NARS Audacious Lipstick in Grace Swatch

1:55:00 PM


Whew, it's been almost a month since my last post. I have just been busy in the past few weeks and honestly was just feeling lazy and sleepy everyday after work. I do hope I get back to my old upbeat self where I'd feel excited to write and share about my beauty discoveries.
Product Info from NARS

Dramatic Depth. Unstoppable Character.

Modern lipstick so shamelessly seductive in touch and texture the sensation is audacious. Unadulterated luxury glides on like satin across skin with single-stroke coverage. A spectrum of 40 shades for unstoppable impact.

* One-stroke, full-coverage creamy wear
* Luxurious texture and enriched with ingredients to smooth and nourish lips
* Long-lasting

Retail Price: $32.00
 Bought mine at Rustan's Ayala for Php1,650

Nars Audacious Lipstick in Grace Swatch

I've been looking for a coral lipstick for a long time, something that would suit my skin tone since most corals look too bright on me and when I saw the Nars Audacious Lipstick rack at Rustan's, the shade GRACE really caught my eye and the rest is history. LOL I was really torn between this and the shade KELLY since both really look similar, Kelly is just a tad bit lighter.

Another thing worth mentioning is the packaging. This isn't your normal tube of lipstick. The sleek and sturdy black case is actually magnetic and note that it is slightly heavier when compared to most lipsticks I own. This tube already fell twice on floor (because I'm such a clutz) and I was relieved that the product remained intact, like nothing happened.

Nars Audacious Lipstick in Grace Lip Swatch

What I like about it....
* extremely pigmented, one swipe is literally all you need to get an opaque color
* has a sleek and sturdy magnetic lipstick case, which protects the product from any damage
* fragrance-free, unscented, which is big plus for me
* feels really light on lips, that I sometimes forget I'm wearing it
* does not leave my lips dry, even if it has a semi-matte finish
* creamy and applies smoothly on my lips, no lumps or bumps with this
* lasts for a good 4 hours on my lips if applied correctly, I find that this stays longer on my lips if applied in layers using a lip brush.  
* did not experience any allergies or irritation on my lips

What I don't like...
* a bit pricey, but I guess you're paying for the excellent packaging as well
* does not leave a stain, I like my lipsticks to leave a stain, so it is a matter of preference
* fades easily when eating or drinking

My rating: 4 / 5

My conclusion, this lipstick deserves the hype. I now understand why everyone loves the Nars Audacious lipsticks. If you want a lipstick with a matte finish that is non-drying with remarkable color payoff and extremely smooth texture, this is the lipstick for you. Seriously, the formulation of the Nars Audacious Lipstick is amazing. It's amazing enough to keep you wanting more. hehehe

Until next time.


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  1. This is a lovely shade! I haven't bought anything from this line yet, but I will probably get a red, mauve, pink, and nude shade if I could! 😉

  2. Love the strawberry color. It's audaciously attractive! :)

  3. The mauve and purple-toned audacious lipstick I have do stain my lips. The other ones doesn't.


  4. That's a pretty shade on you!

  5. I really want one but I feel like it's a must-swatch kind of purchase.... and that's a problem because the tubes keep getting sold out so the testers aren't on display either.

  6. Been wanting to try this lippie pag may budget na ulit. Love the shade on you!

  7. I'm a few months (fashionably) late to this post but GRACE LOOKS GOOD ON YOU ;) It's one of the shades I've considered getting if I was rollin' deep in $$$ and would buy more from the Audacious line. I picked up Bette a month ago, but actually still haven't worn it yet because 1) I haven't photographed it yet, and 2) IT'S A VAMPY SHADE AND IT'S BLISTERING HOT HERE. NUH-UH.

    Buttt, I have been playing with the magnetic lid far too much. And I know, time flies when you're not blogging and being lazy ;)

    1. @Vanessa, hahaha I know what you mean, I've been playing with the magnetic tube as well. LOL.

  8. your skin is sooo clear! ^^ i like the shade on you but not sure if this is going to look as nice on me. dont know why bright pinks make me look slutty pero with red ok naman. i have charlotte its also super light weight, although mine leaves a bit of stain compared to grace... wish ko lang talaga rustans will finally have testers of these colors.

    1. @Shayne, it's the second brightest lipstick I have next to MAC Morange. And bright lippies just seem to compliment my skin tone well. hehe. I think you probably feel that coz, you naturally have pouty lips and these type of shade do exaggerate it a bit more. ^_^

    2. AY true! thanks for pointing it out haha!


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