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I spy Spring 2013: NARS

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Tracking down the Spring 2013 collection for NARS was a wee bit trickier, since I don’t think there are official releases of press photos yet. There was a lot of information, but all of it was all over the place!

Howver, the Internet is a glorious thing, and so I have attempted to cobble a picture story for NARS nuts (like me!) to get a good grasp of the upcoming collection. NARS’ Spring 2013 collection will be released globally in February 2013.

NARS Spring 2013
Available globally on February 1, 2013:

  • Persia Single Eyeshadow
  • Mad Mad World Duo Eyeshadow
  • Bouthan Duo Eyeshadow
  • Dressed to Kill Lipstick
  • Cythère Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil
  • Seduction blush
  • Disco Inferno Nail Polish
  • Light Reflecting Setting Powder (Pressed)
  • Light Reflecting Setting Powder (Loose)

Available globally on Mar. 1 2013:

  • Radiant Creamy Concealer

Available globally on Apr. 1 2013:

  • Satin Lip Pencils:
    — Hyde Park
    — Floralies
    — Biscayne Park

Phew. Honestly, NARS’s Holiday 2012 collection left me reeling from the sheer volume of it—and it looks like I will also have a bit of trouble figuring out Spring 2013, too. I mean, where do you start?

From the top of the list, in pictures:

There has been no product sightings of the Persia eyeshadow single yet (it was used for a fashion show, which you can scroll down towards the end of this entry to see), but here’s a photo of the one of the two eyeshadow duos for Spring 2013, Mad Mad World (blue and green):

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(source: Jenna Putnam)

The other duo looks like the concealer duo in Caramel/Amande.

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(source: screencaps by MarieMay on, from a password-protected video)

A better look at the collection, clockwise from the top left: lipstick in Dressed to Kill, eyeshadow duo in Mad Mad World, Light Reflecting Setting Powder (pressed), eyeshadow duo in Bouthan (one side only), blush in Seduction, Light Reflecting Setting Powder (loose).

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Here is an Instagram photo shot by evachen212, with what could possibly Bouthan, the other eyeshadow duo for 2013. I’m not 100% positive, but it looks like it could be that.

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(source: screencaps by MarieMay on, from a password-protected video)

Another photo of Mad Mad World and Seduction, which looks like a powder blush but Elle Beauty’s Twitter reported as a cream blush. In any case, it’s a pretty deep pink-red that I would be very interested in trying.

The pencil-type item with a gold ring on the end looks like a Soft Touch Shadow Pencil. Next to that with the sort of muted rose ring around it seems to be the Cythère Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil, which looks like a shade I would want to try.

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NARS Radiant Creamy Concealers (source: screencaps by MarieMay on, from a password-protected video)

Ta-da, the Radiant Creamy Concealers! The packaging looks similar to the Larger Than Life Lipglosses (I reviewed one shade here), with a squared tube and rubberized wand handle. As of now, they only have stick concealers and concealer duos, so this is a pretty exciting new item being launched in 2013. And look at the shades! So many!

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NARS Satin Lip Pencils (source: screencaps by MarieMay on, from a password-protected video)

Could these be the Satin Lip Pencils? Oh my! The Velvet Lip Pencils have one slim ring around the perimeter of the tube, whereas the Velvet Matte Lip Pencils have wider colored ends. These have both, so I’m guessing it’s the new product they’re launching. On the list I got, there are only three shades of the Satin Lip Pencils: Hyde Park, Floralies, and Biscayne Park, and these are clearly more than three shades.

They offered existing alternatives for a “similar effect,” so I’m basing my guesstimate of which shades are included in the Spring 2013 collection.

For Hyde Park, you could use the Maldives Multiple, which is a shimmering pink champagne. Shade three (from the left) looks the closest to it. For Floralies, you could use the Pure Matte Lipstick in Takshent, which is a nude beige. I’m guessing it could be shade one or two. Lastly, Biscayne Park is similar to the Sheer Lipstick in Cruising, which is a nude pink. It looks a lot like the fourth shade in the photo.

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(source: Nordstrom Facebook, backstage photos for Joy Cioci’s NYFW Spring 2013 show)

NARS Cosmetics for Bouchra Jarra Spring 2013 Couture Collection
NARS Cosmetics for Bouchra Jarra Spring 2013 Couture Collection (source)

Along with the Alhambra eyeshadow duo, the Thunderball matte eyeshadow, and Calabria Soft Touch Shadow Pencil, the Persia single eyeshadow and Dressed to Kill lipstick were used for this look. I’m actually not sure where they put ALL of those shade in there (so I’m guessing they’re not all present?), however for some reason, I think Persia might be the golden orange matte shade that you can see on the crease. Any ideas?

How excited are you for this release? I’m a little lukewarm towards it, to be honest, but I think it’s because I’m not wowed by the colors. My first impression hinges a lot on the eyeshadows, for some reason, and these do not seem to have any exciting ones or ones that I’d like to try. Although, Bouthan looks (from that picture I am assuming is of it) really, really pretty.

However, the items I am anticipating are the Velvet Lip Pencil, the Satin Lip Pencils (!!!), and the concealers. I’m not too keen on the lipstick, because I don’t really wear reds, but there are a lot of lip products to try anyway, it seems.

Here’s the forum thread where a lot of this information is from. I just pieced them all together. 🙂 All posts are credited properly, but if you wish I take down some pictures you took, I would gladly do so!


  1. Gracie says

    Currently lemming for NARS Casablanca @.@ then this post. Hahahaha. #coincidence

    • Thirteen, it seems like! 🙂 I’m very excited to see how the formulation is since I don’t think there are any Satin Lip Pencils out yet. Unless I’m mistaken! But yes, exciting! 😀

  2. Hey lovely, you have so much makeup na! Good luck resisting the urge for these when they come out! :))

    • I do have so much makeup. 😦 IDK. It just makes me super happy, I can’t explain it! I don’t even know if I’ll attempt a resisting, but of course, I’ll swatch them first before buying. 🙂

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