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.
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 Audacious Lipstick (Audrey)
NARS Audacious Lipstick (Olivia)
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?