NARS Cosmetics is a French cosmetics and skin care company founded by make-up artist and photographer Fran├žois Nars. The cosmetics line began with twelve lipsticks sold at Barneys New York. Since then, NARS has created various multi-use beauty products and now is a subsidiary of Shiseido. (

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946 products

41,438 reviews

72% would repurchase

Recent NARS Reviews

Lip Gloss -NARS - Velvet Lip Glide

on 3/27/2017 6:09:00 PM


This lip glide in Bound is one of the most perfect MLBB daytime lip products I've ever used for when I want to throw something on, look professional and put together, and not have to worry about a thing. It fades evenly and nicely, but it also can easily be touched up - no weird caking if you add to it throughout the day, like some liquid products. It's comfortable to wear and doesn't accentuate lines or chapped lips. I think the color would be flattering on just about anyone. I have heard that the darker shades aren't as good, but can't say from personal experience. Scent is negligible. A lip liner is helpful with this. I'd say the formula feels like a mix between a gloss and a liquid lipstick; it's not sticky like gloss, but it's not as thick as a lipstick; it's also not 100% opaque, which might be why darker shades are problematic. Has a tendency to get on my teeth more than most lip products, but it's not awful. Bound will definitely be a staple in my workday makeup routine. Overall, I wish there was a better shade selection and the price is a little unreasonable (it's good but it's not revolutionary), but it is a good product.

Liquid -NARS - Sheer Glow Foundation


I have skin that leans on the dry side, and my t-zone is prone to breakouts since I have large pores. I have had fine lines for years now, and it seems as though any foundation will cake onto all my dry patches and sink into any lines or creases. Very frustrating and so I normally just use a very light amount of foundation to have a natural look. I don't like using full or heavy coverage anyway, even though I've gotten my skin to balance out more. I've recently invested in better skin care products that are actually right for my skin type instead of using whatever looked good and focusing on a cheap price. So this is my first expensive foundation. I had one of the SA's at my local Sephora color match me (in Santa Fe) and I have to say this is by far THE best foundation for my dry, sensitive skin. It does not cling to my dry patches, does not make me look cakey, and best of all it does not clog my pores. It should be noted that if you use too much of this product you WILL look cakey and dry. A little goes a LONG way with this foundation and that's a good thing since it will last me a very long time. My only complaint would be the separate purchase for the pump since this is expensive enough that it should just be included. And then once you use the pump, the nice big black cap does not really fit on the bottle anymore. I got creative with my jewelry tools and made it work for me though, LOL. Aside from that minor inconvenience, using the pump is great since #1) you don't need to use a lot of the product to achieve a nice, natural look with this foundation, and #2) with the pump you use even less product, so it will last you basically forever, lol. I really love how this foundation is not matte and makes my skin glow. I use a moisturizer, then the SmashBox Primer Water on top, let it dry, and then apply my NARS foundation. I think that combination of adding some moisture to the skin before applying NARS Sheer Glow is important because that made the foundation look amazing. I tried using it without the primer and it was difficult not to make it look a little cakey. This foundation can be worn without a setting powder in the winter for me, but I like using a setting powder since it doesn't take away the dewy glow that I get from this foundation, which I LOVE. Besides, I feel better knowing that my makeup is "set" so it just adds a little more security for me. So, then I apply the NARS diamond pressed powder (looks like shiny white crystal pressed powder). Not sure if that's the actual name, sorry. Well, this gives me THE nicest, flawless look that I've ever had with foundation, and literally feels perfect. An added bonus is that I've noticed it photographs BEAUTIFULLY. Does not heavy at all and I don't feel like I'm wearing a mask. I've been using NARS Sheer Glow foundation for about 7 months now, and I absolutely love it. Whenever I run out of this I am definitely buying it again.

Lipstick -NARS - Shrinagar

on 3/26/2017 11:06:00 AM


If you're fair skinned you need this lipstick in your life. It doesn't look like much when you swatch in on your hand, but on the lips it's a beautiful berry shade. It's also a sheer formula, which I like because I can wear it during the day without looking super vampy. It's certainly not cheap, but it's totally worth the splurge if you have been looking for a natural looking berry lipstick. It's a very unique shade, or at least that's what I tell myself each time I repurchase it!

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Blush -NARS - Orgasm Blush

on 3/26/2017 4:30:00 AM


This is a pretty colour, the reason I didn't give it a 5 is because I find that it's not as pigmented as I'd like it to be. It is also branded to be the shade for every skin tone, but I find that a colour like amour is better for my olive skin tone.

Concealers -NARS - Radiant Creamy Concealer

on 3/25/2017 2:03:00 PM


This, along with Lancome Effacernes, are my two favorite concealers of all time. I don't wear foundation, so I don't mind splurging a little on my concealer. First, the shade "Chantilly" is perfect for my pale neutral skintone. Also love the coverage and finish, which is not too matte, but not greasy either. For the same price ($30), you get a lot more product with Lancome Effacernes, but the doe foot applicator makes Nars much easier/faster to apply, both under eyes and on any blemishes. Wears well, and does not magnify fine lines under eyes like many concealers do. On my second tube, so yes, I'd repurchase.

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