NARS Holiday 2017 Audacious Lipstick Coffret Trio Review, Photos, Swatches

01/04

NARS Holiday 2017 Audacious Lipstick Coffret
NARS Holiday 2017 Audacious Lipstick Coffret
NARS Holiday 2017 Audacious Lipstick Coffret
NARS Holiday 2017 Audacious Lipstick Coffret
NARS Holiday 2017 Audacious Lipstick Coffret
NARS Holiday 2017 Audacious Lipstick Coffret
NARS Holiday 2017 Audacious Lipstick Coffret
NARS Holiday 2017 Audacious Lipstick Coffret
NARS Holiday 2017 Audacious Lipstick Coffret
NARS Holiday 2017 Audacious Lipstick Coffret
NARS Holiday 2017 Audacious Lipstick Coffret
NARS Holiday 2017 Audacious Lipstick Coffret

Holiday 2017

NARS Holiday 2017 Audacious Lipstick Coffret ($79.00 for 0.42 oz.) includes three, full-sized Audacious Lipsticks in a keepsake box. The box was actually a lot nicer than anticipated–it had enough heft, included a mirror when opened, and would work well for storing any small bits and bobs (I’m using mine for some earrings). All three lipsticks were consistent with the Audacious formula: pigmented, creamy, and long-wearing. This set is a great deal if you’ve been looking for these shades as to buy them separately would cost $102 (instead of $79!).

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01/06

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 Dominique Audacious Lipstick
NARS Dominique Audacious Lipstick
NARS Dominique Audacious Lipstick
NARS Dominique Audacious Lipstick
NARS Dominique Audacious Lipstick
NARS Dominique Audacious Lipstick

Dominique

Dominique is a muted, medium purple with subtle, warm undertones and a cream finish. The color coverage was opaque in one layer, while the consistency was smooth, creamy without being too slippery, and easy to maneuver across the lips as it never dragged. It wore well for five hours and was lightly moisturizing while worn.

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.

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01/06

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 Vivien Audacious Lipstick
NARS Vivien Audacious Lipstick
NARS Vivien Audacious Lipstick
NARS Vivien Audacious Lipstick
NARS Vivien Audacious Lipstick
NARS Vivien Audacious Lipstick

Vivien

Vivien is a medium, rosy plum with subtle, cool undertones and a cream finish. The lipstick had excellent color payoff in a single pass, which covered the lips evenly and smoothly. It was creamy without being too slippery, thick enough to keep out of my lip lines but never felt heavy on, and felt comfortable to wear. This hue stayed on well for six hours and was lightly hydrating.

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.

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01/06

NARS Carmen Audacious Lipstick
NARS Carmen Audacious Lipstick
NARS Carmen Audacious Lipstick
NARS Carmen Audacious Lipstick
NARS Carmen Audacious Lipstick
NARS Carmen Audacious Lipstick
NARS Carmen Audacious Lipstick
NARS Carmen Audacious Lipstick
NARS Carmen Audacious Lipstick
NARS Carmen Audacious Lipstick
NARS Carmen Audacious Lipstick
NARS Carmen Audacious Lipstick
NARS Carmen Audacious Lipstick
NARS Carmen Audacious Lipstick
NARS Carmen Audacious Lipstick
NARS Carmen Audacious Lipstick
NARS Carmen Audacious Lipstick
NARS Carmen Audacious Lipstick

Carmen

Carmen is a vibrant, medium red with neutral-to-cool undertones and a cream finish. It had intense pigmentation that drenched the lips with opaque coverage in a single stroke. The lipstick was creamy, smooth, and comfortable to apply and to wear, but it was a smidgen too slippery initially so it wasn’t as controllable as would be ideal. This shade lasted for over six 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

RICINUS COMMUNIS (CASTOR) SEED OIL • BIS-DIGLYCERYL POLYACYLADIPATE-2 • ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATE • ISONONYL ISONONANOATE • EUPHORBIA CERIFERA (CANDELILLA) WAX/CANDELILLA CERA/CIRE DE CANDELILLA • OZOKERITE • HYDROGENATED POLYCYCLOPENTADIENE • BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER • MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX/CERA MICROCRISTALLINA/CIRE MICROCRISTALLINE • CETEARYL ALCOHOL • ISOPROPYL MYRISTATE • CETEARETH-20 • SILICA • CETEARYL ETHYLHEXANOATE • POLYETHYLENE • COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX/CERA CARNAUBA/CIRE DE CARNAUBA • ISOPROPYL TITANIUM TRIISOSTEARATE • CAPRYLYL GLYCOL • STEARALKONIUM HECTORITE • PHENOXYETHANOL • COPRINUS COMATUS (MUSHROOM) EXTRACT • POLYHYDROXYSTEARIC ACID • LECITHIN • CALOPHYLLUM INOPHYLLUM SEED OIL • SIMETHICONE • TOCOPHERYL ACETATE • SORBITAN ISOSTEARATE • HEXYLENE GLYCOL • DEXTRIN • WATER/AQUA/EAU • PROPYLENE CARBONATE • HYDROGENATED PHOSPHATIDYLCHOLINE • LYSOLECITHIN • PORTULACA PILOSA EXTRACT • TOCOPHEROL • SUCROSE COCOATE • ASCORBYL PALMITATE • PALMITOYL TRIPEPTIDE-38 • DISODIUM EDTA • [+/- (MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR): MICA • TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891) • IRON OXIDES (CI 77491) • IRON OXIDES (CI 77492) • IRON OXIDES (CI 77499) • BLUE 1 LAKE (CI 42090) • RED 28 (CI 45410) • RED 33 LAKE (CI 17200) • RED 6 LAKE (CI 15850) • RED 7 LAKE (CI 15850) • YELLOW 5 LAKE (CI 19140) • YELLOW 6 LAKE (CI 15985)] •

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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Translucent Powder
  • CoverFX Golden Peach Highlighter
On eyes:
  • NARS Wanted NARSissist Eyeshadow Palette
  • Urban Decay Mars 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil

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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All three are so gorgeous! Just wondering, how does the creaminess of NARS Audacious lipsticks in general compare with MAC Cremesheens, which tend to bleed into lines outside my lip?

It’s really nice that the colors chosen are not part of the regular Sephora Audacious lineup. These may not be my preferred colors, but all are within the zone. What a great formula. Quite a good value. Could be a good choice for the 20 that we expect from S, later. That would basically put f/s Audacious at 20$. Decent. This may not appeal to people who do not use a wide color variety, though. As usual, I appreciate the deselection of corals and warm pinks…though that could have sold better for S and N. Def on my later list.

Great rating lipsticks, but I think by putting in the mauve shade has made the coffet less appealiing as many would not use that colour. The other two shades are lovely.

This is a really gorgeous set. I feel like I need to refrain from buying anything that contains a red lipstick from now on though, haha. I feel like other makeup lovers must also be drowning in reds.

Hmm, $25 off of 79 sounds pretty awesome for 3 shades this deliciously gorgeous! I was actually planning on getting 1 or 2 Pat McGrath Lipsticks, but now that I’ve seen this? I’m less situated in my plans!

Wow Christine! They all look beautiful but Vivien is gorgeous. A definite buy for me. It looks so beautiful on you! I hope you wear this one for a Holiday event 😊✨

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