I have a feeling that the man himself would think very highly of this news: François Nars, the beauty maestro behind his eponymous Nars brand, will be working alongside The Andy Warhol Foundation to release a collaborative makeup collection inspired by the creative oeuvre of — who else? — the late Andy Warhol. The Pop icon, who requires no introduction, is the muse behind the limited-edition cosmetics, set to debut at Nars counters and their free-standing location on Bleecker Street in October. Nars never disappoints with his vividly pigmented, impeccably textured formulas and sleek, unmistakable packaging. In fact, I would even go so far as to say that the genius Nars is Pop in his own right, which no doubt would have made Andy proud. Of course, the project will incorporate the brilliant hues that the artist and legend was known for in its shades and packaging. It seems like everyone garners influence and insight from Andy, but this is one truly promising use of his legacy. I can’t wait — whatever the offerings, I’m sure the products will sell out fast. [BellaSugar]
Figuring out how to wear a bold lip can be a daunting task, especially if you’re not used to wearing lipstick. (Or if you’re basically used to ignoring the fact that you have lips on your face altogether.) The wrong shade can wash you out, or make you look lizard-y. And when you’re wearing a bright, bold lip color you just can’t help but feel so out there in the open.
So that’s why we teamed up with esteemed makeup artist Susana to get a quick lesson on Lipstick 101. What we learned: you don’t have to fear a bold lip. Bright lipsticks can be fun, dramatic and totally sexy!
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Well, technically, I’m keeping my brown eyes brown (I like them that way) but want to experiment with lining them in blue. Nars’ larger than life long-wear eyeliner in “Rue Saint-Honore” should add some drama to my fall face, making my natural eye color pop. Cobalt here I come.
I feel as if I’m always on a quest for my next favorite nail polish. As someone who treats myself to a weekly manicure, seven days can seem like an eternity and I can get bored really fast. That’s why I let out a squeal when I first saw Nars’ “Zulu,” one of five vintage polishes from the Nars archives named after blockbuster films. Zulu is the true green I’ve been looking for and makes me long for corduroy and flannel plaid. If green isn’t your idea of an amazing nail color, the limited-edition collection also includes a gold called “Mash,” a silver named “Full Metal Jacket,” a bronze-y-orange called “King Kong,” and a royal blue dubbed “Midnight Express.” And $16 is an amazing price for something beautiful and vintage. [$16, Nars] Keep reading »
One of our favorite makeup lines has combined three of our favorite products into one discounted set. What’s not to love? The Nars So Famous Set includes one Bettina Velvet Matte Lip Pencil, their best-selling Deep Throat Blush, and their cult favorite, the multitasking Orgasm Multiple. Each boasts just a hint of shimmer and peachy hues, which look so good on so many skin tones. Peach is the hue makeup artists rely on when sending their famous clients down the red carpet.
For their new spring collection, Nars had supermodel Amber Valletta channel Catherine Deneuve in the iconic “La Chamade.” “It’s very sophisticated and bourgeois in a Parisian ‘16th Arrondissement’ way,” said Francois himself. “She [Deneuve] is the perfect reference for this collection, and apropos for spring, a time to embrace color and get noticed.” While we love the bouffant hair and even the fun yellow eyeshadow, we’re especially drawn to the new lipstick, called Cruising. Past attempts at a Bardot-like French nude pout have drawn us down a questionable path (concealer on the lips anyone?), but this hue works because it has a slight amount of sheer pink to make it more wearable. So you know, c’est magnifique or whatever. [Nars] Keep reading »