Beauty Fave: NARS Audacious Lipstick

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I’ve mentioned it in this post and this one, but it’s time I dedicated a whole post to my current favorite lipstick. This is my first NARS purchase. When these lipsticks came out last fall, I was hearing a lot of buzz on beauty blogs and from beauty youtubers. I was curious, but I wasn’t really planning to buy one because at $32 a pop, they’re a bit pricy.

When my sister came to visit a few months ago, we were at Sephora and I was searching for a new fall lip color. I was swatching a bunch of colors and on a whim I decided to try one of the NARS Audacious lipsticks. Big mistake. Suddenly all of the other lip products I’d tried that day paled in comparison. I was immediately drawn to this darker shade and when I actually tested it on my lips, I was hooked. I hesitated for a bit, but in the end I knew I couldn’t leave the store without it.

If you’ve heard anything about these lipsticks, you’ve probably heard that they’re so creamy and so pigmented, and it’s true. They’re easy to apply, feel great on the lips, and have a very smooth, satin finish. If I want more of a stain on my lips, then I’ll just dab a bit of the lipstick on and rub my lips together, or I’ll go for the full color and use it straight from the tube. I’ve found that it wears really nicely too- no awkward lipstick ring around the edges of your mouth.

There are so many gorgeous colors (in total, there are 40 different shades) and if I wasn’t working on my resolution of spending less, I’d snatch up another one of these lipsticks right away. For now they’ll just have to remain at the top of my wish list and in particular I’m eyeing the colors Vera and Carmen.

Tell me: Have you tried these lipsticks?

(NARS Audacious Lipstick in Charlotte)

  • SHE Jenmarie

    It looks beautiful on you and it sounds heavenly! I picked up my Birthday gift from Sephora today which included two NARS lip products. I am super excited to try them out!

    • Oooo, I didn’t know the birthday gift this year is from NARS! Now I can’t wait for my birthday to come around! :)

  • I got the Charlotte right before the holidays and I’ve been wearing it non stop :)


    • Twinsies! It’s such a great lipstick :)

  • I love NARS lipsticks, they are so fabulous, creamy and pigmented, they truly last all day!

    • 100% agree! This won’t be my last NARS lipstick :)

  • I have a few of the regular NARS lipsticks but haven’t tried the Audacious range yet. There are some great colors!

    Rowena @ rolala loves

    • I’ve heard good things about the regular NARS lipsticks too so I’ll need to try those at some point!

  • Omg we’re totally on the same page! I’ve been staying away from Nars lipsticks because I know they’ll be aamazing, but so pricey! I guess worth it right?? I love this color, though! It’s so perfect for winter!

    • They’re a bit of a splurge, but worth it, I think! Sometimes you gotta treat yo self ;) Thanks Jessica!

  • I have a very similar colour from Maybelline. It is so beautiful and creamy. It looks so good on you.

  • This color is gorgeous on you! I’m definitely more of a pink lips type of girl and LOVE the Nars lipsticks!! When I can’t spend that money, I usually turn to Revlon’s line which has great colors too!

    • Thanks Natalie! I need to pay more attention to Revlon lipsticks. I have several from Maybelline, but I haven’t really explored Revlon’s options!

  • Lovely color! :) you look good on it. :)


  • What a lovely color! Alex has been wearing a NARS lip pencil that I have my eye on. I’ve been into stains lately. Using Stila’s lip & cheek stain currently.

    • Thank you Kim! I’ll have to ask Alex what color she’s been wearing. I like a good stain myself- sometimes you want just a wash of color on the lips :)

  • This color is gorgeous on you! Definitely worth the splurge!

    • Thank you Sara! P.S. Got your email- will get back to you today!