Review | NARS Audacious Lipsticks

NARS Audacious Lipsticks | Review & Swatches | Stunning Luxury Lipsticks in One Swipe Shades | Anna, Audrey & Charlotte |

Hey Beauties! 

As a beauty lover I am constantly trying new products, testing new formulas and exploring new brands. At the same time I never stop adding new things to my mile long wishlist. Between all of the testing and the rotating door of products, some things tend to get lost and pushed to the back burner. Even products that I have absolutely fallen in love with and that I use on the regular can get a little left behind. That is what happened to my beautiful little NARS Audacious Lipsticks. 

When NARS released their Audacious Lipsticks last year, every beauty addict in the world went a little bit crazy, myself included. I ran out to my local Sephora with a list of 20 shades but eventually came home with 3 beautiful lipsticks. I fell pretty quickly for those lippies and for all of last fall and winter I was rocking them everyday. One particular shade made it into my little collection of most used lipsticks but I still never got to sharing them with you. It’s time for that to change. 

The Facts

The Audacious Lipsticks are a new generation of lipsticks released to celebrate 20 years of NARS beauty. They retail for $39 CAD and there are roughly 40 shades spread over various retailers with 30 available at Sephora. All 40 shades are inspired by and named after the many iconic women that touched Francois Nars’ life. Of all the shades available I chose Anna (a smokey rose), Audrey (a red currant) and Charlotte (an oxblood burgundy). 

NARS Audacious Lipsticks | Review & Swatches | Stunning Luxury Lipsticks in One Swipe Shades | Anna, Audrey & Charlotte |

The Details

The Audacious Lipsticks come in seriously stunning packaging that is a massive improvement to the matte tubes of the original lipsticks. They are housed in very chic and simplistic squared off tubes. The black material is matte but smooth and does not pick up product and fingerprints like the old version. The word NARS is imprinted along the bottom of the tube and the cap is attached by magnets that make the lipstick practically close itself. 

The Formula

The Audacious Lipsticks are described as “a modern lipstick that dresses up lips with bold coverage and ultrasoft texture” and I have to say I agree 100%. They are a gorgeously creamy lipstick that glides onto the lips like butter and provides intense pigmentation in one quick swipe. The texture is ultra creamy and smooth so it has absolutely no issues with application. It does not drag, tug or skip but simply glides on. On the other hand, it is not too creamy that it slips and slides. 

These lipsticks are so packed with pigment that one little swipe with give you almost full opacity. You don’t need to layer or build them up, one layer will provide bright, bold colour. Once applied they have a satin finish that sits right in the middle of matte and cream. Their creamy texture means they have a more forgivable formula, they feel lovely on the lips and slightly hydrating from the Shea Butter and Castor Oil included in the formula. 

As with most cream lipsticks they are not intended to stay put for hours and hours. I get a good 6 hours without any food or drink but I find if I set the lipstick with a loose powder they will last up to 8 or so hours. 

NARS Audacious Lipsticks | Review & Swatches | Stunning Luxury Lipsticks in One Swipe Shades | Anna, Audrey & Charlotte |

{L-R Anna, Audrey & Charlotte}

Final Thoughts

The NARS Audacious Lipsticks are without a doubt one of the best lipsticks on the market. They apply like a dream and provide stunning bold colours and exceptional coverage. Anna is one of the most beautiful shades I own and is one of my absolute favourite lipsticks. The rosy mauve tones are so flattering on a number of skin tones and are super popular right now. Audrey is the perfect shade for this fall when bold red lips are on trend but the slight burnt orange undertone adds a nice twist. Charlotte is a gorgeous bold berry that is perfect for the upcoming season and it looks amazing with a nice cat eye. 

I am so in love with my little trio of Audacious lipsticks and I can definitely see adding a few more to my collection. I feel like NARS really knocked it out of the park with these lippies and they combined everything a girl could want into one lipstick. 

They are definitely worth the money and if you feel like adding one to your lineup you can purchase them at SephoraThe Bay and online



  1. Jessie-Ann Lewis
    October 16, 2015 / 2:25 pm

    I love the look of Audrey 🙂 these shades look gorgeous and they're so pigmented! xxJessie | allthingsbeautiful-x

  2. Jen27
    October 16, 2015 / 9:52 pm

    I totally agree- the Audacious formula is tops! I have Grace and it's one of my faves!

  3. Ursula Ball
    October 17, 2015 / 12:51 am

    I love your Nars lip review…I would love to wear these shades!!

  4. Tee Joe
    October 17, 2015 / 1:17 pm

    Great review… NARS has some great shades. I am the only person in the world that can't find one that suits me.

  5. Sammi Penni
    October 18, 2015 / 5:04 pm

    These colors look beautiful! I especially like Charlotte. I can see myself getting a lot of use out of it this fall and winter.

  6. Laura Ferry
    October 19, 2015 / 1:48 am

    Love the look of these colours and they definitely sound like a formula I'd be interesting in trying out. I had a Nars lippy years ago but it was too drying so I think they'd be worth checking out again xxx

  7. Bryony Dodds
    October 23, 2015 / 4:29 pm

    These shades are amazing! I need to get my hands on Anna!Bry

  8. Courtney Thornton
    October 28, 2015 / 6:01 pm

    I'm dying to try some of these shades, they are seriously so gorgeous, and obviously worth the $!CourtneyRoses & Rouge Lifestyle

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