Welcome to the first installment of swatches of the newly launched NARS lipsticks. The Audacious lipstick range.
But before we get to the swatches, here’s a little intro.
NARS describes them as, ‘Modern Lipsticks so shamelessly seductive in touch and texture the sensation is audacious. Unabashed luxury glides on like satin across the lips with single-stroke coverage. A spectrum of 40 shades of unstoppable impact. Swipe on. Strike bold.
The product promises-
* One stroke full coverage, creamy wear.
* Luxurious texture enriched with ingredients to smooth & nourish lips
* Long Lasting
As stated on the NARS website these pretty much are full coverage opaque colour in one swipe, except for a few of the darker wine colours that didn’t quite hit that mark. The new and improved packaging is also an upgrade from the older version which was a rubbery plastic type that attracted a lot of dust and lint.
The Audacious packaging is much larger and is a smooth matte black with a magnetic closure which snaps into place when recapping. Feels much more luxurious and definitely worth the S$6 price hike. (These retail at S$44)
Now onto some lipstick porn to help you get familiar with todays batch of colours!
Row 1 top to bottom – Claudia, Marissa, Michiyo, Greta, Angela
Row 2 top to bottom – Janet, Fanny, Silvia, Vera, Vivien
Claudia – A cool toned light medium pink. This was noticeably drier in texture in comparison to the others. Although this did not affect the application much and did deliver a nice opaque layer of colour in one pass.
Marissa – A warm toned light medium pink. A very flattering ‘bubblegum’ shade that made it to my personal favourites. This went on smooth and opaque.
Michiyo – A bright medium pink. This swatched smooth and creamy and was a stunning bold colour along the lines of NARS Schiap but with less white, I believe this makes it flattering even on medium to darker complexions.
Greta – A bright coral pink but warmer with more red undertones compared to Michiyo. This too was crazy pigmented and swatched the best from this batch. The texture was smooth and creamy.
Angela – A cool toned medium orchid pink. This went on smooth and opaque with rich colour pay off.
And a closer look
Janet – This swatched beautifully and had more slip compared to the others. Also worth noting was that this had a faint blue/purple iridescence to it which made it stand out from the rest as everything else was creamy matte or satin matte to the most part.
Fanny – A slightly muted, cooler with more red undertones in comparison to Janet.
Silvia – A bright, medium deep magenta.
Vera – A rich brightened berry shade.
Vivien – A muted neutral berry shade with brown undertones. This felt slightly drier yet was fully opaque in a single swipe.
And a closer look
Close up of Janet. I hope you can spot the iridescence 🙂
Based on texture and ease of application I picked three. Michiyo, Greta and Janet. These swatched exceptionally well with impressive colour pay off and vibrant hues.
As personal favourites I liked Marissa a lot. A very easy to wear warm pink that would suit most fair to medium complexions. If you are into pinks, this is something that’s worth checking out. And the fabulous colour pay off is a good incentive to pick one up even if you may have similar colours to this!
Claudia was a very difficult colour to pull off as it ran rather too cool toned on me.
NARS is available in Singapore at TANGS Orchard as well as Robinsons Orchard.
*also note, Robinson will only be carrying 30 shades where as TANGS will be carrying the entire 40 (including the 10 exclusive shades)
Each lipstick comes with 0.14 Oz 4.2g of product and retails at SGD 44.
Lastly thank you for dropping by and I hope you enjoyed this post. Stay tuned for the other swatches which I shall be posting within the next few days.