Devotees of François Nars’s elegant and eye-popping makeup line can now skip Sephora or Bloomingdale's and head straight to the source at NARS’s first boutique in NYC. The small but sophisticated space combines vintage details—like distressed hardwood floors, crown moldings and an antique marble mantelpiece—with sleek modernity in the form of white walls, shiny black display cubes and floor-to-ceiling mirrors in a makeup-consultation area. The long, wall-length product-testing bar displays loot for every facial feature: eyes (shimmery shadows $23–$33, eyeliner pencils $21), lips (ultra-shiny glosses $24, long-wearing lip liners $21), cheeks (cream blushes $27, bronzing powders $33) and skin (sheer matte foundations $42, concealers $22). In addition to NARS’s staple collections, you’ll find items exclusive to this store, like 413 Bleecker pure-matte lipsticks ($25) and limited-edition handcrafted bento-box-like Kabuki sets featuring two bowls of hand-poured lipsticks in complementary colors alongside a lip brush ($125).
413 Bleecker St
|Cross street:||between Bank and W 11th Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Sat 11am–8pm, Sun noon–6pm|
|Transport:||Subway: A, C, E, 1, 2, 3 to 14th St|