Showing posts with label Francois Nars. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Francois Nars. Show all posts

Friday, February 19, 2016

Marc Jacobs AW16 NARS Beauty Report


“There are influences of Alice Cooper with a touch of punk and the feeling of the NY Underground. We wanted to make sure all of the girls looked different, a little bit strange and dramatic, but authentic and unique to themselves.” -François Nars, Founder & Creative Director at Marc Jacobs AW16

FACE: 
NARSskin Luminous Moisture Cream
NARSskin Total Replenishing Eye Cream
Radiant Creamy Concealer


EYES: 
Pandora Duo Eyeshadow
Sycorax Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow
Black Moon Velvet 
Eyeliner (New for Fall 2016, for now try Black Moon Eyeliner)
Las Pozas Velvet Eyeliner (New for Fall 2016, for now try Santa Monica Blvd. Larger Than Life Eyeliner)
Minorque Kohliner
Flibuste Velvet Shadow Stick
Black Valley Eye Paint
Carpates Eyeliner Stylo
Audacious Mascara 

LIPS: 
Flibuste Velvet Shadow Stick, Black Moon Velvet Eyeliner (New for Fall 2016, for now try Black Moon Eyeliner), Minorque Kohliner
Triple X Lip Gloss 

All products, unless otherwise noted, are available at NARS.

Friday, October 2, 2015

NARS Introduces Steven Klein Color and Holiday Gifting Collections


NARS Cosmetics announced Thursday, Oct. 1, the launch of the NARS Steven Klein Color and Holiday Gifting. Iconic visionaries François Nars and Steven Klein have joined to create a stunning 13-piece color collection and 10-piece gifting collection.

The NARS Steven Klein Color Collection consists of 13 new limited edition items, with two limited edition formulas: Killer Shine Lip Gloss and Killer Shine Lipstick. For this collection, François and Steven wanted a balance of bold colors with more wearable shades. The exciting 10-piece NARS Steven Klein Gifting Collection features sets with provocative color that’ll set the scene for any and all gifting opportunities.


THE COLLABORATION: FRANÇOIS NARS + STEVEN KLEIN: François Nars and Steven Klein come together with design legend Fabien Baron to create an exquisite fantasy played to extremes.

THE VISIONARIES: TWO ICONOCLASTS. ONE FANTASCENE.

“Steven is an iconic fashion photographer. His work defies the rules of photography—it’s arresting and provocative. It pushes boundaries and elicits a reaction. I like that. He perfectly embodies the spirit of NARS.” —François Nars Founder & Creative Director

“I’ve always had the highest regard for François’ work. He is the pioneer of moving from one of the greatest makeup artists to creating great makeup. It is super exciting for me to collaborate using my photographs and joining them with his cosmetic genius.” —Steven Klein, Photographer

The NARS Steven Klein Color Collection and select Holiday Gifting items will launch on NARS and at NARS boutiques on October 5, 2015. Select gifting will be available exclusively at Sephora on November 1, 2015.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

François Nars and Steven Klein Celebrate Their Collaboration at Alder Manor



François Nars and Steven Klein celebrated their upcoming collaboration with an exclusive party at the historic Alder Manor in Yonkers, NY on Tuesday, June 9. The collaboration was first announced in February amid Nars and Klein partnering with renowned creative director, Fabien Baron of Baron & Baron to bring the collection to life through captivating packaging and spontaneous elements.


Designed in partnership with famed producer, Etienne Russo of Villa Eugenie, Steven and François created an immersive experience bringing the world of NARS Steven Klein to life through a series of artistic vignettes and installations within the Manor. Guests enjoyed performances by singer Nomi Ruiz and music by DJ Honey Dijon in celebration of this unique collaboration.


Alexander Wang, Stephanie Seymour, Pat Cleveland, Susanne Bartsch, Sky Ferreira, Coco Rocha, Daria Strokous, Anna Ewers, Hanne Gaby Odiele, Anja Rubik, Heather Marks, Chloe Nørgaard, Tao Okamoto, Louise Parker, Natalie Joos, Harry Brant, Amanda Lepore, The Blonds, Andreja Pejic, Phillip Bloch, Corey Grant Tippin were just some of the high-profile guests who joined François Nars and Steven Klein at the VIP event.

