Belfast Telegraph

Francois Nars festive make-up tips

François Nars encourages women to "explore new colours" with their make-up over the festive period.

The creative director and founder of Nars is a huge fan of experimenting with many different shades and hues of eye shadow and lipstick.

François believes Christmas and New Year is the best time to get creative.

"For the holiday season, I recommend exploring new colours," he told

"Try metallics such as Etrusque [metallic bronze] and Melusine [metallic lavender]. It will give you a very sophisticated look that is very dramatic."

He also had a few tips on how to apply shimmering eye make-up. François revealed that a light layer of colour is all that is needed.

"Be light-handed when you're doing make-up. It's not about the quantity, it's about the quality and how you apply it. Less is more!" he said.

François is also passionate about adding a sweep of colour to lips.

However, he understands that red lipstick can be a bit predictable at this time of year and offers some alternatives.

"I have a real love affair with lipstick - you could try a bold fuchsia or pop of pink. It has such a strong impact on the face," he explained. "You feel immediately elegant and chic and it gives the face a lot of strength. It gives you more power. And, if you don't like it, take it off and try something else. Make-up is not a commitment!"

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