NARS has the power to be many different thing to many people – a stylish accessory that they can’t live the house without, a guilty pleasure or a makeup collection staple. No matter what NARS may mean to you, always remember that there are no rules when it comes to beauty and cosmetics.
So, get your makeup wardrobe ready today with NARS.
Francois Nars was born in the South of France and as a young child became enamoured with the iconic beauty of old Hollywood, European cinema and the glamour that graced the pages of French Vogue. Francois’ passion began to blossom further with the adoration for his mother’s love of fashion and beauty. Her decadent fashion sense and minimalistic approach to makeup allowed Francois to appreciate the true essence of a woman’s natural beauty. Francois eventually attended the infamous Carlita makeup school in Paris and soon after caught the eye of American Vogue Editor Polly Mellen who persuaded him to move to New York in 1984 to rub shoulders with some of the finest makeup artists and fashion designers the industry had to offer.
Upon his arrival, Francois quickly made his presence known with many of New York’s highly celebrated fashion designers and met some of the very same models, designers and artists he had come to admire in his youth. François’ collaborations with top designers continued to grow over the years, most notably joining forces with Dolce & Gabbana, Karl Lagerfeld, Anna Sui, Versace and Valentino among others. His most famous partnership was born out of a Steven Meisel photo shoot where he met iconic fashion designer Marc Jacobs. It was this chance meeting that led Francois to become Marc Jacob’s key makeup artist for all of his fashion shows spanning over the next ten years. After working his magic on the runway, Francois had become disenchanted with the products available to him. Out of this frustration, he created a collection of 12 rich pigmented lipststicks and launched them at Barney’s New York in 1994. After the collection was released, the demand for more products steadily increased and the brand was successfully born.
With a lack of money and inability to hire a professional photographer, Francois NARS decided to take it upon himself to shoot his own promotional ads in the fall of 1996. He was met with much success as the industry praised him for his style and raw talent. Even today, Francois continues to shoot all of his own ads, establishing a career as a successful photographer for Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Allure and many other noteworthy publications.
NARS is most well known for its universally flattering powdered blush “Orgasm” and its sister products; the multiple and the illuminator which all emerged on the scene in this coveted tone after the success of the original. The Orgasm Blush launched in 1999 as a suit-all blush-highlighter hybrid and has since become something of a cult-classic. Since the first Orgasm there have been plenty more (no sniggering, please). The range now consists of nine products including a lip gloss, a nail colour, and in the NARS trademark, a Multiple stick. Yes, NARS really can give you a Multiple Orgasm. Here are some of our cult favourites.
- NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer
Ideal for all skin types, Radiant Creamy Concealer is a multiaction formula that instantly obscures imperfections, blurs the appearance of lines and wrinkles, and hides dark circles and signs of fatigue. Hydrating and luxuriously smooth, it layers lightly for buildable medium-to-full coverage and a natural luminous finish. The multiactive botanical blend hydrates, firms, reduces redness, and strengthens the skin by helping its barrier retain vital moisture. It also delivers antioxidant protection to protect the skin against damaging free radicals. Skin becomes visibly smooth, soft, and more even-toned.
- NARS Audacious Lipstick
“Embrace the audacious in everything, especially your lipstick color. It’s liberating, exhilarating, empowering.”—François Nars. Debut weightless, colour-saturated lips when you smooth on this NARS Audacious Lipstick. It glides on like satin across skin, and achieves single-stroke coverage that leaves lips with captivating colour. This modern lipstick dresses up your lips with bold coverage and ultrasoft texture.
- NARS Blush
NARS Blush offers a range of translucent, natural shades, each with a subtle pink for a natural-looking blush undertone to highlight the complexion. Designed to be worn alone or layered together for a more depth, it provides a healthy glow that flatters any skintone.
- NARS Bronzing Powder
Give skin a healthy-looking glow with NARS’ Bronzing Powder. Each shade has a rich brown shade with a gold fusion that makes it perfect for creating a sunkissed look or enhancing radiant, tanned skin.
- NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
Combining the convenience of a pencil with the application of a lipstick in a jumbo-sized crayon design, these pigment-rich sticks provide a matte, creamy finish that will not dry the lips. Enriched with emollients, vitamin E, and silicone, each gorgeous shade glides on and stays put.
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