Naomi Campbell fronts her first-ever beauty campaign


Despite her illustrious career with countless catwalks and campaigns under her belt, legendary supermodel Naomi Campbell has never fronted a beauty campaign. Until now, that is.

Naomi is a living icon and brings such strong personality to the camera. She and I are like family. I have known her since the very beginning of her career. From the start, I have admired her, her beauty, and her style.

François Nars

It’s rather mind-boggling that at 48, Campbell is still experiencing ‘firsts’ in her illustrious career. Of course, she is one of the original supermodels who rose to international superstardom in the ’80s and ’90s. And she’s been breaking barriers ever since. In 1988, she was the first black woman to appear on the cover of French Vogue, and in 1989, she was the first black model to grace American Vogue’s coveted September issue. And now it has been revealed that Naomi has landed her first-ever beauty campaign with NARS, appearing as the face of its Spring 2019 campaign.


With her first campaign image (above), shot by Mr Nars and with make-up by James Kaliardos, Campbell will front the Radiance Repowered range from January 2019. The campaign will include foundation shade extensions, a new Skin Deep Eye Palette and the Super Radiant Booster.

François and I are like family and the same goes for Nars. I am honoured to be a part of such an incredible brand for so long.

Naomi Campbell

Naomi has also picked out her favourite make-up products. They include the Taj Mahal Blush, Translucent Powder, Climax Mascara, 7 Deadly Sins Palette, Dragon Girl Velvet Matte Lip Pencil and Mambo Eyeliner. She’ll also front a new Orgasm campaign later in the year – representing an iconic product in the Nars line-up. Come into the beautiful world of NARS.





London Designer Just Teamed Up With NARS on a New Must-Have Makeup Collection


François Nars and Erdem Moralioglu revealed a new beauty collaboration that we didn’t know we needed but now definitely cannot live without…

Designer beauty collaborations have got to be one of our favourite things here at Yakymour. Cult beauty brands teaming up with our favourite labels to create insanely beautiful packaging and runway-ready palettes/lipsticks/bronzers never gets old and the latest mash-up of names is one of our favourites yet.


On paper, a makeup range from Erdem Moralioglu makes perfect sense. The Canadian-born, London based designer”s currency is romance as interpreted by cinematic silhouettes, luxe fabrics, and escapist storytelling. And yet, despite the flushed cheeks and fresh skin seen on his runways season after season, Moralioglu has resisted taking the official leap into the business of blush and lipstick. But that all changes this Spring, when Erdem will release his first color collection in partnership with François Nars.

It was really interesting to explore my aesthetic in collaboration with Nars and see how far we could push different elements through colour and product. It was fascinating to develop new pigments and palettes as well as the cosmetics themselves.

Erdem Moralioglu

Legendary French beauty brand Nars revealed its first collaboration with the British designer overnight at the fashion house’s F/W ’18 show at London Fashion Week. The collection has been in the works for some time and Erdem himself was heavily involved in the creation of products. So much so, the collection features an entirely new product – a lip powder palette – the likes of which has never been produced by Nars before.


Inspired by beautiful flowers (florals are an Erdem signature, after all), the collaboration features a 13-piece capsule collection which includes lipsticks, eyeshadow palettes, blushes, a lip powder palette, a highlighting pencil and blotting papers. Lets have a look:


Blushes Loves Me, Loves Me Not

Left to right: Loves Me, Loves Me Not

NARS is famous for its blushes so let’s start with the blushes from this collection. NARS blushes are absolutely stunning – soft, extremely blendable and buildable, anyone can get the perfect flushed cheeks when they use these blushes. The 2 new blush shades, cheekily named Loves Me and Loves Me Not, feature a soft-silky pearlescent finish for a radiant look. Loves Me, a strawberry pink with golden shimmer, for a stronger and more youthful blush. Loves Me Not is a more muted and subtle soft lavender pink for those who want to go for a more neutral look.



Bloodflower, Larkspur, Moon Orchid, Carnal Carnation, Voodoo Lily, Wild Flower

Left to right: Bloodflower, Larkspur, Moon Orchid, Carnal Carnation, Voodoo Lily, Wild Flower.

