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NARS At The 2010 Metropolitan Costume Institute Gala

NARS Cosmetics dominated the red carpet at tonight’s Metropolitan Museum Costume Institute Gala with makeup artists creating a variety of looks ranging from the subtly neutral to full-on drama. One thing’s for sure: the new NARS PRO-PRIME Face Prep and Eyeshadow Base were essential in combating rainy makeup meltdowns and ensuring long-lasting perfection. See below for a recap of the stars who were shining in NARS and the makeup artists who lit them.

Demi Moore at the 2010 MET Ball

Jo Strettell using NARS Cosmetics

· Products: PRO-PRIME Skin Smoothing Face Prep & Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base, Cadacques Multiple Tint, Angelique Pure Sheer SPF Lip Treatmen

Blake Lively at the 2010 MET Ball

NARS Makeup Artist Elaine Offers

· Products: PRO-PRIME Skin Smoothing Face Prep & Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base, Goddess Soft Touch Shadow Pencil, Beverly Hills Multiple Tint, Love Devotion Lipstick

Zoe Saldana at the 2010 MET Ball

NARS Makeup Artist Vera Steimberg

· Products: PRO-PRIME Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base, Turks & Caicos Multiple Tint & Cadacques Multiple Tint (blended!), D. Gorgeous Eyeshadow, Aigle Noir Soft Touch Shadow Pencil, Orgasm Illuminator, Lara Pure Sheer SPF Lip Treatment

NARS & The 2010 Met Gala

NARS Cosmetics will be all over the red carpet at tonight’s Metropolitan Museum Costume Institute Gala! Below is a list of celebrities who will be wearing NARS along with the makeup artists who are creating their looks.


Demi Moore- Jo Strettell using NARS Cosmetics

Blake Lively- Elaine Offers using NARS Cosmetics

Zoe Saldana- Vera Steimberg using NARS Cosmetics

NARS Summer 2010 Collection

Summer Makeup: Introducing the NARS Summer 2010 Collection. The NARS Summer 2010 campaign was created and photographed by NARS Founder and Creative Director François Nars. Once again, as with the Spring 2010 collection, Amber Valletta sits at the forefront of the campaign. Her look transformed into François’ vision of Catherine Deneuve’s character Sèverine in the movie Belle de Jour. “Her character is beautiful and elegant. Her look is effortless—she has an incredible inner sophistication,” says François.

NARS Orgasm Illuminator

NEW NARS Orgasm Illuminator: Sheer, weightless fluid that instantly makes skin refreshed, radiant and glowing, the ORGASM ILLUMINATOR is a new product category for NARS. Flecks of gold, peach and pink shimmer softly diffuse light, melting into the skin to allow natural luminosity to shine through. It joins the cult-followed Orgasm franchise which includes Blush, Lip Gloss, Nail Polish and The Multiple.


Amber Valletta for NARS Cosmetics

Revered by makeup artists, celebrities and consumers worldwide, NARS Orgasm products have been the recipient of numerous beauty accolades. Founder and Creative Director François Nars chose supermodel and long-time friend Amber Valletta to be the face of the product for the campaign. Additionally, the Orgasm Illuminator was used to create the looks backstage at many of the Spring/Summer 2010 Fashion Shows including 3.1 phillip lim, Marchesa and Thakoon.

NARS ORGASM ILLUMINATOR contains raspberry and black currant; bisabolol; Indian Frankincense, Panthenol and Sodium Hyaluronate. It is non-comedogenic.

Price: $29.00 – 1.1 Oz. 30ml
Availability: Sephora.com

See more Amber Valletta behind the scene photos for the NARS Orgasm Illuminator ad campaign.

NARS Spring 2010 Makeup Collection

Introducing NARS Spring 2010 Makeup Collection: Inspired by Catherine Deneuve’s role as Lucille in La Chamade, the NARS Spring 2010 Collection features soft, sexy shades that are as elegant as they are versatile.

“I love Catherine’s makeup look in this movie,” says François Nars, Founder and Creative Director of NARS Cosmetics who chose supermodel Amber Valletta for the campaign. “It’s very sophisticated and bourgeois in a Parisian ‘16th Arrondissement’ way. She is the perfect reference for this collection, and apropos for spring, a time to embrace color and get noticed.”

NARS Cruising Lipstick, $24: This subtle, sexy pink lipstick hue provides a sheer natural long-lasting color.

