NARS Cosmetics has released its summer 2016 makeup collection, which was inspired by the French Riviera, and is characterized by the French beauty brand’s partnership with Konstantin Kakanias, a Greek painter based out of Los Angeles. The collection features 10 new and/or limited edition products, complete with colorful, girly-chic packaging that has us raring for the summer sun. The NARS x Konstantin Kakanias summer 2016 makeup collection will be available in NARS boutiques in the U.S. on April 15, at Sephora and other retailers on May 1, and has an international launch date set for May.
NARS x Konstantin Kakanias Lip Color ($28.00) (Limited Edition)
A bold new lip color can make a new woman out of you, especially if you’re willing to embody the color and personify everything it means. The names of the colors for this product allow a preface to what the shades look like, so you have an idea of what you’re going to get even before you see the matching product photos. But you can be assured the shades will add some oomph to your look, and you can walk with your head high to show off the seductive lips that are hiding underneath the gloss. The fashionable portraits depicted on the packaging are just an added bonus!
• Overheated – deep, dusky rose
• Do Not Disturb – vivid orange-red
• Get Dirty – desert rose
• Members Only – crimson (online exclusive & NARS boutiques only)
NARS x Konstantin Kakanias Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow ($29.00) (Limited Edition)
Choose the perfect shade to go above your lids, and your eyes will do the rest of the work for you. With packaging depicting women wearing the respective shades, you can choose a muse to embody, if you so desire, or you can scoop up your favorite shades and play around with fun color combinations and end up with a truly stunning look for your hot summer days and nights.
• Deep End – shimmering teal-green
• Tan Lines – rich hazelnut
• Topless – seashell pink
• Pool Shark – iridescent periwinkle
NARS x Konstantin Kakanias Dual-Intensity Blush ($45.00) (Limited Edition)
This intense blush comes in a mini-palette of two shades, so you can mix your colors or choose one or the other to highlight your cheekbones, brighten up your cheeks, or whatever else you choose to do with your shimmering shades. Play with soft tones to bring out the best in your facial features; choose your shade and roll with it.
• Liberation – shimmering light pink / caramel rose
• Sexual Content – sandy peach / soft raspberry
Photos courtesy of NARS