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NARS Humoresque Audacious Lipstick Coffret Review, Photos, Swatches

NARS Humoresque Audacious Lipstick Coffret
NARS Humoresque Audacious Lipstick Coffret

NARS Humoresque Audacious Lipstick Coffret ($160.00 for 0.70 oz.) includes five full-sized Audacious Lipsticks held in a hefty, mirrored case with a velvet-lined interior (that has indentations where the lipsticks fit) that can be removed to just use the case in its full capacity. All five lipstick shades are part of the permanent range. Audacious Lipsticks retail for $32 each (or $160.00 for five), so this set is only “worth it” if you’re looking for the packaging, but otherwise, you might as well pick your personal five favorite shades. The quality of all five seemed exactly the same as the full-sized versions, which is quite high–soft, smooth, creamy consistencies with good pigmentation, comfortable wear and moderate wear-time. I don’t personally find it to be a very hydrating formula, but it isn’t drying either. You can see my round-up on the Audacious Lipstick formula here. I’ve swatched and re-tested the five shades as they were included in this set.

Raquel is described as a “pink beige.” It’s a light-medium, pinky-peach with warm undertones and a creamy, natural finish. It had very nearly opaque color coverage, but it is one of the creamier, more slippery shades in the range, so it doesn’t apply as well as the majority of the range does as a result. It doesn’t apply badly, it just shows lines more readily and is harder to keep looking even. It lasted for almost four hours on me and was lightly moisturizing. Bobbi Brown Pink Sand (P, $37.00) is lighter, glossier (95% similar). bareMinerals Dream Big (LE, $20.00) is darker (95% similar). Bite Beauty Amaretto (P, $24.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Chanel Adrienne (402) (P, $37.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Enchanted One (LE, $19.50) is less glossy (90% similar). Estee Lauder Insatiable Ivory (P, $32.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Erogenous (P, $54.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Sweet & Sour (P, $19.50) is warmer, less glossy (90% similar). Chanel Catherine (410) (P, $37.00) is darker, more muted, less pigmented (90% similar). NARS Descanso (LE, $25.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC French Twist (LE, $19.50) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Too Faced Sugar Daddy (DC, $22.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (95% similar). Bite Beauty Leche (P, $24.00) is darker, less glossy (85% similar). KKW Beauty Classic K (LE, $20.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). MAC Pure Vanity (LE, $19.50) is darker, more muted (90% similar). MAC The Naturalist (LE, $19.50) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC She's a Peach (LE, $19.50) is warmer, less glossy (85% similar). Colour Pop Peppermint (LE, $6.00) is darker (90% similar). NARS Barbara (P, $34.00) is darker (85% similar). Guerlain Galiane (15) (DC, $58.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Juliette is described as a “pink coral.” It’s a bright, pink-coral with a satin finish. The consistency was light-medium in weight, creamy, and glided on easily. The color lasted for four and a half hours and was comfortable to wear. MAC Tropic Tonic (P, $19.50) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Wired (P, $18.00) is darker, glossier (95% similar). Make Up For Ever C303 (P, $22.00) is lighter (95% similar). Makeup Geek Smarty Pants (P, $12.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Style Surge (P, $25.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Charles (P, $36.00) is cooler (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Pink Nectar (P, $28.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Buxom Two-Timer (DC, $21.00) is more muted, glossier (90% similar). Dior Ultra Lively (450) (P, $37.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Retro Coral (P, $37.00) is more muted, glossier (90% similar). Givenchy Croisiere Coral (310) (LE, $36.00) is warmer (90% similar). Gucci Beauty Fever (P, $39.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty Gingersnap (P, $26.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Smashbox Pinch Me (P, $21.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Colour Pop Come Up (P, $7.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Jacquard (P, $7.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Coral Fire (DC, $22.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Misbehaved (49) (P, $54.00) is lighter, more muted (90% similar). Colour Pop Chella (LE, $6.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Vegas Volt (P, $19.50) is cooler, glossier (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Anna is described as a “smokey rose.” It’s a subdued, medium-dark pinky-plum with subtle, cool undertones and a satin sheen. It had mostly opaque color payoff that went on smoothly without tugging. The consistency seemed a little better in this particular version than my full-sized, as it was creamier and less dry. It was neither drying nor hydrating over the four hours it wore for. Pat McGrath Soft Core (P, $40.00) is warmer (95% similar). Milani I Am Fabulous (P, $6.99) is less glossy (90% similar). NYX Whipped Caviar (P, $6.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Bite Beauty Pastille (P, $24.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Colour Pop Prince Charming (LE, ) is lighter, cooler, less glossy (85% similar). Urban Decay Backtalk (P, $18.