So the summer collections keep rolling in!  NARS brings together turquoises and guavas for their summer offering.

Image courtesy of NARS Cosmetics

According to NARS:

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.

Image courtesy of NARS Cosmetics

The Collection

CAP FERRAT
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
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
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
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
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
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.

CARTHAGE
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.

MAYFLOWER
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.

NEW ORDER
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.

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

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

So its a mix of bold vivids and light, breezy pastels.  I will probably get Wonder lip gloss  and I see they have a different design for the trio eye shadow, which I think I prefer.  It looks interesting, especially that turquoise.  I definitely will be rocking a version of that makeup look in the promo picture!  It will look amazing paired with bronze skin!! This collection is now available online at NARS Cosmetics.  Will appear at specialty retailers (like Sephora) in a few weeks.  All info and pictures courtesy of NARS Cosmetics.

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