Francois Nars Quotes

  • I think there was a freedom in the 1920s and 1930s: a certain liberty and evolution of women.
  • Women have to find their own personality, their own style, and what suits them the best.
  • Transparency is more sexy than a full, pancake finish.
  • A woman who hides behind a mask of makeup is still going to have to take it off at some point... and deal with reality.
  • I think if you take good care of your skin, you can achieve better make-up.
  • My interpretation of the word 'ugly'... I like ugly beauty. That can happen. In France, we have phrase 'jolie laide.' We like certain women who are not pretty or cute - it's the opposite in France of pretty. It's more strange and interesting.
  • I like beauty to be a bit edgy, not typical. For me, the only rule is looking good.
  • We are not afraid to be a bit different, to make shades that are bold.
  • Find your own way, have an open spirit, and believe in your own beauty.
  • I love the architecture magazines and all of the French magazines for decoration or whatever. I end up enjoying them more sometimes than the fashion magazines.
  • We don't tell women how to look but give them the products and inspiration they need to feel and look beautiful.
  • Looking at flowers, simple things in life. I don't need to look at gold and a castle; sometimes its very simple things that are very beautiful. I am keeping my eyes fresh to find beauty in many places, and in gold, too, sometimes!
  • True icons are larger than life, unforgettable with an elegance that's mesmerizingly timeless.
  • A fresh face with a red lip is timeless. It's supermodern and relaxed but very chic.
  • Makeup can make a woman look more beautiful at every age.
  • Makeup is about balance. When the eye makes a statement, the lips should be quiet.
  • My mother never wore much make-up, and she was a kind of natural beauty; she knew just how to enhance what she had.
  • My mother hated foundation; she hated having a mask on her face - and she pushed me to build my own vision and concept of beauty for women.
  • I think less is more when it comes to make-up; this really helps achieve a lighter complexion. Heavy make-up creates a canvas and can dull the skin.
  • I was spoiled growing up in the 1970s because magazines were publishing the photographs of Helmut Newton and Guy Bourdin without compromise. You really felt that sense of freedom through their images.
  • Even with - the best make-up in the world won't look good if you don't cleanse and exfoliate and have a good basic regime. This is why one of my goals has always been to create a skincare line.
  • It's very refreshing to go away and take a break, to clear your head, and just get into something else.