French make-up artist FranÃ§ois NARS introduces a limited edition collection in the spirit of Andy Warhol. From the formulas and shades to the packaging and names, every element of the collection evokes FranÃ§ois Narsâ€™ take on the cool, imageâ€rich, characterâ€laden world of Warhol.
The names of the new products are great and refer to Warhol’s world: Back Room, New York Dolls, Superstar, 15 Minutes and TV Party are the names of the new nail polish colours.
Warhol’s most famous quote: “Everybody is a Superstar. At least for 15 minutes.”
Pop art pioneer, filmmaker, and publisher, Andy Warhol was one of the most important visual artists of the 20th century. He joked “art is whatever you can get away with”.Â A painting, a movie, a TV commercial, an album cover, or an interview with a movie star. For Andy, art could be anything, but whatever he did, he did it as if it were fine art. He made paintings with a photo booth and â€˜Screen Testsâ€™ â€“ movies that barely moved. He made an 8â€hour movie starring the Empire State Building. He changed the way we see the world.
EYESHADOW PALETTES: Palettes feature variations on Andy Warholâ€™s painting, Self Portrait, 1967. Chrome logo on compact and Andy Warhol quotes on mirrors.
LARGER THAN LIFE LIP GLOSS: Brilliant shine. Intense color. NARS Larger Than Life Lip Gloss provides lustrous shine that stays in place for hours, while lips feel protected and moisturized.
47TH STREET LARGER THAN LIFE LONGâ€WEAR EYELINER: Rich, creamy color glides on smoothly with a completely budgeproof finish. Black with silver shimmer.
SATELLITE OF LOVE HIGHLIGHTING BLUSH: Illuminating highlighting powders give skin a lightâ€reflecting luminous glow. Wear alone or pair with other cheek products to create beautiful dimension on the face. Sparkling gold sand.
SOFT TOUCH SHADOW PENCIL: A modern, multiâ€use pencil for shading, lining and highlighting the eyes with a seamless, velvety finish.
NAIL POLISH: With incredible luster and prolonged gloss retention, NARS Nail Polish shades use an advanced polymer system for extended wear and a durable, chipâ€resistant finish.
In Switzerland, part of the Andy Warhol Collection by Nars will be available from November 1, 2012.
On September 13, 2012 NARS is going to open a pop-up stand at BongÃ©nie in Geneva (34 Rue du MarchÃ©, 3rd floor Â«G-PointÂ»)
NARS: THE ANDY WARHOL COLLECTION
Photos: Courtesy of NARS