The range, available November 2015, will showcase new and innovative packaging, formulas, and shades. Additional information regarding the NARS Steven Klein Holiday Collection will be released in the coming months … stayed tuned and check back with TME for the latest NARS news!


Thursday, February 26, 2015

NARS Cosmetics Announces The NARS Steven Klein Holiday Collection



NARS Cosmetics announced today, Feb. 26 the launch of a new unique collaboration with world-class fashion photographer, Steven Klein. The NARS Steven Klein collection, created in collaboration with NARS Founder and Creative Director François Nars and Steven Klein, evokes the photographer/filmmaker’s audacious, provocative work in a limited edition 23-sku collection.

“Steven is one of the most disruptive, fearless photographers of his time. I love his work– his ability to strip down and expose his subjects, to create shocking visual narratives that are never what they seem,” says François Nars.

Renowned for his open and collaborative spirit, Klein’s raw, often controversial approach to his work has made François Nars a fan of his work from the very beginning. The NARS Steven Klein Holiday Collection brings the photographer’s arresting vision and unique sense of color to beauty.

"I am honored to be asked by François to collaborate on this NARS project with him, based on the previous artists he had worked with - Andy Warhol and Guy Bourdin. I have always had the highest regard for François' work. He was the pioneer of moving from one of the greatest makeup artists to creating great makeup,” says Klein. “There are few hands that could do what François has done. He has impeccable taste and stands strong by his work. His colors and his eye for imagery is unique and of the highest caliber.”

Nars and Klein partnered with renowned creative director, Fabien Baron of Baron & Baron to bring the collection to life through captivating packaging and spontaneous elements. The range, available November 2015, will showcase new and innovative packaging, formulas, and shades. Additional information regarding the NARS Steven Klein Holiday Collection will be released in the coming months … stayed tuned and check back with TME for the latest NARS news!



Wednesday, January 7, 2015

NARS Introduces All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation




NARS Cosmetics announced Jan. 6 the launch of its new All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation. The new innovative formula provides a full, natural coverage for a long wear, without the weight that most full-coverage foundations have. Because the technology is also highly pigmented, you only need one drop to do a full-face application. The All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation comes in 20 beautiful shades and is clinically proven to last up to sixteen hours.


Where others paint a face, François Nars reveals a character. His modern philosophy on beauty goes below the surface. Having changed the face of modern beauty backstage, on camera, and in print over the past two decades, luminous, natural-looking, beautiful skin continues to be the cornerstone of François’ revolutionary approach to makeup. His formulas reinforce his minimalistic technique -- pure weightless pigments, luxuriously breathable textures, second-skin finishes, and lit-from-within effects -- enhance skin’s natural beauty at every step. Skin is unmasked, your best complexion revealed.

Q&A with François Nars

Q: How is All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation different from other NARS Foundations?

François Nars: It’s the first time we’ve ever done a high-coverage foundation. We waited for the right moment, when true weightless innovation was finally available. It had to be comfortable, high-coverage, and incredibly long lasting -- the formula really had to be perfect. It’s high-performance, but still very soft and natural.

Q: Why did you decide to create a weightless foundation?

François: To me, beautiful skin is the key to modern makeup. My philosophy has remained the same, so in a way, I’ve always hated the idea of “foundation” -- at least in the traditional sense, I believe it should disappear into your skin. All NARS formulas do this, but the challenge with creating long-wear foundation is that it tends to be heavy. I challenged our chemists to invent two technologies that work together to create something entirely new, a foundation that’s high-coverage, longwearing -- and truly weightless. It’s a very unexpected and exciting formula. You can perfect the skin without the weight or look of traditional foundation.

Q: How would you describe the coverage and the finish of this product?

François: It offers higher coverage than anything we’ve created before, going beyond medium to absolute, full coverage that doesn’t mask the skin. It’s actually shocking how lightweight the feel is. And the effect is very soft and diffused.


NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation ($48) will be available exclusively online NARS and NARS boutiques on January 15, 2015. Thereafter, at department and specialty stores on February 1, 2015.



Friday, October 17, 2014

NARS Cosmetics Announces Tilda Swinton As The Face For Spring 2015 Campaign



NARS Cosmetics announced today, Oct. 17, that Scottish actress Tilda Swinton, 53, will be the face of its Spring 2015 campaigns. The campaign imagery features the iconic actress in a series of four portraits photographed by Founder and Creative Director, François Nars.