Although they haven’t reached cult beauty standard, we love NARS lipsticks because they are creamy, comfortable and versatile. Inspired by 6 different flowers, the 6 beautiful new shades range from nude and muted to deep and bold, sheer to intense.


Poison Rose Lip Powder Palette

Poison Rose Lip Powder Palette

The product that I’m most excited about is the lip powder palette. It includes a creamy nude priming balm for the perfect base to blend the pink and red matte powders with the metalling shimmering rose gold for unique and unexpected looks and effects. We recommend using a balm on your lips (although you can apply the lip powders without as well) to keep them hydrated for luscious lips and colour that will last. Or fill in your lips with a lipliner (try any color), for a more voluptious effect and colour that will last.


Fleur Fatale Eyeshadow Palette, Night Garden Eyeshadow Palette

Left to right: Fleur Fatale Eyeshadow Palette, Night Garden Eyeshadow Palette

The collection also features 2 six-well palettes of velvety eyeshadows. If you prefer warmer neutrals, the Fleur Fatale eyeshadow palette is definitely the one you should go for. It has a mixture of shimmers and mattes for a soft neutral look. Of course, you can layer the shimmers for a more intense shine on your lids and build the darker colours for a smokey eye. If you’re not afraid for an intense look, the Night Garden eyeshadow palette is the one for you. The shades are more cool-toned, featuring a dark satin forest green, midnight blue and a satin marigold, perfect for a bold look that’s perfect for evening.

Erdem-for-NARS-Strange-Flowers-Collection-White-Phox-Multi-Use-Highlighting-PencilWhite Phox Multi-Use Highlighting Pencil

Finish your eye look with an opalescent lavender highlight in the inner corners with the White Phox multi-use highlighting pencil. Yes, it is a multi-use pencil so swipe and effortlessly blend the product on the high points of your cheekbones, down the bridge of your nose, at the tip of your nose and over your cupids bow for extra radiance.


Aqua Glow Cushion Compact, Blotting Papers

Left to right: Aqua Glow Cushion Compact, Blotting Papers

For the collection, NARS has also included the Aqua Glow Cushion Compact, giving it a makeover with the limited edition floral packaging. If you ever need to do some touch ups on-the-go, carry along the Aqua Glow Cushion Compact that will give you a radiant and fresh glow, as well as some blotting papers that are carefully placed in beautiful packaging. The blotting papers promise to instantly soften and mattify your makeup

This collection is just to-die-for. Not only are the shades so versatile and bright for summer, the packaging is honestly so beautiful and delicate. If the shades didn’t already win us over, the beautiful Erdem designs definitely did.

The NARS x Erdem Capsule Collection will be available to purchase from April 15 in stores and at No word yet when it will be available on our shores.




NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil Shade Extension for Spring 2017



NARS has just announced the launch of some brand new shades of its famous Velvet Matte Lip Pencil. This bold and versatile stick-format lip color now comes in an even more diverse array of highly pigmented shades, with a velvety matte finish. The brand has unveiled its new nudes, rule-breaking reds, and unexpected, audacious tones, designed to help you reach a brand new saturation point.

Virtually every color can work on everyone. Paired with a soft eye, even the darkest or brightest shade of lip color can create a striking makeup look on its own. With lips more than any other features, I follow a no rules approach.

François Nars, Founder and Creative Director

The formula of the Velvet Matte Lip Pencil remains the same. It is the same old long-lasting lip color infused with silicones and emollients. The pencil creates a soft, flexible veil of creamy color that won’t dry out your lips. Its comfortable texture, enriched with nourishing vitamin E, promises to keep the velvety matte finish looking fresh all day long.


NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil, for Spring 2017, arrives in ten beautiful new shades:



  • Famous Red – bright pink coral
  • Unspoken – midnight blue
  • Do Me Baby – chestnut rose
  • Endangered Red – oxblood burgundy
  • Get Off – pink beige




  • Lonely Heart – chocolate brown
  • Pussy Control – lilac
  • Let’s Go Crazy – vivid pink
  • Intriguing – rose pink
  • Dirty Mind – deep lilac


NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in ten new shades is available now


Nars x Christopher Kane limited edition make-up collection


Founded in 1994 by makeup artist and photographer François Nars, French NARS and Scotisch fashion designer Christopher Kane have teamed up to bring you a limited edition capsule collection that is unexpectedly bold, but surprisingly natural. We are huge beauty junkies here at Yakymour, and NARS  has always been a personal favorite of ours. This collection in particular has got us exited because we love the vivid pigments and colors but they are subtle enough for everyday wear.


Here’s what you need to know. The ten piece limited edition line, called Neonnatural (get it. Neon and Natural) is made up of blushes, illuminating multiple sticks (which means they add color to your eyes, cheeks and lips), lip glosses and eyeshadows in unexpectedly bold, neon shades – Christopher Kane’s signature – and nude tones that complement then. Our personal favoritess are the Violet Atom Iiluminating Multiple wich is totally wearable for every day and the Glow Pink Lip Gloss wich has a very sophisticated shine). We also  adore the unusual eye shadow duos with the most unexpected pairings. The palette is so neutral it works with everything from pastels to your little black dress to marsala, the pantone color of the year.

To get your hands on this Limited Edition collection, before it’s too late…



Oribe Canales

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Who would have guessed that the next hair legend would be the one-time ‘bad boy’ from Cuba with the movie star good looks and the tattooed sleeves? Today , one can’t really know fashion without knowing Oribe. It seems as though Oribe has been there for some of the most important milestones of the past 30 years, from being one of the first American hairstylists to style the European collections to working with photographer Steven Meisel and makeup artist Francois Nars on the invention of the supermodel and the rise of one-name wonders like Christy, Linda and Naomi.

Oribe’s work has graced the runways of nearly every well-known designer and the covers of almost all major magazines around the world, as well as several international ad campaigns and commercials. His collaborations include countless photographers such as Irving Penn, Richard Avedon, Mario Testino, Helmut Newton, Herb Ritts, Annie Leibovitz, Patrick Demarchelier and Bruce Weber. And then there are all the models, celebrities and icons that Oribe helped transform throughout the years. Oribe is always in the right places with the right people at all of the right times – read on to discover his story

Oribe Canales

It all began for Oribe in the late ’80s with an era-defining partnership with Meisel, a magical combination that demanded notice almost immediately. It can be said that, during that time, Oribe brought back the wig (after Diana Ross taught him how to properly secure one), made wild colors en vogue and started the trend back to rollers.

His work in the early ’90s with Gianni Versace demonstrated a shared love for Miami decadence and led to powerful imagery that is now iconic. He was also known during that time for the Oribe Agency, which represented future beauty heavyweights including Laura Mercier, François Nars, Kevin Mancuso, Bobbi Brown, Serge Normant, Danilo and Jimmy Paul.

In 1991, Oribe made news when he opened his palatial Fifth Avenue salon at Elizabeth Arden in New York City. In 1992, he received the honor of being asked by the Metropolitan Museum of Art to design hairpieces from raffia and papier-mâché for the reopening of the Costume Institute galleries, a sculptural mission well suited to his artistic hand. Oribe spent months completing the wigs, which went on mannequins specially designed in Christy Turlington’s likeness. It was a refined expression of the masterful underpinnings of his fashion work.

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In 1992, The New York Times noted that runway hair, once designed to show off clothes, had itself become a big deal. The occasion was a Chanel show at which the deliberately disheveled hairstyles created by Oribe – already a lauded ‘top stylist’ and ‘hair maestro’ – received as much attention as the clothes.

All Karl Lagerfeld, the designer, asked me to do was make the girls feel beautiful. And they did.

