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a collection of products by NARS
Ask any {make up} obsessive for their favourite beauty brands and {NARS} will undoubtedly be up there at the top. Since it was founded by make up artist and photographer François Nars back in 1994, NARS has remained at the forefront of the beauty world, with trend-led, high-performance products encased in the brand’s iconic black packaging.

NARS celebrates individuality, creativity and self-expression (can I get a hell yeah!), and its products explore different textures, tones and finishes to empower those who wear them to create limitless unique looks. In the words of François himself, “Don't hold back. Be bold. It encourages others to do the same”.

From its cheekily named Orgasm range to its coveted {complexion} perfectors, there’s something for each and every one of you beauties in the NARS collection. Sit tight and lean in as we talk you through the brand’s bestselling products and answer some of your frequently asked questions with the help of Cult Concierge expert {Sarah}.



{NARS Cosmetics Sheer Glow Foundation}

Of course, the best NARS {foundation} for you will depend on the type of coverage you want to achieve, but this sheer-to-medium coverage foundation is an absolute favourite among beauty buffs thanks to the glowing and naturally radiant finish it bestows upon anyone who wears it - no matter your skin type. Sheer Glow evens out skin tone immaculately, it hydrates (so it’s great if your skin is on the drier side) and it protects against free radical damage.

Build it up or sheer it down - using primers, powders and setting sprays can easily transform the finish of this foundation, and using hands or a beauty blender will give the most natural finish on the skin.

There are more than 30 shades to choose from, so check out our Sheer Glow shade guide  to find your perfect match!

collection of NARS creamy concealer


{NARS Cosmetics Radiant Creamy Concealer}

This lightweight, long-wearing, crease-proof {concealer} evens out your skin tone and offers 10/10 coverage for dark circles and blemishes. Make up obsessives everywhere are, well, quite simply obsessed with this dreamy concealer because of its luxurious texture and luminous finish, not to mention its super-hydrating benefits.

As it is such a creamy formula it is easy to blend with a fluffy brush and offers buildable coverage for even the most stubborn spots.

It comes in a whopping 30 versatile shades - discover your perfect Creamy Concealer shade with our handy guide! 


{NARS Cosmetics Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturiser SPF30/PA+++}

It may be their only one but that doesn’t take away from the fact that it is the best! This advanced, oil-free formula provides a translucent veil of colour and gives a radiant, luminous finish. It’s the perfect product when super-light and subtle coverage is what you’re after. PLUS it offers advanced sun protection AND works to reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation and dark spots in as little as four weeks.

Blend it along cheekbones, then swipe a bit down the nose and along the top of the forehead for a light and sheer finish.

model with a bright pink blusher


{NARS Cosmetics The Multiple - Orgasm}

Effortlessly easy to use, this brilliantly blendable stick glides on to refresh and enhance any complexion, giving a sheer and shimmering finish. The shade cheekily named “Orgasm” is a fab colour for virtually all skin tones - it’s a sheer, pink-peach with a gorgeous gold sheen that looks pink on fairer skin and adds a gorgeous highlight to deeper skin tones.


The Multiple can be used to enhance cheeks, eyes and lips, and can be worn under or over foundation, or even under powder {blush} to create more intense luminosity!


{NARS Cosmetics Powermatte Lip Pigment}

Beautifully bold, seriously chic and incredibly high-performing, this is the ultimate long-wearing pigmented lipstick. The liquid texture is just like water, but offers full coverage payoff that is really long-lasting without feeling or looking heavy. We couldn’t possibly pick our number one shade, but we’ve carefully curated our selection of favourites for you to choose from!

Apply to lips using the doe-foot applicator for impressive precision.


{NARS Afterglow Lip Shine}

Pucker up beauties, Afterglow Lip Shine is on hand to add a dewy and surreal sheen that looks plump and juicy on the lips. With raspberry and pomegranate seed oils to hydrate and protect, you get a hefty dose of nutrients with every application, as well as lustrous colour that won’t leave you glued to your glass!

The spectrum of sheer shiny shades ranges from pale peach to deep fuchsia - find your perfect pick to add to your make up collection. Slick on to bare lips or add extra shine without disturbing lipstick by concentrating on the centre of the lips.

nars lipgloss


{NARS Cosmetics Voyageur Eyeshadow Palette - Suede}

You can’t argue with NARS palettes, and this sleek six-pan edit is at the top of its game. There are four gorgeous colourways to choose from, but we’re utterly obsessed with Suede - an ultra-wearable collection of matte nudes and foiled but subtle pink, khaki and gold.

Blendable and buildable, the shadows can be applied wet or dry, but we think they work best when applied over the top of {NARS Cosmetics Pro Prime Smudge Proof Eyeshadow}. Press or blend them over the eyelid using a brush or your fingertip. Top tip: use your finger to apply the glitter shades for the best payoff.


{NARS Cosmetics Climax Mascara - Explicit Black}

Get ready for your lashes to reach their climax… This intensely black NARS mascara is the perfect way to fake your fullest, most fluttery eye looks ever. The brush is big and bold, delivering length as well as volume with exclusive ‘ribbed’ bristles loaded with whipped, super-black pigments. Think explosive volume with a featherweight finish (and no clumping or smudging thank you very much).

Applying a small amount of {NARS Light Reflecting Loose Setting Powder} around the eye area with a fluffy brush before you coat your lashes will minimise any transferring and help your mascara to last all day long.


{NARS Cosmetics Radiance Primer SPF 35}

Energise and revitalise your skin with this all-in-one product that instantly hydrates, adds radiance, blurs the skin and offers SPF 35 protection. With a subtle touch of refined pearlescence, the liquid immediately boosts brightness, while also improving skin over time thanks to soothing, anti-inflammatory Evodia Rutecarpa plant extract.

Apply beneath make up to enhance your careful artistry or wear alone for a radiant, protected finish.

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