A French cosmetics and skin care company founded by make-up artist and photographer François Nars. The brand launched with 12 lipsticks at Barneys New York in the mid 90’s. NARS has evolved to a full service cosmetics brand and is a subsidiary of Shiseido.
Studied at the Paris Carita Makeup school and moved to New York in 1984. Francois Nars was recognized for his love of colour and modern style and became joined forces with photographer Steven Meisel and hair stylist Oribe Canales. In the eighties and nineties they produced editorials in Vogue and Elle.
Nars' popularity grew with designers for his ability to create looks that captured the story and feel of their designs. Celebrities like Naomi Campbell and Linda Evangelista sought him out. His used makeup to explore the depths and nuances of individual character. Nars was frustrated by how little selection there was for makeup artists which inspired him to create his own.
In 1994, François Nars launched his own brand - NARS. In 1996, Nars advertising campaign was released and the photography for the ads was shot by Nars - he found a new creative medium.
Nars then shot several editorials for major magazines as well as all the Nars’ ad campaigns today. Currently Nars has published four books on his photography.
Today Nars remains as the artistic director, in-house photographer, and copywriter for his brand. He encourages you to be bold and those around you will follow.
“Don’t be so serious; it’s only makeup” Francois Nars
Modern, Seductive, Luxurious - NARS Metropolis Audacious Lipstick, whether you are Outspoken or Soft Spoken - create the perfect lips every time. Presented in a lucite keepsake box with eight cult-classic Mini Audacious Lipsticks: Sarah, Anita, Marlene, Rita, Olivia, Sandra, Charlotte, Bette. You will evoke and provoke every step of the way in these shades.
Primers prepare your skin by creating a smooth surface. Ingredients and technology dictate whether it refines pores, leaves a matte finish, hydrates skin or extends the life of your makeup.
Primed. Revived. Radiant.NARS Light Optimizing Primer Broad Spectrum SPF 15 extends and transforms the appearance and vibrancy of makeup. Weightless and oil-free, minimizes signs of fatigue leaving the skin luminous and revived. May be worn alone as daily sun protection and/or to create a natural luminous complexion.
Dermatologist tested; Oil-free; Paraben-free; Alcohol-free; Synthetic fragrance-free; Non-comedogenic
Uses anti-oxidants, anti-stress and anti-pollution skincare ingredients to protect, soothe and balance the skin. Ultra light and creamy to the touch, for all skin types balancing the complexion by promoting hydration and absorbing oil where needed. Mineral powders blur fine lines and wrinkles, allowing for a smooth, even makeup application. This multi-tasking primer works with all skin types to protect and prime the skin for a makeup-ready finish.
Shea butter and the Tibetan urnula flower protect against free radicals and the irritation caused by environmental pollutants. Indian frankincense, known for its potent anti-irritant benefits, balances reactive skin and creates a more even tone.
Oil free; alcohol free; paraben free; synthetic-fragrance free; Dermatologist tested; Non-comedogenic.
Refines the look of pores, regulates shine and mattifies the skin creating a smooth canvas. Mineral powders manage oil in the T-zone and other shine-prone areas while blurring the look of pores, fine lines and wrinkles, setting the stage for a velvety-matte, makeup-ready finish. Ultra light and cool to the touch, this gel formula keeps a reservoir of water on tap, helping skin stay fresh and hydrated throughout the day, while makeup stays fresh and vibrant for hours on end. This primer works particularly well with skins concerned with controlling oil and shine.
Pure lentil seed extract diminishes the appearance of dilated pores over time for a more refined appearance. Natural bisabolol and butterbur root extract calm and soothe the skin
Vitamins A, C and E help protect the skin from free-radical damage.
Oil free; Alcohol free; Non-Comedogenic; Dermatologist tested; Synthetic-fragrance free.
Lights the skin from within. A collection of light-reflecting liquids that glide on to refresh and enhance the complexion to create a shimmering incandescence. Deceptively sheer, decidedly luminous. Magically transform your skin from ordinary to extraordinary.
Available colors: Copacabana, Hot Sand, Laguna, Orgasm, Super Orgasm
Can be applied all over the face or used as a highlighter. It’s versatility allows you to wear under, over or mixed with your foundation.
Full, natural-looking weightless coverage and 16-hour wear. Highly pigmented and perfectly balanced, this breakthrough formula builds and blends effortlessly with just one drop. Shake, pump and blend in sections for complete coverage that's completely natural looking.
Even Tone Technology is designed to instantly neutralize redness and dullness, while working long-term to reduce the appearance of discoloration for more even, uniform skin.
Gold and green pigments in a perfect 4-to1 ratio optically manipulate how light reflects off skin's surface, evening the complexion for instant luminosity. Green pigments negate redness on contact, while gold combats dullness.
Scarlet Spiderling Root Extract helps reduce the appearance of discoloration and reveal brighter, more even skin over time.
Advanced flexible polymers move with the skin, providing extraordinary breathability and comfort. First-to-market treated pigments weightlessly deliver long-wearing, complete coverage without ever masking for perfected, natural-looking skin. Streamlined packaging with easy-lift cap.
Instant gratification. Effortless application. Protects and perfects with a soft-matte finish. Gives medium buildable coverage.
New Innovation: Velvet Illusion Complex - transform the look of skin immediately and over time.
Oil-free; All-day wear; 12 global shades.
Triple-milled for a light, silky texture, provides sheer, natural coverage to set makeup, soften color and smooth the skin's texture for an overall radiant complexion. The ultra-smooth formula blends undetectably to absorb excess oil and maintain fresh-looking skin with an imperceptible finish.
Use to set foundation, wear alone or lightly layer over Primer to enhance the natural complexion.
