February 20, 2013
One of the best parts about reporting backstage at the shows is getting a sneak peek at the wealth of new products that brands like to break out for their artists to test-drive during the collections. It’s actually a bittersweet privilege, because often we’ll see something we want in real time, only to learn that distribution is still a good six months away. So it went last season when we discovered NARS Radiant Creamy Concealers. Makeup artists like James Boehmer, Francelle Daly, and monsieur François Nars himself used these imperfection-blurring magic wands for shows ranging from 3.1 Phillip Lim to Marc Jacobs, leaving dark circles and blemishes camouflaged in their wake—and leaving us wanting much, much more. But now, after what has seemed like an eternity, the wait is finally over. Today, the brand launched nine shades of the new product—and just in time, too, as we reach the midway point in the Fall show cycle and our fatigue starts (reads: continues) to show. Here’s why we’re so excited about it: We actually carry two concealers in our jam-packed Proenza Schouler makeup bag, a light-diffusing product for under our eyes, and a thicker, better coverage formula for the rogue unsightly spot. But the latest from NARS is actually capable of pulling double duty, which is a godsend on those days when space in said makeup bag is at a premium. Wear alone, or mix with your favorite foundation for an extra-flawless finish.
Photo: Courtesy of NARS Cosmetics