Founded in 1994 by the French photographer and make-up artist Francois Nars, the NARS Cosmetics brand is instantly recognisable by its pared-back monochrome packaging and striking campaign imagery fronted by celebrities, including Bella Hadid, Tilda Swinton and Naomi Campbell.
Since its inception in the early 1990s, NARS quickly set itself apart from other cosmetics brands by offering a broader range of foundation shades to suit a more varied range of skin types.
The brand is probably best known for its glow-boosting foundations and creamy concealers, though we guarantee you will have heard of the iconic Orgasm Blush. If you're curious to learn more about NARS’ hero makeup products, we will introduce you to the most popular NARS makeup products that have garnered signature status over the years. You never know, you might just find a new favourite!
What are the most popular NARS makeup products?
- NARS Cosmetics Radiant Creamy Concealer
- NARS Must-Have Mattes Lipstick
- NARS Cosmetics The Multiple
- NARS Cosmetics Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation
- NARS Cosmetics Radiance Primer SPF 35
Related: NARS Cosmetics - About the brand
What is the best NARS concealer?
If you're looking for a concealer that is not only intensely long-wearing but also offers a buildable medium to full coverage, the NARS Cosmetics Radiant Creamy Concealer is an excellent choice. A firm favourite with beauty editors and makeup artists alike, this comfortable concealer helps to hide any imperfections, including redness, blemishes and dark under-eye circles.
- Fortified with innovative light-diffusing technology for extra radiance.
- Helps to minimise the appearance of fine lines, imperfections and signs of fatigue.
- Completely crease-proof.
- Non-drying or cakey.
- Non-comedogenic and free from alcohol, parabens and synthetic fragrances.
Which is the best NARS lipstick?
For the perfect pout, choose the NARS Must-Have Mattes Lipstick. This highly pigmented formula is available in beautiful hues, from bold brights to nearly there nudes. Infused with a moisturising blend of Passion Fruit Seed Oil, Omega-6 and essential fatty acids, your lips will be left hydrated and highly nourished.
- Highly pigmented for a full coverage finish.
- Non-drying on the lips.
- Has excellent staying power.
If you like to get the most out of your makeup, perhaps you travel a lot or wish to have most of your makeup look housed in one tube? A versatile multi-purpose makeup stick is an excellent choice.
The NARS Cosmetics The Multiple can be used on your cheeks, lips, eyes and body for a sheer, healthy-looking shimmer that stays put. Choose from two universally flattering shades, pearlescent ‘Copacabana’ and corally-pink ‘Orgasm’.
- Use wherever you'd like a beautiful glow.
- Perfect for 'no makeup, makeup days'.
- Ideal for defining areas and adding subtle highlights.
Related: NARS Blush & The Multiple
Which is the best NARS foundation?
Enhance, even out and add radiance to your skin with the NARS Cosmetics Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation. The lightweight formula will not feel heavy or dry down cakey on your face. Instead, micronised pigments mimic your skin's natural tone for a flawless finish. A fruity blend of Raspberry, Apple and Watermelon hydrate and add that sought after dewy glow.
- Medium buildable coverage.
- Sweat-resistant for up to 16 hours.
- Paraben, oil, alcohol and fragrance-free.
- Dermatologist tested & Non-comedogenic.
Create a beautiful base for makeup with the NARS Cosmetics Radiance Primer SPF 35. The sheer pearlescent finish is lightweight and oil-free for a non-greasy finish. For extra skin protection, sunscreen beads release upon application to help protect your delicate skin against harmful UV rays.
- Contains SPF35.
- Creates a stunning 'Lit from within' glow.
- Flattering to all skin types.