Inspired by the glam of the French Riviera, NARS makes a summer getaway with the limited-edition Summer ‘Under Cover’ Collection; high-fashion moments steeped in exclusivity and ease. Coastal cools and cabana colors meet whimsical product packaging, with original illustrations by contemporary artist Konstantin Kakanias. Fabulous!
The NARS Summer Collection, “Under Cover” includes:
Four shades of new Lip Cover ($28)
Four shades of Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow ($29)
Two shades of Dual-Intensity Blush ($45)
My thoughts: To look at the NARS Under Cover Summer Collection, I feel like I want to turn on Janet Jackson’s ‘Escapade’, get in a convertible and head for somewhere warm and glamorous! I was able to preview several products from the collection, including a new Lip Cover.
The Lip Covers are a lip gloss with super-pigmentation and a non-sticky texture. I tried Members Only, a crimson color. This shade is not for the shy! It’s a deep red color, with good lasting power and a shiny finish. Because of the intense pigmentation, you get the effect and longevity of a stain, but the comfort and moisture of a gloss. I will definitely re-buy a Lip Cover, but in a shade that is more neutral, like Get Dirty or Overheated.
I also tried the Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow in Deep End, which is a turquoise shade. What I love about Dual-Intensity Eyeshadows is that you can use them wet or dry; so my plan would be to use this as an eyeliner to pop my summer eye look. The Dual-Intensity Blush in Sexual Content offers two highly-pigmented cheek colors that work well together to add a touch of summer glow. Like the Dual-Intensity Eyeshadows, they can be used wet or dry, making them extra versatile.
Overall, I love NARS Summer Collection; my only wish is that the compacts would have the amazing illustrations on the covers; not just on the boxes! The NARS Under Cover Summer Collection is available now at narscosmetics.com and will be in department stores on May 1. Do you plan on picking anything up? Let me know!