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NARS Makeup Artist Diane Kendel created this look for Thakoon at New York Fall Fashion Week 2011.  Thakoon’s inspirations were the spice markets in India, full on colourful!

Thakoon, S/S'12

According to Diane Kendel:

“Because the collection is so colourful, I wanted to focus on a classic, strong brow.  I kept the face natural, with a little pink in the cheek for healthy colour.  On the eyes, I focus on the contouring to show strength and attitude, a cowboy attitude that is.”

Diane Kendel for NARS, backstage at Thakoon, S/S'12

Here’s what she created and the key products used:

Facechart, NARS for Thakoon, S/S'12


Strong brows, and luminous skin


  • Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizers – new for Spring 2012! (for now use Sheer Glow Foundation)
  • Zen Blush
  • Gaiety Blush – new for Spring 2012! (for now try Desire Blush)


  • Bengali Eye Shadow
  • Portobello Duo Eye Shadow
  • Laguna Bronzer
  • Bali Eye Shadow
  • Blondie Eye Shadow
  • Snow Loose Powder


  • Belle de Jour Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
  • Versailles Nail Polish
Source: PR

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