Are you a NARSissist? NARS Releases Eye and Cheek Palettes to Celebrate it’s Community of Fans

If you follow NARS on Twitter than you are already familiar with the term “NARSissist“. Who is a NARSissist? A NARSissist is someone who embodies the true spirit of NARS –she is confident and fearless; lives by her own rules, not afraid to express herself in every look, mood or attitude. Effortlessly captivating with a bottomless makeup bag. I know I am one! Are you?

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For Spring 2014 Gifting, NARS Cosmetics is bringing out your inner NARSissist with the introduction of two limited edition products. Named for and inspired by the brand’s devoted fans and cult followers, these inaugural items showcase the brand’s most iconic products and beloved shades.

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NARSissist Eye Palette ($89 CAD/$79 US) This palette features 15 of the NARSissist community’s most beloved and inspiring shades in one compact, ready-to-wear every day, every way. Shades included are All About Eve, Madrague, Fez, Bali, Coconut Grove, Madrague ll, Nepal, Ashes to Ashes, Brousse, Mekong, Bellissima, Lhasa, Bad Behavior, Dogon, and Pandora.

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NARSissist Cheek Palette ($55 CAD/$49 US) This set features three must-have shades for Spring and a newly designed mini blush brush for easy application on the go. Shades included are Devotee (limited edition, highlighting shade), Orgasm and Laguna.

In celebration of these releases NARS Cosmetics has launched three short feature films. The videos were shot in hopes to engage the NARS community, by encouraging engagement among NARS fans through a shared attitude and experience. Shot at landmark hotspots around New York City, these feature films bring the NARSissist spirit to life with a glimpse into the lives of three well-known street style icons and bloggers, Lily Kwong, Natalie Joos, and DJ Kiss.

Known for her undeniable musical talent, DJ Kiss portrays a night on the job at Mister H in the Mondrian Soho, revealing her irreverent style and effortless beauty.

Lily Kwong, budding philanthropist and self-proclaimed NARSissist, is known for her impeccable style and selfless devotion to multiple charitable causes. Filmed at the Gramercy Park Hotel, she reveals how beauty plays into her daily routine.

Celebrated fashion icon and casting director, Natalie Joos exposes her creative process to fashion and beauty in a behind-the-scenes film at the Paramount Hotel.

Are you a NARSissist? Join the conversation and upload photos onto Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #NARSissist. All images will be revealed in a photo gallery on the “NARS Exclusives” tab on the NARS Facebook page.

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Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush | Info and Images of a Release That Has Me Trembling In Anticipation

I think I may have audibly gasped when I heard that Hourglass was coming out with Ambient Lighting Blush ($41 CAD/$35 US). It is truly a dream come true. The breathtaking finish of Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder fused with a blush to create what is visually one of the most stunning blush presentations I have seen and I am sure will be just as gorgeous applied as in the pan. I can not wait to try these. I have a feeling, that like the Ambient Lighting Powders, I will need them ALL!

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The 6 shades of this new, permanent product will be:

Luminous Flush – A champagne rose blush fused with Luminous Light to evoke a candlelit glimmer.

Mood Exposure – A soft plum blush fused with Mood Light to brighten the complexion.

Ethereal Glow – A cool pink blush fused with Ethereal Light for a moonlit luminosity.

Diffused Heat – A vibrant poppy blush combined with Diffused Light for a subtle halo effect.

Radiant Magenta – A golden fuchsia blush combined with Radiant Light for a summer glow.

Dim Infusion – A subdued coral blush fused with Dim Light to add warmth.

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Product claims:

• Hourglass has fused Ambient Lighting Powder, the cutting-edge collection of finishing powders, with an array of vivid cheek colors, creating a hybrid product that is unique, contemporary and revolutionary.

• Unlike traditional blush, which tends to be flat, Ambient Lighting Blush uses Photoluminescent Technology to exhibit depth and dimension.

• The airy, lightweight powders contain optically transparent particles that amplify the colors to a multi-dimensional level— effectively reinventing the way you view blush.

• The state-of-the-art formula means that its full potential is only displayed on application.

• The hand-made powders are formulated using an advanced miscelare technique—which means “to mix” in Italian— creating the perfect balance of pigment and powder, and no two look alike.

• Delivers a radiant natural finish and offers buildable color.

• Ambient Lighting Blush is designed to be paired with Ambient Lighting Powder. Using the two products together imbues the entire complexion with an otherworldly glow.

• The six shades, which range from soft coral to cool pink, are a wardrobe of captivating accent lights for cheeks.

The new Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush is launching this Thursday, January 23, 2014 on HourglassCosmetics.com and at Barneys New York, Bergdorf Goodman, Net-A-Porter.com, Sephora, and Space NK in mid-late February 2014.

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Has Obagi Skincare Saved Your Skin? Share Your Story for a Chance to Win with Their Ambassador Program

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Given that Obagi has been a leader in anti-aging beauty for years and is the #1 physician-dispensed skincare brand in the United States I’m willing to bet many of you have tried the brand. If Obagi products have made a difference for your skin then make sure to share your story for a chance to be an Obagi Ambassador and win free products!

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The Obagi Ambassador program will now run throughout the year with 12 monthly winners and 3 annual winners.

  • Monthly winners will receive an Obagi gift basket valued at $600
  • Ambassadors of the Year will also receive a 3-day spa getaway for 2 valued at $3,000

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