Naomi Campbell Lands First Major Beauty Campaign with Nars

Naomi Campbell Lands First Major Beauty Campaign with Nars

The fierce face continues to break barriers as a luminary for women of color on the fashion forefront.

The fierce face continues to break barriers as a luminary for women of color on the fashion forefront.

Text: Gabrielle Eshaghpour

There are many things that happen in this world that make us scratch our heads. One example being how supermodel Naomi Campbell has never landed a major beauty campaign until now. Throughout her career, Campbell has broken the barriers for women of color, like being the first black woman to grace the covers of many magazines including Vogue in 1989. Her appointment as a spokesperson comes to no surprise, but the fact that she has waited until 2018 to serve as so is shocking. Despite her supermodel peers having landed major beauty campaigns for various brands throughout the years, Campbell never had. Now, however, Campbell will be the fierce face behind NARS's Spring 2019 campaigns and could not look more flawless doing so. 

In a 2017 interview, Campbell expressed that she had never done a makeup campaign for anyone. “People say, ‘Oh, you’ve got beautiful skin,’ and yet I’ve never done one.” Questioned as to why that was, the icon known for her bluntness gave the interviewer an expression perceptible as "you know why."

via NARS

It's been a long time coming for Campbell to land a major beauty campaign, and thankfully she has been announced as the fresh face of the French cosmetics brand. Campbell has had a close professional relationship with François Nars for the past twenty years (Campbell and Alek Wek were both in a NARS ad in 1998), which makes this campaign special for the both of them.

In a recent Nars Instagram post, Nars was quoted, “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.”

That is not all for the radiant beauty. Alongside NARS's Radiance Repowered campaign that Campbell will star as the face of, she'll also be starring in the campaign for the brand's new Orgasm line.

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