NARS with Michael Hanz (Spring and Summer 2011)

When I got invited to an intimate gathering to meet NARS Leading Makeup Artist, Michael Hanz, and talk about the latest offering from Nars, I couldn't be more excited. I've always been a fan of Nars cosmetics and for them to consider me as part of this event was such a highlight in my beauty blogging endeavor.

Michael engaged us in a conversation about the NARS Spring/Summer 2011 collection. He talked about Summer Collection that includes an eyeshadow trio called Cap Ferrat, inspired by Alpes-Maritimes region in southeastern of France. It's collection of bright shades of sea blues. It's nice how Michael and I think alike when it comes to bright makeup looks, never be intimidated by them. They are fun to play around with and you can always make any bright eyeshadows work for you.

Of course, we played around with NARS cosmetics laid down before us.

I was this close to buying the Sheer Matte and Sheer Glow Foundation... Tood bad I didn't have my credit card with me. :(

Hello Laguna Body and Face Illuminators

Michael talked about NARS Laguna Illuminators which earned oohhhs and aahhs from me. It's great for everyone even those with oily skin. A little goes a long way and it's the best makeup to strut around with this summer. And oh, Lagina Multiple is also coming out soon!!

The heat is on but the pretty blush is still hard to fake. Not NARS Orgasm Illuminator... this one easily gives that bright winsome flushed effect and it's great to use even without a stitch of foundation on except your handy sunblock and moisturizer!

Got to play around with more makeup like the Trio Eyeshadow Calanque that gives a new definition to neutral look. Talk about edgy and making statement. Metallic nail polishes Kismet and Ecume. I'm actually lemming for Kismet, that they call metallic sunflower. It's the prettiest shade of gold! I love!

For Summer 2011, NARS came out with a highlight blush called New Order. It's a soft pink blush, with gold and silver shimmer. It can highlight the cheeks to create dimension and give that summer dewy look or apply on top of your favorite blush, like Nars Orgasm for a different look.

NARS Exotic Dance Duo is probably my favorite eyeshadow duo from the collection. It made me think of saturday night parties... in a real hot summer dress, that is.

I can't help but fall deeply in love with their Pro-Prime Collection. Frances have raved about the  Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base and ever since, I've always wanted to have my own tube. But there's more to it!

I can't wait to get my hands on the Pro-Prime Multi Protect Primer with SPF 30 / PA +++. It's primer and sunblock in one! Hello! Aren't getting more excited?

Pore Refining Primer is an oil-free primer which has natural ingredients and skin care properties that not only give protection to the skin but make cosmetic application a breeze and make it stay put.

The product above was what got my attention. Been in the Nars collection for quite sometime, the Skin Smoothing Face Prep, which can be used prior or top makeup. Provides a smooth surface for foundation and minimizes the appearance of pores.

NARS Eyeshadow Duo in Cap Ferrat

NARS Spring 2011 Trio Eyeshadow in Calanque

Here, Michael  shows us Nars' makeup removers, the cleansing oil and the eye makeup remover.

Pure Matte Lipsticks in Carthage (Summer 2011) and Madere (Spring 2011); Lip glosses in Nana (Spring 2011), Wonder (Summer 2011) and Super Orgarm (Spring 2011).

Carthage is like a sister of the very popular NARS Schiap. while Madere is such a great nude peach lipstick.

I really enjoyed the time I spent learning beauty tips from Michael Hanz and of course getting acquainted with new NARS products. I'm definitely eyeing Carthage, Cap Ferrat and the Laguna Multiple. :) 

Can't wait!! :)

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  1. I didnt know theres NARS here in phils.. oh no

  2. This is so cool! I think I want everything in the Laguna shade. The bronzer, the illuminator and even the multiple when it comes out! It's such a pretty shade! :-)

  3. aaaahhh, heaven! where is this?

  4. where i can buy NARS products here in philippines?


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