Nars, known for his ingenious and rule-breaking approach to makeup, chose Tilda Swinton for her signature beauty and unparalleled character. This is not the first time that François Nars had chosen a less then convention face for the brand. Tapping 68-year-old British actress, Charlotte Rampling in February of this year, Nars proves that beauty -- true beauty -- is timeless.

“As a photographer, working with an actress like Tilda is very enjoyable,” said Nars.  “She is a living legend. I love her bold style and really admire her work. As an actress, she brings such strong personality to the camera. And as a woman, she lives the experience of transformation and expression. She was the perfect choice for NARS.”


Additional information regarding the Spring 2015 launches will be released in the coming months.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Marc Jacobs Spring/Summer 2015 Backstage with NARS




SHOW: Marc Jacobs SS15

LEAD ARTIST: François Nars, Founder & Creative Director

LOOK: "The look for the show features no makeup – we only applied moisturizer. With Marc we always take it to the extreme, we’ve done bold looks in the past, but this season we wanted to make a statement by not applying anything.”

This goes back to one of the looks that I’ve always loved – bare skin, nothing on the face, lips or eye, just beautiful skin – I love makeup but I also love seeing women without makeup. To me, it’s a great way to show fashion. It works so well with the clothes and the hair. Who knows, maybe next season we will go back to a full face of makeup. I love having the flexibility to do this; we are not locked into applying makeup. I like the idea that what you see is what you get.”


FACE
  • NARSskin Luminous Moisture Cream
  • Stick Concealer (if needed)

LIPS
  • Rosebud Salve




All products, except where noted, available at NARS


Saturday, September 6, 2014

NARS and Barneys Celebrate 20 Years of François Nars




NARS Cosmetics and Barneys New York celebrated NARS’ 20th Anniversary on Thursday, September 4, with an exclusive exhibition and cocktail event for Founder and Creative Director François Nars hosted by Linda Evangelista, Fabien Baron and Simon Doonan.

Alicia Keys, Taylor Schilling, Abigail Breslin, Jamie Chung, Jessica Joffe, Violeta Sanchez, Toni Garrn, Daria Strokous, Ginta Lapina, Heather Marks, Anna Ewers, Grace Coddington, Steven Klein, Ana Khouri, Candace Pool, Carla Gugino, Jennifer Fisher, Monique Pean, Emily Weiss, Natalie Joos, Cleo Wade, Becka Diamond, Kate Foley, Reece Solomon, Christina Kruse, Chelsea Leyland, Didier Malige, James Kaliardos, Cecilia Dean, Justin Felber, Henri Richter Werner, Richard Perry, Mark Lee, Daniella Vitale and Tomoko Ogura were just some of the high-profile guests who joined François Nars and CEO, Louis Desazars at the VIP event.

“This is an amazing milestone to celebrate, I feel like it was just yesterday that I started NARS, but I think we are in a very good place–constantly improving and growing by the day. I’m excited to see what the next 20 years will bring,” said François Nars.


The NARS 20th Anniversary exhibition, held at Maccarone Gallery in the West Village, was curated by design firm Baron & Baron and features highlights from the past two decades including iconic NARS campaigns and selects from published volumes of Francois Nars’ work. Each image evokes the power of transformation, bringing the viewer face-to-face with every dimension of his creative vision.

Happy Anniversary NARS Cosmetics! Stay tuned for a month-long celebration and exclusives! #NARS20





Tuesday, August 5, 2014

NARS Celebrates 20th Anniversary Of Audacious Lipstick Collection




NARS Founder and Creative Director François Nars launched his namesake brand with a collection of 12 lipsticks. Now, in celebration of its 20th Anniversary, NARS pays tribute to its beginnings with the launch of The Audacious Lipstick Collection: lipsticks intended to be so shamelessly seductive in touch and texture, the sensation is absolutely audacious.

The innovative, pigment-rich formula delivers an intense, full-coverage finish in a single stroke, while nutrient rich ingredients are known to smooth, moisturize and volumize. This 40-shade collection ($32 each) features a full range of hues from neutral nudes to striking reds and bold pinks. Housed in a modern, matte-black metallic case with a magnetic closure, the specially designed sculpted bullet is embossed with the NARS logo.

