So one day, this sorta-cute-if-you're into-that-look French boy called François Nars was practicing his blending techniques on dummy models at a Paris make-up school. And next, the boy is in NYC pow wowing with Karl Lagerfeld, Marc Jacobs and Dolce & Gabbana about contouring and stuff. Then, after doing 26 (ask Guinness- It's an unbroken-record) consecutive covers for American Vogue, the little French fella releases his first eight lipsticks in 1994. The following people-with-boobs have listed Nars as their ICE (in case of emergency) go-to: Amanda Peet, Sofia Coppola, Christina Ricci, Famke Janssen, Gwyneth Paltrow and Jennifer Aniston. The Blush in Orgasm has rightfully attained cult-status From the I-can't-believe-Derwent-didn't-patent shades to the must.stop.stroking.soft.black.velvetesque packaging, the chicness of it is all a bit overwhelming.

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