NARS Lipsticks 2019 (x30) | Swatches

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Launching June 29th at Nordstrom (and August 1st at other retailers), NARS Lipstick ($26.00 for 0.12 oz.) celebrates the brand’s 25th anniversary with a total revamp of their core lipstick range. There will be 72 shades in the range, and I have 30 of those shades, which are swatched in this post:


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Tessa Avatar

I have not historically enjoyed this range of lipsticks (with the exception of Niagara, one of the few pinks I really like). They just haven’t really worn well and tend to wear off very patchily and unevenly, lots of weird texture issues, etc. Let’s see how the reformulation addresses these issues!

Christine Avatar

NARS didn’t mention anything about Audacious. I don’t typically receive any news of a product being discontinued by the brand, just FYI. Even when I ask, the answer is usually “I don’t know” or “not that we know of” (even when it occurs).

Cat Avatar

Thanks for the response! I do wish brands would be more open when they are discontinuing products, it does seem like they like to avoid saying it outright a lot. I’m hoping they’re safe since none of the names are found in this line ????

kjh Avatar

Fire Down Below, maybe a nod to Bob Seger and one of the first of FN’s shock names, was my drop dead fave in the mid 90s. So many people loved it, that I had to gift it five times. I’ve kept the palette of the original 12 shades in a fridge, so they still live on….it was an anniversary thing, too. Fortunately, I never had the typical problems w/ the old semi-matte, etc. To me, they are oldtime classics.

EM Avatar

Someone please give me a tip: how does one swatch all these shades in search of the perfect one? There is color, longevity, feel, and lighting to consider.

Mimi Avatar

Really interested to see how the formula compares to the old one, hopefully it performs well! I’ve always been fond of the NARS sheer lipsticks especially, I find I use them a lot day to day. I’m curious about Chelsea Girls which is a shade they have in their lip gloss that they have apparently brought over into this lipstick line.

Looking at the mix they sent here, it seems a bit strange to me that they didn’t send over the Original 12 and some of the ones that are notable classics from their previous line that are also available in the new rendition, e.g. Schiap, Pigalle, Barbarella, Dolce Vita, Roman Holiday etc. plus most of the original 12 shades like Jungle Red, Heat Wave, Honolulu Honey, Funny Face, Morocco and more. Though I guess if they sent all 72 shades Christine’s lips might fall off from all the swatching! ^_^;

Ming Avatar

Oooh yippee! I’m a big fan of the colour selection of the old Nars lipsticks and wear Tolede, Dolce Vita and Pigalle as my everyday lipsticks! I was feeling so worried they would be discontinued forever so very relieved that the colours live on…. (Tolede looks a tad darker and redder in this version though…). Hope the formula is even better! I struggled with the slip of the audacious line and couldn’t wear a lot of the colours from them having a white base 🙁

Bridget Avatar

72 lipsticks… Too overwhelming…
Its a big turn off for me, having so much to chose from. I’d much rather be faced with maximum 10 colors to chose from…

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