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The original 12 lipsticks that launched the NARS brand, reinvented with a new formula and exclusive red packaging.



Shanghai Express

Warm brick red

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Infamous shades. Infinite expression. Presenting NARS’ original collection: the 12 shades that changed beauty and challenged convention. Pigment. Performance. Passion. Perfection. The first of its kind. The last word on lipstick.


  • Satin and matte finishes
  • For all skin tones
  • Moringa and Passion Fruit Seed Oils
  • Long-lasting matte and satin colour

  • Rich in Omega-6 and 9, which helps lips feel moisturised and improves lip vitality.
  • Forms a barrier on lips that locks in colour, preserving vibrancy.
  • Creamy, satin colour
  • Silky shine
  • Buildable formula
  • Glides on smoothly and evenly
  • Comfortable feel
  • Full coverage matte colour
  • Long-lasting colour
  • Glides on smoothly and evenly
  • Hydrated feel
  • Non-drying
  • Comfortable feel
    • Because François Nars couldn’t find the lipstick shades he wanted, he created 12 iconic shades that range from neutral to bold, and warm to cool.
    • Satin: creamy, rich colour
    • Matte: intense colour with a velvety finish
    • Sensorial texture applies smoothly and evenly with a lightweight feel.
    • Blend of Moringa and Passion Fruit Seed Oils enhances colour vibrancy and conditions lips for a hydrated feel.
    • Long-lasting colour is resistant to bleeding and feathering.
    • Enhanced pigment dispersion provides an even and pure colour application
  • Apply Lipstick directly from the bullet or with the #30 Precision Lip Brush.
  • For precise definition and longer wear, line lips with Precision Lip Liner starting at the outer corners working inward.
  • Apply lipstick allover, blending colour with a brush or fingertips.
  • Use Radiant Creamy Concealer to clean up edges or a brighter shade on the cupid’s bow to make colour pop.
Lipstick is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 22.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic product I am in love with these—staying power is great, colors are amazing! Please add more!
Date published: 2020-09-17
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not happy Both my lipsticks were broken and one was smooshed at the tip. I like the formula and color of both so i kept but not ecstatic overall...especially for the price of these lipsticks.
Date published: 2020-09-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disappointed I don't write reviews, but I felt that I had to express my disappointment. I usually buy the shade Morocco and on my last purchase I wasn't informed that the formula changed. When I tried it on I noticed a couple of things. It became more matte, which normally I don't mind but paired w the change in color, the lipstick ended up looking like it cost a dollar. The color lost it's reddish hue and simply became orange. Morocco used to be my favorite shade. It beat out all the other luxury brands of lipstick. I'm still hoping they bring it back. I will be first in line if they do.
Date published: 2020-09-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lipstick Stays on really well, does not creep or bleed at all. Great product. Love the colour for summer.
Date published: 2020-08-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Can't even stay in the tube I purchased a number of lipsticks including Transiberian and Shanghai Express. They're beautiful colors but the packaging feels extremely lightweight and cheap. Even worse is how poorly they're made. Shanghai express came with the top smushed, how? I'm not sure but I'm willing to overlook that considering how beautiful the color is. I wore Transiberian today and the lipstick completely dislodged itself from the tube and fell out (this also happened with Afghan Red upon arrival). Keep in mind that I only got it about a month or two ago and only used these colors less than 5 times each and I already want to toss these out. This is extremely disappointing since no similar products I've purchased from other brands have had issues like this, especially not at this price point. I love these colors and the formula and would've purchased backups but that's unfortunately not the case. Save your hard-earned money and put it somewhere else because you don't need to learn an expensive lesson like I did.
Date published: 2020-08-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Favorite color and feel Have loved this lipstick for years. Not just the color which is perfect but the feel and coverage is beautiful.
Date published: 2020-05-04
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Manufacturing issues Long story short: after one order of six lipsticks, two were damaged (smashed bullets). After a lot of pulling teeth of your customer service, two replacements were sent, One with a smashed bullet and the pristine one rattling around so I turned it upside down and the eitire thing fell on the floor. I then turned the other smashed ones upside down and all but one fell out cleanly. You need to fix your manufacturing issues. I've never had this happen with even Brazilian cheapo drugstore lipsticks.
Date published: 2020-04-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Been wearing this for a zillion years! My signature lip color...feel naked without it. Compliments all the time.
Date published: 2020-01-18
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