NARS Rita and Mona Little Fetishes Set Review & Swatches

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NARS Rita and Mona Little Fetishes
NARS Rita and Mona Little Fetishes
NARS Rita and Mona Little Fetishes
NARS Rita and Mona Little Fetishes
NARS Rita and Mona Little Fetishes
NARS Rita and Mona Little Fetishes
NARS Rita and Mona Little Fetishes
NARS Rita and Mona Little Fetishes
NARS Rita and Mona Little Fetishes
NARS Rita and Mona Little Fetishes
NARS Rita and Mona Little Fetishes
NARS Rita and Mona Little Fetishes

Rita and Mona

NARS Rita and Mona Little Fetishes ($24.00 for 0.16 oz.) contains two richly pigmented, creamy, and long-wearing reds for the holidays. Each shade is available individually at full-size, as they are both part of the permanent range. They both performed consistently with their full-sized counterparts.

A full-sized Audacious Lipstick retails for $34.00 and contains 0.14 oz. or costs $242.86/oz. This set contains 0.16 oz. or $38.86 worth of product.

This set is exclusive to NARS (available now) and Ulta (available 10/14).

Rita and Mona

LELimited Edition. $24.00.
A
A
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total
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NARS Rita Audacious Lipstick
NARS Rita Audacious Lipstick
NARS Rita Audacious Lipstick
NARS Rita Audacious Lipstick
NARS Rita Audacious Lipstick
NARS Rita Audacious Lipstick
NARS Rita Audacious Lipstick
NARS Rita Audacious Lipstick
NARS Rita Audacious Lipstick
NARS Rita Audacious Lipstick
NARS Rita Audacious Lipstick
NARS Rita Audacious Lipstick
NARS Rita Audacious Lipstick
NARS Rita Audacious Lipstick
NARS Rita Audacious Lipstick
NARS Rita Audacious Lipstick
NARS Rita Audacious Lipstick
NARS Rita Audacious Lipstick

Rita

Rita is a bright, medium red with neutral-to-warm undertones and a satin finish. The pigmentation was opaque in a single layer, while the texture felt smooth, lightly creamy, and never dragged on my lips. The color went on evenly, didn’t sit in or emphasize my lip lines, and was comfortable to wear as it was lightly moisturizing. This shade lasted for over six hours on me.

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.

Rita

PPermanent. $34.00.
A
A
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total
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NARS Mona Audacious Lipstick
NARS Mona Audacious Lipstick
NARS Mona Audacious Lipstick
NARS Mona Audacious Lipstick
NARS Mona Audacious Lipstick
NARS Mona Audacious Lipstick
NARS Mona Audacious Lipstick
NARS Mona Audacious Lipstick
NARS Mona Audacious Lipstick
NARS Mona Audacious Lipstick
NARS Mona Audacious Lipstick
NARS Mona Audacious Lipstick
NARS Mona Audacious Lipstick
NARS Mona Audacious Lipstick
NARS Mona Audacious Lipstick
NARS Mona Audacious Lipstick
NARS Mona Audacious Lipstick
NARS Mona Audacious Lipstick

Mona

Mona is a deep, muted red with warm undertones and a cream finish. It had rich, opaque pigmentation that applied evenly and smoothly across my lips and never dragged. The consistency was lightweight, creamy without being too slippery, and comfortable to wear. It stayed on beautifully for over six hours and lightly hydrating over time.

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.

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)] •

Mona

PPermanent. $34.00.
A+
A+
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
100%
Total
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Makeup Look
On face:
  • Too Faced Born This Way Foundation
  • Charlotte Tilbury Light/Medium (3) Hollywood Flawless Filter
  • Hourglass Diffused Light Ambient Lighting Powder
  • NARS Bowery Blush
  • NARS Kings Road Blush
On eyes:
  • NARS Provoacteur Eyeshadow Palette
  • Urban Decay Overdrive 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil
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Reviewer

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).

Learn more about her review process here.

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I love both of these, and totally agree with your rec. I think Mona would be lovely on Genevieve, especially. With a big Mona and a little Rita, not indulging. But if I had a vacay home, sure would get these to live there. Just the mention of them makes me wear them. The color choice is fairly brilliant, as, if you wear one, you’d very likely wear the other. And if you don’t favor them, easy skip. Yet they are so different, with so little overlap. Either one could make my top five. (which can change twice in a minute. Fickle. Weak. Oh, well.)

Both shades look fabulous and have wonderful quality! However…I have 2 dupes per shade. Perhaps I have a red lipstick addiction? Cannot say that I’m not tempted by this set, though 😜

Definitely getting two of these, one for me and one for my daughter for the holidays. I am busy trying to find 24 products for her Advent Calendar and being gone for 5 weeks has cut into my available time before it has to be done. I love both shades and they will work for both of us. I have dupes but really love these little mini sets. If any one has any other ideas for small (in size) makeup, jewelry or such that they really love please feel free to share!

Mona was on my wish list since long! And I wanted another brighter red for spring so this is my ideal combination. Especially since red lipsticks would take me forever to finish these minis look perfect. Living between hope and fear: ther is one chic departmentstore that carries Nars since a year or so and I really really hope that they will get these little fetishes. (But I also fear that they will skip them…)

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