Nars Cosmetics

My Nars Lipstick Collection by Erin Baynham

Nars Honolulu Honey, Funny Face, Afghan Red, Scarlet Empress, 413 Bleeker, Greta, Carmen I don't have the largest Nars lipstick collection, but I'm happy with what I've got. I'm not totally sure when my interest peaked for the brand, but I've realized that my little stash has been a really great go-to for me for awhile. Even though I have a million MAC and Wet 'N Wild lipsticks, I tend to always reach for Nars first.

Nars Honolulu Honey, Funny Face, Afghan Red, Scarlet Empress, 413 Bleeker, Greta, Carmen

Let's take a look at the colors individually, shall we?


Funny Face is a semi-matte pink that I purchased a long time ago, it's bright and bold and really gave the face some oomph. Greta and Carmen were Christmas presents from the new Audacious line ($32), which are really, really freaking fantastic. It's a lipstick line that's super pigmented with only one swipe, moisturizing, and feels like you're wearing nothing. I mean really!


413 BLKR (semi matte) and Afghan Red (satin) are the lipsticks I use the least. They're nice colors, but I have others that I like more. Scarlet Empress (semi matte) and Honolulu Honey (satin), however, are my ultimate go to lip colors. When I need the perfect neutral lip, I wear Honolulu Honey. I typically wear it with Giza lipgloss. When I need a bold lip that's not too red, I go for Scarlet Empress. I recommend them to people all the time!

I actually model Honolulu Honey, Giza and Scarlet Empress in this video:

Nars Holiday Gift Sets 2014 by Erin Baynham

Guess what October is? It's two months before the holiday season! The collections are rolling into my inbox, and I'm sharing them as quickly as I can! Here are the gift sets that Nars Cosmetics is putting out for us. Select items are available November 1, 2014 at Department Store/Specialty, NARS boutiques, and  

NARS Holiday 2014 Digital World Gifting Set - Sephora - jpeg

Read on to see the entire collection--you'll definitely want these goodies on your holiday wish list!

Digital World, $49

CRUELLA passionate scarlet red IBERICO Intense coral YU  Shocking pink DESCANSO Tea rose TORRES DEL PAINE Peach coral Available November 1, 2014 exclusive  to Sephora and www.sephora.comNARS Holiday 2014 Kabuki Brush Gifting Set - jpeg

Kabuki Brush Set, $149

MIE KABUKI BRUSH Ideal for soft, all-over face application of loose and pressed  powders. Luxuriously layered with a double-dome design that deposits product evenly. MIZUBAKE KABUKI BRUSH  Contour and sculpt blush and bronzer with this distinct design for controlled application and precise definition. KABUKI EYE BRUSH Blend and diffuse eyeshadows for a soft-focus, seamless  effect with this limited edition domed eyeshadow brush.

NARS Holiday 2014 Lazer Cut Gifting Set - jpeg

Laser Cut, $59

EYESHADOW I Perfect neutral vanilla EYESHADOW II Shimmering café au lait EYESHADOW III Matte army green DAY DREAM BLUSH Flirty sheer peach LAGUNA BRONZER Diffused brown powder with golden shimmer DOLCE VITA LIPGLOSS Sheer dusty rose NARS Holiday 2014 Modern Future Gifting Set - jpeg

Modern Future, $49

ROMAN HOLIDAY BLUSH Pretty pastel with the most delicate hint of pink ROMAN HOLIDAY LIPSTICK  Pretty pastel with the most delicate hint of pink ROMAN HOLIDAY NAIL POLISH Shimmery begonia pink

NARS Holiday 2014 Tech Fashion Gifting Set - jpeg

Tech Fashion, $49

LIPGLOSS I Shimmering peach sorbet LIPGLOSS II Shimmering sheer fig LIPGLOSS III Shimmering sheer raspberry LIPGLOSS IV Sheer ruby

NARS Holiday 2014 Virtual Domination Gifting Set - Sephora - jpeg

Virtual Domination, $65

LAGUNA BRONZER Diffused Brown Powder with Golden Shimmer MISS LIBERTY BLUSH Soft shimmering peach DEEP THROAT BLUSH Flirty sheer peach SEX FANTASY BLUSH Pale lavender pink FINAL CUT BLUSH Peach coral

NARS Holiday 2014 Algorithm Gifting Compact - jpeg

Algorithm, $89

Golden ratio redux. The iconic NARS bronzer, Laguna, recoded  into a geometric fantasy—logically aligned with a mobile take on  the classic Ita brush.

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Nars Fall 2014 Eye Pencils in Night Porter and Night Bird by Erin Baynham

Nars Night Porter and Night Bird Glitter Eye LinersIt makes me really, really sad to type the words "Fall 2014". We're smack dab in the middle of July and I'm loving every freakin' second of this heat! But when Nars makes products like this, you just have to share. Sometimes, boring black eye liner just isn't the way to go. And sometimes, you just don't feel like wearing eye shadow.

Nars Night Porter and Night Bird Glitter Eye Liners

Night Porter ($24, black with green pearl) // Night Bird ($24, black with purple pearl)

These liners are super silky smooth. They barely have to graze your skin to show up! I'm going to be honest--when products have a texture like this, I don't expect them to last very long. But these are different. Really different. I swiped them on my hand, did a quick rub, and they didn't budge. They aren't water-resistant though, they came off easily with a little makeup remover.

These pencils will be available (along with the entire Fall 2014 collection) on July 15th at Nars Boutiques  You'll be able to find them in Sephora and other locations on August 1st.