Nars Just Dropped 3 New Palettes—Here’s How to Use Them

From dinner date to night out “out”—no one will be able to keep their eyes off you. In collaboration with NARS Cosmetics.

By: Meagan Wilson
Styling: Daniella Deutsch, Meagan Wilson
Photography: Jake Rosenberg
Director of Photography: Gabe Harden
Makeup: Jenny Smith

If you’ve ever hesitated before sharing the name of a favorite fragrance or lipstick shade with a friend, we get you. Sometimes you want to keep things all to yourself. Or, at the very least, keep everyone else guessing.

Now we have a sneaking suspicion that the new NARSissist WANTED Collection (including two palettes for cheek and one for eyes) is about to be so ubiquitous (we’re talking wait-list status) you couldn’t keep it under wraps even if you tried. But it was that exact feeling of what is she wearing and where do I find it immediately? that came over us the moment we had them all to ourselves to play with. It makes sense—the collection itself is all about DGAF, unabashed make-them-stare beauty. Which got us thinking: Who is the Wanted woman, anyway?

 

Inspired by the high-impact shades, fleshy nudes, and look-at-me finishes in the collection, we took things a step above the typical how-to in order to pay proper homage. (After all, these are no basic palettes.) And so we enlisted holistic chef and health and wellness expert Sophia Roe to give us her best Atomic Blonde-meets-Basic Instinct-era Sharon Stone to bring things to life. 

As for the look, see below for the step-by-step from NARS global makeup artist Jenny Smith. Don’t say we didn’t warn you—all eyes are about to be on you.

 


— The Product —

 


— Step-by-Step —

Eyes:

1. Use a gel-formula shadow stick and liner to create a base to give powder shadows something to stick to. Take Velvet Shadow Stick in Aigle Noir (a sheer black flecked with gold sheen) all over lids, followed by Velvet Eyeliner in Last Frontier (a deep espresso) on the upper lash line and Mambo (chocolate) on the lower lash line. Finally, shade in the inner rims and upper eye with Larger than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner in Via Veneto, a classic black liner.

2. Using WANTED Eyeshadow Palette, apply copper La La all over the lid using an angled shadow brush, blending up to the crease.

3. Dip a fluffy blending brush into Temptress (a rich red) and Wicked Game (its shimmery counterpart), buffing into the crease to add dimension.

4. Drawing Velvet Eyeliner in Last Frontier along the top and bottom lash lines for definition, work in the WANTED palette’s Coconut Grove, a deep brown, with a short, dense smudge brush to set liner and give a slightly hazy effect.

5. Finally, press Mendoza, a glimmering rose shade that will catch the light, over the lid using your fingertip. Finish with a few coats of mascara.

 

Want even more tips to the perfect sultry night out eye? We’ve got you—click here.

 


Cheeks:

1. To begin, apply PYT, a glinting rose gold from the WANTED II Palette, and Unlimited, a shimmery pale pink from the WANTED I palette, to the high points of cheekbones for a little highlight.

2. For a pretty flush, follow that up with Taos, a soft red with a slight golden sheen from the WANTED II palette, onto the apples of the cheeks.

3. For definition, finish with Penthouse, a bold raspberry color from Palette II, using the Kabuki Ita Brush—perfect for precise contour—and work into the hollows of the cheeks.

 

Still stuck on the perfect blush technique? Click here for more hot tips.

 


Lips:

1. Apply Cap D’ail Lip Liner all over lips.

2. Follow up with Powermatte Lip Pigment in Le Freak (greatest name of all time, or...?). Shake prior to applying for best results!

 

Got questions on perfecting your lip look? We have answers. Click here for more tutorials. 


 

Fashion Credits: Look 1: Sweater, Frame; Skirt, Tibi; Shoes, Loeffler Randall; Earrings, Paige Novick; Rings, Jessica Biales; Bag, Kara 

 Look 2: Jacket, House of Harlow; Bralette, House of Harlow; Pants, Cinq a Sept; Shoes, Loeffler Randall; Earrings, Jennifer Fisher 

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