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NARS Audacious Lipstick Review and Swatches

May 19, 2016


Back in 2014, NARS launched The Audacious Lipstick, a 40-piece line of lip color that has quickly become one of my favorites.

NARS The Audacious Lipsticks

NARS The Audacious Lipsticks


Housed in a modern, matte-black metallic case with a magnetic closure, the NARS Audacious Lipstick comes in a specially designed sculpted bullet embossed with the NARS logo. The formula claims to be pigment-rich for an intense, full-coverage finish in a single stroke and comes with nutrient-rich ingredients known to smooth, moisturize and volumize.

There are 40 shades available, ranging from the prettiest nudes and corals to vibrant reds and pinks and smoldering plums.

Claudia – Cool pink
Catherine – Sunny guava
Michiyo – Shocking pink
Juliette – Pink coral
Greta – Wild azalea
Natalie – Flamingo
Angela – Pink orchid
Grace – Bright pink coral
Janet – Deep magenta
Geraldine – Tangerine
Fanny – Rich berry
Lana – Vivid orange red
Vera – Bright raspberry
Annabella – Poppy red
Charlotte – Oxblood burgundy
Rita – Scarlet
Audrey – Red currant
Marlene – Red brick
Anna – Smokey rose
Olivia – Garnet
Anita – Antique rose
Leslie – Cherrywood
Jane – Terracota rose
Jeanne – Cherry red
Brigitte – Nude rose
Deborah – Chestnut
Babara – Tan rose
Bette – Bordeaux
Raquel – Pink beige
Liv – Deep aubergine

Barney’s New York Exclusive Shades
Vanessa – Mauve nude
Dominique – Pink lilac
Julie – Nude pink
Silvia – Radiant orchid
Marisa – Warm pink
Vivien – Red plum
Kelly – Coral hibiscus
Sandra – Rosewood
Carmen – Geranium
Ingrid – Merlot

The lipsticks applied evenly with a creamy texture and the color payoff was superb just like the NARS Cinematic Lipsticks I loved. They also felt semi-moisturizing yet lightweight on my dry lips. The finish was satiny with just a tinge of shine and I was able to get a good 4-5 hours of wear out of them without touching up.

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NARS Anita, Raquel, Barbara, Brigitte and Anna Audacious Lipsticks

NARS Anita, Raquel, Barbara, Brigitte and Anna Audacious Lipsticks


NARS Lana, Geraldine, Juliette, Catherine and Jane Audacious Lipsticks

NARS Lana, Geraldine, Juliette, Catherine and Jane Audacious Lipsticks


NARS Claudia, Natalie, Grace, Greta and Aubrey Audacious Lipsticks

NARS Claudia, Natalie, Grace, Greta and Aubrey Audacious Lipsticks


NARS Michiyo, Angela, Janet, Vera and Fanny Audacious Lipsticks

NARS Michiyo, Angela, Janet, Vera and Fanny Audacious Lipsticks


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NARS Charlotte, Jeanne, Deborah, Bette and Liv Audacious Lipsticks


NARS Annabella, Rita, Marlene, Olivia and Leslie Audacious Lipsticks

NARS Annabella, Rita, Marlene, Olivia and Leslie Audacious Lipsticks


NARS Dominique, Silvia, Vivien, Sandra and Ingrid Audacious Lipsticks

NARS Dominique, Silvia, Vivien, Sandra and Ingrid Audacious Lipsticks


NARS Vanessa, Julie, Marisa, Kelly and Carmen Audacious Lipsticks

NARS Vanessa, Julie, Marisa, Kelly and Carmen Audacious Lipsticks


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Wearing NARS Raquel Audacious Lipstick


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Wearing NARS Lana Audacious Lipstick


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Wearing NARS Michiyo Audacious Lipstick


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Wearing NARS Liv Audacious Lipstick



NARS The Audacious Lipstick is available at narscosmetics.com and Barneys New York, Sephora and Department/Specialty Stores for $32.

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