November 4th, 2013
Guy Bourdin’s fashion photography features dramatic, sensual, and provocative imagery with exotic, mysterious women.
In a bid to make our lives a bit more like his photos and subjects, we are digging into the NARS Guy Bourdin Holiday collection.
The limited edition eyeshadows, lipesticks, blushers, and nail colour come in a range of bold deep colours with names like Coeur Battant (magenta), Bad Behaviour (deep pewter) and Exhibit A (matte red.) And since we are nearing the holidays, the gift sets will make lovely presents or a great addition to our own lists.
Although you’ve got every right to be suspicious if a lover gifts you the lip set called Fling ($55), or the bronzer blusher set called One Night Stand ($72). —Alexandra Suhner Isenberg
NARS Guy Bourdin Holiday Colour Collection, eyeshadows start at $28 at www.narscosmetics.ca
August 5th, 2013
Cara Delevingne, Arizona Muse—the girls with brows are unstoppable these days.
I admit I spent the majority of my 20s “un-Brooke Shields-ing” (this is a legit term in the beauty industry) my eyebrows — hey, we all have regrets! I’m now not only letting them grow, but I added a step to my daily makeup routine to exaggerate their fullness. In the past, brow pencils have always been rather harsh and often too heavy. NARS’ new Brow Perfector ($22) is gentle, with velvety texture that doesn’t give you the unsightly Sharpie look. Its companion, the Brow Gel ($22), keeps everything tidy and in place.
The best thing about a full arch, other than looking like the hot runway “It” girl? It will make you look younger, a distraction from wrinkles and such. —Anya Georgijevic
$22 at www.narscosmetics.ca
August 9th, 2010
With the camel coats and chubby knits of the fall collections arriving in stores, visions of soft smoky eyes and flushed cheeks are beginning to dance in our heads.
On the latter we’ve fallen for the new Nars eye and cheek palette Only You ($75). Packed inside a sleek and secure zip-up compact, the palette is armed with four fab shadows, including a metallic neutral, matte black, golden espresso and aubergine, and loaded with its Hungry Heart highlighter and Orgasm blush.
Perfect for popping in your purse, it’ll take you from Donna Karan by day to Alexander Wang after dark.
At The Bay, 674 Granville St., Vancouver, 604-681-6211, www.thebay.com