Founder and Creative Director François Nars chose renowned actress Charlotte Rampling as the face of the Audacious Lipstick Collection. Celebrated for her work in films like “Farewell, My Lovely,” “Angel Heart,” “Stardust Memories,” and “The Verdict,” Charlotte’s bold choices and independent spirit have produced fascinating characters with indelible impact. For François, Charlotte’s individuality, daring style and natural elegance -- on and off camera -- captured the very essence of the Audacious Lipstick Collection.



NARS also introduces The NARS Vault ($500), a finely curated, limited edition set of 10 lipsticks and 10 nail polishes packaged in an exquisite keepsake box with a large mirror etched with a quote from François Nars. The collection features a full range of shades from neutral nudes to striking reds for lips and nails. 

The NARS Vault includes:

Audacious Lipstick shades 

  • Anita - Antique rose
  • Carmen - Geranium
  • Claudia - Cool pink
  • Grace - Bright pink coral
  • Jane - Terracota rose
  • Lana - Vivid orange red
  • Michiyo  - Shocking pink
  • Racuel - Pink beige
  • Sandra - Rosewood
  • Vivien - Red plum

Nail Polish shades:

  • Back Room Black
  • Dovima - Tomato red
  • Ecume - White
  • Hunger - Mandarin red
  • Ithaque - Light Pink
  • Jungle - Red Bright red
  • Orgasm  - Peachy pink with shimmer
  • Purple Rain - Gothic purple
  • Schiap - Shocking pink
  • Trouville  - Seashell pink
The Audacious Lipstick Collection is currently available online at NARS, NARS Boutiques, and Barneys New York. The NARS Vault will be available in limited number at Barneys New York in the United States. Beginning September 1st, the Audacious Lipstick Collection will be available at Sephora and select retail partners internationally.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

NARSissist Smokey Eye Kit Fall 2014 Gifting



NARS Cosmetics announced Friday, July 11 the introduction of the NARSissist Smokey Eye Kit for Fall 2014. With the announcement, NARS is determined to redefine what it means to be a NARSissist. This play on words has, just as François Nars himself, brought about some controversy.

So, let’s take a moment to quash the silliness and embrace what a NARSissist is.  NARSissist (NARS∙is∙sist) (n.) - lives by her own rules, not afraid to express herself in every look, mood or attitude. Effortlessly captivating with a bottomless makeup bag. Sounds much like any beautynista doesn’t it?

Moving on, NARS Cosmetics celebrated its loyal community this past March with the launch of the NARSissist Eyeshadow Palette. The release spurned a wave of excitement surrounding the product and all the many ways it could be worn with captivating results.

Continuing the momentum, the brand is now reveals a second item in this collection, a makeup bag must-have featuring a NARS most coveted essentials for eyes: the NARSissist Smokey Eye Kit. For Fall 2014, the limited-edition kit features a compact with three must-have shadows for captivating, compelling eyes, a mini Via Veneto Larger Than Life Eyeliner and a newly designed travel size Wide Contour Brush #43 for easy application on the go.

NARSissist Smokey Eye Kit ($59):
  • Eyeshadow Palette - Madrague I, Bali, Mekong
  • Mini Via Veneto Larger Than Life Eyeliner
  • Travel size Wide Contour Brush #43

NARSissist Smokey Eye Kit will be available beginning July 15 online at NARS and August 1at NARS Boutiques and select retail locations. Stay in the loop and be alerted as soon as the Eye Kit launches by signing up at Are You A #NARSissist!





Tuesday, July 8, 2014

NARS Cosmetics Fall 2014 Color Collection




In preparation for the next season, NARS Cosmetics announced July 7 its captivating Night Caller Fall 2014 Color Collection. In addition to its gorgeous line-up of autumnal products, this dramatic color palette also features the exciting launch of new Night Series Eyeliners.

The new NARS Collection for Fall 2014 has eyes shining in amethyst and quartz shadows while intense black liners flecked with rich purple, gold, and green pearl provide intriguing depth. Fall 2014 lips will smolder in warm reds and cheeks are softened with a wash of glistening pink.

The Night Series eyeliners glide on smooth with ultra-saturated color in a single swipe while luminous micro-pearls set in jet black color light up the night. NARS Night Caller Fall 2014 Color Collection is quintessential François Nars and NARSissists will indeed delight in this latest offering!


