NARS at Fashion Week A/W 2010



Lead Artist: François Nars, Founder & Creative Director, for Nars Cosmetics

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Nars Enchanted Cream Blush, Nars D. Gorgeous Eyeshadow, Nars  Nuits Blanches Eyeliner Stylo, Nars Black Moon Eyeliner Pencil, Nars Barbarella Lipstickimage002


Lead Artist: Lisa Butler for Nars Cosmetics



Douceur Blush (new for Fall!), Coconut Grove Single Eyeshadow (new for Fall!), Abyssinia Eyeshadow, London Eyeliner Pencil, Sex Machine Velvet Matte Lip Pencil, Luxor Multiple, Riviera Multipleimage


Lead Artist: Diane Kendal for Nars Cosmetics


Products :

Douceur Blush (new for Fall!), Coconut Grove Eyeshadow (new for Fall!), Tzarine Duo Eyeshadow (new for Fall!), Portobello Duo Eyeshadow, Belle de Jour Lipstick



Visit the NARS YouTube Channel ( for some behind-the-scenes videos.


Nars is exclusive to Mecca Cosmetica in Australia

Madame B


Kylies Professional Mineral Makeup

    Kylies Professional Mineral Makeup is an Australian business owned by a local Makeup Artist and Salon owner here on the Gold Coast. The range is hypoallergenic and cruelty free.

• Contains No perfumes
• Contains No Bismuth Oxycloride
• Contains No synthetic colours
• Contains No Parabens or Sulphates
• Is 100% talc free
• Is 100% lanolin free
• Is 100% Gluten free
• Is 100% vegan – No animal content

Here are the swatches on my arms, dry applied on top of the eye and lip primer from the range



These are the brightest colours from the range.

I really love Skye and Water, they remind me of Marie Antoinette for some reason!

My favourite three colours would have to be Mermaid, Amythest and Tangello


The next lot are the neutrals I was sent to try.

Great everyday colours that could easily become staples in your kit.

Bamboo is the perfect matte highlight for me, storm is a lovely greyish taupe and Bark has been my first choice to use on my brows.


Beauty is also gorgeous, its a little darker IRL but just as if not more sparkly!




These are some of the lighter colours.

Gold, Apricot and Diamond all look fabulous over other shadows or alone as a light sparkly wash of colour.

White Light is a true pearlescent white.





Lotus is the blush I was sent, lovely shimmery pinky blush, best applied on cheek bones and not to far onto the cheeks themselves if you are worried about drawing attention to your pores.

Olive is the perfect name for the shadow, it is exactly what it reminds me of with the addition of a slight shimmer.

Spring is a fresh sparkly green, great for the inner v and lid area. Nature is a shimmery forest green that looks stunning as a liner.


My favourite combinations so far are    

Mermaid (lid), Amythest (crease) with Bamboo (highlight)

Tangello (lid), Amythest (crease) with Bamboo (highlight)

Beauty (lid), Onyx (crease), Apricot (inner v) with Bamboo (highlight)

Blossom (lid), Tangello (crease), Wisdom (outer v) with Bamboo to highlight

Bamboo (lid), Stone (outer v) White Light (highlight) with Nature (liner)

Midnight (lid), Skye (crease) Bamboo (highlight)

Yes I may be a little obsessed with Bamboo!


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January Jones wearing NARS at the Mad Men 4 Premiere


Fabiloa created this look for January and drew inspiration from Catherine Denvue – creating strong eyes and a simple, matte lip.  Not to mention flawless skin!


Nars Pro Prime Skin Smoothing Face Prep and Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base

Nars Brousse Duo Eyeshadow and Eurydice Duo Eyeshadow

Nars Douceur Blush

Nars Bangkok Pure Matte Lipstick (which apparently she loved so much she kept it!)

I quite like Ms Jones style, she always seems to be up for something new. I’m assuming to stay away from the 60’s Hollywood glamour she is seen so regularly in on the show.

Of course Nars is available exclusively to Mecca Cosmetica in Australia,


P.S. I was so excited to see the 1st episode of Season 4 and it certainly lived up to my expectations!

Any one else a Mad Men fan ?

Madame B


Christina Hendricks wearing NARS at the Mad Men Premiere


To say I was excited to see this in my inbox today is an understatement, it means that Mad Men will be returning to our screens soon.

It has become one of my favourite shows over the past few years and I really do love Christina’s character Joan she plays on the show.


