NARS Audacious Lipstick Review and Lip Swatches!

Hey guys! I know it’s been a while but I’ve been out of the country lately and it was difficult to find a good internet source in the location I was at, so I couldn’t make any posts.

This month, I’ll be reviewing the NARS Audacious lipstick WITH lip swatches! If you haven’t heard of them, you are now and you should! These lipsticks are fantastic. So why bother doing a review? Even with its superior quality, these lipsticks are pricey.

I’ll start with the review. If you want to just see the lip swatches, then scroll down below after the review.


(Starting from the left: Julie, Natalie, Vera, Silvia, Vivien)

Quality and Pigmentation: Quite possibly one of the best quality lipsticks that I own. This lipstick is creamy, glides on smoothly and doesn’t bleed. The pigmentation is superior for a lipstick. All of the swatches on my arm were done with one swatch except the first one because I was swatching from a weird angle. That’s the amazing thing about this lipstick. You don’t have to coat your lips over and over again to get that full luscious color. One good swipe is enough.

Lasting Effect: I would say that the lasting effect of this lipstick is above average. This can honestly last you for an 8 hour work or school day. For me personally, I reapply around the 6 or 7 hour mark because that’s when I can see the color fading away. It’s not too bad, but I prefer to have my lipstick fully bright all day long. If you don’t reapply around that mark, then the color will still be there. It will look a little faded but the color will still be noticeable.

Price: The only downside of this lipstick is the price. This lipstick retails for $32 which is VERY pricey for a lipstick. I think these are one of the most expensive lipsticks I own. BUT! You really do get what you pay for. This lipstick may be expensive but the quality will not disappoint.

The BIG question: IS IT WORTH? Absolutely! Like I said the quality will not disappoint. This lipstick really does excel in quality, lasting effect and pigmentation. I recommend it for everyone ranging from beauty addicts or to those that just wants one good everyday lipstick. Especially for those that want one good lipstick. They have a huge range of colors and will have something for everyone. Pick one, earn up and get it. Even if you use this everyday, you won’t use it up that fast. It’s very pigmented, so you only need a little to apply it. You also won’t have to reapply like crazy because it’ll last you a while. For my makeup addicts, you can slowly build up your collection for this. It’s pricey but you can buy it one at a time. Like I said they have an amazing range of colors.

I hope you guys like it as much as I do! Here are the swatches! (BTW! I didn’t get all of this at once! I’ve been slowly collecting them since they came out almost two years ago.) Enjoy!


This is Julie. It looks really light in this color but it’s a bit more salmony orange in person. For my skin tone, this is a great everyday nude color and a great summer color.


This one’s Natalie and the most unique out of all the colors I own from this lipstick line. It’s a flamingo pink color and like I said, very unique. In this picture, it looks very pink but in person, it has a bit more of a peachy hue to it than just all pink. I love this one for spring and summer. I’ve said it like 3 times but I’m gonna say it again. I love this one because it’s unique in my whole collection. It’s hard for someone like me to wear bright pinks but not with this one.


Next up is Vera! My sweet beautiful Vera! I need a moment! (Sigh) You guys! This is definitely on the top 10 favorite lipsticks throughout my whole collection! Vera is that perfect dark raspberry color that will look good on soo many people. Especially for people with a tan or darker complexion. You can also get away with wearing this on summer nights for parties because of the raspberry color. It’s not as dark as its coming off in the picture. But anyways, love, love, LOVE!


Here we Sylvia! Beautiful, fun and bright orchid color. For me, I would wear this all year round but I would say it’s best to wear it around the summer.


Last we have Vivien. I know it looks really similar to Vera but they’re different, I promise! Vivien’s a lot darker and more of a wine while Vera has that berry undertone and looks a lot brighter. Also a gorgeous color and looks amazing in the fall and winter.

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Fall Tag 2015

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Hey guys! Lately Fall Tags have been going around and I’ve been wanting to do a lifestyle post for quite a while so I decided what better topic to do than a Fall relate post. I am tagging everyone that reads this post. You can post your link below of your Fall tag and I would love to read it but I’m also tagging specific people below.

Anyways! Enjoy!

Favorite Candle – This honor goes to Bath & Body’s Marshamallow Fireside candle. I discovered this late last year around the holidays and burned through about 4 of them in the 3-wick sizes before I even made it to spring. Sadly, I only had that many. I love this scent because it’s subtle, sweet and warm which is exactly how I feel fall and winter candles is supposed to smell like.

Favorite Lip Color – Anything bold, dark, and red fits this category for me through the fall and these are also my favorite colors for lip shades overall. Here are some of my ultimate favs for fall that fits this category.

NARS Audacious Lipstick in Vera
Colourpop Lippie Stix in Ellaire and Lady
Colourpop Liquid Lipstick in Avenue

Favorite Drink – Hands down, it has to be Raspberry Hot Chocolate from Starbucks. Overall, when fall starts, I just feel like things should cooling down, people should be wearing sweaters and drinking hot cocoa. I just like the added raspberry to it.

Favorite Blush – I never really thought about this but if I had to pick one then probably Colourpop’s Super Shock Cheek blush in Cheerio. This color may be daunting to a lot of people and it’s not one that will look good on everyone. I think it may be too dark for people that have very fair skin. But I personally really like it for the fall just because it goes with a lot of the typical fall colors like reds, purples, and warm shimmery browns.

Favorite Clothing Item – Ummmm hmmm….have to think about this…Oh no wait. I’m kidding myself, it’s definitely sweaters. One of the many reason I love fall is because it is the season of sweaters.

Favorite Fall Movie – It has to be a Harry Potter movie. Any one of them, I always watch during this time of year because of a wonderful fall memory. There was this one Thanksgiving that was hosted at my aunt’s house and I was sitting by their fireplace with a hot cocoa in my hand while watching a movie. It was cold that day and I was wearing my favorite sweater. At that moment, everything was bliss and perfect. The movie that I was watching was a Harry Potter movie. So whenever I watch a Harry Potter movie around this time of year, I always go back to the happy and beautiful memory.

Favorite Fall TV Show – With Halloween around the corner, I like watching Charmed for the show. I grew up watching this right after school starts and as soon as I would come home during the fall. It was on around 4 PM everyday and I still hold that tradition of watching this show around this time of year. But on Netflix instead of the television.

Favorite Thanksgiving Food – I think it’s hilarious reading and watching people that do this tag because most people when it comes to this question answers Mashed Potatoes. That’s my exact same answer too but Mashed Potatoes with gravy. Yes, I need the gravy.

Favorite Halloween Costume – I love being a fairy for Halloween just because I the overall costume and versatility of it. Like I’ve probably been a fairy 5 times for Halloween or maybe more. There’s not just one fairy, there’s water fairies, dark fairies, etc. All of these can look different and have different makeup. Plus, I’m obsessed with fairies and who doesn’t like fairies?

Anyways here are the people I’m tagging!

Whazzup Wasabi
Curly Spring Blossom
Stash Matters
Sarah Loves Makeup
Miss White’s Makeup Desk
Bflyrenee
Always, Bree
Jayde Danielle
Thank God For Chai
Repressing the Crazy
Confetti and Curves
Anything Under the Sun
The Crystal Chronicles

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Until next time!

As Always,
Nicole ❤