This afternoon, I was wondering idly if NARS summer might already be available, so on a whim I visited their website. I didn't actually expect it to be there, so you can imagine my surprise when I spotted Ginta Lapina in all sorts of orange looking back at me on the main page. In fact, I must have went on there the moment they put the collection on, because @NARSissist (the official NARS Twitter handle) only announced it shortly after.
Narscosmetics.com was offering free 2-day shipping, but I wasn't having it. I needed them today. I'm sure most of you are aware I've been in a blogging slump lately, and there's just nothing like a good new collection to break me out of my beauty rut - after work, I basically ran to the NARS flagship store at 413 Bleecker St so I could sample the goodies firsthand.
Here are swatches of the entire collection:
NARS Summer 2012
L-R: Ramatuelle Eyeshadow Trio, Marie-Galante Eyeshadow Duo
L-R: Liberté Blush, Marie-Galante Eyeshadow Duo layered (lilac applied over blue)
L-R: Never Say Never Velvet Matte Lip Pencil, Buenos Aires Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil, Moscow Pure Matte Lipstick, Vendanges Sheer Lipstick, Larger Than Life Lip Gloss in Tiber (? I'm not entirely sure.)
And my picks:
Finally, a preliminary look at how they perform on the face. In the picture below, I'm using Ramatuelle Eyeshadow Trio, Liberté Blush, and Moscow Pure Matte Lipstick (it doesn't look matte because I applied a heavy dose of balm underneath).
Full reviews to come in the next couple of days!
The NARS Summer 2012 Collection is currently exclusive to the Bleecker St store and narscosmetics.com. The full collection will be available at other locations on May 1.
Update: In addition to the free 2-day shipping upgrade, you can get 20 percent off purchases on narscosmetics.com with discount code SIERRA!