The NARS Summer 2011 Collection, created by Founder & Creative Director François Nars, boasts bright colors reminiscent of the tropics. François once again turned to model Iris Strubegger for the cad ampaign. Her intensely bronzed skin was the perfect accessory to complement the bright shades within the collection.

The NARS 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.  This is one of the best summer makeup collections yet!

The NARS Summer 2011 Collection includes:

CAP FERRAT TRIO EYESHADOW, $45 – Shades of icy sea foam, silver green, and icy turquoise

DOGON DUO EYESHADOW, $33 – Metallic taupe with icy green sheen; charcoal black

EXOTIC DANCE DUO EYESHADOW, $33 – Metallic white with silver sheen; metallic gold

QUEEN SOFT TOUCH SHADOW PENCIL, $24 – Citrus gold glitter

NEW ORDER HIGHLIGHTING BLUSH, $27 – Soft pink with gold and silver shimmer

WONDER LIP GLOSS, $24 – Sheer mandarin orange with pink and gold shimmer

MAYFLOWER LIPSTICK, $24 – Sheer shimmering raspberry

BOLERO VELVET MATTE LIP PENCIL, $24 – Pink cantaloupe

CARTHAGE PURE MATTE LIPSTICK, $25 – Hot pink


KISMET NAIL POLISH, $17 –
Metallic sunflower

ÉCUME NAIL POLISH , $17 – Opaque white

When asked if  there was any makeup that should be avoided when creating a summer look, François Nars answered “There are no rules when it comes to seasonal makeup looks! When the temperatures rise, experiment with bright hues, and lighter textures. I love the way bold colors pop against bronzed skin.”  We couldn’t agree more!

The NARS Summer 2011 Collection is available now at NARSCosmetics.com.

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