August 15, 2014

NARS Audacious Lipstick Review & Swatches

This was provided to me by a brand for review and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post but all opinions are my own.

NARS Audacious Lipstick

The NARS Audacious Lipstick Collection is getting a HUGE launch for Fall 2014 in a variety of colors and there is even an NARS Audacious Lipstick Vault that’s available that pairs up nail colors with this new lipstick formula.

At $32, the new NARS Audacious Lipstick toes the line into the realms of higher end makeup. I’ve always personally considered NARS a cross between a mid and high end brand myself but $32 per lipstick def enters the realms of higher end. Needless to say they are well worth every single penny as this formula is pretty darn incredible.

NARS Audacious Lipsticks

I have quite a few NARS Lipsticks but the Audacious formula does trump anything I’ve seen from NARS Lipstick in the past. Housed in a metal square barrel with a magnetic cap the packaging of this lipstick is simple, understated, yet terribly chic and modern.

The formula is richly pigmented with an excellent color pay off on the first layer. It’s thinner in consistency with a slippery no tug application. It feels very moisturizing with a lightly glossy finish and a lightweight formula. The wear is very good at around five hours however, I notice during application and during wear these like to creep around my lip line and mouth. NARS recently introduced an updated Velvet Lip Liner formula so you might wish to indulge in a few shades to keep this formula from running around your face.

I have drier lips so I was fairly impressed with the smooth finish on these. They do not accentuate the natural lines in lips nor do they catch on flakier areas. The formula is simply put, amazing. It’s really a luxurious lipstick with pleasant, comfortable, and long wear on lips. I didn’t detect any fragrance or flavor either for those sensitive to such.

NARS Audrey Audacious Lipstick

NARS Audacious Lipstick fotd

NARS Audacious Lipstick (Audrey)

NARS Olivia Audacious Lipstick

NARS Audacious Lipstick Olivia

NARS Audacious Lipstick (Olivia)

NARS Audacious Lipstick swatches

NARS Audacious Lipstick Swatches (Audrey and Olivia)

The migrating issue is a little frustrating but clear transparent lip liner (or colored if you’re a fan) will keep things right on target. And who knows it could be isolated issue that I’m experiencing! Needless to say I was very impressed overall! These pack everything you could want in a lipstick formula. Glossiness, moisture, pigment, and long wear, what more could a girl or guy want in their lipstick?

NARS The Audacious Lipsticks will be available at NARS Boutiques and as well as exclusive shades available at and Barneyโ€™s New York counters as of September 1st.

This was provided to me by a brand for review and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post but all opinions are my own.

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  • Bianca

    Hello! I thought the color looks really lovely on you and it just so fitting to the upcoming autumn season.

  • Fancie

    I hate when bold colors move around. Especially sexy reds. It just ruins the appeal a little lol. I do love how Audrey looks on you though!

    • Isabella Muse

      i know right? transferring on teeth and everything else haha ๐Ÿ˜€ thanks chica!

  • Lacy

    These look amazing on you! I really like Audrey, i’m jealous – you pull off dark color magnificently!

  • ashley

    Love the Audrey on you, but don’t care for the Olivia shade, magnetic cap seems clever just like Estee Lauder’s new lipsticks, which are very nice.

  • Camille Marie

    Is this the glossiness of the product or do you add gloss? Both colors are gorgeous!

  • Majick

    I got two last night – Lana (orange red) and Greta? (wild azalea). I hope they don’t migrate too much on me. I’ll let you know.

      • Majick

        OMG, I am so proud of myself for actually finding my way back to this thread. LMAO

        I LOVE Lana and out of a lot of my reds I could not find a dup for it. I didn’t have too many migration problems but I tend to be careful when wearing reds anyway.

        As for Greta, it’s a beautiful dark pink. If you have Urban Decay Catfight then you do not need Greta as they are almost identical. Cat fight might be the tiniest bit darker but you really have to look.

        • Isabella Muse

          yay ๐Ÿ˜€ haha good for you majick and so glad you’re liking these!