NARS have teamed up with British-French actress and singer Charlotte Gainsbourg for their summer 2017 collection. Charlotte Gainsbourg is the daughter of Hermés muse Jane Birkin (hence the Birkin bag) and musician Serge Gainsbourgh. Her parents had hit the headlines a few years previous to her birth with the release of their pretty saucy song Je t’aime.
Charlotte Gainsbourg has appeared in many films and has received the best actress award for her role in the film Antichrist. She has also released three albums.
Inspired by Charlotte’s signature natural look they have produced a range of vibrant shots of colour but formulated using balmy moisturised textures, which produce sheer washes of colour.
We have a few pieces to share with you from the collection…
Hydrating Glow tint
Available in 4 shades this is a hydrating cream which provides a veil of lightweight colour that helps to even the skin and brighten. The coverage is totally minimal and doesn’t provide you with any real coverage, but that’s the idea. It’s for people who have a dryer skin and want to use an extra layer of moisturising product that has a soft radiance. Nice for holiday’s but beware, as there is no sun protection.
The colour selection is good. The fair is great for a very pale skin with a pink undertone. I haven’t seen the darkest shade but the medium shade would suit around an NC30 (in MAC terms).
The multiples are always a win for summer. A twist up cream, which can be used on the eyes, cheeks and lips. The shades are surprisingly sheer and the texture never really dries, it tends to stay slightly tacky on the skin so there is a small amount of transfer.
The lip tints are available in three shades and again the colour is much sheerer than the shade would suggest from the outside. Lovely texture which feels smooth and not too shiny!
This is available from 1st May and is exclusive to Selfridges.