NARS’ Ode to the City of Angels
I thought I should publicly disclose a secret: I’ve never been to Los Angeles. Every time people hear this, they gasp and stare at me like a deer in headlights, as if I’ve just told them that I love Amanda Bynes’ courtroom wigs. And while I haven’t seen the HOLLYWOOD sign, skipped down the Walk of Fame, or stayed at Chateau Marmont, now I can don the city’s top-shelling shades from NARS. Launching in September exclusively in the Sunshine State, the brand created a limited-edition gift set that features its nail lacquer in Trouville and lip gloss in Turkish Delight, both pastel pinks. To complete the look, included is a palette filled with four shadows—Abyssinia (a beige-y pearl), Étrusque (antique gold), Outremer (cobalt blue), and Bali (cocoa brown)—along with Deep Throat (a sheer, peach blush) and bronzer in, what else, Laguna. The cosmetic company says there may be more city editions to come, although it isn’t revealing which locale is up next. Katy Perry says that California girls are undeniable, but I like to think that New Yorkers are just as fine, fresh, and fierce. Perhaps we’ll soon have a palette to match our state of mind.
NARS Loves Los Angeles, $75, available at Barneys New York, Beverly Hills; Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills; and Nordstrom (Topanga, Glendale, Westside, Farmers’ Market, Santa Anita, and Santa Monica)—Amber Kallor
Photo: Courtesy of NARS