NARS Night Caller Fall 2014 Collection Includes:



Duo Eyeshadow ($35)
  • Dolomites Duo Eyeshadow (L) shiny rose quartz, (R) chocolate
  • Jardin Perdu Duo Eyeshadow (L) metallic dove grey, (R) metallic amethyst


Satin Lip Pencil ($25)
  • Bansar - rose brown
  • Mandore - cranberry



Matte Multiple ($39)
  • Nā Pali Coast - Shimmering rose peach (Launched with the Spring 2014 Color collection, still amazing for Fall 2014!)


Eyeliner ($24)
  • Night Bird - black with purple pearl
  • Night Clubbing - black with gold pearl
  • Night Flight - black with cobalt blue pearl
  • Night Porter - black with green pearl


Blush ($30)
  • Unlawful - amber pink with silver pearls




NARS Night Caller Fall 2014 Color Collection will be available beginning July 15 online at NARS and in NARS Boutiques and available August 1 at Sephora and select retail locations.


Friday, June 13, 2014

NARS Cosmetics Opens Las Vegas Boutique



NARS Cosmetics is excited to announce the opening of its sixth freestanding boutique, located at the luxurious Forum Shops at Caesars in Las Vegas. The 1200 square-foot boutique features sharp lines and modern amenities with a luxuriously sleek design conceived by Founder and Creative Director François Nars in conjunction with Fabien Baron, of New York design firm Baron& Baron.

Features:
  • Located at the “Shopping Wonder of the World,” the NARS Las Vegas Boutique is set among some of the biggest and most luxurious stores in the world at The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace
  • 1200-square-foot retail space featuring stark white walls with accents and fixtures which are reminiscent of the brand’s signature packaging
  • Sharp lines and clean mirrored surfaces are met by white  flooring in a chevron pattern
  • The luxurious yet inviting space features an expansive sales area, makeup stations and an exclusive VIP area
  • The VIP area includes decadent moldings, a bookcase with Francois Nars’ books including Faery Lands and Makeup Your Mind Express Yourself, two make up stations and a seating area for guests
  • Technique-focused sales area includes curated product collections with NARS artists and interactive digital touchscreens for customers to learn NARS’ signature complexion and cheek techniques
  • As a part of the user experience, customers will also have the chance to “spin to win” a deluxe sample on the digital slot machine which was specially created for this boutique
  • The sales area features a double height ceiling with striking extra large LED screen (11x6 feet) featuring rotating short films created by NARS
  • Elevated mirrored podiums showcase the latest launches and featured products while linear lighting details accentuate the architectural features of the space
  • 6 permanent makeup stations with full height mirrors and integrated lighting
  • High-gloss white corian display table offers a clean presentation that is easy to navigate; bold colors contrast the stark white environment
  • Boutique cash wrap in a red, high-gloss lacquer – the same shade as the brand’s iconic Jungle Red Lipstick
  • Linear lighting details accentuate the architectural elements of the space
  • Boutique makeup artists personally trained by François Nars
  • Music mix created for the boutique by renowned French DJs Les Jumeaux
  • Unique 413 BLKR products –named for the first NARS boutique– to be sold at this location as well as NARS.




NARS Boutique Forum Shops at Caesars is now open and located at 3500 South Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV. For an appointment call (702) 749-1525 and to find a NARS Boutique near you, visit NARS online.


Wednesday, June 4, 2014

NARS Summer 2014 New Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow and Summer Gifting




NARS Cosmetics announced, on June 3rd, several launches for Summer 2014. With extreme excitement (and us too) NARS will introduce Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow and several Summer Gifting sets on July 1.

Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow ($29) invites you to double-down with the new dual-application formula. Apply dry for a sheer, airbrush-like finish with a luminous sheen or apply with a dampened brush for high-impact and intense, opaque color. Available in 12 ready-to-wear and rebelliously romantic shades, transform your look with a riveting range from delicate peach pink to fierce black orchid. Just for fun, go behind the scenes at the Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow campaign shoot with Daria Strokous!



