Written by Maria Nichol
Imaginative artistry and award-winning formulas are at the core of iconic brand NARS’ collections. Never afraid to push boundaries, the label has been a backstage beauty favourite for years, creating fadeproof, long-lasting glamour worthy of any runway. Want to know more about this legendary brand and how you can get your hands on their staple products? Read on…
THINGS YOU MIGHT NOT KNOW ABOUT NARS
THEY LAUNCHED WITH 12 ICONIC LIPSTICKS IN 1994
After gaining notoriety on the catwalk, makeup artist François Nars set on creating his very own makeup line, starting with 12 lipsticks that are now iconic. Sold exclusively at Barneys New York in sleek black packaging designed by Fabien Baron, the range included shades like Honolulu Honey and Funny Face with the formula now reimagined in new shades, one of which will be landing on the Beauty Counter this month, Toléde Satin.
THEY’RE A FASHION-FORWARD FAVOURITE
At the forefront of the beauty world, NARS’ boundary-pushing approach and trend-led products have made them a coveted brand when it comes to creating killer catwalk looks. Designers like Alexander Wang, Marc Jacobs and Rodarte have all used the brand’s no-melt makeup for their shows due to their hardworking, reliable and bold nature.
THEY’RE NOT AFRAID TO BE BOLD
Makeup artist François Nars has always been bold in two ways. Firstly with his willingness to share his backstage beauty hacks, but secondly with his brand’s philosophy of proactive, flattering and most importantly confident-boosting cosmetics. The best kind of NARSissism, it’s all about being bold, and unequivocally you.
ONE LINER, THREE WAYS
At the forefront of the beauty world, NARS’ boundary-pushing approach is encapsulated in this long-wear eyeliner pencil, a versatile product that delivers precision in one swipe. Easily blendable, the gel-like formula guarantees a budge-proof formula for up to 12 hours. Using it couldn’t be easier with these three looks:
ALONG THE WATERLINE
Want instant definition in seconds? Line your waterline. Watch as the high pigment product highlights the shape of your eye for a look that lasts.
SULTRY SMOKEY EYE
Want to add a wow-factor to your smokey eye? Go bold with a stroke of the liner just above the top lashes, then gently smudge out with a small tapered brush, blending upwards towards the bridge.
Intense colour for up to 12 hours? Now you’re talking. This liner is perfect for a sharp, precise wing, with its gel-like formula meaning the product will glide on with ease and stay put.
WANT MORE NARS? YOU COULD WIN THIS!
Want to become the ultimate NARSissist? We’ve teamed up with NARS to give one lucky winner the chance to win the ultimate backstage beauty kit worth £256! The prize also includes their freshest drop, the new Climax Extreme Mascara and Eye Palette. Head over to our Instagram to enter.