Hi guys,

I hear that it’s seriously cold in the US, but I am still chillin’ in the Caribbean!!!

Here’s what NARS is offering for its Spring 2010 campaign.

Amber Valletta for NARS

Looks interesting!!!! Bright but very wearable!

It’s available online at narscosmetics.com and in stores on January 15, 2010.

EDIT: Here’s some more information about this collection!

Inspired by Catherine Deneuve’s role as Lucille in La Chamade, the NARS Spring 2010 Collection features soft, sexy shades that are as elegant as they are versatile. “I love Catherine’s makeup look in this movie,” says François. “It’s very sophisticated and bourgeois in a Parisian ‘16th Arrondissement’ way. She is the perfect reference for this collection, and apropos for spring, a time to embrace color and get noticed.” The hues are playful yet sophisticated and can be either soft and subtle or bold and daring. As always, the effects are limitless, determined by application, technique, and attitude.”

Q&A WITH FRANÇOIS NARS

What is it about Catherine Deneuve’s character in La Chamade that inspired you?

Catherine’s character Lucille has a confidence that is infectious, which is such an important trait. She is breathtakingly beautiful and exceptionally elegant, dressed impeccably in haute couture. She exudes inner style and outward beauty.

What is it about Catherine Deneuve and her style that is so timelessly appealing?

Catherine is a French icon and one of the most beautiful women in the world. She’s immensely talented and fearless in the characters she plays. She has a true sense of style, elegance and good education—but she has an edge. There is nothing obvious about her sexual image and power. Her seductive power is strong, but comes through without the typical corresponding aggression.

How do you see women wearing these shades?

Absolutely any and every way they want! I never dictate—I create makeup that is a vehicle through which women can express who they are and how they are feeling. It’s an accessory, and a fun one, I hope.

About the Collection:
CRUISING
This subtle, sexy pink lipstick hue provides a sheer natural long-lasting color. The
hydrating formula can be worn alone, or over a NARS Lip Pencil for variations
in color and depth. It’s neutral enough to pair perfectly with dramatic eyes, yet
alluring enough to attract attention when used on its own.

EASY LOVER
Serious luster meets sexy color in this ultra-sheer hot pink lip gloss. The eyecatching
and refreshing springtime hue is perfectly suited to deliver super shiny,
sensual lips. An extra dab of it in the center of the bottom lip will accentuate
sheen and fullness. It’s impossible to resist.

OPHELIA
This high-shine strawberry nectar lip gloss is deliciously sweet and seductive.
Wear it alone, or over NARS lip products for a more intense effect and color
variation. The glossy formula will capture both the light and the attention of
admirers.

PURPLE RAIN
This intensely gothic purple is a bright and audacious shade destined to become
a modern classic. Boasting a long-wearing formula, this intense nail hue
vacillates between opposites: rocker or royalty, rebellious or refined.

D.GORGEOUS
This dusty lilac powder eyeshadow yields just a hint of flirtation, but never
misses its mark. The long-wearing, crease-resistant matte formula boasts
a translucent texture and can be applied sheer, or layered with other NARS
products for a bolder result.

CAMARGUE
Named for the deep, dancing, sun-cast hues found in the French river delta, this
pairing of golden moss and sienna, with multi-colored reflections comes in a
soft-blending, glistening cream eyeshadow formula. Wear it alone or layered
beneath NARS powder eyeshadows to create more color, depth and intensity.

KUALA LUMPUR
Like its Malaysian city namesake, this perfectly harmonized gold infused rose
and boysenberry pairing is influenced by contrasts—rich and subtle, traditional
yet modern. Wear the two shades separately or together, sheer or layered for a
more dramatic effect. Try swiping one shade over the entire eyelid and applying
the other just beneath the brow bone to highlight.

BAINS DOUCHES
This bright sky blue, silver glitter-infused hue delivers powerful, vibrant color that
slides on smooth and remains creamy for blending. Use this glitter pencil layered
or alone—to line, accent, highlight or illuminate the eyes. No matter how it’s
used, the look will be as ultra-chic as the legendary Parisian nightclub for which
it was named.

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