NARS Summer 2011 Makeup Collection

NARS' tropics-inspired Summer 2011 makeup collection. Courtesy of NARS

As a self-professed beauty fiend, I can't help but get excited when new summer makeup collections pop up bursting with shadows, lipsticks, blushes and nail polishes begging to be painted on. And NARS' Summer 2011 collection fulfills my desire to get creative with color.

The beauty brand
takes us away to the tropics with its new range of products punctuated in vivid, nature-defying shades like sea foam, mandarin orange and sunflower yellow. François Nars, founder and creative director, translates this into a smoldering look worn by model Iris Strubegger (above).

Nars warms up the 26-year-old Austria native's pale complexion in Barcelona Sheer Glow Foundation before setting it with Eden Loose Powder. Laguna Bronzer and Super Orgasm Illuminator are the secret to her sun-kissed glow.

I can't wait to dress up my digits in the opaque white Écume nail lacquer -- which is sure to stand out against my mahogany skin tone. And StyleList Associate Fashion Editor, Sarah, has her pout ready for the pink cantaloupe matte Bolero Lip Pencil.

Tell us which NARS Summer 2011 beauty product you can't wait to get your hands on in the comments section below!

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