Well by now you are probably all familiar with the term contouring as it relates to putting on your makeup. However some of you still may be left wondering why you should be doing it.
Here’s the deal…contouring uses shades of makeup (could be foundation, concealer, bronzer, blush or a contour color) that are darker than your skin tone to make the place on your face that you apply it to recede. Yep…recede…as in look farther away! Contouring creates a fake shadow on your face, so you can give the illusion that your face is thinner, your cheekbones are more prominent or even that your nose is thinner and sleeker.
It’s brilliant and I for one don’t leave the house without contouring my face! Thank you fake cheek bones!
Nars has one of the best and easiest tools out there to create fool proof shadows in all the right places on your face! The Ita brush does it all in a few simple steps.
Here’s the problem…the brush is a cult classic, holy grail brush in the makeup world and is sold out everywhere. So much so that Nars has taken it off their website. So, everyone in beauty land is scrambling to find the perfect dupe for the Ita brush…knowing full well those other brushes are going to fall short!
But guess what beauty lovers…I found the brush!!!! Yep that’s right! And because I’m so kind I am going to share my secret with you!
The Nars Boutique on Melrose in LA has them! Yep they have a handful squirled away and in stock! And the best part is that you can call them order it over the phone and they will ship it to you! Yep!!! I even heard they are offering free shipping if you order 75.00 or more in products! So starting Jan 15th you can add one of the brand new spring 2014 items to your order!!! Yep! You’re welcome!!
To order the NARS Ita (55.00) or the Yachio brush (50.00) (the brush I call the Swiss army knife of brushes) call the NARS Melrose Flagship store:
****** Ita brush update ****** 5/19/14 The brush is currently sold out again company wide and NARS Melrose is back on a wait list. I have it on good authority that the store will be one of the first locations to have the brush back in stock and that it will receive a large shipment of them. Don’t buy the ITA brush on Ebay! There are so many counterfeit brushes out there and sellers changing outrageous prices! Call the store, get on the wait list and make sure to have them set aside some of the brand new summer collection for your order as well!! Shipping is 10.00, or free for orders over 75.00.
******Ita brush update****** 3/7/14 The store still has the brand new Ita in stock and they have called everyone on the wait list so as of today they are shipping out directly after you call in!!!! The brush launches to the public sometime at the end of March!!
******Ita brush update****** 2/18/14 The Nars store on Melrose is getting brushes in stock and shipping them out on a daily basis. Shipping is 9.00 and it goes out Fed EX.
******As of 1/31/14 the wait list is over a month long while the store waits to get some more brushes from NARS. They are doing what they can. Warning though, if you call and are rude to them it will not help your cause!! So play nice if you are going to put your name on the wait list. And they will notify you if a brush comes available! *******
***As of 1/22/14 you will be wait listed while they scour the globe trying to find more of these so that you can have one! It’s worth getting on the wait list because that store is most likely going to get any remaining stock! In order to get on the wait list email the store rather than calling them!!!***
Call the boutique at
(310) 623-1730. to kindly request that the Ita brush be shipped out to you!!!!