Do you ever picture yourself having a blast with your girlfriends by the pool but still looking smokin’ enough to attract the opposite sex attention? I think that’s pretty much the idea behind the inception of Nars Adult Swim - Summer 2014 collection which is nothing but powerfully provocative and daring, wink2 From neon lemon lime, shocking pink to bold geranium; the shades and colours scream sexy & look at me!!! If only I’m crazy enough to wear it all at the same time, lol
Ever since I decide to do my own makeup for my engagement day, I spend most of my free time experimenting with different looks and style just for the thrill of it =) As promised in my previous Nars Adult Swim - Summer 2014 post here, today I’m gonna show you how I transform my regular girl-next-door persona to sexy-siren diva or you can call it Sexy Summer / Sexy Ayna look, hee~ My take on sexy might be differ from others but afraid not, it’s 100% approved by my man, haha XD
To get this look, I'm using eye products from Nars Adult Swim - Summer 2014 collection such as the revolutionary Nars Baalbek Eye Paint and the Nars Iraklion Soft Touch Shadow Liner (which coincidentally happened to be 2 exotic travel destination in Greece & Lebanon) Besides that, I'm also using 2 other favorite that I reviewed recenty; Nars Blush in Amour and Nars Satin Lipstick in Niagara to complete the Sexy Summer / Sexy Ayna whole look ^_^
Nars Iraklion Soft Touch Shadow Pencil
Described as a smoky rose quartz shade, Nars Iraklion Soft Touch Shadow is an easy, portable, long wearing jumbo sized pencil that have versatile functionality to shade the lid, lining it or even highlight the eyes. It's creamy texture deliver a smooth, velvety feel to the eyes and made for seamless, easy blending application. Not only that, it's also an ideal base for layering with powder eye shadow to create dimension, adding texture and increase the intensity.
Nars Baalbek Eye Paint
Nars Baalbek Eye Paint on the hand is describe as a brilliant pot of high impact bronze pigment in an innovative silky, weightless gel formula. Rich, hyper saturated shades that dry down quickly in long lasting finishes from icy metallics to matte, this product can line, highlight, shade and define with modern artistic versatility. Last for up to 18 hours, you can be bold and use it alone or layer it with different texture eyeshadows as you desire.
MY VERDICT: I'm actually on the fence when it comes to Nars Iraklion Soft Touch Shadow Pencil, the shade is barely visible without the aid of eye primer and using it alone wasn't really a good idea. I'm however in love with the jumbo pencil formula that's so easy to use and travel friendly. It glides on my lid so smoothly, making the application process easy breezy and fuss free!!! Yes, you get me right lovelies, I'm so gonna collect this in lots of other shades =)
Again, Nars Baalbek Eye Paint is clearly the winner in this match. It's so effortless to pull off the smokey look with this product since it's close to black shade with golden particles making it a great shadow even on its own. I really love how it stands out in real life and photos, so pigmented and pretty ❤_❤ The texture and consistency is very easy to control too.. No residue or marks left whenever I'm using it, double thumbs up for this gorgeous baby!!!
How I'm using Nars Iraklion Soft Touch Shadow Pencil and Nars Baalbek Eye Paint to create my Sexy Summer / Sexy Ayna look? It's surprisingly very easy, anybody can get it right even if you're not professional makeup artist!!! Here's the guide on how to achieve this look :-
STEP 1 : Prime your eyes with your favorite eye primer
STEP 2 : Apply the Nars Iraklion Soft Touch Shadow Pencil all over your eyelids
STEP 3 : Using Nars Baalbek Eye Paint, apply it like eyeshadow on 1/3 of your eyelids
STEP 4 : Line 2/3 of your lower lashline with Nars Baalbek Eye Paint
STEP 5 : Complete the eye-do by coating your lashes with black mascara
STEP 6 : Sweep Nars Blush in Amour on the apple of your cheeks
STEP 7 : Finish the look with Nars Satin Lipstick in Niagara
Do you think I did a great job at bringing sexy back? I'm so excited by how lovely the combination turns out, I think it's bold & sultry without overdoing it @_@ You can always choose to intensify the look by using more Nars Baalbek Eye Paint on your eyelids or take a different route by reducing it to line the eyes only. For more details, kindly visit Nars Cosmetics official website or make your way to their flagship store @ Pavilion, KL. Until then, I'm wishing you a sweet and sexy summer lovelies, adieu~