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NARS Debuts at Paris Haute Couture: Bouchra Jarrar AW 2012

NARS Cosmetics marks their debut appearance at Paris Haute Couture Autumn/Winter 2012 for Moroccan-French designer Bouchra Jarrar – a former Balmain studio director and assistant to Christian Lacroix. For a first-time appearance, there is a strong yet subtle presence.

Lead makeup artist Christophe Danchaud explains that his inspiration was a reflection of the “evolution of the Bouchra Jarrar brand.” Danchaud presents an elegant, luminous and detailed look, focusing on the bottom eyelid. “The skin is transparent, with the cheek lending a touch color. Woody, pink lips and a dark smudged liner give it a feeling that’s worn in, because Bouchra wanted to communicate a feeling of warmth through her collection and the makeup,” says Danchaud.

Products used:


·         *Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer (NEW for Spring 2012!)

·         Douceur Blush – soft pink, brown

·         Gina Blush – true tangerine


·         Thunderball Eyeshadow – midnight gray

·         Goddess Soft Touch Shadow Pencil – pale champagne

·         Misfit Duo Eyeshadow – shimmering ecru/bright emerald green

·         Paris Duo Eyeshadow – shimmering gray/true matte gray

·         Larger Than Life Lengthening Mascara – black


·         *Bilbao Lipstick (NEW for Spring 2012!) – shimmering topaz

·         Tiber Larger Than Life Lip Gloss – cool beige

**for darker skin gals (NC42 like me), I would suggest a warmer pink nude such as Fabala Lipstick – shimmering rose, topped with Sweet Revenge lip gloss – sheer pink grapefruit**

This is a very achievable look that requires some restraint. You want to keep it soft with a natural looking flush to your cheeks. You will also want to spend time smudging color on your lower lashes with a good, densely packed pencil brush – the look is worn in and not slept in. I am pleasantly surprised with this look; I was expecting the traditional NARS smoky eyes, sculpted cheekbones and statement color lips – especially for runway. Honestly, this is a great representation of the designer’s aesthetic which also shows the versatility of NARS cosmetics.

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