Sneak Peek: NARS Audacious Lipsticks Lip Swatches (Part 1)

NARS Audacious Lipsticks
NARS Audacious Lipsticks

I hope to kick off reviews soon, but knowing it will take time to work through them, here are lip swatches for twenty of the shades (working on the next set to post as well) of NARS Audacious Lipstick. It’s a new, upcoming formula that launches on September 1st they’re now online at narscosmetics.com.. They will retail for $32 each, are permanent, and contain 0.14 oz. a pop.

You can also see them in the Swatch Gallery πŸ™‚

NARS Audacious Lipsticks
NARS Audacious Lipsticks: Claudia, Michiyo, Greta, Angela, Janet, Fanny, Vera, Charlotte, Audrey, Anna

NARS Audacious Lipsticks
NARS Audacious Lipsticks: Charlotte, Juliette, Natalie, Grace, Geraldine, Lana, Annabella, Rita, Marlene, Olivia

NARS Audacious Lipsticks
NARS Audacious Lipsticks: Claudia, Michiyo, Greta, Angela, Janet

NARS Audacious Lipsticks
NARS Audacious Lipsticks: Fanny, Vera, Charlotte, Audrey, Anna

NARS Audacious Lipsticks
NARS Audacious Lipsticks: Charlotte, Juliette, Natalie, Grace, Geraldine

NARS Audacious Lipsticks
NARS Audacious Lipsticks: Lana, Annabella, Rita, Marlene, Olivia

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NARS Claudia Audacious Lipstick

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NARS Michiyo Audacious Lipstick

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NARS Greta Audacious Lipstick

NARS Angela Audacious Lipstick
NARS Angela Audacious Lipstick

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NARS Janet Audacious Lipstick

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NARS Fanny Audacious Lipstick

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NARS Vera Audacious Lipstick

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NARS Charlotte Audacious Lipstick

NARS Audrey Audacious Lipstick
NARS Audrey Audacious Lipstick

NARS Anna  Audacious Lipstick
NARS Anna Audacious Lipstick

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NARS Catherine Audacious Lipstick

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NARS Juliette Audacious Lipstick

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NARS Natalie Audacious Lipstick

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NARS Grace Audacious Lipstick

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NARS Geraldine Audacious Lipstick

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NARS Lana Audacious Lipstick

NARS Annabella Audacious Lipstick
NARS Annabella Audacious Lipstick

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NARS Rita Audacious Lipstick

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NARS Marlene Audacious Lipstick

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NARS Olivia 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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OMGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG moment

i want soo many shades …
GOD , pls give me some dollars πŸ™ πŸ™ πŸ™

calm down
calm down

Gah. I knew I’d be in trouble with the reds. Charlotte, Rita, and Olivia look great. Also loving Audrey. The pigmentation looks great in all or most. So far, does the quality seem consistent throughout the shades? Maybe you’re not ready to answer that πŸ™‚

I am really loving the smooth-looking finish of these! What gorgeous colors too. Anabella, Audrey, Charlotte, Vera and Janet are my favorites here. Looking forward to your reviews on these, from the swatches they’re looking pretty good so far!

I see some pretty shades, but they look very similar to some I have, and also to each other. If they had “Melinda” I would most definitely get it though. πŸ˜‰

lol I came here expecting these to be LE; so glad they’re not! They look pretty creamy and comfortable to wear from the photos. Loving Charlotte, Audrey and Grace!

They really covered the entire spectrum! It’s a shame only some shades will be available in certain locations. This will take some time to narrow down the must-haves! Appreciate the early views at them before the reviews. πŸ™‚

When i read your first article about these lipsticks i was excited after spotting the Anna shade.
Earlier i saw your swatches and was thrilled. Now i can’t wait to get my hands on that lipstick. This is my perfect nude! I LOVE pinky beigy nudes, warm toned nudes don’t suit me cause i’m really fair with pink/neutral undertones, brown eyed and cool brunette.
Since there is no Nars in Germany i will have to go to somwhere else to swatch them myself so i can decide if i want more lipsticks.

I feel like someone is attaching a ShopVac to my bank account.

Thanks so much for getting these swatches up- I can’t imagine the toll it’s taking on your poor lips!

