8412 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90069
Monday to Saturday 11-7
Famous, trend-setting brand of makeup. Renowned for their Orgasm Blush color.
François Nars was born in Tarbes in the South of France and grew up influenced by his mother Claudette and her collection of designer clothes. She also helped him acquire his first job as an assistant to some of Paris’ top makeup artists.
After graduating from Carita Makeup school in Paris, Nars moved to New York in 1984 and became known for his love of color and modern style. During this time he worked with photographer Steven Meisel and hair stylist Oribe Canales. In the eighties and nineties, they produced many magazine editorials appearing in American Vogue, Vogue Italia, and Elle.
In 1994, François Nars launched NARS cosmetics. Although the company was sold to Shiseido in 2000, Nars remains as artistic director, in-house photographer, and copywriter for his brand.