NARS Devotees Are Hardcore. Skip The Flagship Opening & Get The Best Stuff Online. For Now, At Least.

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February 9, 2011

NARS makeup cult devotees have a new place at which to worship their favorite brand. Tomorrow, the first NARS flagship store opens at 413 Bleecker Street in NYC, 16 years after the line initially launched with just 12 lipsticks.  Now it’s an international beauty editor go-to, with over 400 unique products.

The store launch will feature two exclusive in-store-only items, where you’ll find fans stocking up on the brand’s cult favorites–of which, any beauty junkie can attest, there are many. Beat the NARS-crazed crowd: our top five NARS must-haves you can get now, (including, of course, the much-beloved Orgasm blush), below. After all, Francois Nars himself is the one who famously quipped, “Why so serious? It’s only makeup.”

NARS Blush in Orgasm ($27) is a perennial favorite and a beauty bag mainstay, lending cheeks the perfect pinky-peach flush that is flattering to all skin tones.

NARS The Multiple ($39) is the perfect all-in-one stick, gliding on cheeks, lids, and lips easily with just the right amount of sheer color. Choose from 11 colors, but we love the shimmery Luxor shade, which illuminates cheekbones with a single glide.

NARS Duo Eyeshadows ($33) contain two highly-pigmented colors that work wet or dry, meaning the darker shade can double as an eyeliner. Brilliant. Our favorite is the Tzarine compact, which contains a shimmery gold and charcoal, but there are 39 other duos to choose from, too.

NARS Lipstick is legendary–with 53 fun shades, if you can’t find one for you, you probably shouldn’t be wearing lipstick. Jungle Red ($24), a universally flattering, vibrant crimson, is also one of the company’s first lipstick shades. How fitting.


We heart all of the NARS Nail Polish ($17) shades, which are super long-lasting, but we are especially coveting the lilac Pokerface shade for spring.

Check out our beauty roadtests, and find your next favorite eyeshadow, mascara, and eyeliner in our hand-picked guides.

 

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