Posts Tagged ‘glitter’

Runway Beauty: Navy + Gold Glittery Eye at Thakoon A/W 2013

April 28th, 2013

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Besides foiling, another great way to instantly perk up your eyes and create that shiny effect is to pat glitter over a dark base. Case in point? The gorgeous glitter eye spotted at Thakoon A/W 2013.

Thakoon A/W 2013 runway makeup look
NARS makeup face chart at Thakoon A/W 2013

“Thakoon’s winter collection is inspired by summer,” said lead makeup artist Diane Kendal, working for NARS Cosmetics. “So it was a combination of rich fabrics with short-sleeved dresses and heavy stoles with dragonflies. We wanted to reflect that in the makeup, so we did a very dark midnight blue shadow, but to get that summer feel we added glitter on top. It created the perfect juxtaposition between winter and summer.”

Face
* Radiant Cream Compact Foundation (new for Fall 2013) For a similar effect, try Sheer Glow Foundation
* Sex Appeal Blush

Eyes
* Marie Galante Duo Eyeshadow
* Ubangi Eye Paint (new for Fall 2013) For a similar effect, try Night Flight Single Eyeshadow
* Outremer Single Eyeshadow
* Black Valley Eye Paint (new for Fall 2013) For a similar effect, try Zardoz Single Eyeshadow

Brows
* Brow Perfector (new for Fall 2013) For a similar effect, try Eyebrow Pencil
* Brow Gel (new for Fall 2013)

Lips
* Bare

Navy + Gold Glittery Eye at Thakoon A/W 2013

Like this look? Check out this step-by-step tutorial of a similar look that I did!

Photos: Courtesy of NARS and Michele Morosi / InDigital | GoRunway.

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NARS Fall 2011 Night Series Collection Haul and Photos

August 23rd, 2011

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My NARS Fall 2011 Night Series Collection order finally came today!

NARS Fall 2011 Night Series Collection Haul
The Night Series Palette is a gorgeous palette of six Night eyeshadows, including Night Star (shimmery peach with gold glitter), Night Clubbing (black with gold shimmer), Night Porter (black with green shimmer), Night Rider (plum with silver glitter), Night Flight (black with blue shimmery) and Night Breed (black with silver glitter).

NARS Fall 2001 Night Series Palette
NARS Night Series Palette

The Night Rider Nail Polish looks exactly like the Night Rider eyeshadow and is a beautiful shimmery soft plum color.

NARS Night Rider Nail Polish
NARS Night Rider Nail Lacquer

Did you pick anything up from the Night Series Collection?

The NARS Night Series Collection is now available at http://www.narscosmetics.com/ and Nordstrom for a limited time.

Disclosure: The products in this entry were purchased by me. Please see my Disclaimer for more information on my posting policy.

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nails inc. Polish and Special Effects 3D Crackle Top Coat Swatches and Photos

August 16th, 2011

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More swatches and pictures of London’s coolest nail brand nails inc.! This time we have two Nail Polishes and a Special Effects 3D Crackle Top Coat.

nails inc. Jermyn Street Islington Chelsea Square polishes
Jermyn Street is a creamy muted pinkish taupe/brown. It goes on very opaque and applies like a dream. If you like cream polishes, definitely check this one out!

nails inc. Jermyn Street Polish

Islington Pink Crackle is a flamingo pink crackle top coat. I was hoping for a cooler pink but it showed up more coral and is pretty nonetheless.

nails inc. Islington Pink Crackle Top Coat

Chelsea Square is a clear polish decked with tons of rose glitter. It looks almost identical to my favorite China Glaze 80381 Glitter Nail Polish, only with small glitter particles. Similar to the nails inc. Special Effects 3D Glitter Nail Polishes I loved, you can get full coverage with just two coats.

nails inc. Chelsea Square Polish

And the swatches!

nails inc. is available at select Sephora locations and Sephora.com for $9.50.

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nails inc. Special Effects 3D Glitter Nail Polish Review, Photos and Swatches

August 15th, 2011

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Ever since I came cross Britain’s hippest nail brand nails inc. at Cosmoprof a few years ago, I have been lusting over their polishes and dying to get my hands on more. Now that the brand has officially launched at Sephora this month, the first to catch my eye was the Special Effects 3D Glitter Nail Polish.

nails inc Special Effects 3D Glitter Nail Polish
nails inc. Special Effects 3D Glitter Nail Polish
Packed with two different particle sizes, the Special Effects 3D Glitter Nail Polish creates a textured 3D effect and full coverage on nails that is bound to make a statement. The polish is also formulated without parabens, sulfates, synthetic fragrances, phthalates, GMOs and triclosan.

There are four glitter-tastic shades available, each named after famous iconic places in the UK (how I miss London!)

Bloomsbury Square, a clear base with bold purple glitter and chunky magenta glitter.
Connaught Square, a clear base with royal blue glitter and chunky purple glitter.
Fitzroy Square, a clear base with green glitter and chunky teal glitter.
Sloane Square, a clear base with charcoal gray/silver glitter and chunky iridescent glitter.


Bloomsbury Square, Connaught Square, Fitzroy Square and Sloane Square


Bloomsbury Square


Connaught Square


Fitzroy Square


Sloane Square

Like nails inc.’s regular Polishes, these apply smoothly and evenly but with a strong chemical scene that I was not too fond of. With just one coat, it shows up almost clear with a tinge of color and lots of glitter. Add a second coat and voila! Full-on color and glitter that spells glamor.

The polishes dry relatively fast to a matte, gritty finish thanks to the glitter but once you add a top coat like my favorite nails nails inc. Kensington Caviar Top Coat, you will get a glossy finish that is simply stunning.

nails inc Special Effects 3D Glitter Nail Polish swatches
Two coats of Special Effects 3D Glitter Nail Polish swatches with no top coat

Another thing you gotta love about these polishes is the price. While they go for £11 (~US$18) a pop in the UK, Sephora only sells them for $9.50. Can we just say bargain?!

Overall Rating:

nails inc. Special Effects 3D Glitter Nail Polish is available at select Sephora locations and Sephora.com for $9.50.

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NARS Fall 2011 Night Series Collection

August 11th, 2011

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With the new Night Series Collection, NARS has turned its popular Night Series eyeshadows into a second Night Series Eyeshadow Palette and four new Night Series Nail Polishes.

The limited-edition Night Series Eyeshadow Palette ($55) houses six iconic shades used to perfect the sophisticated smoky eye. Wear them alone, layered to create depth, or wet for a high-impact effect.

NARS Night Series Eyeshadow Palette

Night Breed – black with silver glitter
Night Star – sheer peach with gold pearls
Night Rider – soft plum with silver glitter
Night Porter – black with green pearls
Night Flight – black with cobalt blue pearls
Night Clubbing – black with gold pearls

From the silvery-plum to black-as-night, each of the four quintessential Night Series Nail Polishes ($17) creates a statement-making look and imparts incredible luster and prolonged gloss retention with UV protection to prevent polish discoloration.

NARS Night Series Nail Polishes

Night Breed – black with silver glitter
Night Rider – soft plum with silver glitter
Night Porter – black with green pearls
Night Flight – black with cobalt blue pearls

New to NARS Night Series eyeshadows? Check out my swatches!

The NARS Night Series Collection is now available at http://www.narscosmetics.com/ and Nordstrom.

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