Behind the Brand: Nars

By June 30, 2016Uncategorized


- Behind the Brand -

Behind the brand is a series where we give you a little insight into the history of some of our favourite brands, and recommend our favourite products from the range. This week is all about Nars.


A graduate of the Carita Make-up School in Paris, dapper Frenchman François Nars is another in the line of frustrated makeup artists turned cosmetics giants. Nars wasn’t satisfied with the tools of his trade so, in 1994 he launched a collection of 12 lipsticks in Barneys, New York. The brand soon went from strength to strength, and is now the quintessential cool-girl makeup brand. The luxury brand hit Irish shores a couple of years ago and we fell just as in love as everyone else. 

What are the best NARS products?

I really love assis 1. Nars Sheer Glow Foundation: The perfect choice for a radiant, healthy glow. Don’t be deterred by ‘sheer’ in it’s title, this one is definitely medium coverage! 

2. Nars Orgasm Blush: You can’t right about the brand without mentioning this cult classic. This blush gives a peachy glow, but isn’t right for anyone who isn’t a huge fan of glitter. 

3. Nars Multiple in Copacabana: The Nars multiples in general are great, depending on the shade they can be used for blusher, lip colour, contour or highlight. Try Copacabana if you are in the market for a serious highlighter. 

4. Nars Bronzer in Laguna: Laguna is a rival for the hugely popular Benefit Hoola. The perfectly matte shade is perfect for contouring. 

5. Nars Velvet Matte Lipstick in Dragon Girl: Who needs a Kylie lipkit? Dragon Girl is the perfect knockout red, and is extremely long-lasting without being drying.