It started with 12 lipsticks.

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And 20 years on, the makeup brand started by Francois Nars is now an icon of its own, much adored women all over the world.

A while back, NARS held a 20th anniversary party in Singapore, which showcased some of NARS iconic campaigns, as well as the early collection of 12 lipsticks, which are still retailing today.

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Today: 40 shades of Audacious lipstick collection. The finish is slightly different from the Semi Matte lipstick. The Audacious collection promises a creamy, satin finish. Another notable improvement is its packaging – luxurious black metallic case with magnetic closure, as well as NARS logo embossed on the rouge.

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MTV VJ Hanli Hoefer, the beautiful host for the evening.

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With the other beauty bloggers, who all turned up in black and stunning NARS lip colours. I was wearing the Semi Matte Lipstick in Monaco, one of the first 12 colours in NARS lipstick collection 20 years ago.

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Morocco shade is a lovely and versatile shade of coral/copper.

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As you could tell from the comparison with Morocco, which is from the Semi-Matte Lipstick collection, Michiyo has a glossier finish but continue to have highly pigmented colours that I feel is characteristic of most NARS lipsticks.

My point is, do consider the new Audacious collection especially if you haven’t popped your NARS cherry. With 40 tantalising shades, there is definitely 1, or 2.. or 3.. or even more colours calling your name.

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