NARS Noire et Blanche Audacious Lipstick Coffret Review, Photos, Swatches

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NARS Noire et Blanche Audacious Lipstick Coffret
NARS Noire et Blanche Audacious Lipstick Coffret
NARS Noire et Blanche Audacious Lipstick Coffret
NARS Noire et Blanche Audacious Lipstick Coffret
NARS Noire et Blanche Audacious Lipstick Coffret
NARS Noire et Blanche Audacious Lipstick Coffret
NARS Noire et Blanche Audacious Lipstick Coffret
NARS Noire et Blanche Audacious Lipstick Coffret
NARS Noire et Blanche Audacious Lipstick Coffret
NARS Noire et Blanche Audacious Lipstick Coffret
NARS Noire et Blanche Audacious Lipstick Coffret
NARS Noire et Blanche Audacious Lipstick Coffret

Noire et Blanche

NARS Noire et Blanche Audacious Lipstick Coffret ($55.00 for 0.32 oz.) includes four miniature-sized lipsticks with three of the four shades being new and one is a repeat from the permanent range (Charlotte). Three shades were quite pigmented and one was semi-opaque, and all four lasted for at least five hours on me and were no hardship to wear or to test. I noticed the texture of Charlotte and Josephine was thinner and less creamy compared to the Audacious formula on average.

Value

A full-sized Audacious Lipstick retails for $34.00 and contains 0.14 oz. or costs $242.86/oz. The set contains $77.71 worth of product.

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NARS Dolores Audacious Lipstick
NARS Dolores Audacious Lipstick
NARS Dolores Audacious Lipstick
NARS Dolores Audacious Lipstick
NARS Dolores Audacious Lipstick
NARS Dolores Audacious Lipstick
NARS Dolores Audacious Lipstick
NARS Dolores Audacious Lipstick
NARS Dolores Audacious Lipstick
NARS Dolores Audacious Lipstick
NARS Dolores Audacious Lipstick
NARS Dolores Audacious Lipstick
NARS Dolores Audacious Lipstick
NARS Dolores Audacious Lipstick
NARS Dolores Audacious Lipstick
NARS Dolores Audacious Lipstick
NARS Dolores Audacious Lipstick
NARS Dolores Audacious Lipstick

Dolores

Dolores is a bright, medium red with neutral-to-warm undertones and a cream finish. It was richly pigmented and had a smooth, creamy texture that glided across the lips with ease and sat well without getting into all my lip lines. The color lasted for five hours, left a slight stain behind, and was slightly hydrating.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

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.

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NARS Lee Audacious Lipstick
NARS Lee Audacious Lipstick
NARS Lee Audacious Lipstick
NARS Lee Audacious Lipstick
NARS Lee Audacious Lipstick
NARS Lee Audacious Lipstick
NARS Lee Audacious Lipstick
NARS Lee Audacious Lipstick
NARS Lee Audacious Lipstick
NARS Lee Audacious Lipstick
NARS Lee Audacious Lipstick
NARS Lee Audacious Lipstick
NARS Lee Audacious Lipstick
NARS Lee Audacious Lipstick
NARS Lee Audacious Lipstick
NARS Lee Audacious Lipstick
NARS Lee Audacious Lipstick
NARS Lee Audacious Lipstick

Lee

Lee is a meidum-dark, coppery red with warm undertones and a cream finish. The pigmentation was opaque in a single layer, while the consistency was creamy, smooth, and light-medium in thickness–not thin but not heavy either. It started to wear down after five and a half hours of wear, and the formula felt moisturizing while worn.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

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.

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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
NARS Charlotte Audacious Lipstick
NARS Charlotte Audacious Lipstick
NARS Charlotte Audacious Lipstick
NARS Charlotte Audacious Lipstick
NARS Charlotte Audacious Lipstick
NARS Charlotte Audacious Lipstick

Charlotte

Charlotte is a medium-dark, burgundy red with subtle, warm undertones and a natural finish. It had nearly opaque color coverage in a single layer. The consistency was smooth, lightweight, and comfortable to apply and to wear, but I noticed it was less creamy and not quite as substantial on the lips compared to the full-sized version–the mini felt “stiffer” (but not actually stiff). The lipstick lasted for over six hours and was neither drying nor hydrating.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

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.

