If I Were a Makeup Collection: NARS 413 BLKR

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I’ve long admired the NARS 413 BLKR collection so when new items are added to the line (like the blush and illuminator this spring) I am quick to check them out.  The collection is named after the first NARS flagship store in NYC and meeting Cindy Ridriguez (the store’s lead makeup artist) at The Makeup Show Orlando confirmed that someday I need to visit 413 Bleecker St. for a little shopping.  It wouldn’t hurt to stop in at their Soho boutique or the second NYC flagship (opening May 16th) at 971 Madison Ave.

Sometimes it’s fun to push my love of makeup to see just how deep my allegiance goes.  The “what if” scenarios admittedly give me a bit of a rush.  Like, “What if I was stranded on a desert island…what 5 beauty items would I want to have with me?”  Or, “What if I could only choose one brand for the rest of my life?”  My most recent self-imposed consideration was, “If I had to name one makeup collection that best matches my style and personality, what would it be?”

NARS 413 BLKR products

The answer brought me back to NARS 413 BLKR.  Since I began reading blogs and started seeing swatches of the collection, I was always hit to the core with the beauty of each shade.  Grays, reds, and navy are my favorite makeup choices.  My perfect outfit would be black and navy or black and gray with a pop of red on my lips.  I feel most like myself in these shades.  When you can add a little extra something to a shade (like a hybrid-gray or a red and purple sparkle in a black) I’m sold.

NARS 413 BLKR eyeshadow duo, blush, nail polish swatch

 

Do you ache just a little bit looking at these shades?  Is your hand twitching to click your mouse and start searching for more?  It’s pretty great, right?

NARS 413 BLKR eyes

I’m wearing the new lip gloss in Rose Gitane here, but next on my list to purchase is the Semi-Matte Lipstick.  At the same time I want to get the Multiple.  I can’t decide if I can wait until a trip to NYC (Mr. M is talking next year!) or if I will order it narscosmetics.com.  Slowly but surely the whole collection will be mine!

NARS 413 BLKR closeup

 If you were a makeup collection, what would you be?

 

  • http://www.twitter.com/georginawootton Georgie

    I’m so in love with the eyeshadow duo – I bought it in the Bleecker Street NARS last month while I was on holiday in New York then left it in a coffee shop :( the whole collection is great.

    • http://10amBeauty.com/ Alison M

      Oh nooooo! I can’t even….

  • Nicci

    Ugh, I keep waffling on that blush! The swatches are so beautiful, but I’m afraid it will be too similar to other shades I already have.

    • http://10amBeauty.com/ Alison M

      I was concerned at first it would be too close to Mata Hari, but they are in fact quite different. What shades do you have that seem similar? I can try to compare some when I’m back stateside.

      • Eyeshadow Addict

        I’d love to see swatches of Mata Hari and 413 BLKR. They seem so similar in other photos I’ve seen!

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