08 December 2014

Nars Audacious Lipsticks Review + Swatches

The NARS Audacious Lipsticks have been flooding social media sites for a couple of months now, but I thought it was worth doing a full review of the lipsticks on my blog! Keep reading to hear what I think of this new range.

What They Say

You may already know, that I am loving this new line of lipsticks from NARS if you watched my latest November Favourites video (here) featuring the shade Raquel. These gorgeous lipsticks are from NARS, a brand that is often bringing out new, innovative and luxury products that can do little wrong in my eyes! However, sometimes products can get hyped up just because of the brand associated with them. Luckily, these lippies certainly deliver in pigmentation, formula & colour choices! NARS describes the Audacious Lipstick range as unadulterated luxury glides on like satin across skin with single-stroke coverage. A spectrum of 40 shades for unstoppable impact.

So far, I only have 3 shades:

Juliette – A medium toned coral pink

Raquel – A light, warm toned nude, pinky-beige

Claudia – A bright barbie pink with cool, blue undertones

I would say out of the three, my favourite for every day is Raquel, but Juliette is also beautiful for brightening up the face for a polished look. Claudia is very bright, and may not suit all skin tones, but I absolutely love the shade and have been turning to it for a fancy night out!

Nars Audacious Lipstick Swatches in Juliette, Raquel & Claudia

Application & Longevity

All of these lipsticks are very rich, creamy, opaque and fairly long-lasting. I get about 4-5 hours with mine, which is pretty good for a creamy and moisturising formula. The packaging is simple, yet extremely sleek and luxe-feeling with a magnetic closure that snaps into place as I had demonstrated in my favourites video in my previous post!

The Verdict

These lipsticks are amazing, and if you are a lipstick lover in the market for something new and high-quality, these are for you! They aren’t cheap, and in Australia they will set you back $44 AUD from Mecca Maxima. If you’re lucky enough to live near a Sephora, they are also available there or from the NARS website if you live in the US or Canada.

I definitely want more of these in my life but I think I will be saving my pennies for now. I am drooling over Anna, Dominique and Angela! What shades have you tried? What shades do you want to purchase?


  1. These are stunning! I love Juliette. I think I might buy Raquel for my stepsister (Raquel)'s birthday :)

  2. The shade range on these is absolutely amazing! I really love the look of Juliette, my friend owns that one! Whilst I would absolutely love to try one, I'm holding out a little longer. Saving up I guess!

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

  3. I've seen so many posts and pics about this range and it's taken a LOT of self control not to get them! I don't know if if be able to choose a shade, I'd have to get them all. I love the look of Claudia on you though, looks amazing :)

    Dani | KaBOOM! Cosmetics

  4. I need to own at least one of these. Was joking (maybe??) the other the day that if my other half buys any more lego i'll start collecting $42 lipsticks. :-)

  5. Need to try this lipsticks! All 3 shades looks amazing

  6. Thanks Nhi! They are honestly all beautiful. Let me know if you end up getting any! :)

  7. Carmen that is so funny!!! I think that is a fair agreement :) I know $44 is a lot of a lipstick but I think they are such great quality! xx

  8. Oh Dani, if you buy yourself one thing for Christmas, it should be one of the Nars lippies!!! What shades have you been liking the look of? xx

  9. Thanks so much Tasha! You are smart to be saving up, I found as soon as I bought one, I instantly needed two more, so you are probably wise!!! xxx

  10. That is such a good birthday gift Lena! She will love Raquel it is the perfect nude. I think Juliette would really suit you :) xx

  11. I absolutely love these, I have Vera and I'm obsessed! Love your shade choices, I'm definitely going to have to go back and check out Juliette x

    Angie || the maquillage

  12. Umm... ALL OF THEM!? ....I suppose if I had to choose, I'd say I like the look of Anabella and Brigette

  13. Lisa Salvatore5/1/15 10:37 am

    I love the colours, i think i need to try these

  14. Raquel looks gorgeous!!! Need these lipsticks in my life ASAP

    Nhi | Miss Blushaholic