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NARS Dual-Intensity Blush 5501 Panic 5503 Adoration Summer 2015 Makeup 1

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Following the launch of Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow last year, NARS released Dual-Intensity Blush for summer 2015. Six variations are currently available. They can be applied wet or dry, and the brand also released Wet/Dry Blush Brush to go with them. I decided to go for 5501 Panic and 5503 Adoration.

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From bright yellow gold to deep bronze gold, fall 2015 is full of golden opportunities to add a touch of glamour to your makeup looks. For this season, try wearing gold with navy blue, olive green or bordeaux red.

Which one wins the gold for you?

– Giorgio Armani Eye Tint in 13 Zénith

Giorgio Armani Fall 2015 Makeup Trend 1

(image from www.giorgioarmanibeauty-usa.com)

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NARS Christopher Kane Parellel Universe Outer Limits Starscape Summer 2015 Makeup 1

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A couple of things stood out for me when I was looking at the initial images of NARS Christopher Kane Neoneutral Collection for summer 2015. Firstly, I liked the neon pink NARS logo with Christopher Kane’s name across it. Secondly, the bold color of Blush in 4056 Starscape looked appealing to me. I stopped by NARS a while ago and thought I would probably only get Starscape, but I gave in and picked up Duo Eyeshadow in 3903 Parallel Universe and Shimmer Eyeshadow in 2095 Outer Limits as well.

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3rd: Jill Stuart

Jill Stuart Summer 2015 Makeup 1

(image from www.fashion-press.net)

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Jill Stuart has always been known for its princessy look, and recently it has been bringing out products with particularly eye-catching packaging. Ribbon Couture Eyes and Everlasting Silk Powder Foundation Flawless Perfection have certainly caught my attention, and Forever Juicy Oil Rouge from the brand’s summer 2015 Juicy Lush makeup collection looks adorable as well.

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NARS Christopher Kane Summer 2015 Makeup 1

(image from www.fashion-press.net)
(info from narscosmetics.co.uk & www.fashion-press.net)

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NARS has released a makeup collection in collaboration with British fashion designer Christopher Kane for summer 2015. The limited-edition Neoneutral collection includes:

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NARS Dual-Intensity Blush Summer 2015 Makeup 1

(image from www.urcosme.com)

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Some of NARS‘ blushers have reached cult-classic status, but I haven’t been very interested in them. Many of them are either too warm or too shimmery (or both) for me. However, the new Dual-Intensity Blush for summer 2015 is looking quite promising.

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Purple is a versatile color. It can be cute, sensual, sophisticated, vibrant, and edgy. It has also been one of my favorite colors for many years. (See my A Splash of Color: Lilting Lilac (Part 1), (Part 2) & (Part 3).) After a relatively short hiatus, it is great to see purple back on trend for spring 2014. Here are my top 10 purple picks for this season:

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1. Shu Uemura Silk Cushion Eye Shadow in Amethyst Purple

Shu Uemura Spring 2014 Makeup Trend 1

(image from www.cosme.net)
(info from www.cosme.net, www.biteki.com,
i-voce.jp & www.maryquant.co.jp)

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Mary Quant Spring 2013 Makeup Trend 1

(Mary Quant Eye Opener Selection 2013 Spring in I)
(images from www.cosme.net)

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For spring 2013, among many fairly colorful makeup collections from various brands, pink and green seem to be two of the trend colors. There is a range of pink hues, from soft peachy pinks to dramatic fuchsia pinks. On the other hand, green has been a key shade for some time (spring 2012 and fall 2012). The palettes from Mary Quant (above) and YSL (below) include both shades.

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Nars Fall 2012 Makeup Trend 1(combining two trends: Nars Trio Eyeshadow in High Society)
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(images from www.cosme.net unless otherwise noted)

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Purple and green have emerged as the dominant colors for fall 2012. Continuing from the spring 2012 makeup trend, green is still a key player. On the other hand, I am glad that purple is back on trend.

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Givenchy Spring 2012 Makeup Trend 1(image from www.parfumsgivenchy.jp)

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After purples for spring 2011 and blues for fall 2011 (as well as warm-toned and cool-toned neutrals, which have been taking turns to be on-trend in the last few seasons), we have green in its various hues for spring 2012.

Givenchy‘s spring 2012 Instant Bucolique makeup collection features a strong visual (above) and makes a statement with a fresh and spring-like minty green in Le Prisme Eyes Quartet in 79 Bucolic Blossoms. A very similar shade is seen in Venis Please in 178 Bucolic Lily.

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