Another Wes Week interlude: a quick look at the NARS Audacious Lipstick, of which I got two shades. (The other one pictured here, Janet, is my sister’s!) The ones I got, Dominique and Julie are Barneys exclusives (dunno what that means, as the shades are described as permanent in the range).
These new lipsticks are slightly more expensive than the regular NARS lipsticks ($32 compared to $26) but they also have a bit more product (0.14 oz. compared to 0.12 oz.), but I don’t think a lot of us actually compute when we buy makeup… Hehe. When I extended the bullet all the way, I was surprised to see how small the bullet was, so I’m a bit pleased to learn that it actually contains more than the standard NARS lipstick.
Compared to their old range, the Audacious Lipsticks are supposed to be “one-stroke, full-coverage creamy wear,” long-lasting, and nourishing to the lips. I found these claims to be mostly true, especially the ones concerning pigment.
Now, I can’t tell you why I got a “pink lilac” color (Dominique), but I did, so there’s that. The other shade I got, Julie, is described as a “nude pink,” which is a shade range I enjoy wearing as is. The texture and opacity are both SO GREAT that I don’t mind forking over more doll hairs for the rest of the range. As it happens, a lot of their colors seem repetitive (which can be more obvious when you launch a 40-shade collection all at once) or not nuanced enough… so I ended up with these two.
Dominique on my face… and I said I would never wear purple lipstick!
I don’t have a photo of Julie on m’self, but I have worn it out, and both shades are so comfortable on.
The packaging is sleek and beautiful, with a cap that magnetizes closed. NARS shook off their iconic rubber-matte packaging, probably because a lot of people—especially from humid countries—have lamented over them… as they turn to utter crap in hot, sticky weather.
I think you can tell what my verdict on this product is. I normally don’t like full-coverage lipsticks (unless it’s a matte!) since they seem to always be heavier on the lips, but these are pretty special. I kind of want to get a couple more shades, but thankfully these are permanent, so I have time to mull it over.
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FREAKING beautiful colors and it looks like a dream to apply 😀
Accuraaate, hehe. Thank you, Patty! x
I love Dominique on you! Especially with that eye makeup on!
Thank youuu! 😀 Eye makeup c/o one of the new CdP quads!
I want Dominique! I hope we have it in our local nars counter. But I know if I get one, I will end up wanting all of them. sigh
HAHAHA I know the feeling, but most of the shades honestly run together, so I don’t think we’ll end up getting all forty. (I hope!)
Dominique is the one I’ve been most excited about, even though I haven’t gotten it yet because I never shop I Barney’s. It looks gorgeous on you!
I only look at the cosmetics in Barneys 😀 Thank you!
Oooh so pretty! I definitely need Julie in my life!
Thank you, J!
Whoa. Dominique is extraordinary on you! I don’t think we got this shade in Taiwan, or if so, then it was an LE thing, so perhaps it’s permanent only at Barney’s?
I think they might be Barneys exclusives + NARS online 🙂
That purple lipstick looks AMAZING on you!
Thank you, Han!
I got a lot of shades in my wishlist. I’m going to get myself a couple this coming holiday season.
You definitely should! They are so pretty. 🙂
Dominique is so great on you! I got sort of paralyzed when confronted with the 40 shades, so I haven’t bought one yet, but I’m thinking of picking up a pink coral for spring.
Thank you! x AGH, I know what you mean. I gravitated towards the Barneys exclusives, I think, because there were way less shades. HAH.
You have to get one more to complete N A R S!
(It’s all part of the plaaaan, lol.)
That purple looks amazing on you! I bet a deeper purple would look even more incredibly…just sayin’ 🙂
HEE, thank you 😀 I’m warming up to it!
sigh i can’t wait to get my hands on these! dominique looks lovely on you 🙂
I think they might be out in Manila? I saw Rae/scatterbraintures has one, but she might have gotten them online. Thank you so much!
Such beautiful colors! I would love to get my hands on the purple one though! Sadly enough they don’t sell NARS here.. 😦
Aww, that sucks 😦 And strange!! I would think NARS would do well there.
Is Julie a MLBB shade?
Nope, for me, it’s quite too pale to be an MLBB!
I was almost going to buy Dominique, but here in Cebu they didn’t have testers yet, so I was afraid I’ll look dead in it, but it looked SOOOO pretty from the bullet! I ended up buying Vivien instead, AND I LOVE IT! I think my next one is going to be Anna. I can’t wait already. Best lipstick I have ever owned in my life (LOL).
Hahaha it’s so nice!! I hope you like it. 🙂 Rae (scatterbraintures) says it looks grey on her. I think I’m going to go for Ingrid or Liv!
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