Highlighter, blush, and contouring tones double up with a dimensional, wet/dry formula. Universally flattering. Ultra-versatile. Cheek to chic and back again. Universally flattering.
Ultra-versatile. Cheek to chic and back again.
Set Features: Soft Tulle, Damask with Gold Sheen, Peony, Titian
Don’t be afraid to show your cheeks. Natural, healthy-looking color that immediately enlivens the complexion. A light application of even the highest-intensity hues delivers a natural-looking flush.
Silky texture in matte and shimmering shades; Micronized powder ensures soft, blendable application.
Iconic NARS shades: Amour-Matte Rose Pink; Angelika-Cool Pink With Gold & Silver Sparkle; Impassioned-Pink Orchid; Deep Throat-Soft Pink with Golden Sheen; Desire-Matte Bright Pink; Dolce Vita-Matte Dusty Rose; Exhibit A-Matte Red Blush; Gaiety-Matte Vivid Pink; Gina-Matte Tangerine; LibertÉ-Burnished Apricot; Lovejoy-Shimmering Bronzed Rose; Luster-Sheer Golden Apricot; Madly-Shimmering Tan Pink; Mata Hari-Matte Cool Pink; Nico-Luminous Cream with Soft Sheen; Oasis-Sparkling Pink Champagne; Orgasm-Peachy Pink with Golden Shimmer; Outlaw-Soft Rose Tone with Golden Shimmer; Reckless-Sheer Pink Shimmer; Seduction-Luminous Burgundy with Soft Sheen; Sex Appeal-Soft Peach; Sin-Cool Berry with Golden Sheen; Super Orgasm-Peachy Pink with Gold Glitter; Taj Mahal-Burnished Orange with Golden Shimmer; Taos-Soft Red with Golden Sheen; Torrid-Warm Coral with Golden Shimmer; Unlawful-Amber Pink with Silver Pearls
Feel free to play with your shadows. Modern, unique, sometimes unexpected color combinations of eyeshadow shades. Worn alone or together, all Duo Eyeshadow shades feature micro-fine powders that are highly pigmented, longwearing and crease resistant. Color glides on smoothly, evenly and blends effortlessly. The effects can be subtle or smoldering -- the options are endless.
Can be applied dry or with a dampened brush for stronger intensity; Multi-function use for shading, lining and highlighting the eyes; Classic, neutral, and fashion-forward shade pairings
“A bold lip will never go out of style.” Francois Nars
Meant to Move over your lips - glides on like gloss and coats your lips like a lipstick with high impact color, velvet smooth matte finish. Keeps lips soft no drying or tacky feel - the infusion of oils gives the glide keeping your lips hydrated.
Create your personal shade by using 2 or more shades together.
Modern lipstick so shamelessly seductive in touch and texture the sensation is audacious. Unadulterated luxury glides on like satin across skin with single-stroke coverage. A spectrum of 40 shades for unstoppable impact.
One-stroke; Full-coverage creamy wear; Luxurious texture; Enriched with ingredients to smooth and nourish lips
Anita-Rose; Anna-Dusty Mauve; Anabella-Poppy Red; Bette-Bourdeaux; Brigitte-Nude Rose; Charlotte-Oxblood Burgundy; Deborah-Chestnut; Geraldine-Tangerine; Greta-Bright Pink Coral; Janet-Deep Magenta; Jeanne-Cherry Red; Liv-Deep Aubergine; Natalie-Bright Beacy Pink; Olivia-Garnet; Rita-Scarlet; Vera-Bright Raspberry
Strike bold with your lips. Lavish lips in a full spectrum of shades. Enriched with nourishing ingredients for long-lasting smooth, comfortable wear.
Lip Gloss gives a full, lush look to your lips by applying at the center of your lips. The light reflection gives the appearance of fuller lips.
Serious shine and sexy color in sheer, semi-sheer and creamy formulas. Extremely wearable and versatile shades may be worn alone or over other lip formulas for added dimension.
Customize your look by mixing colors together. Shimmery glosses are great for a sparkling smile.
Features: Ultra-smooth, non-sticky, comfortable wear; Enriched with Vitamin E to help lips feel supple and hydrated
Baby Doll-Shimmering Candy Pink; Bellize-Pink Mauve with Flecks of Gold-Dolce Vita-Sheer Dusty Rose; Eternal Red-Bright Orange-Red;Greek Holiday-Sparkling Pink Sand; Instant Crash-Soft Shimmering Apricot; Istria-Pink Glacé; Misbehave-Sheer Cherry Red with Gold Shimmer; Ophelia-Shimmering Cool Rose; Orgasm-Peachy Pink with Shimmer; Risky Business-Shimmering Raspberry; Scandal-Sheer Cherry Red; Stella-Sheer Raspberry; Striptease-Sheer Nude; Super Orgasm-Peachy Pink with Gold Glitter; Supervixen-Sheer Sparkling Mauve; Vida Loca-Guava; Wonder-Sheer Orange Red with Pink and Golden Shimmer
Knockout color. Genius formula. Formulated for nothing less than pure color perfection. Wildly chic, this brilliantly curated palette of extended wear enamels features a flexible, high gloss finish for a freshly-painted look that lasts.
Amarapura-Silver Chrome; Backroom-Black; Delos-Copper brown infused with gold; Dovima-A vivid tomato red; Ithaque-Light Pink; Jungle Red-A classic, pure, beautiful bright red; Manosque-Deep Smoky Lavendar-Mash Army green infused with gold;Milos-Rich Gold; Night Breed-Black with silver glitter; Night Porter-Black with green pearls; Orgasm-Peachy pink with shimmer; Torre Del Oro-Cherry Red; Trouville-Seashell pink; Zakynthos-Beige