NARS Cosmetics

NARS Cosmetics is a French cosmetics and skin care company founded by make-up artist and photographer François Nars. The cosmetics line began with twelve lipsticks sold at Barneys New York. Since then, NARS has created various multi-use beauty products and now is a subsidiary of Shiseido. (

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989 products

42,319 reviews

71% would repurchase

Recent NARS Cosmetics Reviews

Concealers -NARS Cosmetics -Soft Matte Complete Concealer

on 1/15/2019 11:48:00 PM


I thought this searched too dark on my hand but it works perfectly for what I use it for, which is to cover little red blemishes. It’s too dry for the undereye area but is perfect to make a blemish look flat. Works on my ppp skin.

Lipstick -NARS Cosmetics -Nars Audacious Lipstick - Aya

on 1/15/2019 11:16:00 PM


Had this not been on sale I would have never picked this one up. While I am a huge fan of the Audacious formula and own many, this is a cool toned deep chocolate brown [think cacao not milk chocolate] which almost leans grey in undertone on my warm skin, leaving me to look a bit paler than I already am. I know, scary, right? One would think but nope! This shade works as a wonderful base color for various topper shades, creating numerous combinations which are lovely and incredibly unique… This color looks amazing with red (lipstick or glosses) over it, creating uniqueness in shade range(s) and depth, anything from deep cherry to interesting berry looks. My fave Aya/red combo is Mac’s Ruby Woo lip glass – stunning, unique, and editorial-like. My second favorite combo is to use BECCA Topaz and Guilt gloss topper over Aya – this creates a gorgeous purple/brown shift shade. This is also beautiful mixed/topped with orange glosses. As a stand alone shade, this would look stunning on very pale skin as well as dark skin tones.

I have already left reviews of the audacious formula, which is consistent across the board re all shades – it is smooth, creamy, no feathering, long wearing, extremely comfortable. However, I wanted to review this specific shade because it is so unique and versatile in comparison to all of the others, which can easily be duped in terms of shade range (although NOT dupe-able in formulation!). Aya is the only one which I can create numerous other colors out of via mixing with different shades, so I felt it deserved its own review.

I am unsure if this is being discontinued or not – it is still $34.00 on the NARS website and in store but is discounted at Nordstrom Rack at $15.00. If you like to have fun with shades, I say grab this one if you find it on sale!

Liquid -NARS Cosmetics -All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation


It contain Isostearyl Isostearate, which is totally bad for acne skin.

Foundations -NARS Cosmetics -Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation

on 1/15/2019 8:03:00 AM


Horrible. Could not make this look good however I applied it. I tried different primers, no primer, brushes, sponges, fingers to no avail. It sank into every fine line, emphasised dry patches I didn’t even know were there and transferred terribly. Worse than that it broke me out too. Would not recommend this to anyone. Just awful.

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Lipstick -NARS Cosmetics -Afghan Red

on 1/12/2019 2:06:00 AM


I've been drawn to this color for literally years, but had silly thoughts like, "Oh, but I can't do red. I'm not exotic enough for a color called Afghan Red." If only I'd read the reviews! I'm fairly pale and cool toned, and this color is enlivening without being brazen. It brings out the green in my eyes better than all manner of purple eyeliners. Great for fall and winter -- wish I had tried it years ago!

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