Francois Nars, a French makeup artist with a passion for art and photography, sought to create his very own cosmetics line and fill it with luxurious products, a line that wasn’t just about enhancing one’s appearance but a form of artistic expression. With his vision in mind, he launched NARS and quickly became known for his bold and uncompromising approach to beauty. NARS has always embodied the philosophy that centres around self-expression, creativity and inclusivity, this ethos is reflected in the brand’s product line up.

NARS makeup also prides itself on being completely cruelty free, making headlines when they announced this change in 2017. They even stopped selling their products in mainland China, where animal testing is required by law, to uphold their commitment to animal welfare, making them stand out from all of the other brands. This move was lauded by the beauty community and reinforced by NARS’s dedication to ethical practices.

NARS produces some of the highest quality makeup products on the market. One of the most famous favourites includes the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer, this concealer has achieved cult status for its ability to provide buildable, natural-looking coverage. It conceals all imperfections while still allowing your skin’s natural radiance to shine through, rather than giving you that cakey finish. This lightweight concealer pairs excellently with the NARS Orgasm Blush. Perhaps one of the most famous blushes in the industry, Orgasm is a universally flattering shade that gives cheeks a gorgeous, healthy flush with a hint of shimmer that can either be built up or left to a more natural hue.

NARS also produces an impressive range of lip glosses and lipsticks, either for everyday wear or for you to party the night away. One of our favourites includes the NARS Audacious Lipstick collection, a lipstick collection featuring bold, highly pigmented shades in a creamy, long-wearing formula. It’s perfect for those who want their lipstick to make a statement and have them stand out from the rest of the crowd.