Products Vanessa Scali used,

Bangkok Pure Matte Lipstick (Available23rd August ; try Catfight Lipstick for a similar effect)

Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base

Skin Smoothing Face Prep

Sheer Glow Foundation

Douceur Blush (NEW for Fall 2010; available 23rd August)

 Black Moon Eyeliner Pencil

Coconut Grove Single Eyeshadow (NEW for Fall 2010; available 23rd August )

Cayenne Cream Eyeshadow

Skorpios Soft Touch Shadow Pencil

  Larger Than Life Volumizing Mascara


All other products are currently available exclusively at Mecca Cosmetica 

Madame B


Kristen Stewart wearing NARS at the Eclipse Premiere

“Makeup artist Beau Nelson, who works with her frequently, used Nars Pandora Duo Eyeshadow and Nars Zardoz Cream Eyeshadow to give her a smoky, sophisticated look.” image

Is it just me or does anyone else think she’s looking fabulous recently?!?

Madame B


Clarins Everlasting Foundation SPF 15- Review


Clarins Everlasting Foundation model “Clarins, the skin care expert, launches EVERLASTING FOUNDATION SPF 15 $65 (AUD RRP), the long-lasting foundation that stays true for 15 hours.”

“What’s the secret? The High Fidelity System,
an invisible microfilm that ensures even coverage and 15 hours of flawless hold. The "Light Optimizing" complex captures, diffuses and amplifies light. Both ensure a radiant and flawless complexion.”

I love spending time on my makeup to get it right before I go out, I do not however enjoy frequent trips to the ladies room to make sure my ‘face’ is still on. This is exactly why I am a fan of a product that lasts, and the Clarins Everlasting Foundation does exactly that. This product was sent to me for trialing purposes and have been using it for close to two months now, (the bottle still has PLENTY left).

Personally my skin is on the drier side so I make sure I moisturise first but with this foundation I’ve actually been skipping my primer and it still lasts! Another plus to this lovely new product is that you really only need a very small amount and with that very small amount I must say it covers like a dream! As you are probably aware by now  I love a medium-full coverage foundation, I love that you can easily thin it down to get the coverage you desire. Your skin is left with a somewhat matte finish, but not dry and dead looking that can be associated with many matte foundations.Clarins Everlasting Foundation SPF 15 30ml $65

Breaking the pro’s down to point form so I don’t ramble on forever…

    Non drying formula that lasts

Triple protection against UV rays

Matte finish without looking dull

  Luxe looking packaging with pump for ease of  use and less product wastage

oh, it has a fruity fragrance! I love products with an added quirk.


Available at Department stores, Clarins Gold Salons and online at

Original release date 10th May 2010

Madame B


Kate Beckinsale wearing Nars


Kate Beckinsale  at a private dinner held at Red O for the launch of the Los Angeles Film Festival on June 14th.(





Makeup artist Jake Bailey used the following products for her glowing look:


· NARS Laguna Bronzing Powder

· NARS Casino Bronzing Powder


· NARS Maracaibo Cream Eyeshadow

Nars is available exclusively in Australia through Mecca Cosmetica


Madame B


(I always love hearing what celebrities are wearing!)

Lime Crime: Modern Pin Up

A pin up look with a darker edge….


Lime Crime Nymph Magic Eye Dust (lid and brow bone then as highlight)

NYX Nude Eyeshadow (crease and brow bone)

MAC Mineral Eyeshadow (crease)

Lime Crime Medusa Magic Eye Dust with Mixing Medium (Liner)

La Femme White Eyeliner

Lime Crime Empress with Mixing Medium (under eye)

eBay False Lashes and Duo Glue

Bourjois Glamour Volume Mascara (top lashes only)

Covergirl and Olay Simply Ageless Foundation (lovely velvet/matte finish)

Covergirl Clean Pressed Powder

MAC MSF Natural Medium Dark (slight contour)

Bourjois Mineral Radiance Pressed Powder Beige Medium

Brow Mascara (did before)

Jurlique Love Balm

Estee Lauder Black Eyeliner

Lime Crime Styletto Lipstick


In my hair I teased and used Redken Wool Shake to get texture followed with Orfluido Oil for shine and an amazing scent (no seriously this stuff is like Vanilla perfume for your hair!) and pinned it back.
You will get a free Kabuki with your order!
One Flat fee of $5.50 or Spend $100.00 and receive FREE postage. These fees are the same for shipping within Australia or Overseas.

Madame B