NARS x Man Ray Holiday 2017

Famous lips, a legendary artist, and a lesson in fashion-forward colour; NARS’ Holiday 2017 collection is real—and it’s spectacular.

Inspired by renowned artist and photographer Man Ray, this dreamy, limited-edition line-up strikes the perfect balance of inspiration and practicality; as if François Nars has magically distilled your Pinboard edit of style cues, artistic references and beauty notes into one curated collection of NARS necessities.

For Man Ray’s part, the American-born artist was a significant player in the Dada and Surrealism movements in 1920s Paris, and has long been a source of great inspiration for Mr Nars. “I fell in love with his photography, his aesthetic was sophisticated and edgy,” Nars says. “I continue to use elements of his makeup [seen in Ray’s artworks]—both on the runway and in my photographs, too.” Striking liner here, an iconic lip there—so far, so, so good.

And it’s Ray’s famed photographic work involving muses Kiki de Montparnasse and Lee Miller—whose lips inspired The Lovers, that illustrates this exquisite range.

Ahh yes, the swoon-worthy ensemble—where does one begin? Stand-outs include The Veil Cheek Palette , for its all-in-wonderful bronzer, blush and highlighter trifecta, the Love Game Eyeshadow Palette’s jewel-like hues, the all-occasions Velvet Matte Lip Pencils and NYE-ready clutch, and that lip-studded highlighter compact. If you must gift, the keep-sake Audacious Lipstick coffrets and Love Triangles are our top picks for under-the-tree treats.

Words by Helene Pappas
November 2017


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Bonus sample card with purchase
Bonus sample card with purchase