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NARS Josephine Audacious Lipstick
NARS Josephine Audacious Lipstick
NARS Josephine Audacious Lipstick
NARS Josephine Audacious Lipstick
NARS Josephine Audacious Lipstick
NARS Josephine Audacious Lipstick
NARS Josephine Audacious Lipstick
NARS Josephine Audacious Lipstick
NARS Josephine Audacious Lipstick
NARS Josephine Audacious Lipstick
NARS Josephine Audacious Lipstick
NARS Josephine Audacious Lipstick
NARS Josephine Audacious Lipstick
NARS Josephine Audacious Lipstick
NARS Josephine Audacious Lipstick
NARS Josephine Audacious Lipstick
NARS Josephine Audacious Lipstick
NARS Josephine Audacious Lipstick

Josephine

Josephine is a medium-dark, plummy red with subtle, warm undertones and a lightly glossy finish. It had semi-opaque coverage that applied fairly evenly on the lips, but it had more of a stained-like appearance compared to the other shades due to the translucency it had. The texture was thinner than most Audacious lipsticks, though it still applied without tugging and was comfortable to wear. This shade wore well for five hours and was lightly moisturizing.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

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.

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Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

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I’m guessing it’s because Man Ray’s photography was in Black & White, and lips, which were often prominent in his work, would have most likely been red, given the time period. At least that was what immediately came to mind, given my familiarity with his work.

Oh dear me. I’m up the proverbial Creek without a paddle. These are all my type of reds. Therefore, I’m feeling terribly conflicted because I do have dupes for a few of these (MAC Dreaming Of You, UD Bad Blood), yet I’m still so very tempted to get this coffret!

Nancy T., I’m with you… these are so my colors but I know I already own several dupes. Still they are so pretty and I am such a sucker for a red lipstick. Oh how I want but I know I don’t need! Hehehe maybe I need to follow suit from Katherine T and issue a no buy for awhile. As soon as I do I know i’ll come across a dozen things I want, lol!!!

They are so beautiful Nancy, that if you don’t get these lipsticks you will regret it because I think they will sell out fast…..they are just your shades and you will love every single one of them…
Am I encouraging you enough?

If I get nothing else this holiday, it will be this. My passwords should be Nrsdkredho. Seriously. But, somehow, have not gotten Charlotte. And Man Ray. Wow. Ought not spend, given the outlay for Patticake’s surgery and future rehab. Fortunately, i’ve worked in rehab half my life and also at a wildlife rescue, so the treatment aspect won’t be too hard. Jussi took the test drive in Patti’s stroller, that came in one day from chewy.com. It seems great. Gotta go visit the girl…who is progressing, slightly. Thanks for your prayers and kind thoughts on Patticake’s behalf.

This is literally the first set/coffret of lip products that I would wear every single one, so a part of me really wants it… On the other hand, I don’t wear a bold/red lip more than once a week; however, these are minis… I’m on the fence with this one, but I’ll most likely cave-if it’s still available next month, as I went over budget already this month (when did Halloween costumes for kids get so expensive?).

Beautiful reds and dark reds, especial on your complexion, Christine. All but the first are too dark for my complexion and I have enough, more than enough, reds so these lovelys are a pass for me.

Dolores and Lee are gorgeous! Am starting to get my list together for the Sephora sale in November…..will let you know if I snag any Nars lipsticks during the sale.

I love all these colors, I don’t wear red that often to justify this so pass for me. I will definitely be letting my friend know about this set though, she loves to wear red and has yet to try the Audacious line.

I suspect there will be at least 3 new Audacious lipsticks released soon – Mecca in Australia & New Zealand turned 20 and got a lot of new or re-released stuff from a whole range of brands (eg, the Too Faced Funfetti eyeshadow palette) and I spied Audacious lipstick names I hadn’t seen before – Margot (berry red), Delphine (terracotta rose) and Isabella (raspberry mauve) – they also had Bella and Vibeke but I’m pretty sure I’ve seen those before… I Googled like mad but couldn’t find much on them!

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