Founded in 1994 by French makeup artist and photographer, François Nars, NARS Cosmetics is renowned for highly pigmented, well-formulated products with bold names – such as its Climax mascara, Orgasm lipsticks and Hot Nights palettes.
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The brand isn’t cheap – averaging at around £25 per product – but we do love the NARS brand. It’s one our of premium go-tos, here at mamabella.
To celebrate the launch, the retailer is giving away a free Nars Explicit Dragon Girl Lip Duo if you spend £45 on the brand (while stocks last), and – of course – you can get Advantage Card points for each purchase. You can read more about the benefits of the Advantage Card in our Boots sale roundup.
NARS Cosmetics joins the 40+ brands that Boots has launched into stores and online over the last 18 months as part of its plans to reinvent beauty on the high street.
“Following the hugely popular launch of Laura Mercier, we’re really excited to welcome NARS to our ever-growing beauty offering on Boots.com,” said Joanna Rogers, commercial director and VP of beauty and gifting at Boots UK. “Celebrated for their inclusive and boundary-breaking approach to makeup as well as bold, long-lasting pigments, we’re so pleased to be making another legendary brand accessible to all of our beauty-loving customers.”
Below we’ve listed what we consider to be the best NARS products that will be going straight in our Boots basket, as well as other bestsellers you can buy elsewhere.
£31 | Buy now from Boots
Why we love it: NARS’ tinted moisturiser comes in 13 different shades and is designed to leave your skin hydrated and dewy. For the price, you also get SPF protection and a built-in dark spot corrector which – if used regularly for at least four weeks – will help reduce age spots and hyperpigmentation.
It’s also oil-free, non-comedogenic, and synthetic fragrance-free.
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£35 | Buy now from Feelunique
For this list, we’ve selected the NARS All Day Luminous Weightless foundation because it’s great for oily skin and comes in 20 shades. Flexible polymers are said to move with your skin, to give you natural coverage for up to 16 hours and NARS’ so-called ‘even-tone technology’ helps reduce redness, dullness and create a more balanced look.
£40 | Buy from Lookfantastic
Why we love it: This NARS Overlust Cheek Palette is a must-have makeup bag essential. It has three highlighters along the top, and three blushers along the bottom.
You can mix and match the shades, use the dark blush as part of your contour or even use these colours as eyeshadows making this a versatile palette, despite the high price tag.
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Victoria is founder and editor-in-chief of mamabella, freelance journalist and Mum. She has a passion for empowering people to feel beautiful whatever their age, size, skin type and budget