NARS Dominique, Silvia, Vivien, Sandra, Ingrid Audacious Lipsticks Reviews, Photos, Swatches

NARS Audacious Lipstick -- Dominique, Silvia, Vivien, Ingrid
NARS Audacious Lipstick — Dominique, Silvia, Vivien, Ingrid

Here are other five shades that are exclusive to Barneys of NARS Audacious Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.14 oz.), which are also available online at narscosmetics.com. These also launched early, so you can purchase them online now. Of these five, there is one that is much less impressive compared to all the other shades I’ve reviewed up until now, but so far, the formula has been fairly consistent and high quality. The formula has a light creaminess, which allows it to go on smoothly and evenly without tugging on the lips, but it’s not too thick or too thin, so it is forgiving in its application as well. I’ve been getting longer-than-average wear with these, but I wish they were actually hydrating–they’re either neither drying nor hydrating or a bit drying. It seems like if they start wearing beyond six hours, they can feel drying. They’re scent- and taste-free.

Dominique Audacious Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.14 oz.) is described as a “pink lilac.” It’s a muted, medium-dark purple with subtle pink tones and a satin finish. It had full color coverage in one pass, and the color applied evenly and smoothly without settling into lip lines. It wore well for four and a half hours on me and was neither drying nor hydrating. MAC Seasoned Plum (LE, $18.00) is darker. MAC Nocturnal Instincts (LE, $16.00) is more matte, lighter. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Silvia Audacious Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.14 oz.) is described as a “radiant orchid.” It’s a brightened, medium-dark fuchsia magenta with cool undertones and a satin sheen. It had intense color payoff that glided on easily and evenly. The color wore well for six and a half hours and left a stain behind. It was a smidgen on the drying side for me. NARS Angela (P, $32.00) is lighter. NARS Michiyo (P, $32.00) is pinker. NARS Full Frontal (LE, $26.00) is lighter, brighter. Maybelline Brazen Berry (P, $7.49) is similar. MAC Night Blooming (LE, $16.00) is brighter. Buxom Swinger (P, $21.00) is brighter. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Vivien Audacious Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.14 oz.) is described as a “red plum.” It’s a medium-dark, plummy berry with neutral-to-cool undertones and a satin finish. It had fully opaque pigmentation after one layer. It had a slightly less emollient consistency compared to the average shade in this formula, but it was still comfortable to wear during the six hours it lasted. It was neither drying nor hydrating. Marc Jacobs Beauty Cabaret (146) (LE, $30.00) is slightly darker. YSL Forbidden Burgundy (12) (P, $34.00) is brighter. Givenchy Violine Precieux (312) (LE, $36.00) is slightly warmer. Illamasqua Shard (P, $24.00) is darker, more matte. NARS Afghan Red (P, $26.00) is slightly cooler-toned. MAC Red Dwarf (LE, $18.00) is similar. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Sandra Audacious Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.14 oz.) is described as a “rosewood.” It’s a medium-dark, red-brown with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had rich, full color coverage in one stroke that applied evenly. The texture was slightly drier compared to others, though it wasn’t dry–it didn’t tug or anything like that. It wore well for six hours and left a stain behind, but it was a bit drying towards the end. NARS Jeanne (P, $32.00) is darker. NARS Olivia (P, $32.00) is lighter. Estee Lauder Emotional (140) (P, $30.00) is redder, brighter. MAC Studded Kiss (LE, $16.00) is darker, more matte. Guerlain Gisela (LE, $51.00) is shimmery. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Starling (P, $18.00) is warmer. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Ingrid Audacious Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.14 oz.) is described as a “merlot.” It’s a deep, dark burgundy-red with warm undertones and a glossy shine. The formula had a lot more slip with this shade, and it showed in both the color payoff–which was semi-opaque–and the wear, where it feathered slightly outside the natural lip line and lasted five and a half hours. It also pulled a bit into lip lines as it wore away. NARS Bette (P, $32.00)is warmer, lighter. MAC Lingering Kiss (LE, $16.00) is more matte. Maybelline Espresso Exposed (955) (P, $7.49) is lighter. MAC Talk That Talk (LE, $16.00) is cooler-toned, more matte. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Anita (P, $18.00) is darker, browner. Urban Decay Shame (P, $22.00) is a bit lighter. MAC Endless Drama (P, $18.00) is similar. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Black Dahlia (P, $18.00) is cooler-toned. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!

See more photos & swatches!