Oribe Canales, New York Times, 1992

In 1997, Oribe’s focus turned from fashion to the new faces of fashion: celebrities. This shift came via a new face to the music scene, Jennifer Lopez, who called for Oribe after a childhood spent reading his name in fashion magazines. He accompanied the rising star to Miami to shoot the cover of her first album, On the 6, for which he lightened her hair and pulled it tightly over a wig into a long ponytail. It was a done deal – Sean Combs, her boyfriend at the time, told Lopez not to let Oribe get away, and she didn’t. Oribe worked with her during her meteoric rise (when he created the JLo persona with her) and at the heights of her millennial celebrity.

jennifer lopez by mert alas and marcus piggott us vogue april 2012

Jennifer Lopez by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, US Vogue, April 2012

Lopez was excited by fashion and dared Oribe to translate his editorial sensibility for her, creating a new vocabulary for the masses (the last pop star with comparable influence willing to represent the extremes of high fashion was Madonna). For example, Oribe had full license to create the outrageous permed wigs Lopez wore for her ‘Play’ video and NBC concert special. And while most of Hollywood was feeling glamorous in wedding hair at the Academy Awards in 2002, Lopez arrived with classic Oribe ‘over-the-top sexy 60’s fashion scary hair’, as he describes it. Many critics panned the hyperbolic bouffant, but Lopez had the good taste to absolutely love it. Lopez was everywhere and so was Oribe. The two continue to collaborate nearly two decades later.

Oribe is always where the news is occurring. While working on the winter 2003 Louis Vuitton campaign, Oribe met the photographers Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott. They were leaders of a new generation of hyper-fashion image makers who recognized Oribe as the perfect creative accomplice. Together Mert and Marcus and Oribe captured Kate Moss as Marilyn Monroe for W. Then, after a Giorgio Armani campaign shoot with the model Agyness Deyn, they shot the rave-inspired cover story for Katie Grand’s style magazine Pop with Oribe giving Deyn’s signature pixie cut a sparkling metallic makeover brushed into shapes usually reserved for video game characters.

Throughout the past 15 years, Oribe has continued to set new standards in his craft, with countless covers of Vogue around the world, red carpet work with nearly every A-list celebrity and ad campaigns for celebrated brands such as Louis Vuitton and Dolce & Gabbana. His current salon off fashionable Lincoln Road in Miami attracts a ‘who’s who’ of clients and employees many of the hair stars of tomorrow.


Oribe logo

In 2008, Oribe took his 30-year heritage of hairdressing and his love of glamour and individual beauty and translated it into the collection of products he always imagined and envisioned—a range grounded in old-world hairstyling and blended with new-world technology and the finest ingredients. The end result was an edited line focused on the needs of the most discriminating people: Oribe, his clients, his peers and anyone who believes in elegant beauty, high performance, handcraftsmanship and luxury. Oribe loves what he does and does it passionately, continuing to invent and reinvent. Perhaps more in demand as an editorial stylist than ever, Oribe is constantly building his body of work and strengthening his influence on the hair and fashion that defines generations.




NARSskin Optimal Brightening Concentrate

NARSskin Optimal Brightening Concentrate

The Nars skincare line – NARSskin – launched earlier this year, mainly includes products meant to work with your makeup. There are cleansers meant to take off all your makeup, and moisturizers that provide an optimal canvas for layering colour on top of.

The best skin is skin that can reflect light.

François Nars

The essence of the NARSskin collection. Infused with NARS’ exclusive Light Reflecting Complex, this advanced radiance-boosting serum instantly brightens skin and revitalizes the complexion. Potent Multi-Action Vitamin C clarifies and evens skin tone while working long term to prevent and help repair signs of aging while encapsulated Noni Fruit Extracts boosts cellular energy. Dark spots begin to fade from view and skin appears youthful, prismatic, and illuminated.

I tried the NARSskin Optimal Brightening Concentrate which has a light lotion consistency – super easily absorbed and fresh – and has light-reflecting particles in it to make your skin look brighter and more clear. I used this for a few weeks, and have seen an improvement in the way that my skin looks softer and brighter. It delivers excellent moisture and instant glow!

The upside to using them is that there’s no risk of sun sensitivity when you use them, and you will end up with more even-toned skin in the long-run. Another huge plus is that this worked so well with your foundation. Make up sits really well on it and it just infuses into the skin… you can apply concealer straight away and don’t have to wait to dry… Perfect under your sheer glow or on its own for a flawless gloat complexion!! ….you would love it!