NARS Ushers In The Yuletide Cheer-------
Believe it or not, the holidays are here—at least at beauty counters nationwide as companies start rolling out their festive seasonal collections. This time of year always brings on pangs of anxiety (the thought of starting our own holiday shopping, now or even two months from now, is terrifying) and elation in equal measure because, well, who doesn’t love the predictable outpouring of shimmery shadows, jewel-toned lipsticks, and metallic nail polishes? We’re still sifting through all the new releases, but François Nars’ offerings, which debut this weekend, are already among our favorites. The range’s standouts include a new Multiple—a rich rose gold version of the face painter’s famed multi-use stick cheekily called G-Spot—Joyous Red, a similarly hued lipstick Nars describes as “amber red” for its muted, neutralized ruddy effect, and Ponderosa, an amazingly creamy, glitter-flecked mink brown eye shadow that can be worn sheer or built up for more opacity. If you haven’t noticed, we’re getting geared up to embrace Spring’s monochrome makeup trend in a big way (more on that when our Spring trend report comes out in our debut magazine in a few short weeks); there’s no harm in test-driving the look at a few merrymaking soirées in the interim.