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.

ColourPop Day! MOTD

ColourPop Day! MOTDColour Pop Day Eyeshadow

Eyes:

  • Lorac Behind the Scenes Eye Primer
  • Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner in Black
  • Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes Waterproof Eyeliner in 0
  • Benefit Cosmetics They’re Real Mascara
  • ColourPop Super Shock Shadow in I Heart This: Crease
  • ColourPop Super Shock Shadow in Envy: Lid
  • Lorac Pro Palette in Taupe and Cream: Taupe for transition and Cream for highlight and inner corners

Face:

  • NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Honey
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Palette: I used Banana to set my concealer and Fawn to Contour.
  • NARS Total Domination Palette: I used Laguna Bronzer and Deep Throat Blush.
  • Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette: I used Incandescent Light to highlight my face and Radiant light to set my makeup.

Lips:

  • Bite Beauty Line and Define Lip Primer: Use it before putting on any makeup to give it time to set.
  • Lip Pencil in Grind
  • Lippie Stix in Flawless

Thanks for reading!

As Always,
Nicole

MOTD: New Year’s Eve Makeup

I hope everyone is having a fantastic New Year’s Eve! Here is my MOTD for New Year’s Eve!  IMG_0174IMG_0173

MOTD New Year's Eve

Face:

  1. Make Up For Ever HD Invisible Coverage Foundation in 127
  2. NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Honey
  3. NARS Total Domination Palette: I used Laguna Bronzer and Deep Throat Blush
  4. Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Palette: I used Banana to set my concealer, Fawn to contour, Sand to highlight and Vanilla as an all over powder to set my makeup.
  5. Urban Decay De-Slick Oil-Control Makeup Setting Spray: I sprayed this on my face to set my makeup and make it last longer.

Eyes

  1. Lorac Pro Palette 2: I used Rose Gold on my lid, and Chrome on my crease. I used Navy to deepen the outer corners and applied Navy 1/3 into my lid. I used Lt. Brown as a transition color. Then patted Silver in the middle of my lid for a nice gradient effect.
  2. Stila Stay All Day Liquid Liner in Jet Black: I used this on my top lash line.
  3. Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes in Matte Black: I used this on my lower lash line.
  4. Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes Mascara

Lips

  1. Bite Beauty Line and Define Lip Primer: I used this before I put on any of my makeup to let it set in and get the best result when putting on lip products.
  2. Kat Von D Studded Kisses in Gothica

Thank you for reading! I hope you all have a wonderful year! See you in 2015!

Date Night Look: Neutral Makeup with Vampy Red Lip

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Date Night Look #1
Hello everyone! I’m celebrating my 2 year anniversary with my boyfriend today. He likes the natural look on me but I added a vampy red lip to go the night time mood. Below are the list of products I used and where I applied them! Enjoy!
Face:
  1. Make Up For Ever HD Invisible Coverage Foundation in 127
  2. NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Honey
  3. Mac Powder Blush in Melba
  4. Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit: I use Banana to set my under eye concealer, Fawn to contour, Java to bronze, Sand to highlight and Vanilla as an all over powder to set my makeup.
  5. Urban Decay De-Slick Oil-Control Makeup Setting Spray: I use this to make my makeup stay on longer. I forgot to put this in the picture above. Sorry! >.<

Eyes

  1. Lorac Pro Palette: I used Lt. Bronze on my lid, Garnet on my crease, Cream as my highlight color and Taupe as my transition color.
  2. Stila Stay All Day Liquid Liner in Jet Black: I used this for my top lash line.
  3. Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes in Matte Black: I used this for my bottom lash line.
  4. Ardell Natural Lash Black in Demi 120

Lips

  1. Bite Beauty Line & Define Lip Primer: I used this before I put on any lip products. *Tip* Apply first before any makeup including foundation. Then continue doing makeup like usual with foundation, eye shadow, etc. By the time you get to applying your lipstick or lip products, the lip primer will be fully set onto your lips and your lip products will apply smoothly and more vibrant.
  2. Colour Pop Lip Pencil in LBB: I lined my lips with this.
  3. Colour Pop Lippie Stix in Tutu: I used this all over my lips.

Want to go on a winter date? Check out this awesome blogger. Here, you’ll find some great winter date ideas!

Thanks for reading!