NARS Artistry Brushes Launching April 1st, 2014

NARS Artistry Brushes
NARS Artistry Brushes

NARS Cosmetics leverages its makeup artistry heritage with a 16 piece Artistry Brush Collection. From base to bristle, this comprehensive collection features an exquisite design conceived by Founder and Creative Director François Nars and Fabien Baron, of New York design firm Baron & Baron. Each brush is designed with the finest quality hairs and delicately weighted to provide the necessary balance for a professional and precise makeup application. The custom brush and packaging feature the iconic matte black finish with sharp debossed logo and signature pop of red.

“You cannot achieve good makeup without good tools.” – François Nars

Powder Brush #10 ($52.00)

Blends, buffs, and diffuses loose powder for a lustrous finish. Double domed with layers of full, soft hair to pick up and deposit powder evenly.

Bronzing Powder Brush #11 ($52.00)

An artist essential for controlled application. The dense concentration of soft, natural hair holds and applies product for an even, all-over glow.

Cream Blending Brush #12 ($28.00)

A versatile, multi-use brush for face and eyes. Designed for gentle application of concealer around the eyes and effortless blending of cream textures.

Precision Blending Brush #13 ($26.00)

For precision application of concealer. Ideal for focused use on spots, pigmented areas, or around the eyes and nose.

Blush Brush #20 ($42.00)

Professional domed shape deposits blush pigments perfectly. Diffuses as it blends for smooth, effortless application.

Contour Brush #21 ($42.00)

Expertly angled for sculpting and highlighting the cheekbones. An artist essential to define and blend with controlled application.

Eye Shadow Brush #40 ($32.00)

Deposits the perfect amount of pigment for a masterful sweep of all-over shadow.

Diffusing Brush #41 ($32.00)

A must-have for blending and creating the smoky eye. Lush bristles softly apply shadow for a light veil of color.

Blending Eyeshadow Brush #42 ($32.00)

Ideal tool for applying high-shimmer shadows and effortless blending for a soft-focus effect due to softer, longer hair design.

Wide Contour Eyeshadow Brush #43 ($32.00)

The go-to artist essential that does it all: tap, blend, or sweep shadow with ease. Angled shape allows for all-over or precise application.

Precision Contour Brush #44 ($28.00)

The firm, flexible hair design of this brush is ideal for applying concentrated color in the eye crease.

Smudge Brush #45 ($28.00)

The smoky eye artist essential. Expertly deposits color along the lash line and diffuses and softens eyeliner.

Push Eyeliner #46 ($28.00)

Transforms any cream or powder eyeshadow into an eyeliner for a smooth, fine line at the base of the lashes. Use wet to apply powders for stronger color impact.

Angled Eyeliner Brush #47 ($28.00)

Designed for impeccable glide when applying liquid and cream textures along the lash line. Perfect for use with NARS Eye Paint to create a variety of effects, from natural to dramatic.

Brow Defining Brush #48 ($26.00)

Define, shape and fill in sparse brows. Firm bristles provide control and deposit powder for a hair-like effect.

Precision Lip Brush #30 ($26.00)

Designed with a wide, flat surface to evenly apply lipstick with precision.

Availability: April 1st, 2014 @ NARS; April 2014 at other retailersand NARS Boutiques, April 1st at all other retailers

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NARS Artistry Brushes
NARS Artistry Brushes

NARS Artistry Brushes
NARS Artistry Brushes

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Ivana Avatar

I haven´t tried NARS brushes in general and I don´t know if I´m actually weird, but they look scratchy to me. Some look okay but others just seem cheap, however I´m intrested in reading the first reviews so the brushes might surprise me.

Dana Avatar

Christine, do you know if this includes the Ita brush? I see something like it in one pic but not in the other. From what I know it was discontinued, are they bringing it back?

Joanna Avatar

There were 2 Itas – 21, and 28. Looks like only 21 is making it back, but it’s the one mostly commonly referenced when people ask for the Ita anyway.

N8iveBeauT Avatar

#11!!!!! I love to watch Shaaanxo on youtube and she always uses this brush to contour. She absolutely loves this brush, and I love to see the way her contour goes on every time she applies it. She just recently made a video and mentioned this brush and she wished they still had it but they don’t. She mentioned trying to duplicate it since she has her own line of brushes. And now today I’m reading that NARS is coming out with it………..I’m so excited to get this brush!! Can’t wait!!

Karen Strickholm Avatar

Almost twenty years ago, I started my brush collection with three of the Trish McEvoy brushes. Then each year, I added one new brush type in spring, and one in fall. They cost a lot, like these do. Good brushes cost big money, a I haven’t found any way around that.

I still have that same brush collection, and still use them most every day. I keep them clean, shaped and upright in a holder. I have never regretted buying them, not for a second. And each day, they are a joy to use.

I think brushes are THE most important component of any individual’s makeup collection. I would love to see a brush round-up story sometime, with brushes ranked!

Stacie N Avatar

The new brushes are scheduled to launch on 4/1. It was also communicated that there are production issues with the Ita brush and won’t be in store (I work at Nordstrom) until around the end of May 🙁

Ella Avatar

The most I’ve spent for brushes are those sigma ones….but I feel like I’m ready to make the plunge haha. I’ve been lemming a new cheek and contour brush for awhile. These look quite nice. Hopefully they are in person.

Mary Avatar

I have three NARS brushes: the push eyeliner (great for pressing powder eyeshadow unto lash line las an eyeliner- I love using NARS coconut groove), the smudge brush (awesome for smokey eyes and smudging liner) and the Yachiyo Brush (my favourite brush for applying very pigmented blushes and I also use it to apply my highlight. You do need to be careful when washing not to wet the handle etc. I’m afraid it will unravel so I am very cautious).

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