Quotes by: Francois Nars

I really wanted to have a different approach of beauty because when I came to America, they were still heavily, heavily plastic. The ads were so heavily retouched.
Francois Nars
We don't tell women how to look but give them the products and inspiration they need to feel and look beautiful.
Francois Nars
My mother and my two grandmothers, I was lucky to have three women around me growing up that were very special, very elegant women, very beautiful women. They were my first step into the beauty world, let's say, and then the fashion world, of course.
Francois Nars
I love so much the models from the '60s and the '70s. They were extremely professional, great models who knew how to work the camera so well and loved fashion and had a great sense of style.
Francois Nars
I like shocking, but I don't like to shock as an automatic process. Sometimes it happens, but it's not my main drive.
Francois Nars
I chose makeup over photography because there was something very sensual about makeup that I loved. But photography was always in the back of my mind. That was always something that I was very connected with: looking at magazines, enjoying photography, and then taking pictures myself when I was a kid.
Francois Nars
Women have to find their own personality, their own style, and what suits them the best.
Francois Nars
I love strong looks, so to me, no makeup is strong. As long as it makes a statement, that's what I like. The girls look very real, and I'm probably the only makeup artist who will say that I love a woman without makeup.
Francois Nars
My mother never wore much make-up, and she was a kind of natural beauty; she knew just how to enhance what she had.
Francois Nars
My vision was to create makeup that was more transparent but with formulas that last. I follow my instincts - it's all very spontaneous!
Francois Nars
True icons are larger than life, unforgettable with an elegance that's mesmerizingly timeless.
Francois Nars
In America, when I first came here, they were used to wearing more make-up - thicker foundation, more Max Factor, that sort of thing. But you have to know who you are and what you look like: if you know yourself a little bit, you don't need to follow trends.
Francois Nars
Being a studio make-up artist and working on magazines was the only thing I wanted to do.
Francois Nars
When you photograph someone, you have to make them feel good, and you know that they want to look good. It's the same relationship that you have when you apply makeup on somebody. We're almost like shrinks.
Francois Nars
I was a very lucky child because at the age of 16, 17 years old, my parents would buy me clothes from Yves Saint Laurent, which was an incredible luxury at the time, but I was attracted to that whole world. I had a pretty nice little wardrobe by the age of 17.
Francois Nars
I love to collaborate with artists, like Guy Bourdin and Steven Klein, who don't have any boundaries.
Francois Nars

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