Audacious Lipstick by NARS

Audacious Lipstick




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Sephora user
January 16, 2015

Worst lipstick I have ever used

After reading all the wonderful reviews here and watching such positive videos on Youtube, I thought this would be a Holy Grail product. As a huge fan of Nars original lipsticks my expectations were sky high for this new formula. I have never been so disappointed in a lipstick in all my life. The packaging is very nice but that's where it ends. The formula is horrible, it applies very lightweight on the lips but has the look of a very heavy cakey lipstick. It clings to every dry patch and it is the most pigmented lipstick I've ever used. Usually a pigmented lipstick is a good thing but not when the colours are this saturated and the formula so unforgiving on the lips. I could only stand it on my lips for about fifteen minutes, then it had to come off, my lips felt dry and I was actually self conscious about how it actually feathered outside my lip line, even using a lip liner. I'll break down the four colours I purchased and how they looked on my complexion, nothing like the swatches and descriptions. I'm a medium warm brown brunette with light blue eyes and extremely pale skin. All the colours I chose should have flattered my complexion but didn't. 1. Catherine. In the tube it's a beautiful creamsicle deep peach cream. On my lips, it's a 60's bright medium peach that is way too saturated for such a colour, very ageing in my opinion. 2. Natalie. In the tube it's a lovely mid tone warm vibrant pink. On my lips, it turns into a uber neon super bright warm pink, it looks hideous. You can see my lips from space. 3. Juliette. This is the biggest disappointment for me. I was hoping it would be a similar colour to "Niagara" in the regular Nars lipstick line. In the tube it's such a pretty mid tone coral pink, when in fact, on me it's the most neon bright pink coral lipstick I have ever had the displeasure of wearing. My lips entered the room twelve hours before I did, it's that bright. 4. Jane. This is the most passable colour I bought, in the tube it's a muddy mid tone peachy brown. It looks like it could pass as a neutral with a little kick of orange. On my lips it wasn't terrible, a deep peachy brown nude but still looked off. It still looked like it was from the sixties with its nauseating creamsicle peach look. So, all four colours went back to Sephora today and I was so glad to be rid of them. I just hope Mr.Nars doesn't discontinue his regular line of lipsticks with these because that would be a terrible loss as a lover of his regular lipstick line. I am glad however that these lipsticks have worked out so well for what seems like to be the majority of people ! <span class="shop__a pd-reviews__translate-span">« less</span>

Sephora user
July 16, 2015

My absolute favorite lipstick

This is an incredible lipstick on every level. I have light-medium complection with dark hair and the "Anita" and "Grace" colors suit me perfectly. The texture is creamy and never drying. The color pigmentation is as good as it gets. And the best thing is the staying power. I apply this getting ready in the morning and do a touch up as I leave work. This is the best lipstick on the market at the moment and that's coming from someone with a (ridiculously) massive lipstick collection from brands ranging from Tom Ford to Estée Lauder to Loreal. Will definitely be buying more.

Sephora user
February 10, 2017

My favorite lipstick! Worth the money!

In most cases, I won't buy more than one color from each "line" of lip products. But, I had to make an exception for these. It's kind of ridiculous, but have 6 of these! Bridgette, Catherine, and Jane are some of the most unique, yet wearable colors I've seen. Geraldine and Annabella are easy colors to find anywhere, but I love this formula and wanted some bold classic colors. I also have Bette and I had an exceptionally hard time choosing between all the similar deep berry/red shades that are available. I used to have Juliette, but for some strange reason there is a TON of sparkle in that one so I ended up returning it. This is a really pricey lip product, but it's totally worth it. They are extremely buttery, creamy and pigmented. You only need one swipe, which is probably why the lipstick tube is so short. Don't keep going over your lips or else it may look thick and cakey. The packaging is so luxurious and I love the magnetic closure. It does not get dirty like the blushes do. These lipsticks are so moisturizing, yet stay on my lips forever. They never apply poorly and it's not a high maitenence product that requires a lot of exfoliating and lip balms prior to putting it on. This definitely my holy grail lipstick and I plan on buying more! Also, as someone else noted, some of these colors tend to be extremely similar to one another. You definitely don't need the whole range. <span class="shop__a pd-reviews__expand-link pd-reviews__translate-span" data-hide="-4057017892786239218-full" data-show="-4057017892786239218-short" jsaction="pdui.tvc">« less</span>

sephora user
December 18, 2017

If I were only allowed to wear one lipstick for the rest of my life, Jane would be it. That's saying a lot, coming from someone who has a huge collection of lipsticks. The NARS Audacious formula is creamy, pigmented, non-drying and long wearing (for a bullet lipstick, anyway). It can be a high maintenance formula because it's so pigmented, so I typically don't reach for this on days I want to just slap on a lip colour and be out the door. The colours are beautiful though, and I think everyone can find a colour in this collection that suits them. Jane just happens to be my absolute favourite. This terracotta coral-rose is a chameleon colour. Some days, it looks like the perfect coral on me (while not being too bright and summery) and other days it pulls more red. If I wear it at full pigmentation vs. blotting vs. sheering out with a balm, I can get different looks. Love these lipsticks, I have over 10 and will definitely buy more in the future!

Sephora user
November 13, 2014

irresistible and practically indestructible

I have noticed in some reviews that people criticize these lipsticks as being drying or, if not drying not as moisturizing as they could be...I personally have never found a lipstick with a creamier consistency that leaves behind such a beautiful stain! It last 8-12 hours in spite of eating or drinking and for as pigmented as it is transfers minimally. Nars has alway favored long-wearing over moisturizing and if you don't have dry lips from the start I doubt you will take issue with these. Most amazingly they have cured my lipstick addiction as all other lipsticks while pretty or perhaps as some claim "more moisturizing" simply do not compare in durability which is what I need as a mother of small children who doesn't have time to constantly reapply or worry if my ten month old whacks my mouth that I will be left looking like a demented Halloween clown. In spite of the price I would say it is well worth getting three or four (if not more) of these they are truly wonderful! <span class="shop__a pd-reviews__translate-span">« less</span>

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