NARS 15X15 Book: Sneak Peek

Amber Valletta as Catherine Deneuve wearing Belle de Jour Lipstick

Supermodel Amber Valletta has walked hundreds of runways, appeared on countless covers, and has been the face of Louis Vuitton, Calvin Klein and Versace. She has also appeared in many films such as What Lies Beneath, The Family Man, and Hitch, and works internationally to raise awareness about the dangers of mercury in our waters. She appears as legendary French model and actress Catherine Deneuve in her most iconic role as a housewife turned prostitute in 1967’s Belle de Jour. She wears Belle de Jour Lipstick, a demure sheer beige. “I really wanted to use Belle de Jour—it’s one of my favorite shades and perfect for this fun, young interpretation of Catherine Deneuve,” says François. Proceeds to benefit The Friendly House.

Daphne Guinness in Modern Edwardian wearing Night Breed Single Eyeshadow

Daphne Guinness is a style icon, socialite, heiress, film producer and fashion designer, and a regular fixture in the most exclusive front rows. She has a legendary haute couture collection, impeccable taste, and never disappoints fashion critics. She appears in modern, glittering metallic Edwardian clothing, hat, and a mixture of Erickson Beamon and her own jewelry. “This look is so Daphne—very sultry, very sexy, very evening—so daring. Daphne can pull anything off—she’s such an inspiration,” says François. She wears the Night Breed Single Eyeshadow, a black with silver glitter hue that can be worn sheer or layered as it is here—perfect for creating a little drama. Proceeds to benefit Meath Women’s Refuge & Support Services.

Marc Jacobs as China Machado wearing Dovima Nail Polish

American fashion designer Marc Jacobs knows a thing or two about icons. He is as famous for his unusual and ingenious choice of models and collaborative partnerships as he is for his stirring designs—at both his eponymous fashion house and at Louis Vuitton, where he serves as Creative Director. He appears as 1960s supermodel China Machado in a photograph taken by legendary photographer Richard Avedon, who has always been an inspiration to François. “China is wearing bright red polish in her 1959 photo, so I wanted Marc to do the same—plus he’s always up for anything,” says François. Marc wears Dovima Nail Polish, named for one of Avedon’s favoritemodels—a very modern, very sophisticated bold tomato red. Proceeds to benefit amfar.

Naomi Campbell as an Iconic Supermodel wearing Taj Mahal Blush

Naomi Campbell was an overnight sensation when she began her career in the mid-eighties, changing the face of the industry as the first black model to appear on the covers of French, British, and Japanese Vogue. She was famously filmed for George Michael’s Freedom ’90 video, as well as for Madonna’s Erotica video, and has appeared on over 100 magazine covers. She is a supermodel in the truest sense. Naomi is the epitome of glamour in an Olivier Theyskens for Nina Ricci dress, and Taj Mahal Blush, a burnt orange with shimmer. “Naomi is one of the most iconic symbols of beauty today, and I wanted to use a makeup color that would show this by name and by hue. It’s a bright shade, but sheer, so it looks very natural and yet, ultra-glam—just like her,” says François. Proceeds to benefit White Ribbon Alliance.

Marc Jacobs & Daphne Guinness Hosted Launch of NARS 15X15

To celebrate 15 years of iconic beauty for his celebrated brand, Francois Nars launched the NARS 15X15 Project. The centerpiece of the project is the 15X15 book, featuring 15 celebrity portraits, each inspired by a NARS product shade and based on an iconic reference chosen by François (who personally did the makeup and photographed every portrait).


Marc Jacobs & Daphne Guinness

On November 12, 2009 at 8PM EST, the NARS 15X15 website (15X15Project.com) went live, making available for purchase the book and select individual portraits. 100% of the proceeds from the project will be distributed among the 15 charities chosen by the participating celebrities.


Grace Coddington and Marc Jacobs

Nars Marks 15th Anniversary With a Few Friends

Women’s Wear Daily reports François Nars is celebrating the 15th anniversary of the founding of his eponymous company by combining beauty products and photography — in a new book. Nars did both the makeup and the photography for the book, “15×15,” due out in mid-November for 30 days only at 15x15project.com. There are two inspirations for each shot, an iconic image, person or emotion and a classic Nars product.


Fashion Designer Marc Jacobs
Photo By François Nars

The book features portraits of 15 celebrities including Marc Jacobs, Isabella Rossellini, Amber Valletta, Naomi Campbell, Daphne Guinness, Olivier Theyskens, Shalom Harlow, Jennifer Jason Leigh, plus others.

“Basically, I wanted people who reflected my taste, friends and people I admired for their look and talent,” said Nars. “I love the way Marc looks, but also what he is and does.”

Read full article in wwd.com