NARS Audacious lipsticks ($32 each) are pigment rich, opaque in a single stroke shades. I’m currently working with the set, and in the meantime wanted to provide you with this reference of all shades. Here, these are presented in not-quite alphabetical order. Please leave me suggestions in the comments if you’d like to see certain shades swatched next to each other. I’m currently planning on swatting these in color-story format (pinks, reds, nudes), but would love feedback on which shades you find close enough to need comparisons.I am also working on lip-swatching all shades.
Each is packaged in a sturdy rectangular black-on-black package with a serious magnetic closure. These are fingerprint resistant (assuming that the fingers are clean and dry).
These are currently available at NARS online, Nordstrom, Barneys New York, Bloomingdales, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, and of course Sephora. Note that some shades are only available at Barneys New York and Nars online (these are noted, below, and for reference, these are Vanessa, Julie, Marisa, Kelly, Carmen, Dominique, Silvia, Vivien, Sandra, and Ingrid.
Anita is described as an antique rose.
Angela is a pink orchid.
Anna is a smokey rose.
Annabella is poppy red.
Swatches of Angela, Anita, Anna, Annabella, and Audrey:
Here are Barbara, Bette and Brigitte:
Barbara is tan rose.
Bette is bordeaux.
Brigitte is tan rose.
NARS Carmen, Catherine, Charlotte and Claudia:
Catherine is sunny guava.
Charlotte is oxford burgundy.
Swatches of Carmen, Catherine, Charlotte, and Claudia:
Introducing Deborah, Dominique and Fanny:
Swatches of Fanny, Dominique and Deborah:
Grace is bright pink coral.
Greta is wild azalea.
Here are the lovely NARS Ingrid, Jane, Janet, Jeanne, Julie, and Juliette:
Jane is terracotta rose:
Janet is deep magenta:
Jeanne is described as cherry red, to me it is a deep warm red.
Juliette is pink coral.
Swatches of NARS Ingrid, Jane, Janet, Jeanne, Julie and Juliette:
Lana is vivid orange red.
Michiyo is shocking pink:
Swatches of NARS Lana, Marisa, Marlene and Michiyo.
NARS Kelly, Leslie and Liv:
Leslie is cherrywood.
Liv is deep aubergine.
Swatches of Liv, Kelly and Leslie:
Here are NARS Natalie, Olivia, Raquel and Rita:
Natalie is flamingo.
Raquel is pink beige.
Rita is scarlet.
Swatches of Sandra and Silvia:
Vera is bright raspberry:
Swatches of Nars Vanessa, Vera and Vivien:
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