François Nars is among the most influential image-makers in the world. His editorial work with legendary fashion photographers Richard Avedon, Irving Penn, Steven Meisel, Patrick Demarchalier and Bruce Weber shaped the mercurial, character-driven looks of style icons like Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell and Madonna. His eponymous beauty brand NARS, coveted for its vibrant and highly pigmented color and famously exquisite black compacts, has become a modern cult classic, revolutionizing the world of beauty. Today François Nars is an acclaimed makeup artist and photographer, and the NARS brand is known throughout the world for irreverent chic and audacious creativity. His unconventional philosophy of beauty celebrates the originality, independent spirit and fearless self-expression of women.
"Find your own way, have an open spirit and believe in your own beauty."
About Nars — The Brand
NARS is the beauty brand for the modern independent woman. Sophisticated, witty and effortlessly chic, NARS embraces individuality, providing the vivid color and luxurious texture women need to express personal visions of beauty.
Created in 1994 by the iconoclastic makeup artist François Nars, the brand has become a modern cult classic, synonymous with artistry, exquisite design, richly adventurous color, and witty irreverence. NARS embraces the limitless possibilities of artistic expression. Whatever your inspiration, everyday is an opportunity to explore a world of looks, moods, personas, and narratives. Bright lips, wild eyes, powdered face, flushed cheeks — NARS is a standing invitation to make a statement and express yourself.