NARS Dominique Audacious Lipstick
NARS Dominique Audacious Lipstick

NARS Dominique Audacious Lipstick
NARS Dominique Audacious Lipstick

NARS Dominique Audacious Lipstick
NARS Dominique Audacious Lipstick

NARS Dominique Audacious Lipstick
NARS Dominique Audacious Lipstick

NARS Dominique Audacious Lipstick
NARS Dominique Audacious Lipstick

NARS Dominique Audacious Lipstick
NARS Dominique Audacious Lipstick

NARS Silvia Audacious Lipstick
NARS Silvia Audacious Lipstick

NARS Silvia Audacious Lipstick
NARS Silvia Audacious Lipstick

NARS Silvia Audacious Lipstick
NARS Silvia Audacious Lipstick

NARS Silvia Audacious Lipstick
NARS Silvia Audacious Lipstick

NARS Silvia Audacious Lipstick
NARS Silvia Audacious Lipstick

NARS Silvia Audacious Lipstick
NARS Silvia Audacious Lipstick

NARS Vivien Audacious Lipstick
NARS Vivien Audacious Lipstick

NARS Vivien Audacious Lipstick
NARS Vivien Audacious Lipstick

NARS Vivien Audacious Lipstick
NARS Vivien Audacious Lipstick

NARS Vivien Audacious Lipstick
NARS Vivien Audacious Lipstick

NARS Vivien Audacious Lipstick
NARS Vivien Audacious Lipstick

NARS Vivien Audacious Lipstick
NARS Vivien Audacious Lipstick

NARS Sandra Audacious Lipstick
NARS Sandra Audacious Lipstick

NARS Sandra Audacious Lipstick
NARS Sandra Audacious Lipstick

NARS Sandra Audacious Lipstick
NARS Sandra Audacious Lipstick

NARS Sandra Audacious Lipstick
NARS Sandra Audacious Lipstick

NARS Sandra Audacious Lipstick
NARS Sandra Audacious Lipstick

NARS Sandra Audacious Lipstick
NARS Sandra Audacious Lipstick

NARS Ingrid Audacious Lipstick
NARS Ingrid Audacious Lipstick

NARS Ingrid Audacious Lipstick
NARS Ingrid Audacious Lipstick

NARS Ingrid Audacious Lipstick
NARS Ingrid Audacious Lipstick

NARS Ingrid Audacious Lipstick
NARS Ingrid Audacious Lipstick

NARS Ingrid Audacious Lipstick
NARS Ingrid Audacious Lipstick

NARS Ingrid Audacious Lipstick
NARS Ingrid Audacious Lipstick

Where to Buy

Current Sales & Deals

  • Neiman MarcusFree shipping + free returns every day, ends 12/31. 15% off your first order when you sign up to receive Neiman Marcus emails, exclusions apply, ends 8/30.
  • NordstromExtra 25% off clearance (shop markdowns), ends 7/19. Current gifts with purchases viewable here, ends 12/31.
  • SephoraReceive a free Isle of Paradise Green Self Tanning Drops with any $25 merchandise purchase. Use code ISLEGLOW. Online only, exclusions apply, ends 7/15.
When you purchase through our links above, you help support Temptalia. Thank You!
We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!

Makeup Look

On face:
  • Giorgio Armani Maestro Foundation
  • Urban Decay Naked Loose Finishing Powder
  • MAC Sculpt Sculpting Powder
  • Tom Ford Love Lust Blush
  • Chanel Dentelle Precieuse Illuminating Powder
On eyes:
  • Urban Decay Roach Eyeliner

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.

Compare Any Two Swatches

Curious how two shades compare to each other? Type in the shades below to get instant side-by-side swatches!

We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!

120 Comments

Comments that do not adhere to our comment policy may be removed. Discussion and debate are highly encouraged but we expect community members to participate respectfully. Please keep discussion on-topic, and if you have general feedback, a product review request, an off-topic question, or need technical support, please contact us!

Please help us streamline the comments' section and be more efficient: double-check the post above for more basic information like pricing, availability, and so on to make sure your question wasn't answered already. Comments alerting us to typos or small errors in the post are appreciated (!) but will typically be removed after errors are fixed (unless a response is needed).

We appreciate enthusiasm for new releases but ask readers to please hold questions regarding if/when a review will be posted as we can't commit to or guarantee product reviews. We don't want to set expectations and then disappoint readers as even products that are swatched don't always end up being reviewed due to time constraints and changes in priorities! Thank you for understanding!

Comments on this post are closed.
We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!

Silvia and Dominique are gorgeous! 😀 Even if Dominique has a slight greyness to it – i think that might be what I like about it!

Also: <3 Vivien!!! i am totally obsessed with MJ Cabaret. It's nice to see a dupe I might be able to get/swatch here, LOL!

Wow, Dominique is so pretty on you but I think it would be way too purple on me!!! Now I’m glad I dropped that one out of my basket.
Your swatches/photos help so much! Thank you!

all the shades are stunning but the “Vivien” is the best , not too dark or too light perfect shade for my medium skin 🙂

Just as I thought – I MUST have Vivien! Hands down, no question – I need this lipstick even if I don’t get a single other one from this or any other company!

