WITH THE CULT BEAUTY BRAND OFFICIALLY IN TOWN, ITS INTERNATIONAL MAKEUP STYLIST SADAFUMI ITO TELLS US WHAT TO EXPECT.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE NARS PRODUCT? “NARS The Multiple. It can be used on the eyes, cheeks, lips, and everywhere else on your body. It has a creamy formula that creates fast and natural-looking results. Plus, it’s mistake-proof, which makes this great for anyone on the run.” WHAT SETS NARS APART FROM OTHER BRANDS? “It’s a fashion-driven brand that features a wide range of colours and products. But what’s most important is the result NARS offers, which models and editors the world over rave about. We don’t believe that make-up is a mask you put on to change your look; rather, it’s something you use to bring out your natural beauty.” YOU MUST NOTICE WOMEN AND THEIR MAKE-UP. WHO HAS THE BEST SKILLS? “Everyone has their qualities. But Asian women are crazy about make-up, especially in Japan and Korea. I’ve learnt some interesting things from women there. In Korea, women heat up a chopstick up with a lighter and use it to curl their lashes.” WHAT IS THE BIGGEST MISCONCEPTION ABOUT MAKE-UP? “That certain colours can’t be used. There’s no colour you can’t use; you just need to know how to use them colours. This is where trial and error comes in.” TELL US ABOUT THE FALL 2013 COLOR COLLECTION. “It features a range of haute, hypnotic and modern matte products. The matte eyeshadows give an almost translucent finish. A must-try is the Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Mysterious Red. It instantly creates a hypnotic bold lip.”
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RIZ NAHATA, ENTREPRENEUR, 24.