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Aya Jones for Nars

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I am obsessed with these images of Aya Jones who looks absolutely stunning. The latest Nars collection is called Powerfall and that’s exactly how Aya looks in the sixties inspired look by makeup artist James Kaliardos and creative direction by Francois Nars.

Images from models.com 

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Fall 2013 Beauty Campaigns

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Although I am not ready to  give up the summer weather I am ready for autumn makeup. The latest beauty collections are as enticing as ever for the new season. Lots of deep jewel tones in metallic textures for the eyes.

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NARS & Andy Warhol

NARS latest collection is inspired by the infamous Andy Warhol. Set to launch as an exclusive at Sephora this week, with another collection to follow in other department stores. The Sephora collection features Andy Warhol’s pop art images on the actual shadows which looks very cool.  

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NARS Eyeliner Stylo

The NARS Eyeliner Stylo is fine tipped for precise eye lining. The liners are super pigmented, I particularly enjoy the grey. With 24 hour wear you can go from day to night without touching up.

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NARS Larger Than Life Lip Gloss

NARS new lip gloss gives long wearing shine, colour, and plumps the lips. All 9 colours are creamy in texture without any sparkle! The only down side in my opinion is the brush. It’s very short and has barely any bristles. Apparently this is supposed to enable precision with the application,

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Spring Cosmetic Campaigns

Obviously it’s all about the pastels for spring according to the cosmetic brands. I adore the NARS campaign particularly the red lip and contouring. I was also very inspired by the Givenchy ad, and I wore a very similar pistachio coloured eyeshadow to work today.

From top to bottom: Dior,

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7 of the Best Beauty Gift Sets

 

There are gift sets galore this December so we have put together seven of our favourites based on uniqueness and value. The top 2 for me are the NARS brush set because it’s beautifully packaged, and the brushes really are amazing. The Shu Uemura palette is for eyes and lips but what I like best about is the packaging.

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Fall Makeup Essentials

 

It’s time to update your makeup bag for the new season. The glossy bright lips, and pop coloured eye shadows can take the next few months off. This fall it’s all about the red lip, lined eyes, and spidery lashes. You’ll also want to invest in eye shadows in caramel and toffee shades,

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NARS Fall Collection 2011

The latest fall collection from Nars is exactly what we need for the new season. The entire collection is perfect for my personal makeup bag, and for my kit. Absolute must-haves will be outremer eyeshadow–the bright blue, mascate lipstick–the bold red, and I really need galion nail polish.

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Basic Brushes

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It is virtually impossible to recreate some of the looks we have shown on our blog without the right tools. I love brushes and as a make-up artist I own hundreds, but for most people a starter set of five will do quite nicely. One thing I will say about brushes is that they are worth the investment.

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