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Q&A with Francois Nars: A little more on new tinted moisturizers!

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Here is a quick interview with Francois Nars about the new tinted moisturizers.  Find more information here.

1. How did you incorporate French Polynesia into the Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer SPF30/PA+++?

I love being at my home in French Polynesia, so I wanted to bring as much of the islands into this product as I could. The Galaxaura, for instance, is a mineral-rich, deep sea algae that grows in the warm tropical waters of the Polynesian islands’ tidal zones.

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These NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizers remind me of warmer days!

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Hey!

So NARS is releasing their new line of tinted moisturizers for Spring 2012.  I think these were first seen at NY Fashion week last autumn.

From NARS:

NARS founder and creative director François Nars is famous for his no-rules approach to makeup application. But when it comes to what lies beneath, his philosophy is clear:  Skin should shine through makeup.  To that end, NARS Cosmetics went about creating a tinted moisturizer unlike any other — a complexion-perfecting fluid with anti-aging and skin-brightening benefits.

Introducing Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer SPF30/PA+++.

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S/S'12 Trend Report: NARS at Marc Jacobs

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Mr. NARS himself,  Francois Nars created this look for Marc Jacobs for Spring/Summer 2012.

Francois Nars for Marc Jacobs, S/S'12

The Inspiration:

“Marc had a lot of images of Patsy Klein, Amy Winehouse, and Cowboy Kate, a book from the 60’s whose character Kate had heavy eyelashes,” said Founder and Creative Director François Nars. “The complexion is meant to look like it’s glowing, like the girls have been dancing, and by eliminating the blush it gives a strange, otherworldly effect. The focus was really on the eye, with a well-defined brow. The combination of different touches creates a decadent, French sensuality and makes the girls more like characters.”

The look and products used:

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S/S'12 Trend Report: NARS at Rodarte

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NARS Makeup Artist James Kaliardos created this look for Rodarte at New York Fall Fashion Week 2011.  The designers drew inspiration from the great Vincent VanGogh.

James Kaliardos for NARS at Rodarte

I am really loving that smokey eye!

According to Kaliardos:

“It’s a really beautiful, round smokey eye, with gradations of blue, it’s like Starry Night and then there’s this beautiful lavender lip, complemented by warm skin.”

The look and products used:

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S/S'12 Trend Report: NARS at Thakoon

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NARS Makeup Artist Diane Kendel created this look for Thakoon at New York Fall Fashion Week 2011.  Thakoon’s inspirations were the spice markets in India, full on colourful!

Thakoon, S/S'12

According to Diane Kendel:

“Because the collection is so colourful, I wanted to focus on a classic, strong brow.  I kept the face natural, with a little pink in the cheek for healthy colour.  On the eyes, I focus on the contouring to show strength and attitude, a cowboy attitude that is.”

Diane Kendel for NARS, backstage at Thakoon, S/S'12

Here’s what she created and the key products used:

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