SHADES INCLUDE:
  • Andromeda - Alabaster
  • Callisto - Icy pink silver
  • Cassiopeia - Iridescent electric pink
  • Desdemona - Rich shimmering burgundy
  • Dione - Metallic champagne beige
  • Europa - Gossamer pink peach
  • Giove - Navy
  • Himalia - Shimmering topaz
  • Lysithea - Shark grey
  • Phoebe - Deep shimmering amethyst
  • Subra - Black orchid
  • Sycorax - Black

 NARS Cosmetics also introduces three exciting new gifting items for Summer 2014. From cheeks to lips to nails, NARS exclusive sets of iconic color consume every thought, every look. Two limited edition lip/nail sets and one limited edition cheek palette heat up the season with color so rich and indulgent, fascination turns to fixation.



Uninhibited ($52) A trio of intrigue and seduction – Dolce Vita Lipstick, Lip Gloss and limited edition Nail Polish presented in a sleek black lacquered box.

Climax ($52) A fantasy of shocking pink in the legendary Schiap – featuring a Lipstick, limited edition Lip Gloss and Nail Polish housed in a matching pink, lacquered box.

Domination ($49) A rush of blush – delivering insatiable glamour for cheeks, this exclusive palette features three signature Blush shades (Orgasm, Laguna and Mistinguette) and Devotee Highlighting Blush.

Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow will be available July 1 at NARS and NARS Boutiques, also launching July 1 Uninhibited, Climax, and Domination available exclusively at Nordstrom. When you’re done recuperating from the NARS News learn how to create a defined eye, using the new products, from NARS Lead Head Artist CindyRodriguez!



Monday, May 19, 2014

François Nars Celebrates The Opening of NARS Madison Avenue



NARS Cosmetics celebrated the opening of its second NewYork City flagship boutique, on May 15, with an exclusive Grand Opening party hosted by Founder and Creative Director François Nars and campaign model Daria Strokous.

Sigourney Weaver, Dayle Haddon, Jessica Joffe, Kelly Bensimon, Taylor Tomasi Hill, Giovanna Battaglia and Jennifer Creel were just some of the high-profile guests who joined François Nars and CEO, Louis Desazars, at the VIP event on Thursday. Located at 971 Madison Avenue, the 700 square-foot space features sharp lines and modern amenities with a luxuriously sleek design conceived by François Nars in conjunction with Fabien Baron, of New York design firm Baron & Baron.

The Madison Avenue location, which combines elements of luxury, sophistication and the brand’s modern DNA, brings a unique shopping destination to uptown consumers and makeup artists. In addition to the full NARS cosmetics product line, the boutique will also sell the 413 BLKR collection -- named for the first NARS boutique -- and François Nars’ books including “Makeup Your Mind: Express Yourself” and “Faery Lands”.


Friday, May 2, 2014

NARS Cosmetics To Open Second NYC Flagship Boutique


NARS Cosmetics announced, yesterday May 1, the opening of its second New York flagship and fifth freestanding boutique, located on Madison Avenue in the heart of NYC’s most luxurious and upscale shopping districts. The 700 square-foot boutique features sharp lines and modern amenities with a luxuriously sleek design conceived by Founder and Creative Director François Nars and Fabien Baron, of New York design firm Baron & Baron.


Features:
  • 700-square-foot retail space featuring stark white walls with accents and fixtures, which are reminiscent of the brand’s signature packaging
  • Luxurious marble surround the entry door and display windows, while black metal facade provide a background for the three-dimensional logo on the exterior
  • Modern floor-to-ceiling glass cube with hidden illumination acts as the centerpiece of the space – ideal for installations and projections
  • Elevated mirrored podiums showcase the latest launches and featured products
  • 4 permanent makeup stations with full height mirrors and integrated lighting
  • Full height, illuminated visuals add to the intrigue of the space
  • Interior includes clean, sharp lines met by seamless white flooring
  • High-gloss white corian display table offers a clean presentation that is easy to navigate; bold colors contrast the stark white environment
  • Boutique cash wrap in a red, high-gloss lacquer – the same shade as the brand’s iconic
  • Jungle Red Lipstick
  • Linear lighting details accentuate the architectural elements of the space
  • Boutique makeup artists personally trained by François Nars
  • Music mix created for the boutique by renowned French DJs Les Jumeaux
  • Unique 413 BLKR products –named for the first NARS boutique– to be sold at this location as well as narscosmetics.com
  • “François’ Favorite Things”, an eclectic mix of objects that have inspired Nars over the years (including films, books, and photographs), to be available for purchase and rotated quarterly

Located at 971 Madison Avenue, New York, NY, the NARS Boutique opens May 16.




