Saturday, 29 November 2014

NARS Audacious Lipsticks- Collection, Review and Swatches

I've made no secret of that fact that I have a new lipstick obsession in my life at the minute and that is the marvel that is the Nars Audacious Lipstick. Never before has my head been turned so sharply towards any lipsticks, and I am not exaggerating or lying when I make the hugely sweeping statement that these lipsticks are my favourite formula of lipsticks EVER. Sorry MAC. I've now got nine, but I am by no means finished yet, I would trade all my other lipsticks just so I could devote more time to these, and if my apartment caught fire in the morning, these would be the first makeup items that I would grab before I jump out the window. So as you can probably tell, I'm obsessed. At €30/£24 a piece, they are not the cheapest lipsticks, but honestly I think you would be hard pressed to find better bang for your buck. 

As you can probably tell from the wear, Anna is my favourite of all the NARS Audacious lipsticks because it is truly such a unique colour- I know the website calls it a mere smoky rose but it is much more than that. Sometimes pink, sometimes leaning grey, sometimes leaning lilac, this is such a gorgeous demure colour and I love wearing it to work and my work colleagues have actually asked me what lipstick I am wearing. I will definitely be keeping this on rotation and I will definitely repurchase.

Next up is Anita which I would consider to be a true pink nude and it's not a million miles apart from my natural lip colour so it's a MLBB colour for me. This is lovely for days when you want a subtle lip look without looking like you have nothing on- it's rosey but not too pink, and the beautiful formula on these lipsticks is extremely forgiving on even chapped and tattered winter lips. I feel like this lipstick allows me to fake better looking natural lips when they are looking a little worse for wear.

Brigitte was one that surprised me because I expected it to be a lot pinker than it actually is but in mind a more coral pink shade than rosey pink. This one is selling like hot cakes, and it is a very universally flattering colour so I can see why. I like these against my blue eyes when I am wearing Charlotte Tilbury's Cheek Swish n Pop in Love Glow.

Claudia is an extremely cool pink that is a little alarming in the bullet and not as alarming in the flesh, but still very pink all the same. I fell for this when I swatched it in store and I don't have anything else exactly like this. 

Angela is probably my second favourite shade because it is a gorgeous blue toned fuschia pink and it's a stunning colour, and somehow, some way this is kind of smoky and muted in the same way Anna is and it's just gorgeous.

Greta is a deep hot pink that leans more red than cool and again, in the 300 odd lipsticks that I own, I don't actually have anything quite like this.  

Audrey is a warm red toned plum that is just darling for this time of the year and is a nice alternative to a traditional red lip, whereas Fanny is a more traditional berry shade. 

I couldn't get my hands on Rita for the longest time because it was out of stock in Brown Thomas both times I tried to purchase so I ended up ordering it from HQ Hair and I'm glad I did because this is one epic red shade by anyone's standards and it screams Hollywood to me.

What I love most about these lipsticks is that they are so non-fuss, no need for liner because they don't bleed, one swipe gives perfect colour payoff AND the lasting power is incredible and it doesn't fade off in patches. The formula feels nice and balmy on the lips and it's easy to forget about these when you have them on, and they haven't exacerbate my lip dryness over the last few cold, frosty weeks. 

This lipsticks are WINNERS and I highly highly suggest you pick up one and try it out for yourself because in my opinion, there is NOTHING else on the market quite like these. 

What do you think? Are there any shades that have caught your eye?


  1. Claudia looks like such a bright and cute colour! ^ ^

  2. After a review like that, I definitely need to get my hands on these... Anna looks truly beautiful. But to be fair they all look amazing!

  3. Wow! What a collection! I only bought my first - Anna and I love it! Definitely want to add other shades to my collection :)
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  4. They sound amazing and there's quite a few shades that I think I'd like! They have them on Asos and seeing as there's 20% off I'm quite tempted!x

  5. Anita, Audrey, and Rita are gorgeous! I'm glad you were able to get a hold of Rita! I love these formulas.
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  6. What a collection, Aisling I don't think I've ever been so jealous!!!

  7. That is some collection you have there. I have Anita & Brigitte and am leaning towards Annabella as my next purchase, but having seen your swatch of Rita that's a contender now too.


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