Every woman wants to look beautiful, but François Nars is on a mission to help us all transform into better versions of ourselves.

In his new beauty book, Makeup Your Mind: Express Yourself, the NARS Cosmetics creator perfected "inspiring and complex looks on 60 everyday beauties."

"Instead of crafting each look based on what suited the individual's personality, I focused on bringing out her or his natural beauty rather than concealing it, said Nars. "Ideally, you want someone to say to you, 'You look great!' rather than, 'Your makeup looks great.' You should always see the person first and the makeup second."

Nars celebrated the launch of his latest makeup manual with a fabulous affair last night in New York City. Designers, stylists, models and actresses, including Alexa Chung, Lake Bell, Anna Sui, Erin Fetherston, Calvin Klein, Carol Alt and Martha Stewart toasted the makeup maestro's vision.

StyleList is giving you a peek into the beauty bible. Read on for step-by-step instructions on how to create three of our favorite looks and scroll the photo sliders from left to right for the stunning transformations.

Don't forget to head over to makeupyourmind.com where you can upload images of NARS looks you recreate at home and enter for the chance to win a trip backstage with the beauty brand at New York Fashion Week.

Brianna, 22




• Dab Toffee Concealer under eyes, across lids and on any uneven skin tone, spots or blemishes. Blend with a fingertip and a Flat Concealer Brush.

• Work two to three pumps of Trinidad Sheer Glow Foundation between palms and smooth over skin. Blot skin with a tissue to absorb any excess foundation and concealer.

• Line top and bottom lashes, then outline and fill in lid with Black Moon Eyeliner Pencil. Blend with an Eye Shader Brush to create a base for subsequent eye makeup, blending color towards the temple and hairline. Use an Eye Shader Brush to build layers of Daphne Single Eyeshadow across the lid, from lashes to the crease of the eye, and under the lower lashes. Extend the color out to the temple.

• Dip a Small Domed Eye Brush into the right side of Pandora and the left side of Eurydice and brush the mix into the crease of the eye extending outwards and along the lower lashes too for added depth and definition.

• Use a Large Domed Eye Brush to blend the right side of Jolie Poupée Duo Eyeshadow along the brow bone and out to the temple. Finish by brushing the same color along the lower lashes.

• Apply the left side of Habanera Duo Eyeshadow to the inner corner of the eye, extending the color up into the brows, then use a Wide Contour Brush to sweep the right side of Rated R Duo Eyeshadow over the brow and into the hairline.

• Line the top lashes with Nuits Blanches Eyeliner Stylo. Curl lashes with an Eyelash Curler before brushing them top and bottom with Larger Than Life Volumizing Mascara.

• Define and elongate brows with the right side of Pandora Duo Eyeshadow and a Brow Shader Brush.

• Swipe a puff dipped in Mountain Loose Powder over the skin to set foundation, then dust face with a clean Loose Powder Brush to remove any remaining loose powder. Brush Bengali Single Eyeshadow under the cheekbones to contour the face. Use a Blush Brush to dust both sides of Caravaggio Duo Eyeshadow on the apples of the cheeks for a pop of color.

• Line and fill in lips with Salsa Lipliner Pencil. Top with a mix of Easy Lover and Triple X Lip Glosses for shine.



Jihae, 28



• Begin by applying Pore Refining Primer all over the face to prepare the skin for makeup application.

• Work two to three pumps of Punjab Sheer Glow Foundation between palms and smooth over skin.

• Dab Custard Concealer under eyes, across lids and on any uneven skin tone, spots or blemishes. Blend with a fingertip and a Flat Concealer Brush. Blot skin with a tissue to absorb any excess foundation and concealer.

• Swipe a puff dipped in Eden Loose Powder over skin to set foundation, then dust face with a clean Loose Powder Brush to remove any leftover loose powder.

• Use a fingertip to blend Copacabana Multiple on the lid from lashes to the crease as a base. Set cream with Night Life Single Eyeshadow applied with an Eye Shader Brush. Pat on Strada Single Eyeshadow with a Wide Contour Brush to soften and blend the eye colors.

• Use an Angled Eye Shader Brush to line the bottom lashes with Strada Single Eyeshadow. Use the same brush to blend Lulu Single Eyeshadow into the outer corner of the eye and upper and lower lash line.

• Highlight the inner corner of the eye and the brow bone with Bombshell Single Eyeshadow applied with an Eye Shader Brush.

• Line the lashes, including the inner membrane of the eye, with Black Moon Eyeliner Pencil. Intensify the upper lash line by applying a thin line of Nuits Blanches Eyeliner Stylo.

• Curl lashes with an Eyelash Curler before brushing them top and bottom with Larger Than Life Volumizing Mascara.

• Define and elongate brows with Ipanema Eyebrow Pencil and set the pencil with Coconut Grove Single Eyeshadow applied with a Brow Shader Brush.

• Use fingertips to swipe Copacabana Multiple on cheekbones to highlight. Follow with Heat Pressed Powder, swept just under the cheekbone, on the temples and around the hairline with a Yachiyo Brush for added contour. Dip the same brush into first Exhibit A Blush and then Bombshell Single Eyeshadow and dust the mix on the apples of the cheeks for a pop of color. Use the same brush to blend more Bombshell Single Eyeshadow on the top of the cheekbones as a highlight.

• Color the lips with Heat Wave Lipstick followed with Babe Lip Gloss for shine.



Leah, 32



• Work two to three pumps of Punjab Sheer Matte Foundation between palms and smooth over skin. Apply to the center of the face, blending outwards.

• Dab Vanilla Concealer under eyes, across lids and on any uneven skin tone, spots or blemishes. Blend with a fingertip and a Flat Concealer Brush. Blot skin with a tissue to remove any excess foundation and concealer.

• Using a puff, press Flesh Loose Powder over skin to set foundation, then buff face with a clean Loose Powder Brush to remove any leftover loose powder.

• Blend the left side of Camargue Cream Duo Eyeshadow over the entire lid with the fingertip.

• Line the top and bottom lash lines, including the inner membrane of the eye, with Black Moon Eyeliner Pencil and smudge with a Push Eyeliner Brush.

• Using an Eye Shader Brush apply the right side of Misfit Duo Eyeshadow over the lid from lash line to the base of brow bone and to the outer corner. Blend with a Large Domed Eye Brush to diffuse color.

• Use a Large Dome Brush to apply the left side of Tzarine Duo Eyeshadow on the brow bone as a highlighter.

• Line the top and bottom lids, including the inner membrane of the eye, with more Black Moon Eyeliner Pencil.

• Curl lashes with an eyelash curler before brushing them with Larger Than Life Lengthening Mascara.

• Swirl Amour Blush on the apples of the cheeks with a Blush Brush.

• Line and fill in lips with Roman Holiday Velvet Matte Lip Pencil and top with Venice Lipstick for added shimmer.