We’re counting down the days till the official launch of the limited edition NARS x Charlotte Gainsbourg makeup collection!
“I’ve always loved the brand”, said Charlotte, Parisian actress and singer, and daughter to fashion icon Jane Birkin. The feeling is mutual, as François Nars stated, “Her allure is all in the uncompromising power of her personal style…very cool and authentic, very French.”
Taking inspiration from her intimate experience with makeup on set as an actress and musician, this upcoming Summer 2017 collection very much mirrors Charlotte’s personal style. Her signature look is a sultry smokey eye paired with fresh skin and bitten lips and cheeks.
The shades in the collection are specifically developed by Charlotte herself, and are modern-day tributes to her family, and friends, as well as memories of London and her life in Paris. The packaging is a refreshing balance of masculine and feminine, with romantic shades encased in military khaki and adorned with chic gold lettering.
Ever a firm believer in “less is more” beauty, Charlotte shaped the line after her own personal beauty routine and requirements. Favouring the subtle enhancement of natural color over a heavy hand, soft tints were created for the lips and face, as well as a set of essential makeup brushes. Two Velvet Duo Eye-shadow palettes and three smudgy Kohliners are created in dusky hues of inky-blue, shimmering bronze, and army-green to toughen up collection. The eye shadows are named after London’s Old Church Street and Paris’s Rue Allent, a nod to the their creator’s British-French heritage.
Working alongside François and Nars’ Art Director, Fabien Baron, Charlotte was given full artistic control over the collection and was involved in every step of the creative process – from the conception (the Hydrating Glow Tint was all her idea!) and naming of each product, right down to her vision of the sleek iconic Nars packaging.
The NARS x Charlotte Gainsbourg collection will be available May 2017 onwards at NARS Cosmetics Suria KLCC, Pavilion KL, Mid Valley Megamall & Parkson Gurney Plaza.