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC You Wouldn't Get It (P, $19.50) is cooler (85% similar). Buxom Centerfold (DC, $21.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Magick (DC, $21.00) is warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Backtalk (DC, $22.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Urban Decay Backtalk (P, $18.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Tarte Cabana Boy (P, $22.00) is darker, brighter, glossier (90% similar). Chanel Rendez-vous (87) (P, $37.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Smashbox Mauve (P, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Hot Gossip (P, $19.50) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). NARS Roman Holiday (P, $27.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). Tarte Fomo (P, $20.00) is darker, brighter (85% similar). Anastasia Buff (P, $18.00) is darker, less glossy (85% similar). Urban Decay Criminal (P, $18.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop After Shock (P, $6.00) is darker, brighter (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Fanny is described as a “rich berry.” It’s a medium-dark, pinky-berry with cool undertones and a soft shine. It had semi-opaque color coverage that went on evenly and smoothly. It lasted for almost six hours on me and was neither drying nor hydrating over time. NARS Janet (P, $34.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (95% similar). Smashbox Inspiration (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, cooler (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Seduce Me (128) (DC, $30.00) is brighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Sheer Shame (P, $18.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Tarte Twerk (P, $20.00) is darker, cooler, less glossy (90% similar). Givenchy Framboise Velours (315) (P, $36.00) is more muted, warmer (90% similar). NARS Full Time Females (P, $26.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop I Heart This (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Xavier (DC, $36.00) is more shimmery, darker, brighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Headliner (608) (P, $28.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Velvet Violet (16) (P, $54.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Ultramarine Pink (LE, $30.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Maleficent (LE, $8.00) is more muted, cooler (85% similar). Tarte Popsicle (P, $21.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Too Faced Melted Berry (P, $21.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Stellar Beauty Wicked Aura 01 (P, $22.00) is darker (85% similar). NARS Damned (P, $27.00) is darker, more muted, less glossy (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Violet Fatale (P, $54.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (85% similar). NARS Give It Up (P, $26.00) is lighter, cooler, less glossy (85% similar). MAC Splurge (LE, $25.00) is lighter, more muted, less pigmented (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Charlotte is described as an “oxblood burgundy.” It’s a dark, reddish-brown with warm undertones and a light shine. It had mostly opaque pigmentation that covered well without looking streaky. The texture had some slip but was less heavy compared to other shades (but it was also not as pigmented). This version was more pigmented and appeared a bit darker as a result on. It wore well for five and a half hours and was slightly hydrating. Colour Pop Tiana (LE, $7.00) is cooler, glossier (95% similar). Bite Beauty Liquorice (P, $24.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Dreaming of You (LE, $19.50) is cooler, less glossy (90% similar). NARS Eva (LE, $34.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Hex (P, $18.00) is warmer (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Crimson (P, $37.00) is glossier (90% similar). Bite Beauty Mistletoe (LE, $26.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Pat McGrath 35MM (P, $40.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Your Majesty (P, $37.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Nikita (Right) (LE, )(90% similar). Guerlain #23 (P, $33.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). NARS Josephine (LE, $34.00) is glossier (95% similar). Bite Beauty #001 (Reformulation) (LE, $36.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Red Berry (P, $37.00) is cooler (90% similar). Bite Beauty Black Cherry (LE, $24.00) is warmer (90% similar). Smashbox Brick Trick (P, $24.00) is glossier (90% similar). NARS Shirley (P, $34.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (90% similar). Sephora Goddess (30) (P, $13.00) is darker, cooler, glossier (85% similar). Maybelline Divine Wine (P, $7.99) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC La Femme (P, $19.00) is more shimmery, cooler, glossier (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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NARS Humoresque Audacious Lipstick Coffret
NARS Humoresque Audacious Lipstick Coffret

NARS Humoresque Audacious Lipstick Coffret
NARS Humoresque Audacious Lipstick Coffret

NARS Humoresque Audacious Lipstick Coffret
NARS Humoresque Audacious Lipstick Coffret

NARS Humoresque Audacious Lipstick Coffret
NARS Humoresque Audacious Lipstick Coffret

NARS Humoresque Audacious Lipstick Coffret
NARS Humoresque Audacious Lipstick Coffret

NARS Humoresque Audacious Lipstick Coffret
NARS Humoresque Audacious Lipstick Coffret

