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NARS x Charlotte Gainsbourg Au Poil Brush Roll, Summer 2017 Collection

 

You guys know I’m all about makeup brushes and something I’ve stated often enough bears repeating: your makeup will only look as good as the tools used to apply it with. And while frequently us consumers get suckered into paying top dollar for something we assume will be good — then turns out to be a dud — is happily NOT the case here. Being a makeup master, you can bet that François Nars turned the same attention used in creating his colour cosmetics to crafting his brushes, then he went and dialled everything up a few notches with the release of this Au Poil Brush Roll.

Side note: pronounced phonetically as “O pwall”, this is a bit of a play on words; ‘poil’ is French for hair which obviously references the brush bristles, but the term ‘Au Poil’ is also French slang for everything being ‘spot-on’. Well played, M. Nars.

 

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NARS x Charlotte Gainsbourg Summer 2017 Collection

 

There’s something about François Nars that I really admire, and apart from his obvious makeup artistry & photography skills, it’s without a doubt the fact that he doesn’t compromise his aesthetic vision for the sake of what’s trending. This latest collaboration with French actress/singer/model/muse Charlotte Gainsbourg is a testament to this philosophy, showcasing a selection of products which reflects this icon’s effortless laissez-faire beauty chic — and all without fanfare, bells, or whistles.

 

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NARS · Velvet Matte Lip Pencil 2017

 

NARS has recently added 10 new shades to their cult-fave Velvet Matte Lip Pencil range, bringing the total to 28 colours in the lineup. It’s no secret that I’m rather obsessed with makeup (ummm…the blog?) and while I can spend hours selecting the right products for my look, I can also be equally lazy when it comes to my lips and tend to reach for something easy. That said, what can possibly be easier than a pencil? Well, probably several things, but you know what I mean.

 

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NARS · Loaded Eyeshadow Palette

 

NARS has been on quite the roll lately, creating some of the best palettes we’ve seen in a while; case in point are the recent Banc de Sable Highlighting Palette and the Unfiltered Blush Palettes. And as if those weren’t enough, get ready for the Loaded Eyeshadow Palette: a selection of 12 never-before-seen shades from this brand that will in all likelihood blow you away. At least, that’s what it did to me, and one might say that I’ve seen more than my fair share of beauty.

 

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NARS · Banc de Sable Highlighting Palette

 

Trust François Nars to draw inspiration from sand in creating the Banc de Sable Highlighting Palette. Exclusive to Sephora, the three shades of this palette can be worn dry or dampened, solo or layered … you’re only limited by your tastes & comfort levels. As Summer is fast approaching (yesssssss), tis the season to get your glow on and you can bet that this little trio is about to become my new bff.

 

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