Thursday, September 17, 2009

NY Fashion Week: NARS at Thakoon Spring 2010

at the Thakoon show Diane Kendal for NARS Cosmetics led a team of artists, creating a luminous, contoured look for spring 2010.

the inspiration behind the collection itself came from the idea of "samurai-meets-surfer". with so many sharp edges and aqua-blues in the collection, designer Thakoon wanted the models to look like warriors so that they could really wear and carry the strong clothing. to compliment the bright colors, the face was kept a bit more monotone overall but still imparted strength around the eyes and cheekbones.

on the face:

**apply NARS Sheer Matte Foundation to conceal imperfections.

**to achieve luminosity, apply NARS Orgasm Illuminator (new for spring 2010) to the cheeks, nose, forehead and chin.

**to contour the cheeks, apply NARS Malaysia Multiple Bronzer and blend into the cheek bones.

**highlight the cheekbones and nose with the white side of NARS Hungry Heart Blush Duo.

photo: Greg Kessler via

on the eyes:

**apply the brown side of NARS Alhambra Duo Eyeshadow on the entire eyelid up to the brows.

**blend both NARS D. Gorgeous Single Eyeshadow (new for spring 2010) as well as the light pink side of NARS Kuala Lumpur Duo Eyeshadow (new for spring 2010) into the crease, outer eye and up towards the brow bone.

**apply NARS Bali Single Eyeshadow to the upper and lower lash lines as well as to the crease in the eyelid, blending with the other shadows to create definition.

**dust NARS Night Snow Single Eyeshadow in the corners of the eyes.

on the lips:
**mute lips by using NARS Concealer.

**with your finger, apply NARS Ophelia Lipgloss (new for spring 2010) to the lips.

i am loving this look! of course all of the products that are new for spring 2010 actually make me excited for the season to start-- patience... :)

visit to see the entire Thakoon collection and to purchase items available now.

first image: Marcio Madeira via
other images, unless otherwise specified, courtesy of NARS

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