Sneak Peek: NARS Audacious Lipsticks Photos & Swatches

NARS Audacious Lipsticks
NARS Audacious Lipsticks

NARS Audacious Lipstick is a new, upcoming formula that launches on September 1st they’re now online at narscosmetics.com. There are 40 shades in total, and I have 39 to share with you. I’m working my way through testing these, so reviews will be coming, but it will take time to test each of these. For now, enjoy these sneak peek swatches!

NARS Audacious Lipsticks
NARS Audacious Lipsticks

NARS Audacious Lipsticks
NARS Audacious Lipsticks

NARS Audacious Lipsticks
NARS Audacious Lipsticks

NARS Audacious Lipsticks
NARS Audacious Lipsticks

NARS Audacious Lipsticks
NARS Audacious Lipsticks

NARS Angela Audacious Lipstick
NARS Angela Audacious Lipstick

NARS Audacious Lipstick
NARS Anita Audacious Lipstick

NARS Anna  Audacious Lipstick
NARS Anna Audacious Lipstick

NARS Annabella Audacious Lipstick
NARS Annabella Audacious Lipstick

NARS Audrey Audacious Lipstick
NARS Audrey Audacious Lipstick

NARS Barbara  Audacious Lipstick
NARS Barbara Audacious Lipstick

NARS Audacious Lipstick
NARS Bette Audacious Lipstick

NARS Audacious Lipstick
NARS Brigitte Audacious Lipstick

NARS Audacious Lipstick
NARS Carmen Audacious Lipstick

NARS Audacious Lipstick
NARS Catherine Audacious Lipstick

NARS Audacious Lipstick
NARS Charlotte Audacious Lipstick

NARS Audacious Lipstick
NARS Claudia Audacious Lipstick

NARS Audacious Lipstick
NARS Deborah Audacious Lipstick

NARS Audacious Lipstick
NARS Dominique Audacious Lipstick

NARS Audacious Lipstick
NARS Fanny Audacious Lipstick

NARS Audacious Lipstick
NARS Geraldine Audacious Lipstick

NARS Audacious Lipstick
NARS Grace Audacious Lipstick

NARS Audacious Lipstick
NARS Greta Audacious Lipstick

NARS Audacious Lipstick
NARS Ingrid Audacious Lipstick

NARS Audacious Lipstick
NARS Jane Audacious Lipstick

NARS Audacious Lipstick
NARS Janet Audacious Lipstick

NARS Audacious Lipstick
NARS Jeanne Audacious Lipstick

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NARS Julie Audacious Lipstick

NARS Audacious Lipstick
NARS Juliette Audacious Lipstick

NARS Audacious Lipstick
NARS Kelly Audacious Lipstick

NARS Audacious Lipstick
NARS Lana Audacious Lipstick

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NARS Leslie Audacious Lipstick

NARS Audacious Lipstick
NARS Liv Audacious Lipstick

NARS Audacious Lipstick
NARS Marisa Audacious Lipstick

NARS Audacious Lipstick
NARS Marlene Audacious Lipstick

NARS Audacious Lipstick
NARS Michiyo Audacious Lipstick

NARS Audacious Lipstick
NARS Natalie Audacious Lipstick

NARS Audacious Lipstick
NARS Olivia Audacious Lipstick

NARS Audacious Lipstick
NARS Raquel Audacious Lipstick

NARS Audacious Lipstick
NARS Rita Audacious Lipstick

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NARS Silvia Audacious Lipstick

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NARS Vanessa Audacious Lipstick

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NARS Vera Audacious Lipstick

NARS Audacious Lipstick
NARS Vivien 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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WOW so many great shades! They all look very pigmented too. ^^ I’m liking the look of those coral-pink shades like Juliette!

Thanks for sharing these swatches. ^^

…So many blue-based neon pinks…

I’m so over the color by now. I have my versions that I love (MAC Kelly Yum-Yum, UD Anarchy, etc) but I’m getting irritated with every brand putting out their own hyper-bright pinks.

