NARS Dolce Vita/Audrey Man Ray Love Triangle ($24.00 for 0.17 oz.) consists of a redded-plum blush and lipstick. Both shades were fairly consistent with the full-sized versions I have tried in the past.
A full-sized blush retails for $30.00 and contains 0.16 oz. or costs $187.50/oz. A full-sized Audacious lipstick retails for $34.00 and contains 0.14 oz. or costs $242.86/oz. The set contains $15.00 worth of blush and $19.43 worth of lipstick for a total value of $34.43.
Dolce Vita is a muted, medium-dark plum with warm, red undertones and barely-there golden pearl. It had good color payoff, which was buildable to full coverage if desired. The texture was slightly dry and dusty in the pan, but the powder sat well on the skin and blended out without issue. It lasted for eight hours on me before fading.
- Flesh Beauty Pulse (P, $26.00) is lighter (90% similar).
- Anastasia Velvet (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar).
- Tom Ford Beauty Soleil d'Ambre (Blush) (LE, $60.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar).
- MAC Love Thing (P, $29.00) is lighter (85% similar).
- Dior Dolce Vita (555) (P, $44.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar).
- Bite Beauty Cerise (P, $24.00) is more muted, glossier (90% similar).
- MAC Glamour Feast (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery (90% similar).
- NARS Soulshine #3 (LE, $30.00) is more shimmery (90% similar).
- LORAC Rose (LE, $23.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar).
- Kevyn Aucoin Neolita (P, $37.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (95% similar).
$30.00/0.16 oz. - $187.50 Per Ounce
From NARS’ website, their blush formula is described as “beautifully pigmented” and “soft [and] blendable.” NARS' blushes, since they've been released in such a massive range of shades over the years, can vary from shade to shade to some degree. Most shades are pigmented with firmer, slightly stiffer consistencies that can also run on the thinner side, which allows greater control when picking up product but some of the more matte shades could be a bit more blendable or easier to work with.
Some of the more newly-released shades have softer, more yielding textures that are a bit creamier and are easier to blend out, though most of NARS' blushes are fairly blendable. The wear typically ranges from eight to nine hours with a few shades falling above or below this range.
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Audrey is a ric,h, medium-dark red-plum with warm undertones and a satin finish. The pigmentation was completely opaque in a single layer. The lipstick was creamy without being too slippery, so it was comfortable to apply and to wear but lasted for a solid six hours on me. The formula was lightly hydrating over time.
- Pat McGrath Beautiful Creature (P, $40.00) is more muted, cooler (85% similar).
- MAC Fig (LE, $25.00) is more muted, cooler (90% similar).
- Hourglass I Can't Live Without (P, $34.00) is cooler (85% similar).
- Colour Pop Ghosted (DC, $7.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar).
- Bobbi Brown Cranberry (P, $29.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar).
- MAC Spice It Up! (P, $19.50) is lighter, less pigmented, warmer (90% similar).
- Bite Beauty Gemini (LE, $26.00) is lighter (90% similar).
- Tarte Spicy (LE, $20.00) is darker, more muted, less glossy (85% similar).
- Giorgio Armani Rose Nomad (524) (P, $38.00) is lighter, warmer, glossier (90% similar).
- Burberry Oxblood No. 214 (P, $33.00) is brighter (90% similar).
$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.