Hello! It’s time for more NARS.
But before we get to the swatches, here’s a little intro.
NARS describes these 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)
Here’s a list of the 10 shades featured in todays post.
Row 1 Top to Bottom – Charlotte, Audrey, Dominique, Anna, Anita
Row 2 Top to Bottom – Vanessa, Jane, Brigette, Barbara, Raquel
Charlotte – A dark burgundy red. A stunning stunning colour for fall! The texture of this was more emollient and had a glossy rich sheen once applied.
Audrey – Described as red currant, is a warm muted wine red with brown undertones. This applied smooth & creamy with full coverage in a single pass.
Dominique – A dusty medium mauve lilac. This shade was very muted and had heavy grey undertones which made it a little dulling on the lips. The application itself was smooth and achieved good coverage in a single stroke.
Anna – A medium cool pink rose shade. The application was smooth and had very good coverage in a single stroke.
Anita – A medium warm rose pink. A perfect MLLB shade if you were on the look out for one.
Vannessa – A medium muted warm mauvy pink with brown undertones. Application was smooth and creamy with a satin finish.
Jane – A warm terracotta orange with a creamy smooth formula & satin finish.
Brigitte – A warm rose nude with peach undertones. This too was opaque in one swipe and a satin finish.
Barbara – A neutral medium, rosy brown nude. On my complexion this was an updated version of a 90’s lip. Application was smooth & creamy with good coverage in a single swipe.
Raquel – A warm pinky beige nude. Application was smooth and creamy with full coverage in one swipe.
Overall my favourites were the nudes. They came in many different undertones so you are bound to find something that’s suited for you. My personal picks from the nudes would be Raquel, Barbara, Brigitte & Anita. They all look great on medium to fair complexions except Raquel which is a touch too pale and would look best on fair complexions.
Audrey too caught my eye as it was a very rich wine shade that was perfect for the coming months.
*I also should note that this batch had many lipsticks with a satin finish. Though barely noticeable when worn they still look more like a demi matte.
Dominique. This was very ‘dusty’ once worn and the grey undertones made it difficult to wear.
I feel this particular batch was very uniform as far as the formula & coverage went. There were no shades that performed poorly so it’s only down to colour preference when it comes to choosing.
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.