I think it’s fine. I mean it gives you a lot of options at every price point and in every formula, right? Even Kelly Yum Yum is a new product. 🙂 That said, I do agree there are a lot within this one collection, like colours that are dupes of each other within this one collection.

soooo stoked for these !! they look so creamy and pigmented !!
I might just buy my first NARS lipsticks 😀
can’t wait to see your thoughts on these! I’m eyeing Natalie, Marisa, and Jeane (that red looks so gorgeous)

I see so many colors I want. Goodness! If the formula is pretty good I’m getting Angela, Claudia and Dominique for starters

On a serious note ….
there are so many bloggers who work hard to show n share the latest collection
n I wish some brand take initiative n launch a
permanent collection for readers like us in collaboration with famous bloggers like you …
no LE but permanent 🙂

anyways
When I find something A plus plus here n fall for that I automatically change name to ‘C’
m still waiting for one of your April fools pranck to come true

fingers crossed

Is it just me or are there dupes within the range? But wow, these look creamy. I have a feeling the dark colours might be patchy though, given the way they swatched, and I’m sort of disappointed there aren’t more coral shades.
Also, why did they send you 39 and leave one out?

I think they intended to send one of each (I have to check in on Monday), because I received 2 of Audrey, but it is also possible that there was a delay in that shade (since they aren’t due out til September).

All I can say is “Thank god they’re permanent”. Angela and Greta are fairly screaming at me to take them home. Several others are trying to get my attention as well… Interested to hear your thoughts on the formula.

Well, I like less than I thought I would, and of the 9-10 I would consider, they are close enough that I don’t*need* all of them. Well, money saved, LOL!

please please please be a good formula for my lips.. !

Christine, are these up on swatches? (I’ll check the gallery) Or can we get the swatches to appear in a grid for comparison purposes. No pressure..I knows you busy girl. 😀 Just overwhelmed visually by all the colours..in a good way!!!

Not yet! I have about 500 photos I gotta go through and then crop down for lip swatches and the like, then I’ll add them to the gallery. The way the system works if I do it now, it’ll grab the product photos and skin swatch, but when I do it for the lip swatches, it’ll actually add all the previous ones, too. I’m hoping to get through them today and tomorrow. It’s going to take me SO LONG to test all of these that I’d like to get them into the gallery sooner rather than later.

Oh! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

I have texted all interested parties about The Swatches!

I must devote a chunk of time now away from my work to examine your work.

These colors appear to look a lot like the tube itself, from what I can “eye.”

I’d written down 12 names but now added Raquel to the group.

Major buzz on this collection!

Those look gorgeous! Some lovely shades. I can’t wait to see your reviews but that is a lot of shades to go through!!! Any idea why you got 39 and not 40? That seems odd or at least interesting? One delayed in production?
Why don’t you do your own makeup line? You certainly know what makes a product good and many people trust your judgement on the matter. I’d love to see it…

I received 2 of Audrey, so it’s possible it was just a mistake or it could be that Sandra (the MIA shade) was delayed and they didn’t want to hold just for that one.

Woo! Lots of awesome looking shades here (too many to list!) 😀 it looks like there are quite a few classic red type shades -it would be interesting to see a side by side comparison of them. 🙂

So many beautiful colors…Can’t wait to see the full reviews….It looks like at least 5 I need in my life based on the swatches lol 🙂

Ooh, there are some nice shades there! I have enough lipsticks to sink a cruise liner but whenever a company brings out a new formula I just have to buy at least one… You’d think I would be happy with my lot but no, I want more! I’m also eyeing the new KissKiss lipsticks since Guerlain make two of my favourite lipstick formulas. I even want to increase my collection of Givenchy Le Rouge, another favourite. Oh dear. Bye bye money…

Oh, my goodness! I’ve never been much of a Nars buyer, ut just about all of these, except the beiges and very browned shades, look like “me.”
I have to tell myself firmly that I already have probably all of these suitable-for-me colors already represented in my massive lipstick collection.
And they look like they might tend to feather a bit.

