These are a few of Francois Nars’ favorite things…

June 17, 2010

As you all know, we are total makeup junkies. Honestly, we could spend days in Sephora and never get bored! We also know and love NARS Cosmetics (and so do other beauty bffs of ours!) so we were stoked to see that earlier this month The Wall Street Journal profiled  Founder & Creative Director François Nars.

Highlighting his favorite things, François named objects found on Motu Tane,  his very own Tahitian island and a great source of inspiration behind many of the products he creates for NARS.

Check out some of his favorites below! Additionally, you can see even more on NARS’ Facebook page, too!

Tiare Flower: a gardenia that grows on Motu Tane; also the inspiration behind NARS Monoï Body Glow II. François has over 70 bushes in his garden.

Coconut: “I could just eat Coconut and be the happiest man in the world,” says François, who eats it daily while on Motu Tane. Coconut lover, also? Its extract is used in NARS Body Glow (the shimmering counterpart to NARS Monoï Body Glow II-both have the same scent).

Chawanmushi: a Japanese steamed-egg custard dish. François is “mad about Japanese food.” However food isn’t the only object of Japan close to François’ heart. Check out his Japanese-inspired NARS Kabuki Brushes.

Roi Soleil Candle, Cire Trudon: a mix of French oak, pine and citrus inspired by the scent of the Hall of Mirrors at Versailles. For another Versailles-inspired product, check out new-for-summer NARS Versailles Nail Polish.

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photo courtesy of NARS Cosmetics and The Wall Street Journal

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