NARS Cosmetics introduces the Man Ray for NARS Holiday 2017 Collection. Featuring surprising limited edition shades inspired by the electrifying art of modern master Man Ray. An imaginative palette of bolds and brights evokes the artist’s legendary wit, while daringly dimensional effects paint an ode to originality. Express the unexpected.

From his first foray into fashion photography working for the couturier Paul Poiret in 1922, the artist Man Ray identified the formula that would characterize his approach in the ensuing decades: “…line, color, texture, and above all, sex-appeal.”

The surreal appeal of many of Man Ray’s photographs lie in the way his ethereal and otherworldly images operate at the edge of mystery and subversive—rather than classical— beauty.  Women were placed at the center of Surrealism as both the object of and sign for desire; the women who populate the American artist’s photographs were muses and vehicles for accessing the depths of the unconscious. The close-up of a model’s face dramatically animated through the placement of plastic tears, the unexpected juxtaposition of a chalky white-face adjacent to an ebony-toned African mask, and tightly cropped, disembodied faces and hands have served as exemplars of a radical new aesthetic that reverberated across the fashion industry and the art world. Bringing his avant-garde vision into commercial practice, he blurred the lines between art, fashion and beauty in a manner that continues to influence these worlds today.

When he first entered the fashion sphere, Man Ray resolved to “do something different,” a motto that one could equally apply to the efforts of François Nars in his approach to his namesake cosmetic line and the 2017 Holiday Collaboration.

Photogloss Lip Lacquer  $240
Glisten up. Saturated color steeped in superior high-shine. Four shades. New limited edition formula.

Photogloss Lip Lacquer  $240
Glisten up. Saturated color steeped in superior high-shine. Four shades. New limited edition formula.

Duo Eyeshadow  $330
Smoke out. Dynamic duos of modern, unique, unexpected color combinations layer on endless effects.

Velvet Eyeliner $250
Artistry hits a high point with this creamy formula, ideal for blending, smudging, and intensifying eyes.

Overexposed Glow Highlighter $340
Golden touch. Second-skin luminosity in a universally flattering highlighter. New limited edition formula.

Think outside the gift box with a covetable collection of artful sets inspired by the bold minimalism and iconic muses of Man Ray’s fashion photography.

The Veil Cheek Palette $440
No filter. Show more cheek with a buildable trio that contours, highlights, and pops with natural-looking dimension. Featuring Sun Wash Diffusing Bronzer in iconic shade Laguna, with new, limited-edition shades of Blush and Highlighter.

Glass Tears Eyeshadow Palette $440
It’s my party. And I’ll eye if I want to. Six richly pigmented eyeshadows in new, limited-edition shades get the festivities started—and keep looks going light until dark with soft-to-smoldering effects.

Les Amoureux Audacious Lipstick Coffret $500
But first, lipstick. Four ravishing neutrals to make your day look. Featuring award-winning Audacious Lipstick in a portable lineup of four minis with two new, limited-edition shades.


NARS Love Triangle – Orgasm  $220
Double your pleasure. Because too much of a good thing isn’t nearly enough. Featuring the universally flattering, award-winning Orgasm shade in a mini Blush and Lipstick.

Love Game Eyeshadow Palette  $500 (Facesss exclusive)
Your move. No matter how you play it—soft or sooty, matte or gilded—this palette of 12 new, eye-catching shades is sure to up your shadow game. Inspired by the vibrant persona of Man Ray’s muse Ady Fidelin, the first African American model to be featured in a fashion magazine.

The Kiss Velvet Matte Lip Pencil Set $550  (Free standing store exclusive)
Don’t be a stranger. Keep tabs on touch-ups with a rich gradient of award-winning Velvet Matte Lip Pencils. Featuring four shades: two new, limited edition and two existing, sealed with a golden kiss of a cosmetic case.

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