While some of us are looking for a simple beauty routine, others are looking to create art; happily, if the makeup-as-art concept sounds familiar, it is time to indulge. In November, NARS Cosmetics is introducing the Bento Box Set, a limited edition set of Kabuki lip color inspired by the traditional Japanese theatre of the same name. As the story goes, years ago, NARS founder and creative director François Nars found actual Kabuki lipstick while travelling in Japan. Fast forward to 2010, Nars has developed a modern formula that produces a rich, matte color. Two porcelain Kabuki bowels sit in a handmade bento box, each one filled with hand-poured, highly-pigmented lip color—Maiko is a vivid red, Sakura is a bright pink. Alongside, you’ll find a handmade Kabuki lip brush, its handle wrapped in Wisteria.
The NARS Bento Box Set will be available at NARS counters, as well as online at NARSCosmetics.com, on November 2. No official word on prices, yet, although we have heard it will be in the range of $150. Add your name to the waiting list at NARSCosmetics.com/Bento.