NARS Summer Collection 2016

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:

NARS Lip Cover - Summer 2016

Four shades of new Lip Cover ($28)

NARS Dual-Intensity Eyeshadows Summer 2016

Four shades of Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow ($29)

NARS Dual-Intensity Blush-Summer 2016

Two shades of Dual-Intensity Blush ($45)

NARS Summer

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.

NARS Lip Cover_Members Only

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.

NARS Dual-Intensity - Summer 2016

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.

NARS Under Cover Summer Collection 2016

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 and will be in department stores on May 1. Do you plan on picking anything up? Let me know!

Disclosure: Press samples were received for editorial consideration, product testing, photography and review. Affiliate links have been used in the post, which helps to support this site.
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