wow thank you for letting me already see and test the new NARS steven klein holiday collection, wow, its awesome! I love blushes and went head over heels when I saw the cheek palette and the dual intensity blush. let me start with #1 the dual intensity blush in VENGEFUL, a shimmery golden champagne highlighter and a warm marsala tone. I m sure that both of them can also be used as eyeshadows, so in that case this tiny square makes a 3in1 (blush, highlighter, eye shadow) now lets move on to #2 the cheek palette in DESPAIR, here you get 4 blushes and a brush. two rather light and two more intense blushes. NICO / SAVAGE / ESOTERIC / FEROCIOUS these are the names of the blushes. #3 is a lip gloss but not just any kind of lip gloss. this bugger is pigmented and stays put with a nice shine. I am actually not a big lip gloss fan but I do like this one. the color is so so beautiful, its called SPECIAL FORCE and indeed with this color on my lips I feel like a special force agent, everything is possible! ; )
available in NOVEMBER 2015
by Francois Nars, Steven Klein and design legend Fabien Baron.
who is STEVEN KLEIN? he is a US photographer who worked with Madonna and Lady Gaga. here is what I found via wikipedia: Klein shot high-profile advertising campaigns for various clients including Calvin Klein, Dolce & Gabbana, Louis Vuitton, Balenciaga, Alexander McQueen and Nike and is a regular contributor to magazines including American and Paris Vogue, i-D, Numéro, W and Arena. His work has featured in numerous exhibitions, most recently at the Gagosian Gallery, California and the Brancolini Grimaldi Gallery in Florence. Klein is well known for his W Magazine editorials with Madonna, Tom Ford, Brad Pitt and numerous others. He often works with lighting director David Devlin. He shot the promotional pictures including the album cover of Britney Spears’ third studio album, Britney.
who is FABIEN BARON? he is a french director, art director and magazine editor.
here is what I found via wikipedia: Best known for his iconic ad campaigns and work as editorial director of Andy Warhol’s Interview magazine. Baron is the founder and CCO of Baron & Baron, Inc., a boutique advertising agency specializing in fashion, fragrance and cosmetics luxury brands. He has “shaped the visual identities” of global brands like Calvin Klein, Givenchy, Fendi, and Michael Kors by creating the right mix of television, digital and print campaigns, product and packaging design. Baron creative directed the re-launch of Burberry and had a long stint working with Balenciaga during Nicolas Ghesquière’s tenure. Baron has “created lucrative perfumes for half a dozen designers, including Giorgio Armani.
who is FRANCOIS NARS? he is a makeUp artist and photographer and is the founder of NARS COSMETICS. here is what I found via wikipedia: François Nars was born in the South of France. He was raised under the influence of his mother, Claudette Nars, and was exposed to fashion at an early age. It was thanks to her that he acquired his first job as an assistant to some of Paris’s top makeup artists. After graduating from Carita Makeup school in Paris, in 1984 Nars moved to New York. There, he was recognized for his love of colour and modern style. He also became part of a trio with photographer Steven Meisel and hair stylist Oribe Canales. In the eighties and nineties they produced many magazine editorials appearing in American Vogue, Vogue Italia and Elle. Very quickly, Nars’ popularity grew amongst fashion designers like Marc Jacobs for his ability to create looks that captured the story and feel of their designs. Celebrities like Naomi Campbell and Linda Evangelista also sought out for the artist. His philosophy towards makeup was to use makeup to explore the depths and nuances of individual character, and as a makeup artist, Nars was frustrated by how little product there was for makeup artists. In 1994, François Nars released his own brand of makeup- NARS. After shooting his first advertising campaign himself, Nars found a new creative medium. This lead him to shooting several editorials for major magazines as well as all the Nars’ ad campaigns today. Currently Nars has published four books of his photography. Today Nars remains as the artistic director, in-house photographer, and copywriter for his brand.