Gorg! There are a few shades that I have my eyes on, but I’ve never had a great wow factor with Nars’ lipsticks, unfortunately. Their glosses and jumbo satin lip pencils always win for me. Looking forward to your reviews, Christine.

How can ALL the shades be gorgeous? I specially liked the Dominique one. I don’t have anything like that in my collection. Good luck testing all those lipsticks, Christine lol. Can’t wait for your reviews!

Hi Jade,

I think I mentioned it in the post above, but I just got these and am working through testing the shades, so I can’t review them quite yet. They are $32!

I’m late to the Nars party of lipsticks. The quality of the satin lip pencils cannot be beat, imo. Thank you so much for swatching these new lipsticks. They look gorgeous:

OK. Too many to name. Gotta rob that bank! FN always nailed the reds + brown-reds, but the orange tones in this collection are TDF. So, I turned this into a game + tried to figure out the actresses for whom these were named. Feel free to tell me how wrong I am, that X + SO would NEVER wear that color. Here’s my guesses. FN likes vintage + he likes French + he likes glamour + he likes classic. I picked virtually no contemporary actresses, only when i couldn’t think of one who was older then i am!
Angela Lansbury Geraldine Page or Fitzgerald, probably the latter
Anita Ekberg Grace Kelly
Anna Magnani Greta Garbo
Annabella Gutierrez Ingrid Bergman
Audrey Hepburn Jane Russell
Barbara Stanwyck Janet Leigh
Bette Davis Jeanne Moreau
Brigitte Bardot Julie Christie
Carmen Miranda Juliette Binoche (shoulda been Giuliettta Messina (sp? Fellini’s wife)
Catherine Deneuve Kelly God Knows! Is he friends with Yum Yum?
Charlotte Rampling Lana Turner
Claudia Cardinale Leslie Caron
Deborah Kerr Liv Ullman
Dominique Sanda Marisa Berenson
Fanny Ardent Marlene Dietrich
Michiyo too many + too unknown. somebody from Kurosawa
Natalie Wood
Olivia de Havilland
Raquel Welch
Rita Hayworth
Vanessa Redgrave
Vera Miles
Vivien Leigh

I should learn to count, to space these better. It’s a coping strategy. pseudo-intellectualization. Make it into a mind game, so I’m not craving about 20. Houston, we have a (BIG) problem….

I’m really hoping the formula turns out to be amazing! I’ve got my eyes on Anna, Audrey, Leslie, and Vivien. I keep telling myself I should stop buying lipsticks but just look at these! Knowing me, my want list will grow the more I look at these swatches. Can’t wait for the lip swatches and reviews!

Anna, Anita, Catherine, Geraldine, Vivien, Lana and Leslie are top of my list, with Anna being my absolute fave.

There seem to be a few that are almost interchangeable (lots of orange based reds and Angela and Michiyo perhaps) unless I’m missing subtleties in finish or opacity or something.

Some really beautiful shades there! Spoiled for choice. Can’t wait to hear your thoughts on them. I will probably end up purchasing a few, I can’t control myself when it comes to lipsticks! Hehe 🙂

since i simply can’t purchase every single makeup item that comes out, i’m going to pull the “they didn’t name one Amy” card and pass. ;D

lots of nice shades though, although it’ll be interesting to see how the darker shades grade… some of the swatches look a little patchy on preliminary pass, but i’m no professional, and certainly can understand the speed at which you put these up so no judgement until the final review, for sure.

Urgh, I want almost all of them! They look beautiful. Never tried Nars lipsticks before, just one of the pencils (Dragon Girl, loved it) and one of the glosses (golddigger, and I hated it).

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