The NARS Spring 2012 Collection, created by Founder and Creative Director François Nars, is a study in contrasts: a mix of bright and playful colors balanced with rich, saturated hues. Read on for more…

Bold color underscored by sophisticated shimmer. Eyes glisten in muted tones of lavender and pink, or shimmer in bronze shades accented with rich navy. Cheeks are flushed with candy pink. Lips gleam in topaz or pop with berry. Metallic violet nails add the finishing touch to a collection that’s bright, strong and iconic.

The NARS Spring 2012 Collection includes:

Douce France Trio Eyeshadow

The centerpiece of the collection, the Limited-Edition Trio Eyeshadow features three gorgeous pink shades—shimmery icy pink, shimmery rose-petal pink and matte deep rose. $45


Lhasa Single Eyeshadow

This shimmery lavender-gray single eyeshadow gets it’s inspiration from one of the highest cities in the world, Lhasa, which is the home to many significant Tibetan Buddhist palaces. I am insane for this color! $24


Paramaribo Duo Eyeshadow

The capital and largest city of Surinam, was the inspiration for this Limited-Edition Duo Eyeshadow, with its metallic shades of brass and bronze.  This will be gorgeous for spring and summer!  $34


Gaiety Blush

A bright candy-pink Blush that’s as cheerful as the state of joyful exuberance for which it’s named, I’ll definitely be buying this shade for spring. $28


Mexican Rose Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil

This hot-pink Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil leaves lips soft and gorgeously glossy thanks to moisture-rich hyaluronic spheres, which make pouts appear plumper.  $24

Valparaíso Pure Matte Lipstick

The rich raspberry Pure Matte Lipstick delivers long-wearing color with a comfortable finish. Worried about a matte texture in Spring?  Don’t be. François Nars advises “Matte is perfectly appropriate for spring, especially in a strong berry shade. In fact, it’s the perfect transitional color and texture to bridge winter and summer.”  $25

Bilbao Lipstick

A smooth and super-conditioning Lipstick in a shimmering topaz named for the Basque region of Spain.  $24.

Dark Rite Soft Touch Shadow Pencil

A must-have from this collection, this navy blue Soft Touch Shadow Pencil complements any warm-weather look. Use the creamy, long-wearing formula alone, as a base for layering with powder shadow, or to line and sculpt the eye. $24


Diamond Life Nail Polish

Sade’s 1984 debut album inspired this Limited-Edition metallic violet Nail Polish. “Smooth Operator” indeed. Forget that I’m in love with the color, the fact that this nail polish shade was inspired by Sade is enough to make me buy it! $18

The NARS Spring 2012 Collection will be available January 15, 2012 at  What are your must-have products in this collection?  Personally, I think the entire collection is stunning. I will definitely be picking up the Lhasa Single Eyeshadow, the Gaiety Blush and even though I’m not typically a matte lipstick gal, I need Valparaíso for summer!

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