NARS Bella & Delphine Audacious Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

01/09

NARS Bella Audacious Lipstick
NARS Bella Audacious Lipstick
NARS Bella Audacious Lipstick
NARS Bella Audacious Lipstick
NARS Bella Audacious Lipstick
NARS Bella Audacious Lipstick
NARS Bella Audacious Lipstick
NARS Bella Audacious Lipstick
NARS Bella Audacious Lipstick
NARS Bella Audacious Lipstick
NARS Bella Audacious Lipstick
NARS Bella Audacious Lipstick
NARS Bella Audacious Lipstick
NARS Bella Audacious Lipstick
NARS Bella Audacious Lipstick
NARS Bella Audacious Lipstick
NARS Bella Audacious Lipstick
NARS Bella Audacious Lipstick
NARS Bella Audacious Lipstick
NARS Bella Audacious Lipstick
NARS Bella Audacious Lipstick
NARS Bella Audacious Lipstick
NARS Bella Audacious Lipstick
NARS Bella Audacious Lipstick
NARS Bella Audacious Lipstick
NARS Bella Audacious Lipstick
NARS Bella Audacious Lipstick

Bella

NARS Bella Audacious Lipstick ($34.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a medium-dark peach with warm, orange undertones and a satin finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation in a single layer, which adhered evenly and smoothly across my lips. The texture was lightly creamy, denser but not thick or heavy to wear, and comfortable to apply as it did not tug or drag. This particular shade seemed to be a bit less forgiving of my lip lines compared to some of the shades in the Audacious range, though it didn’t actually pull into them. It wore well for five hours and was lightly hydrating over time.

Formula Overview

$34.00/0.14 oz. - $242.86 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "one-stroke, full-coverage" pigmentation with a "soft matte finish" that is "long-lasting" and "hydrating." The formula is best characterized by its texture: creamy, smooth, and slightly denser/thicker on (but not heavy) compared to the typical lipstick formula. Most of the shades are opaque, while "weak" shades are more semi-opaque. The majority of the colors I've tested have applied evenly and smoothly with good glide and feel comfortable on my lips. They tend to last between four and six hours and was lightly hydrating to non-drying. There was no noticeable scent or taste.

Browse all of our NARS Audacious Lipstick swatches.

Ingredients


01/09

NARS Delphine Audacious Lipstick
NARS Delphine Audacious Lipstick
NARS Delphine Audacious Lipstick
NARS Delphine Audacious Lipstick
NARS Delphine Audacious Lipstick
NARS Delphine Audacious Lipstick
NARS Delphine Audacious Lipstick
NARS Delphine Audacious Lipstick
NARS Delphine Audacious Lipstick
NARS Delphine Audacious Lipstick
NARS Delphine Audacious Lipstick
NARS Delphine Audacious Lipstick
NARS Delphine Audacious Lipstick
NARS Delphine Audacious Lipstick
NARS Delphine Audacious Lipstick
NARS Delphine Audacious Lipstick
NARS Delphine Audacious Lipstick
NARS Delphine Audacious Lipstick
NARS Delphine Audacious Lipstick
NARS Delphine Audacious Lipstick
NARS Delphine Audacious Lipstick
NARS Delphine Audacious Lipstick
NARS Delphine Audacious Lipstick
NARS Delphine Audacious Lipstick
NARS Delphine Audacious Lipstick
NARS Delphine Audacious Lipstick
NARS Delphine Audacious Lipstick

Delphine

NARS Delphine Audacious Lipstick ($34.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a medium-dark, muted red with subtle, warm undertones and a satin finish. It had rich color coverage that applied evenly in one fluid stroke. The consistency was creamy, lightweight but a bit thicker than the typical lipstick but never felt overly slippery when work. The highlight of the formula was that it didn’t emphasize my lip lines and smoothed out several of them instead. It stayed on nicely for six hours and was lightly moisturizing over time.

Formula Overview

$34.00/0.14 oz. - $242.86 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "one-stroke, full-coverage" pigmentation with a "soft matte finish" that is "long-lasting" and "hydrating." The formula is best characterized by its texture: creamy, smooth, and slightly denser/thicker on (but not heavy) compared to the typical lipstick formula. Most of the shades are opaque, while "weak" shades are more semi-opaque. The majority of the colors I've tested have applied evenly and smoothly with good glide and feel comfortable on my lips. They tend to last between four and six hours and was lightly hydrating to non-drying. There was no noticeable scent or taste.

Browse all of our NARS Audacious Lipstick swatches.

Ingredients

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NARS Audacious Lipstick $34.00/0.14 OZ.
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About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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Am I the only person alive who doesn’t like this formula? On me it always looks like I’m wearing the old Lime Crime, zinc oxide-y lipsticks, just in Grandma colors. But then in these photos they look perfectly lovely.

Delphine is the knockout RED! Wow, but I love this one! I’m not sure what it is, exactly, but it has that special something to it. ❤️

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