Inspired by her love of film, music, fashion, and the arts, Erin Dudley moved to Los Angeles at the age of 18 to pursue a career in makeup. It was in LA where she began working for Fred Segal Beauty and became head makeup artist for the salon and spa. Countless celebrity clients later, Erin continues her work as a prominent makeup artist — now for NARS cosmetics in San Francisco. Peep some of her absolute must-have beauty products below.
Simply put: Nars continually nails it when it comes to blushes and bronzers, and you can add the brand's The Multiple in 413 BLKR ($39) to your must-try list. Rich but not heavy, this multitasking cheek, lip, shadow, and bronzer contains the perfect balance of warmth and brightness. Neither too brown nor too pink, this flatters-most burgundy hue gets its name from Nars's flagship address in New York City: 413 Bleecker St. The shade launched earlier this year as a nod to the gorgeous brick-red buildings nearby. Use it on the cheeks for a healthy-looking boost of color, and layer on more for a night out on the town. While it looks more like a matte stain on the lips, a few swipes of gloss on top will bring it all together for a more enhanced version of yourself. It's like you've gotten your full eight hours of sleep in, but better.
Even though Summer just started, the Fall makeup collections are already rolling across our beauty desks. Nars recently released a preview of its upcoming cosmetics collection featuring foggy grays, royal plums, and no-nonsense navys. There are also a few gift options for the holiday season to add to your wish list. You'll have to wait until July 15 to purchase the products, but click through to window-shop for now. Plus, you'll get a behind-the-scenes peek at the campaign shoot with Francois Nars himself.
A clean, fresh look is always a go-to summertime staple, but if you have less than perfect skin (and who doesn't?) you probably stay away from typically lower-coverage tinted moisturizers. The good news is that no matter what your skin type is — uneven, oily, and yes, even acne prone — we found a tinted moisturizer that gives you the coverage you need. Effortless-looking, gorgeously glowing skin for all. On Kirbie: BCBG Max Azria blazer, Tibi dress.
Nars has partnered up with shoe designer Pierre Hardy to create a makeup collection inspired by his colorful Summer 2013 line. Sexy stilettos in punchy colors translate seamlessly to polish pairings and printed blush palettes, making this an ace collection for the season. The polishes are housed in a tiny shoebox with a dust bag, a nod to Hardy's footwear heritage, and the blushes are embossed with his iconic cubic print. You can nab the designer colors on May 1 at narscosmetics.com. Until then, get a glimpse of the collection when you click on.
If the pastels of Spring have you craving the bright hues of Summer, wait no longer. Nars's new Summer collection, available April 15, is sizzling with punchy neons inspired by the futuristic glamour of the 1970s. Electric purples, icy blues, and candy apple reds are nestled in a collection of lipsticks, shadows, and everything in between. And we've got it all here for you to get a close-up sneak peek. Just click on.
No two women are alike, so Nars is catering its newest campaign to every woman with an interactive video experience. Illustrator and director Quentin Jones created a collaborative journey that allows you to choose your favorite Satin Lip Pencil ($25) shade to see what happens next. You can follow stylist Catherine Baba or musician Sarah Ruba, while you explore all the vibrant color offerings in the line. The video combines an individual-user experience with cinematic style and the amazing makeup Nars is known for. What are you waiting for? Click already!
Oily, shiny skin can come at inopportune times and can especially be a nuisance when you're on the go. We picked out our three favorite mattifiers: a balm, a powder, and blotting sheets. Each fits easily into your purse, and all will keep you looking fresh and dewy throughout the entire day. On Kirbie: Tory Burch top.