The final installment of my NARS swatch fest. Phew! But wasn’t it a tempting treat so far? Here’s more to fuel the fire!
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)
Todays 10 lipsticks are,
Row 1 top to bottom – Rita, Marlene, Olivia, Leslie, Sandra
Row 2 top to bottom – Jeanne, Deborah, Bette, Ingrid, Liv
Rita – A neutral leaning slightly warm, deep rich red! This applied ultra smooth and was opaque in one swipe.
Marlene – Described as a brightened brick red, this was a deep orangey brown red with warm undertones.
Olivia – A deep red with a brown undertone.
Leslie – A muted red brown shade.
Sandra – A brighter and warmer version of Leslie
A closer look,
Jeanne – A cherry red with a warm undertone. This applied smooth and creamy and was full coverage on the lips in a single swipe.
Deborah – A warm chocolate shade
Bette – An ox blood deep red. This was one of the very few shades that applied almost sheer to medium coverage. The extra emollient formula went on with more slip.
Ingrid – A deep muted burgundy red. It seemed as though the deep shades swatched rather different to the rest of the 40! This too was sheerer once applied. Although with several passes I achieved semi opaque coverage.
Liv – A cool toned deep violet. This too was a very emollient formula and applied rather patchy.
So yet again my favourites were the deep reds! Woops! Hard to break that habit and Rita was my favourite hands down. I loved the richness of it and the formula was sublime.
Jeanne was my pick from the deeper wine shades. The formula was amazing and it’s a great shade for Fall!
Deborah, as the colour was soo unattractive on my lips.
If I had to pick a poor shade based on texture it would be Liv.
**** STAY TUNED for lip swatches of my favourites and an overall review on formula and wear in the next post.
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.