François Nars’s makeup can be described as dramatic, but his limited-edition Bento Box lipstick set takes the concept literally. Inspired by a porcelain pot of lip stain used for kabuki actors that Nars found in Japan 10 years ago, the set of two cups of hand-poured color comes in a handsome wooden box with a wisteria-handled lip brush. “I’ve always been fascinated with the concept of kabuki makeup,” Nars says. “It’s about symbolism and using color to create drama.” The lipstick application is as seductive as its presentation. “You dip the brush into the cup, around the perimeter, to pick up product, and simply paint,” he says. “It’s a beautiful process.” Unless you want to look like a Japanese theater character, however, Nars recommends using a little restraint: “It’s highly pigmented, so I suggest starting out light and building for desired intensity. It seems intimidating, but the texture is creamy and light and will move easily.” The set will be available for $125 beginning November 1 at Saks Fifth Avenue and Barneys New York, or go to narscosmetics.com/bento to pre-order.
This is such a great idea! I must try it.
Glitter Pencil from NARS.
Inspired by New York’s infamous 1970s discos, these chunky crayons of translucent color are laced with glitter and can be worn on the eyes, cheeks, lips, and body. Blend for a sheer, subtle, shimmer effect or layer with shadow, blush, or lipstick for a dense glitter.
Comes in 8 great shades!!
$24.00 – NARS Glitter Pencil 54
Nars Nail Polish
What it is:
A new, improved formula of NARS Nail Polish for long-lasting, durable, glossy nails.
What it does:
This season, the NARS Nail Polish line debuts a new longwearing formula that provides a tough, chip-resistant finish with UV protection to prevent polish discoloration.
What else you need to know:
For best results, apply NARS Base Coat before applying color, then use the quick-drying NARS Top Coat for a shining finish. NARS Nail Polish is Toluene, Formaldehyde and DBP Free.
I love the Arabesque and Dovima shades!
$15.00 NARS Nail Polish Arabesque
NARS Perfecting Powder Sheets
These delicately powdered blotting sheets are designed to eliminate shine while allowing skin to retain essential moisture. Once pressed onto the face, sebum-absorbing ingredients instantly remove excess shine to deliver a flawless complexion, leaving skin feeling clean and refreshed.
A light layer of powder on each sheet gently veils the skin to impart a velvety finish. NARS Perfecting Powdered Sheets feature our patent-pending technology to help absorb lipid peroxides, preventing free radical damage. Rosemary extract and other natural antibacterial agents leave skin feeling fresh, smooth and revived.
Encased in a slim, soft black plastic sheath, NARS Perfecting Powdered Sheets are easily portable and convenient for quick touch-ups.
Dermatologist tested, Non-comedogenic.
$19.50 BUY IT HERE.