Are the NARS Audacious Lipsticks Worth It?

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NARS recently released a huge line of lipsticks with a brand new formulation that has been getting a lot of buzz in the beauty community. This range boasts 40 shades that promise long lasting, full impact color all while giving a luxurious feel to the lips. Sounds great, but for $32 each, are they worth it? I purchased 3 shades to test out so that I could let you know!

L-R: Anna, Jane, Angela
L-R: Anna, Jane, Angela

All of the NARS Audacious lipsticks are given human names. The 3 that I picked are Anna, Jane, and Angela. In each of the photos below, only one swipe of the lipstick was used so you could see the pigmentation.

L-R: Anna, Jane, Angela

Jane is described as a terra-cotta rose. I really like this shade for a toned down orange lip. It works well with my skin tone and normal makeup routine.


Anna is described as a smokey rose, but on me it leans very mauve. This is the shade that I’ve worn the most because it is muted enough for me to wear to work. Every time that I wear it, I get compliments, but personally, I don’t think it looks that great on me.


Angela is described as a pink orchid. This is my favorite of the 3 that I own. I love that is a pink with a dash of purple that is wearable year round.

As you can see in the pictures, these lipsticks are very highly pigmented. The pigmentation reminds me of a matte lipstick, but these are definitely more of a satin finish. They feel very creamy and soft going on (similar to Bite lipsticks), but they slide around your lips like other creamy lipsticks. On me, these lipsticks lasts for at least 5 hours with light snacking and drinking through a straw. Throughout wear, they remain comfortable on my lips the entire time. I don’t feel that these lipsticks dry my lips out like many other lipsticks that I’ve tried.

Overall, the NARS Audacious lipsticks are wonderful! They really did a great job with formulating this line and giving such a wide range of colors. As far as saying whether or not they are worth the $32 price tag, I would say that depends. If you want to treat yourself to a luxurious lip product and you have the money, definitely try at least one of these out! Also, if you find a color that you love and will wear a lot, get it.

All 40 shades are available on the NARS website for $32 each. Also, if you use my link during the month of October and put in the promo code, OCTBONUS, you will get a complimentary sample of their Cleansing Water.

Have you tried the new NARS Audacious Lipsticks? What did you think?


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