François Nars at SEPHORA

Date: October 4. Venue: SEPHORA (Union Square)

François Nars (Makeup Artist – Photographer – Creator of NARS Cosmetics), from painting the faces of top models, to his cheeky collaboration with Madonna for her coffee-table book entitled Sex, his artistry for runway enlists fashion houses like Versace, Anna Sui and Marc Jacobs. As boldly creative as he is with color, so are his talents in photography, launching his very own ad campaign for NARS Cosmetics.

Unabashed by sensuality, NARS products carry enticing names like ‘Deep Throat’, ‘Orgasm’, ‘Sex Machine’ and ‘Striptease,’ with NARS ‘Orgasm’ blush ranking top-tier on a yearly basis for its universally flattering afterglow tone. But NARS isn’t banking on catchy names alone. In fact, all NARS collections come highly pigmented and in a series of amazing colors.

Inspired by pop star Debbie Harry, NARS was responsible for creating the look for Marc Jacobs Fall/Winter 2009 80’s Club Scene themed show. Fast-forward to present day and once again Debbie Harry plays an important role, this time in NARS’ homage to pop artist Andy Warhol, with an exclusive limited edition Andy Warhol Collection for eyes, lips and cheeks. NARS makeup artists were on-site at SEPHORA recreating pop art-inspired makeovers. To François Nars, it’s the craziness of pop art and the explosion of color that perfectly connects to Andy’s works of art. NARS beckons us to have fun.

NARS Debbie Harry (Eye & Cheek palatte): With four eye shadows (purple, turquoise, white and black) and two blushes (pink champagne and cream), NARS reinvents the underground glamour of Debbie Harry. Incorporating the use of Andy Warhol’s Diamond Dust, NARS infuses shimmer in shadow colors and blush tones. Compact mirror comes engraved with one of Andy’s quirky isms, “ … one’s company, two’s a crowd, and three’s a party.” 

NARS Kiss Larger Than Life (Mini Lip Gloss Coffret): To capture the enviable lips of Andy’s muses and the look of his Silver Studio, five glossy hues were concocted, from glitter to nude and a range of pinks, packed in a very cool vintage soup can.

NARS Walk on The Wild Side (Gift Set): The nature of a flower against shiny hard matter is just another day in Andy Warhol’s world of poppies. Beauty mimics art in a silvery face illuminator, purple nail polish and shimmery peachy-pink lip gloss.

NARS Flowers Eye Shadow (Palatte): Andy Warhol’s poppies come to life in a three edition eye shadow palette. Color Flowers (1) starts with pure white and inky black, then warms up to gold, rose, lavender and lavender grey tones. Color Flowers (2) adds a touch of heather blue, and Color Flowers (3) introduces pink champagne and an earthy brown.

Other collection pieces include NARS Foreplay (Cheek Palate): a quad with four shades of NARS best-selling Orgasm blush with unique color deposits in pink, peach and shimmering gold, for a custom fit. This and other great NARS products, available at SEPHORA.


NARS Andy Warhol Collection Ad
Debbie Harry (Pop Diva inspiration for NARS)
NARS Andy Warhol Collection
NARS Andy Warhol Collection
NARS Andy Warhol Collection (Video Image)
NARS Andy Warhol Collection Store Ad


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