Let’s Review: NARS Audacious Lipstick

In the mood for a fanciful pink, something I don’t normally have in my lipstick color cache, I checked out NARS’ Audacious line.  I LOVED the names on each lipstick color that evoked Old Hollywood Glam — names like Juliette (Prowse?), Rita (Hayworth? Moreno?), Grace (Kelly?), Leslie (Caron?), Lana (Turner?), the list goes on.

The colors were gorgeous at the site and I could barely decide on just one.  But I was looking for a special pink, and found the most gorgeous looking one called“Natalie” (Wood?).  Loving Natalie Wood, I decided to part with some of my hard earned money and pick up a tube. This pink is described as a “bright peachy pink”.  Fascinated.  I ordered directly from the NARS website.

Before I put the lipstick on, I used the E.L.F. brown sugar exfoliator lipstick.  After a couple of minutes of working the gritty sweet stuff onto my lips, I wiped off the excess.

The tube comes in a fairly hefty, sleek black container.  The NARS name is inscribed on the outside black container, very low-key, tasteful.  When you take off the top and turn the lipstick gently up, the bright peachy pink is soooo beautiful, looks just like what I saw on the website, so there was no disappoint in that.  The description, webpage and the reality of the product were in unison.

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The side of the actual tube of lipstick has the NARS name imprinted on it.  That was a nice touch.  The product goes on smooth, creamy, and there’s shine.  The color is very pigmented and did not disappoint.  I am not much of a pink person but NARS gave me a reason to try.  There’s no overt or perfum-y smell, and when you close up the lipstick, the top goes on a certain way and clicks shut with a magnetic close.

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Does the color last?  There is transfer, creamy transfer onto cups and kisses.  It’s not one of those matte or color last numbers that stays on that is all the rage on YT.  This is a traditional, glamourous, luxurious, moisturizing lipstick even without the Golden Hollywood names.  I want MORE of the line once I can afford to have some extra dollars to do so.  I pray NARS never discontinues this line, it’s inspired and beautiful.

Yes, it comes off easily on cups and kissing people, you will find yourself reapplying, but MY GOD THE COLOR!  So many lovelies to choose from, you can’t have just one.  My dream is to collect them all.  There’s currently 45 shades!!!!!   I’d say it could last for a couple of hours before having lunch or something to reapply.

Picture below is three hours after putting it on – mind you it’s a phone cam pic and the lighting is different:

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Price tag:  $32.00 (U.S.)

This is a great day color when you want a break from the dark wine and berry look.

Next one I’m staring at is RITA.  Yes, it’s a GORGEOUS RED.

Finding the ingredients for the lipstick were not immediately apparent on the webpage.  Hm…

I may just try NARS Creamy Concealer next, it’s one I hear a lot about….so inspired.  Dunno if I’m a Vanilla or a Custard?  In Summer, possibly Custard.  Winter – definitely Vanilla!  what say you, NARS?  I have a Peaches and Cream complexion.  Just saying….

The STORY:

Dramatic Depth. Unstoppable Character.

Modern lipstick so shamelessly seductive in touch and texture the sensation is audacious. Unadulterated luxury glides on like satin across skin with single-stroke coverage. A spectrum of 30 shades for unstoppable impact.

  • One-stroke, full-coverage creamy wear
  • Luxurious texture and enriched with ingredients to smooth and nourish lips
  • Long-lasting

DETAILS:

Net Wt. 0.14 oz  / 4.2 g

Ingredient list found via Temptalia site:

INGREDIENTS: RICINUS COMMUNIS (CASTOR) SEED OIL • BIS-DIGLYCERYL POLYACYLADIPATE-2 • ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATE • ISONONYL ISONONANOATE • EUPHORBIA CERIFERA (CANDELILLA) WAX/CANDELILLA CERA/CIRE DE CANDELILLA • OZOKERITE • HYDROGENATED POLYCYCLOPENTADIENE • MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX/CERA MICROCRISTALLINA/CIRE MICROCRISTALLINE • BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER • CETEARYL ALCOHOL • SILICA • CETEARYL ETHYLHEXANOATE • ISOPROPYL MYRISTATE • CETEARETH-20 • POLYETHYLENE • ISOPROPYL TITANIUM TRIISOSTEARATE • PROPYLENE CARBONATE • STEARALKONIUM HECTORITE • COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX/CERA CARNAUBA/CIRE DE CARNAUBA • POLYHYDROXYSTEARIC ACID • CAPRYLYL GLYCOL • PHENOXYETHANOL • COPRINUS COMATUS (MUSHROOM) EXTRACT • LECITHIN • CALOPHYLLUM INOPHYLLUM SEED OIL • SIMETHICONE • TOCOPHERYL ACETATE • SORBITAN ISOSTEARATE • DEXTRIN • WATER/AQUA/EAU • HEXYLENE GLYCOL • HYDROGENATED PHOSPHATIDYLCHOLINE • LYSOLECITHIN • TOCOPHEROL • PORTULACA PILOSA EXTRACT • SUCROSE COCOATE • ASCORBYL PALMITATE • PALMITOYL TRIPEPTIDE-38 • DISODIUM EDTA • [+/- (MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR): MICA • TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891) • IRON OXIDES (CI 77491) • IRON OXIDES (CI 77492) • IRON OXIDES (CI 77499) • BLUE 1 LAKE (CI 42090) • RED 28 (CI 45410) • RED 33 LAKE (CI 17200) • RED 6 LAKE (CI 15850) • RED 7 LAKE (CI 15850) • YELLOW 5 LAKE (CI 19140) • YELLOW 6 LAKE (CI 15985)] •

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