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)

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  1. SHE Jenmarie says

    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!

  2. says

    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!

    • says

      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!

  3. says

    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.

    • says

      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 :)