Nars’ Makeup Your Mind, Take Two
François Nars is having a big 2011. The famed face painter worked his magic backstage at Marc Jacobs in February, crafting a look reminiscent of a “grandmother who’s a bit eccentric,” and opened his first U.S. flagship on Bleecker Street in March. Next week holds yet another exciting milestone for Mr. Nars: the launch of his newest book, Makeup Your Mind: Express Yourself, the sequel to his 2001 instructional tome of the same name. The new version is similar in concept to the first—there are before-and-after shots with an acetate insert between the two detailing exactly where makeup was applied. But Nars has taken his penchant for photography to the next level with the 2.0 edition, street-casting 60 “models” from the mean (and yet still highly attractive) streets of New York. The book debuts on Monday (click here to pre-purchase), along with three limited-edition palettes for eyes, lips, and cheeks, which will be sold exclusively at Nordstrom, so you can play makeup artist as you read along.