Nars is to launch a new range of colour cosmetics inspired by Andy Warhol.

The limited edition collection, entitled Nars Andy Warhol, will be created by founder Francois Nars under licence with The Andy Warhol Foundation, and it is said to evoke the cool, image-rich, character-laden world of the late commercial illustrator.

The project will be launched in the US in October and other parts of the world in November and is thought to be the make-up brand's largest strategic collaboration so far.

The company has previously worked with fashion Muse Daphne Guinness on a campaign - which saw her wearing a purple eyeshadow inspired by and named after her - citing her as the brand's ideal ambassador.

Francois explained: ''She fits the image of the brand so well. She's very creative and elegant and is a chameleon. And she really loves make-up - the whole process of it. Any makeup artist dreams of having someone like that as a muse.''