NARS Apoline, Kate, Mona Audacious Lipsticks Reviews, Photos, Swatches

NARS Apoline Audacious Lipstick
NARS Apoline Audacious Lipstick

NARS Apoline Audacious Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a muted, medium pink with warm, rosy undertones and a satin sheen. It had good pigmentation that covered the lips evenly, while the texture was creamy, easy to apply, and comfortable to wear. I noticed some of the color pulled into lip lines just slightly after three hours of wear, while the shade lasted closer to five hours in total. The formula was a smidgen hydrating while worn. Sephora Oui (03) (P, $8.00) is warmer (95% similar). Pat McGrath Femmebot (P, $38.00)(95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Indian Rose (P, $54.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Smashbox Primrose (P, $21.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). NYX Whipped Caviar (P, $6.00) is cooler, less glossy (90% similar). Estee Lauder Inescapable (P, $32.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). LORAC Belle-ieve (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever C106 (P, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Shy (P, $15.00) is cooler (90% similar). Tarte Flashy (LE, $24.00) is warmer, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Faux (P, $18.50) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Too Faced Pout About It (P, $22.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Cle de Peau Dusk (238) (P, $35.00) is more shimmery, lighter, less glossy (85% similar). Urban Decay Naked (P, $18.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Hideaway (P, $18.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Givenchy Rose d'Exception (206) (LE, $36.00) is lighter (90% similar). Smashbox Audition (P, $21.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Bite Beauty Fig (P, $26.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). NARS Anita (P, $34.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Bite Beauty Sorbet (P, $26.00) is lighter (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

NARS Kate Audacious Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a slightly muted, medium purple with warm, pink undertones and a creamy, lightly glossy finish. The color payoff was intense–totally opaque in one pass–and went on evenly. The consistency was smooth, creamy, and never tugged on the lips as I applied it. This shade lasted for over six hours, left a fuchsia-tinted stain behind, and was neither drying nor hydrating. MAC Strong Woman (LE, $18.50) is less glossy (95% similar). Colour Pop Zipper (P, $6.50) is less glossy (95% similar). Kat Von D LUV (P, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Dose of Colors Dark Secret (P, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Vintage (P, $20.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Urban Decay Speedball (P, $18.00) is darker, glossier (95% similar). Colour Pop Leather (P, $5.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Colour Pop Bijou (LE, $6.50) is lighter, less glossy (85% similar). Maybelline Vibrant Violet (P, $7.99) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Bite Beauty Aquarius (LE, $26.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Heroine (P, $18.50) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Urban Decay Cloud9 (LE, $18.00) is cooler (85% similar). MAC Stylist's Tip (LE, $18.50) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Notorious (P, $18.00) is lighter (85% similar). NARS Kirat (P, $34.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

NARS Mona Audacious Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a medium-dark brick red with warm undertones and a creamy finish. The texture was smooth, lightly creamy, and sat well on the lips without emphasizing the texture of my lips. The pigmentation was completely opaque, as described, and the color applied evenly. On me, the color wore well for over six hours, left a slight stain behind, and was moderately hydrating while worn. Marc Jacobs Beauty Miss Scarlet (208) (P, $30.00) is cooler (95% similar). Urban Decay Hex (P, $18.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Maybelline Smoking Red (P, $7.49) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). YSL Black Red (71) (LE, $36.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Estee Lauder Desirous (P, $30.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Maybelline Burgundy Blush (P, $7.99) is less glossy (90% similar). Smashbox Brick Trick (P, $24.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Colour Pop Cashing Out (P, $6.50) is darker, cooler, less glossy (85% similar). MAC Diva (P, $18.50) is cooler (90% similar). Maybelline Divine Wine (P, $7.99) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). NARS Josephine (LE, $34.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Guerlain #23 (P, $32.00) is cooler (85% similar). Bite Beauty Liquorice (P, $24.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). NARS Charlotte (P, $34.00) is brighter, cooler (90% similar). Sephora Malt Shake (29) (P, $8.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). NARS Bette (P, $34.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Shiseido Curious Cassis (RD620) (P, $28.00) is cooler, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Hearts Aflame (LE, $18.50) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Nikita (Right) (LE, ) is cooler (85% similar). NARS Shirley (P, $34.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA OVERVIEW | NARS Audacious Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.14 oz.) is supposed to be a richly pigmented, creamy, hydrating, and long-wearing formula. In my experience, the formula is typically opaque in a single stroke, lightweight, moderately to very creamy with four to six hour wear. It feels lightly hydrating to mostly non-drying overall. There is no noticeable scent or taste, and they are very comfortable to wear.

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NARS Apoline Audacious Lipstick
NARS Apoline Audacious Lipstick

NARS Apoline Audacious Lipstick
NARS Apoline Audacious Lipstick

NARS Apoline Audacious Lipstick
NARS Apoline Audacious Lipstick

NARS Apoline Audacious Lipstick
NARS Apoline Audacious Lipstick

NARS Apoline Audacious Lipstick
NARS Apoline Audacious Lipstick

NARS Apoline Audacious Lipstick
NARS Apoline Audacious Lipstick

NARS Kate Audacious Lipstick
NARS Kate Audacious Lipstick

NARS Kate Audacious Lipstick
NARS Kate Audacious Lipstick

NARS Kate Audacious Lipstick
NARS Kate Audacious Lipstick

NARS Kate Audacious Lipstick
NARS Kate Audacious Lipstick

NARS Kate Audacious Lipstick
NARS Kate Audacious Lipstick

NARS Kate Audacious Lipstick
NARS Kate Audacious Lipstick

NARS Mona Audacious Lipstick
NARS Mona Audacious Lipstick

NARS Mona Audacious Lipstick
NARS Mona Audacious Lipstick

NARS Mona Audacious Lipstick
NARS Mona Audacious Lipstick

NARS Mona Audacious Lipstick
NARS Mona Audacious Lipstick

NARS Mona Audacious Lipstick
NARS Mona Audacious Lipstick

NARS Mona Audacious Lipstick
NARS Mona Audacious Lipstick