NARS Audacious lipstick swatches PART 4

Helllooo again!

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 lipsticks Audacious

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

NARS Audacious lipstick review

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Shade descriptions 

Nars audacious lipstick swatches

Row 1

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,

NARS Swatches lipstick audacious

Row 2

NARS audacious lipstick swatches

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.

NARS Audacious lipstick swatches

Top picks

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!

Least favoured 

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.

Other info

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.



19 thoughts on “NARS Audacious lipstick swatches PART 4

  1. This series has been exquisite! I have screen shot all your instagrams of the colours and no word of a lie I sat sending pictires to my friends on whatsapp the other night deciding what to order. After a recent Guerlain lipstick reaction I have just ordered one (for now) but now thanks to you I have a list (a long list)

    Stacey | Expat Make-Up Addict xx

    1. Ohh! Thank you! I am so happy you found them useful! Sorry to hear that the Guerlain gave you a reaction. tbh I usually stay clear of any lipsticks with strong scents as I feel I might get a bad reaction. Luckily though the NARS is unscented! Whooo!

  2. You know that according to your gorgeous swatches I ended up with no less than 5 shades in my shopping cart! Unfortunately they don’t ship here, in the middle of nowhere! But there’s still one more chance to get it in Italy! Fingers crossed!
    I hope you have a lot of fun in your trip, lovely!
    Lots of xx


      1. My picks, for now, are Anna, Anita ( my names obviously! LOL ), then Lana which looks like it would be an amazing colour for summer, Juliette and the cutest pink Marissa. I only found available for online purchase Marissa! So maybe I’ll get that one first! 😁
        And fingers crossed I’ll get them soon! 😊
        Lots of xx

      2. Ahh you have some perfect picks! I wore Lana on my birthday celebration. It was soo perky and nice haha 🙂

        If you want any lipsticks sent over, lemme know :-*

  3. I agree that the LIV was indeed patchy. Especially after I ate! It was so obvious. Yikes. Returned it and got Jeanne instead.

  4. Excellent series of review! I want so many of them. A question: how in your opinion is Jeanne different from Charlotte? I checked out some swatches online; they look rather similar. Maybe Jeanne is a bit browner? Struggling between the two..

  5. Picked Janet, Greta, Michiyo, and Jeanne, so far from your swatches and review. I have to check out the other 2 parts! I will give you a final tally on the damage!!! 😁😆😁💃💃💃 Thanks for the great revie and photos! 😉😁😆😄

  6. Well, after careful review this weekend Michelle here is my final selection of the colors I like. (you are partially responsible for this!!! HA HA 😄😄😄💃💃💃). They are Anna, Vanessa, Jane, Julie, Juliette, Grace, Greta, Michiyo, Janet, Fanny, Carmen, Rita, Jeanne, Audrey, Charlotte
    A little something from each color category! I can’t wait to get the, all!!! Thanks once again for the great review and swatches!!! 😄😊😄❤️❤️❤️

    1. Hi Janet!
      I am so happy to hear you found the post useful! IT’s what I strive for 🙂 And you truly made some fabulous choices! I’m sure Rita would have been perfect for a NYE red lip ❤

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