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Francois Nars’ Six Personal Product Picks

December 2, 2009


While I realize that I don’t spend nearly enough time chatting about Nars products here on ABS, I actually do happen to be a huge fan of the creative, artistic genius that is Francois Nars. Allure’s December issue has a feature piece on the man behind the makeup, and here are the six items that Mr. Nars himself named as his favorites!


#6: Nars 15×15. This limited edition book compiled in celebration of the company’s 15th anniversary contains Nars’s photographs of Amber Valletta, Isabella Rossellini (whose sister is a professor at my alma mater), and others. Says Nars on the project, “All the proceeds go to a charity of the participant’s choice.”


#5:
NARS Duo Eye Shadow in All About Eve (shown at right) and Taiga. These are neutral eyeshadows that are “not too yellow, not too brown.”

Check out Francois Nars’ top four picks after the jump!


#4: NARS Lipstick in Shanghai Express (far left), Jungle Red (center), and Red Lizard (far right). “So many reds are too blue or too greasy or never quite the right shade, but I have really good reds. Every woman should have one — it’s like a little black dress.”


#3: NARS Blush in Orgasm. Aside from the notorious name, this blush “looks good on practically everybody.”


#2: NARS Body Glow. Francois Nars’ glittery, cocoa-colored oil. “I love the fragrance: It reminds me of gardenias in Tahiti. And it’s got a great texture.”


#1: NARS The Multiples. NARS’ line of multiuse color sticks are “such an easy product to have with you in your bag, because it gives you three possibilities, for lips, cheeks, and eyes.”

Hope you enjoyed the rundown – I know this article created many new lemmings for me and revived several preexisting ones as well. Currently at the top of my NARS wishlist? This fun little NARS The Multiple Coffret, a set of three iconic mini The Multiples in Orgasm, South Beach, and Copacabana (it’s the set featured in the photo above).

Please do share your favorite NARS products with me in the comments (especially blush shade recommendations) as I’ve been meaning to grow my NARS collection for the longest time!

Source: Allure

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NARS Safer and Safest Sets

October 17, 2008
NARS Safer Set ($37)
What it does:
NARS Safer Set comes with two condoms (in chicly designed packaging) so you can get sexy safely. It also comes with the cream stick with a cult following, Multiple in Orgasm, that delivers a peachy flush and a shimmery accent to eyes, cheeks, and lips.
What else you need to know:
Get hot n’ bothered for a great cause: A portion of the sale benefits Amfar programs to promote global safe sex education initiatives.

NARS Safest Set ($37)
What it does:
NARS Safest Set comes with a little black book that lists out all of the ways to say ‘no’ and let your wannabe lover down easy. The cream stick with a cult following, Multiple in Orgasm, is included to deliver a peachy flush and a shimmery accent to eyes, cheeks, and lips.
What else you need to know:
Get hot n’ bothered for a great cause: A portion of the sale benefits Amfar programs to promote global safe sex education initiatives.

While a portion of the sales from these two sets go towards a great cause, I can’t be the only that’s not so into picking up safe sex tips with my cosmetics. Well maybe I am since both products are currently sold out online!
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NARS Super Orgasm Blush

September 9, 2008
Nars Super Orgasm Blush ($25)


What it is:
A sheer-pressed powder blush with golden speckles.

What it does: Super Orgasm takes NARS most celebrated shade and adds soft, golden speckles to give your contours and complexion a shimmering accent. The blush contains a universally flattering peachy-pink undertone and can be worn alone or layered together for more depth.

I’d tried the original Nars Orgasm at some point and it just wasn’t for me, but I’m still very interested in seeing how this new version works with my complexion!

NARS Miami Sun Set-Are You Ready for Summer?

July 6, 2008
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NARS Miami Sun Set ($72 value)-$65

NARS’ new Sephora exclusive set (available online only) consists of Sundance Duo Eyeshadow (golden and terracotta hues), Capucine Lip Lacquer (sheer tangerine), and Dovima nail polish (bright tomato red) for a sultry head-to-toe look.

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While I’m a big fan of NARS’ products, I definitely can’t pull of terracotta or orange hues so I’ll be abstaining from this particular set. Butthese products would look gorgeous on someone with a golden tan, some sun-kissed highlights and a cute sundress!

If anybody ends up getting this set I’d love to hear your thoughts on the wearability of the shades and how the whole look comes together!