5 Jan 2015

Nars audacious lipsticks - Charlottle, Anna and Dominique


When the excitement of Nars' latest lipstick launch - Nars audacious - hit back in September or October time, I was a little bit overwhelmed.  I wanted in, but there were 40 colours to choose from, and some of them seemed to be exclusive to certain stores (Selfridges have them all).  Inevitably, by the time I'd considered enough swatches to know I needed to get Anna, it had all but sold out.  I found some stock online at Harrods and when my order didn't arrive I found it hadn't gone through properly, and typically, the stock was gone.  You'd think fate was telling me I was not meant to own one of these lipsticks, but I'm no quitter when makeup's involved.  Eventually Anna was mine, and it wasn't long before I got her a couple of friends to play with.


The audacious lipstick formula is a lovely 'just right' texture for me.  They're creamy, but not slippery to apply, they have a semi-matte, satin type finish. they're not drying and they last for hours.  This is my lipstick heaven.  If they weren't £24 each, I'd have built a larger collection by now!  

Anna was the first I went for - it's quite a neutral shade somewhere in between a pink a nude and a mauve - it's safe but also a bit different.  I originally also liked Dominique, but thought I shouldn't take a risk on a slightly wild 'purple' shade - once I'd swatched this in Selfridges however, I decided it actually really suited me, plus my friend was buying one, and with makeup there's always safety in numbers.  More recently I welcomed Charlotte into the fold - it was a pre-Christmas purchase, so that swayed me toward the reds, also I saw Laura had bought it, so no further persuasion was needed.  



I'm very happy with all three shades, and I find the formula to be the same with each of the colours I have.  I don't currently have plans to get anymore, although Selfridges do currently have 10% off...  Come spring I may well fancy one of the bright pinks from the vast offering - Claudia is very pretty.  

What's your favourite Nars audacious shade?

18 comments:

  1. Charlotte is a stunning shade, I'm not sure the other two would suit me but I'm all over a dark red lip :)
    xxx Claire
    http://wwwclairabelle.blogspot.co.uk/

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  2. I couldn't find Anna in stock anywhere so gutted but I ended up settling on Julie, which I can't wait to play with when I get home. Dominique looks like another great shade x

    Beauty with charm

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    1. Oooh which shade is Julie? I'll have to take a look as I quite fancy another! x

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  3. Anna is a gorgeous colour - it's one of my favourites! All three that you picked up are lovely x

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    1. That was the one I couldn't wait to get, but I think Dominique is becoming my fave :)

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  4. I have Vera which is quite similar to Charlotte. I am dying to try Rita :)
    http://charlottesophiaroberts.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I've swatched that one actually and it's a beaut!

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  5. OMG!!! These lip colors are so pretty. I am eyeing on that Anna one. I super like the color and the coverage is amazing as well.

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  6. Dominique one looks stunning but they are all sooo pretty too. xox

    http://www.rainbowsandunicornsblog.co.uk/

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    1. The whole range is just amazing, if only I could afford more!

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  7. Charlotte is a beautiful shade!!! Just followed your blog :) xx

    Abi | abistreetx.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. Ooh I like the look of Charlotte, I've never tried a NARS lippy and at £24 each I know why haha, will have to save a purchase like this for a mid-year treat!

    Jade
    Beauty Butterfly | UK Beauty & Lifestyle

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    1. Look out for 10% off days at Selfridges for a little saving! :)

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  9. I was all like Naaaaar

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  10. Claudia is the one I was matched to at the event, funnily enough! It's a stunning pink - really, really lovely. I love the look of Dominique, although I'm not sure I could pull it off. I bet it suits you! xx

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