NARS Raquel Audacious Lipstick
NARS Raquel Audacious Lipstick

NARS Raquel Audacious Lipstick
NARS Raquel Audacious Lipstick

NARS Raquel Audacious Lipstick
NARS Raquel Audacious Lipstick

NARS Raquel Audacious Lipstick
NARS Raquel Audacious Lipstick

NARS Raquel Audacious Lipstick
NARS Raquel Audacious Lipstick

NARS Raquel Audacious Lipstick
NARS Raquel Audacious Lipstick

NARS Juliette Audacious Lipstick
NARS Juliette Audacious Lipstick

NARS Juliette Audacious Lipstick
NARS Juliette Audacious Lipstick

NARS Juliette Audacious Lipstick
NARS Juliette Audacious Lipstick

NARS Juliette Audacious Lipstick
NARS Juliette Audacious Lipstick

NARS Juliette Audacious Lipstick
NARS Juliette Audacious Lipstick

NARS Juliette Audacious Lipstick
NARS Juliette Audacious Lipstick

NARS Anna Audacious Lipstick
NARS Anna Audacious Lipstick

NARS Anna Audacious Lipstick
NARS Anna Audacious Lipstick

NARS Anna Audacious Lipstick
NARS Anna Audacious Lipstick

NARS Anna Audacious Lipstick
NARS Anna Audacious Lipstick

NARS Anna Audacious Lipstick
NARS Anna Audacious Lipstick

NARS Anna Audacious Lipstick
NARS Anna Audacious Lipstick

NARS Fanny Audacious Lipstick
NARS Fanny Audacious Lipstick

NARS Fanny Audacious Lipstick
NARS Fanny Audacious Lipstick

NARS Fanny Audacious Lipstick
NARS Fanny Audacious Lipstick

NARS Fanny Audacious Lipstick
NARS Fanny Audacious Lipstick

NARS Fanny Audacious Lipstick
NARS Fanny Audacious Lipstick

NARS Fanny Audacious Lipstick
NARS Fanny Audacious Lipstick

NARS Charlotte Audacious Lipstick
NARS Charlotte Audacious Lipstick

NARS Charlotte Audacious Lipstick
NARS Charlotte Audacious Lipstick

NARS Charlotte Audacious Lipstick
NARS Charlotte Audacious Lipstick

NARS Charlotte Audacious Lipstick
NARS Charlotte Audacious Lipstick

NARS Charlotte Audacious Lipstick
NARS Charlotte Audacious Lipstick

NARS Charlotte Audacious Lipstick
NARS Charlotte Audacious Lipstick

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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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I would be willing to pay the same price per ounce for this if they made new shades. I get that the original release was very extensive, but I think it’d be nice to roll out some LE shades if they’re going to make the set the same price as the singles.

I was quite confused by this when it was first posted. I thought for sure, I had done the math wrong. Glad to know I haven’t forgot 3rd grade math. I wonder if he made this just to trick the clueless males out there looking for a gift. I’m not sure. The case is cool and I guess if you afford it all at once, it would reasonable for that person. I have all but Juliette and Raquel already. So, it’s an easy pass for me.

Christine I was on Nars.com trying to order this and they have it priced at $200.00 which is ridiculous in my opinion.So I sent them an email asking if it was a mistake and I have gotten no response.

I like the last 3 colors (out of 5) , but the savings isn’t much for buying this kit, and I don’t care that much for the creepy picture on the cover. Would rather buy my own colors

Part of me wishes NARS knocked off a few bucks to make this a nice holiday value but it’s still a pretty nice set. I just love those Audacious lipsticks!

I like every single shade. I won’t be getting this, though. I can’t afford to blow that much on lipstick at once at the moment. It’s nice NARS didn’t raise the price on the set for the special packaging.

For me, this would be an expensive expenditure due to my dupe-fest going on here! Dupes for Charlotte and Fanny obviously, but a hidden and up till now, unknown dupe for Anna that has been in my stash for YEARS: Nyx Matte Lipstick in Natural looks dead-on like Anna. I pull that one out every late autumn through winter when I want a plummy-pinky lip!
I really wish Raquel looked good on me, though, because that one is so dang pretty! On me, it’s nearly concealer lips…

It nice that they are giving you something more to this set for basically paying the same price for 5 but i rather get a group discount with all 5 shades that cool (but realitly inexpensive to product) box.

That said it make me want to pick up the 3 lightest shades. lol

I have yet to see a lip swatch where the color doesn’t look good on you! There isn’t a single one on your entire website!! Not only can you pull off every single one, they’re all beautiful on you!

You would have to love all five lipsticks for this to be worthwhile. It would be great if you could pick the lipsticks you liked to go into the coffret. Personally, the only one I liked was Charlotte. It looks fabulous on you Christine.

This makes no sense to me to have 5 shades in here that you could buy on your own and you don’t get any deal with this. I can’t imagine there are a ton of women who would pick these exact shades for themselves. It just seems a little greedy to me to not even have a little but of savings with this set. MARS has just been a turn off for me lately.

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