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To mark its 20th anniversary, Nars will be launching a blockbuster collection of 40 richly coloured lipsticks - aptly called the Audacious Lipstick Collection - from Sept 19.

Celebrity make-up artist Francois Nars started the brand with 12 custom-blended lipsticks, as he could not find the shades he wanted at the time.

One of the hues he created then - the Jungle Red, a pure red with no pink or purple in it - is still a bestseller.

The pieces from the Audacious Lipstick Collection come in intense colours, from neutrals to striking reds and pinks. Just one moisturising slick is enough to completely coat your pout.

Our picks: Michiyo (photo 1), a shocking pink; Grace (photo 2), a bright pink-coral; and Lana (photo 3), a vivid orange-red.

If you want a classic Hollywood red, go for Charlotte, an oxblood burgundy; named after 68-year-old British actress Charlotte Rampling, who is the new face of Nars.

This article was first published on Aug 29, 2014.
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