Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Foundation—Literally

If you’re a makeup devotee, you’ve heard of—and probably love—NARS. In fact, you can likely reel off a long list of the brand’s cult-status products without even thinking. (Yep, we’re talking about you, Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation, $49, Radiant Creamy Concealer, $30, and Orgasm Blush, $30.) What you might not be as familiar with, however, is the roster of senior and lead makeup artists who have helped shape NARS into the empire it is today.

We recently had a chance to sit down and chat with one such individual. Meet Jake Broullard, a makeup artist who’s been in the game for 15 years and has been with NARS for over a decade. In addition to working editorial shoots and runway shows, Broullard is responsible for creating training videos and coaching new artists. Here, he gave us the inside scoop on how NARS has stayed ahead of the curve, the ways the industry has changed, and where it’s heading next…