Provocative beauty: NARS teams up with photographer Steven Klein
In collaboration with edgy American photographer Steven Klein, NARS has launched a new limited edition collection, appropriately named Fantascene. With twenty-three pieces and several new exclusive shades and formulas, there is something for all our needs - even if the packaging is slightly menacing.
‘Killer Lipsticks’ come in a trio of creamy shades, from a rose beige to a deep red plum. For eyes there are the single powder shadows – a soft pewter bronze, a deep shimmering green and a pearl white – or for those after smoky effect, the ‘Dead of Summer’ compact has four dual-intensity shades.
The ‘Tearjerker’ set comprises two pencil liners in emerald and sapphire along with the ‘Audacious’ mascara. But the killer piece, standing out among the collection, is what has been named ‘An Abnormal Female’. The bullet-lipstick parallel has often been explored, but perhaps never as explicitly as here - three velvet matte lip pencils encased in a golden lipstick bullet missile.
Known for his provocative images, Klein delivers in accordance on the packaging front; a mix of playful and eerie images dress the latest offering.