Francois Nars, Beauty Industry King, Says Transparency is The Most Sexy

Francois Nars
Patrick Demarchelier

The world-renowned makeup artist and photographer recalls his early days working with the fashion’s most famous names, his stance on contouring, and the one product he would bring to a deserted island. “Who cares about concealers or makeup?” he says.

Patrick Demarchelier
Diego Uchitel

Styled by Jessica dos Remedios. Hair By Romina Manenti at Home Agency; Makeup by Lena Koro for Nars at; Manicure by Holly Falcone at Kate Ryan Inc.; model: Maria Broges at supreme management; digital technician: Hugo Arturi; photography assistants: Basil Fauchier, Scott Simpson; hair assistant: Katharine Cali.

François Nars

Art direction by Giovanni Bianco. Hair by Roque for Oribe Hair Care at Tracey Mattingly; makeup by Lena Koro for Nars. Model: Daria Strokous at Women Management.

François Nars

Styled by Patti Wilson. Oscar de la Renta cape and top; Jennifer Behr headpiece. Beauty note: Lips sizzle with Nars Larger Than Life Lip Gloss in Holly Woodlawn over Nars Cinematic Lipstick in Future Red.

Plamen Petkov

Nars Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer in Polynesia; Larger Than Life Lengthening Mascara; Cream Blush in Cactus Flower; Pure Matte Lipstick in Mascate.