New NARS 2010 Spring Collection and Q&A With Francois Nars

Inspired by Catherine Deneuve’s role as Lucille in La Chamade, the NARS Spring 2010 Collection features soft, sexy shades that are as elegant as they are versatile.

“I love Catherine’s makeup look in this movie,” says François Nars, Founder and Creative Director of NARS Cosmetics who chose supermodel Amber Valletta for the campaign. “It’s very sophisticated and bourgeois in a Parisian ‘16th Arrondissement’ way. She is the perfect reference for this collection, and apropos for spring, a time to embrace color and get noticed.”

NARS Cruising Lipstick- $24

This subtle, sexy pink lipstick hue provides a sheer natural long-lasting color.

NARS Lip Gloss- $24

Easy Lover-Serious luster meets sexy color in this ultra-sheer hot pink lip gloss

Ophelia- This high-shine strawberry nectar lip gloss is deliciously sweet and seductive

NARS Purple Rain Nail Polish - $16

This intensely gothic purple is a bright and audacious shade destined to become a modern classic.

NARS D. Gorgeous Single Eyeshadow-$23

This dusty lilac powder eyeshadow yields just a hint of flirtation, but never misses its mark.

NARS Camargue Duo Cream Eyeshadow-$32

Named for the deep, dancing, sun-cast hues found in the French river delta, this pairing of golden moss and sienna, with multi-colored reflections comes in a soft-blending, glistening cream eyeshadow formula.

NARS Kuala Lumpur Duo Eyeshadow-$32

Like its Malaysian city namesake, this perfectly harmonized gold infused rose and boysenberry pairing is influenced by contrasts—rich and subtle, traditional yet modern.

NARS Glitter Pencil-$24

This bright sky blue, silver glitter-infused hue delivers powerful, vibrant color that slides on smooth and remains creamy for blending.

The Spring 2010 collection will be available on January 15, 2010 at


What is it about Catherine Deneuve’s character in La Chamade that
inspired you?

Catherine’s character Lucille has a confidence that is infectious, which is such an important trait. She is breathtakingly beautiful and exceptionally elegant, dressed impeccably in haute couture. She exudes inner style and outward beauty.

What is it about Catherine Deneuve and her style that is so timelessly

Catherine is a French icon and one of the most beautiful women in the world. She’s immensely talented and fearless in the characters she plays. She has a true sense of style, elegance and good education—but she has an edge. There is nothing obvious about her sexual image and power. Her seductive power is strong, but comes through without the typical corresponding aggression.

Why did you choose these particular shades for the NARS Spring 2010

The shades are soft, sexy and light—like springtime. The formulas are transparent, so they allow the skin to look natural and fresh. If a woman wants a more intense look—and I hope she does—the hues can be layered for a bolder effect.

How do you see women wearing these shades?

Absolutely any and every way they want! I never dictate— I create makeup that is a vehicle through which women can express who they are and how they are feeling. It’s an accessory, and a fun one, I hope.

1 comment

1xellus1 said...

I love to find out the stories behind creation of collections. Love the hot pink lipgloss & the purple nail polish. Def for a x when I am treating myself b/c OUCH sticker shock. I have their blushes & a few of their lippies. but $$$! LOL Thanks for sharing.