Yayy! The 2 shades I have been waiting for . Vivien and Dominique. I love the 2. I think I will go place an order now! Christine do you think Dominique will work on NC42 or will it tend to wash out. I hated Dodgy Girl on me. I sure hope it isnt similar and is a tad deep and not as bright!!!

The lorac new cream lipsticks has the color Free spirit which is also a dupe for Dominique nars. Lorac cream lipstick jetsetter is also close to nars silva. Rhianna mac RIRI boy is also a close purple..ppl forgot about too…as a Dominique dupe.

I would love Vivien, Sandra & Ingrid for fall but I’d settle just for Vivien. The swatches are gorgeous. Looks like a super smooth lippie

Yes, definitely! Probably together with a few other colors and a new bottle of Sheer Glow in Siberia. Thank you so much for taking the time to swatch everything. It’s super helpful, as I don’t have access to a store that carries NARS.

All of these shades are beautiful! I’ll probably go with Silvia, since I have a Vivien dupe. I’m sad to see Ingrid scoring lower, I was looking forward to that shade.

At $32 each, I want/need something absolutely unique, which is Dominique, and something that is just the *perfect* shade, which is Ingrid. I don’t have anything like Dominique, and while I have several along the lines of Ingrid, none are quite “right”, but Ingrid is just what I envisioned in my mind when it comes to this type of shade.

Oh I am so loving Dominique!! It’s such a beautiful and unique shade! Of course it’s purple too, I just love purples!!! I also like Vivien, although for the price I don’t think I would wear it often enough.. Thank you for the gorgeous reviews!

I like them all! I think for me though the winner from this bunch is Vivien. I like ingrid a lot but I think it might be too warm for me.

I know this is like the tenth time I’ve said it, but still lusting after Dominique. Even more now that I’ve seen it on your lips! I think Dominique is one of shades only available in the NARS boutiques or NARS online (in other words not Sephora/Department Stores etc)?

Rats! I ordered Jeanne for a dark red brown and Sandra looks like it would be a better pick. Is Jeanne cooler than Sandra? I wanted a deeper red brown.

I have a Nars boutique close by, so yesterday, I picked up Vanessa and Charlotte. I’m obsessed with them!!!

I almost picked Janet, but I found it very similar to Funny Face, which I love. Vivien was also on my list but I do have Afghan Red and Marc Jacobs Beauty Cabaret.

I think I’m going to go with Liv next. I wonder if it was named after Liv Ullman or Liv Tyler.

Dominique, Sandra and Ingrid were on my short list! Do you know if these are going to be available at Sephora?

Yep definitely getting Vivien! It’s so gorgeous and I’m was surprised it was similar to MJ Cabaret which I really wanted but can’t get. Thanks Christine!

Oooooh. I’m loving how purple Dominique is — it looks really unique! And Ingrid, what a beautiful vampy shade *fans self*

You wear Ingrid and the other colors here so well! Also, your skin always looks great, but you’re looking especially glowy and flawless lately! 🙂

It’s surprising how many shades like Ingrid are problematic – I noticed that several of the permanent dupes also had lower ratings. The opacity wouldn’t be an issue for me, but the feathering makes it a no-go. I expect that issue with redder shades, but I expect to see it backed up by pigment for all the trouble I’m going through making it work. It’s a shame, though, because it is – OF COURSE! – the shade that caught my eye the most. I’d love to have a warm-toned companion to Guerlain Gigolo. I love Vixen and Dominique, too, but I own some of the dupes you have listed. (It also reminds me that I need to pull out MAC’s Red Dwarf more often! Such a pretty shade.)

On a side note, I’m a little surprised that some of them are drying. For $32, that’s a bit of a let down. Everything but the glossiest of lipsticks (read: Guerlain and UD) tend to mattify on my lips after a few hours, but most don’t get particularly drying. I’m still going to give some of these a look, but I’ll have to keep them in mind when I try them.

I really, really wish these were hydrating for me. I have read some reviews who have found it hydrating, but they’re just not for me.

hey Christine, sorry to ask. Is Domonique exclusive to Barney’s? Are these limited edition? Domonique is out of stock on NARS’ website, will it be restocked? If not, how can I order it from Barney’s if I don’t have one near me?

Dominique is a Barney’s exclusive, but it is available through NARS’ website. I imagine it should get restocked, since these are permanent! I think you can order online from Barney’s.

I really really want Dominique but from what I understand you can only get it through Nars.com or Barneys and they are both sold out. Does anyone know if those 2 places will be getting anymore?

We try to approve comments within 24 hours (and reply to them within 72 hours) but can sometimes get behind and appreciate your patience! 🙂 If you have general feedback, product review requests, off-topic questions, or need technical support, please contact us directly. Thank you for your patience!