NARS Cosmetics Founder Got It From No One Else But His Mama

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Making his “maman” proud has always been at the top of his list

Growing up, François Nars always had his mother Claudette by his side. The two were so inseparable that even after François’ move to Saint Germain in Paris at the age of 18, Claudette still visited and stayed with him from time to time. She also believed that even if François had never been to the country’s capital prior to his move, he knew the city better than anyone else. As they both took on Paris together through different phases of their lives, from dinner dates to makeup sessions, François knew that there was no better way to pay homage to his mother than to create a beautiful collection dedicated to her under his own makeup brand–a brand that blossomed years after Claudette got her son his first job under the wings of Olivier Echaudemaison, the Creative Director of Guerlain.

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Refined elegance, an edge of authenticity, and the power of personal style are what exudes from the Claudette Collection of NARS Cosmetics. All evoking effortless allure, the lipsticks, blush compacts, and eyeshadow palettes are drawn from nostalgia and the irreverent spirit of the 1970’s Paris Rive Gauche, with each shade painting intimate portraits of unapologetic style.

A muse, bouche

There are two types of lipsticks under the Claudette Collection, namely the cult-favorites Audacious Lipstick that has a satin lip formula, and the Audacious Sheer Matte Lipstick that has a soft-matte finish. Each swipe of these lippies–some named after the most inspiring women in François’ life–glides smoothly across the lips, delivering the right amount of pigmentation each time.

Cheek to chic

A sophisticated blush compact called the Claudette Cheek Duo is also included in the collection. Superfine micronized powder pigments in this blush duo ensure an irresistibly soft, blendable application. These matte bright peach and matte toasted amber shades deliver a natural wash of color to every skin tone as even just a light swipe can deliver a natural-looking flush on the cheeks.

All eyes on yeux

The St. Germain Des Prés Eyeshadow Palette features six warm, neutral shades in matte, satin, and shimmer finishes. Each of the three finishes remain soft while still having the vibrancy each natural and bold look deserves. With pure pigments suspended in an innovative liquid binding system, rich and high-impact colors are achievable in just one stroke.

All the shades François has chosen for the entire collection significantly represent his mother Claudette. Create timeless looks from the Claudette Collection by visiting the Rustan’s website. Other new products available also include the Chinese New Year Collection, which is simply perfect for the upcoming celebrations. You may purchase these collections at the Rustan’s Department Store (Makati, Shangri-La Plaza Mall, Cebu Alabang Town Center), Adora (Greenbelt), Powerplant Mall, Central Square Mall, SM Megamall Fashion Hall Pop-up Store, and soon at Look Philippines (SM Aura). To also get your hands on upcoming store opening offers, take the time to visit the newest looks of the NARS stores at LOOK SM Aura and Rustan’s Makati.