Yikes… I’m loving like 90% of these. I think only about 50% of them will work for me. I LOVE Vera. It’s one of the everyday shades without being boring!

Some of these are GORGEOUS but at $32 a pop (more of course in Canada), they are price, especially for someone like me who likes to have 2 or 3 of each colour (one in my makeup area, one for my purse, one for my yoga bag, etc.).

I hope your server is prepared for the Audacious meltdown!

These shades are incredibly gorgeous. Your posts on these will be read like a holy grail!

Looking forward to hearing how the formulation feels and lasts compared with other Nars lipsticks. There are at least 4 colours here I would love to try myself πŸ™‚

Thank you!!! How’s the formula? My satin sticks last forever. So, I’m hoping these will too, making $32 worth it! I’m bookmarking this page. πŸ˜€

Typically…..low quality products become evident when shown on the lips so I’m keeping my fingers crossed that these are great because the colors are beautiful. I read an interview with Mr. Nars himself and he said they’re inspired by classic beauties (Audrey Hepburn, Marlene Dietrich, Lana Turner, etc.) and I just love that!

This line is going to break everyone’s bank lol. Angela, Geraldine, Catherine and Grace are all on my list. NARS picked some really nice shades!

I feel like the makeup industry has decided to make you earn your blogger keep this fall, Christine. How many full line major releases has it been just in the last two months? Chanel’s new palettes, UD Pulp Fiction and Naked Basics 2, Guerlain Kiss Kiss revamp, MAC LE collections, Kat Von D lipstick, OOC lip tars, and now the NARS Audacious line. I’ll be amazed if you don’t have acute carpal tunnel by the end of August. πŸ˜›

Haha! I’ve actually had carpal tunnel since I was 13ish (8th grade), but it’s way better now than it was when I was younger, since I use gel wristpads, hold my wrists in a better position, etc. πŸ˜‰ It’s my lips you have to worry about!

Since age thirteen??? Now that’s just nature being cruel. I only get inflammation in that area when we have extremely busy days in the sterile room. (All that IV and syringe manipulation!) You have my sympathies.

We will send healing vibes for your lips. Let’s hope Jack Black works the magic. πŸ˜‰

Charlotte, Audrey, and Juliette are really catching my eye! Goodness, my wallet may be in trouble if these turn out to be good! Thanks for getting this sneak peek up so quickly, Christine :).

I basically want every single lipstick minus the nudes, I’m not really a nude lippy kind of girl. Fanny, Vera and Audrey are screaming…BUY ME! BUY ME! And that formula looks fantastic! Can’t wait to see/read your full reviews on these! Can you tell by all the exclamation points how excited I am?!

OMG!
There’s just one or two I don’t want out of these.
I love that there are such subtle changes between some of them, making it easier to find a perfect colour.
Now my only hope is that they all get really bad reviews and F’s πŸ™‚

I love Angela, Catherine, Juliette, Natalie and Grace. How does a girl just pick one or two? And this is only from Part 1! I know Angela is unlike anything I own, but Natalie and Grace are just beautiful. I’m going to have to splurge!

CORALS. SO MANY CORALS.

Also, SO glad there isn’t a Jade or it would be coming HOME with me, regardless of the shade!!

First off, Christine, I bow down to you review goddess who put your lips through torture to bring us these beautiful swatches. πŸ™‚ Seocond, I want at least the first 10 (of Swatch Part One, hehe)

I’ve always loved Nars’ colors, but the formula on the lipsticks has needed some tweaking for a long time and these look so creamy and beautifully pigmented. With all of the gorgeous new lipsticks from competing brands, I guess they had to start competing and from what I can see from the swatches so far, they are giving us exactly what we want. Good for you, Nars! Thanks for the swatches. I’m excited to see the rest. Is it just me or does every color in the world somehow work for you??

Sorry, just trying to maintain the blog (which I am often behind on) takes up 60+ hours of my week, so I don’t have time to do videos as well!

How is it that every single color looks stunning on you?!? These look awesome. Thinking of getting one from Sephora because of the VIB sale, do you like the formula?

I don’t usually buy Nars, but I really like some of these colors, particularly Vera.
I can easily skip any and all of the numerous oranges, but some of the berries and orchids might tempt me.
$32, though?
Yikes!

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