Pencil delivers a look you’ll never say no to, however you choose to wear it.

MOSCOW $25

This strawberry red Pure Matte Lipstick is as striking and sophisticated as the Russian capital that lends its name.

TROUVILLE $18

The seashell pink nail hue would look right at home on the beaches of the fishing village in the Basse-Normandie region of northwestern France, for which it is named.

Ramatuelle Trio Eyeshadow

Marie Galante Duo Eyeshadow

Calabria Soft Touch Shadow Pencil

Vendanges Lipstick

Liberte Blush

Buenos Aires Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil

Never Say Never Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

Moscow Pure Matte Lipstick

Trouville Nail Lacquer

This collection comes out on April 15, 2012 at the NARS website.

All info courtesy of PR.

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