Thursday, March 13, 2014

NARS Cosmetics Introduces New Products For Spring 2014

Courtesy of NARS

NARS announced today, March 13, the launch of two fabulous new products for Spring 2014. NARS Contour Blush and a 16-piece Artistry Brush Collection will be added to the brand’s extensive lineup of must-have products for the season.

Contour Blush ($42) is the ultimate essential in makeup artistry and the secret weapon to creating natural-looking definition with a luminous finish. The blush duo, available in three sets, features a lighter shade to illuminate the highpoints of the face and a deeper shade to enhance definition. Ultra-smooth, lightweight texture lends itself to a luminous finish and the specially designed contouring formula visual depth and dimension in a single swipe.

Contour Blush Shades:

  • Olympia - Ivory/Rose
  • Paloma - Pink beige/Deep rose
  • Gienah - Honey/Amber
Tip: To create the perfect contour on cheeks, apply the deeper shade of the Contour Blush to the hollows of the cheek and along the hairline, sweep the light shade across the cheekbone toward the temple to soften and highlight. Finish the look with a pop of your favorite blush shade on the apples of the cheek.


François Nars states,” You cannot achieve good makeup without good tools.” And with that in mind, NARS introduces a 16-piece Artistry Brush Collection. From base to bristle, this comprehensive collection features an exquisite design conceived by Founder and Creative Director François Nars and Fabien Baron, of New York design firm Baron & Baron. 

Each brush is designed with the finest quality hairs and delicately weighted to provide the necessary balance for a professional and precise makeup application. The custom brush and packaging feature the iconic matte black finish with sharp debossed logo and signature pop of red.

Artistry Brush Collection

Face:
  • Powder Brush #10 ($52) Blends, buffs, and diffuses loose powder for a lustrous finish. Double domed with layers of full, soft hair to pick up and deposit powder evenly.
  • Bronzing Powder Brush #11 ($52) An artist essential for controlled application. The dense concentration of soft, natural hair holds and applies product for an even, all-over glow.
  • Cream Blending Brush #12 ($28) A versatile, multi-use brush for face and eyes. Designed for gentle application of concealer around the eyes and effortless blending of cream textures.
  • Precision Blending Brush #13 ($26) For precision application of concealer. Ideal for focused use on spots, pigmented areas, or around the eyes and nose.


Cheek:
  • Blush Brush #20 ($42) Professional domed shape deposits blush pigments perfectly. Diffuses as it blends for smooth, effortless application.
  • Contour Brush #21 ($42)Expertly angled for sculpting and highlighting the cheekbones. An artist essential to define and blend with controlled application.



Eyes:
  • Eye Shadow Brush #40 ($32) Deposits the perfect amount of pigment for a masterful sweep of all-over shadow.
  • Diffusing Brush #41 ($32) A must-have for blending and creating the smoky eye. Lush bristles softly apply shadow for a light veil of color.
  • Blending Eyeshadow Brush #42 ($32) Ideal tool for applying high-shimmer shadows and effortless blending for a soft-focus effect due to softer, longer hair design.
  • Wide Contour Eyeshadow Brush #43 ($32) The go-to artist essential that does it all: tap, blend, or sweep shadow with ease. Angled shape allows for all-over or precise application.
  • Precision Contour Brush #44 ($28) The firm, flexible hair design of this brush is ideal for applying concentrated color in the eye crease.
  • Smudge Brush #45 ($28) The smoky eye artist essential. Expertly deposits color along the lash line and diffuses and softens eyeliner.
  • Push Eyeliner #46 ($28) Transforms any cream or powder eyeshadow into an eyeliner for a smooth, fine line at the base of the lashes. Use wet to apply powders for stronger color impact.
  • Angled Eyeliner Brush #47 ($28) Designed for impeccable glide when applying liquid and cream textures along the lash line.  Perfect for use with NARS Eye Paint to create a variety of effects, from natural to dramatic.
  • Brow Defining Brush #48 ($26) Define, shape and fill in sparse brows. Firm bristles provide control and deposit powder for a hair-like effect.



Lip Category-
  • Precision Lip Brush #30 ($26) Designed with a wide, flat surface to evenly apply lipstick with precision.



NARS Contour Blush will be available March 15 and NARS Artistry Brush Collection will be available April 1 at NARS and NARS Boutiques.

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