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NARS Cosmetics is a French cosmetics and skin care company founded by make-up artist and photographer François Nars in 1994. The cosmetics line began with twelve lipsticks sold at Barney's New York.

A sought-after runway makeup artist, François Nars is one of the most influential image-makers in the world. His unconventional philosophy of beauty celebrates an independent spirit, originality and fearless self-expression.

“I created the brand from scratch and put so much of my soul into i that I believe it translates into the actual product and the company image.” – François Nars, Founder & Creative Director.

Known for their incredible pigmentation, signature matte black packaging and more than a few provocative names, it is must-try for anyone who adores makeup.The legendary makeup artist and creator the ever growing brand has pioneered many firsts — the first blush that makes people look bathed in afterglow, the first runway show with 65 beauty looks.

François Nars' creative vision, which launched NARS Cosmetics with 12 iconic lipsticks in 1994, inspires self expression and imaginative artistry through an unexpected, no-rules philosophy of beauty.

As one of the most influential image-makers in the world, François signature boundary-pushing approach to makeup manifests from the palette to the product name to the campaign photography itself – continuing to bring high-fashion, high-style, and forward thinking to beauty. With every product, endless opportunities for self expression: “Don't hold back. Be bold. It encourages others to do the same.”

François Nars' lifetime of achievements as a revolutionary makeup artist, photographer, and creative visionary have left a permanent mark on the fashion and beauty industries worldwide, earning him the renowned “ordre National de la Légion d'Honneur” (National Order of the Legion of Honour) in 2016.