Nars Audacious Lipstick in Anna

Products Fall 2014 (5 of 15)The latest addition to Nars lipstick collection- Audacious Lipstick– comes in a variety of 40 gorgeous shades. They were released at the beginning of September and I have been dreaming of getting one since then.

The selection of shades is impressive- ย from beautiful naturals, gorgeous corals, through tempting pinks and sexy reds. The shade that grabbed my attention the most is Anna– which is described as a “smokey rose”. The description is rather accurate although on my lips it looks a little purple, which I actually really love.

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Nars Audacious Lipstick in Anna swatched on my hand

The texture is ย very smooth and richly pigmented, one glide over my lips provides a full color coverage. The lipstick itself is very creamy and has a satin finish and it feels moisturizing on my lips.

It comes in a luxurious black packaging with Nars logo around the bottom part of the product and it has a magnetic cap. The wear time for me is about 2-3 hours, which might not be very impressive but I have to say, lipsticks just don’t stay on my lips long at all, no matter if it’s a Chanel or a drugstore brand.

There are two things that I don’t love about it- one is a price tag- $32, which is the most I have ever spent on a lip product. The other one is that the lipstick bleeds a little bit outside my natural lip line but I think it’s only noticeable when you look very closely. I think it could be easily fixed with applying a lip liner prior to lipstick application.

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Me wearing Nars Audacious Lipstick in Anna

All in all, I am really impressed with Nars Audacious lipsticks and it has quickly become my favorite lip product and since the time I got it I don’t really want to wear anything else on my lips. Despite being quite pricey, I think it’s worth every penny. Now the only problem is deciding which shade I want to get next. I have my eyes on Anita and Barbara, which are both stunning nude shades.


  1. Laarni says:

    So glad you liked this shade, Agata! I still have to check these beauties soon when I get the chance and it’s fun reading what bbloggers got for themselves.. So far I am loving Kelly and Carmen. Stay fab!

    • Agata Piestrak says:

      Hi Laarni, I really can’t get enough of this shade! It’s perfect. Kelly is beautiful too, it’d look great on you. Let me know if you try these lipsticks!

  2. Sunny says:

    Hey Agata, Anna is such an autumn-appropriate beauty on you! I am pretty torn about these. Part of me is really excited about the extensive shade range, but many reviewers seem to think the formula is neither hydrating nor drying. I just think that there are so many hydrating lipsticks with a cream finish out there to actually spend the money on this! Maybe I’ll change my mind once I get to swatch them though ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Agata Piestrak says:

      Hey Sunny, I found the formula to be pretty hydrating, however I don’t buy a lot of high end lipsticks so I guess I don’t have a lot of comparison to other brands. I am really happy with it though and that shade is just stunning. There is a lot of corals in the range that would look beautiful on you! Do you have Nars in Belgium? You should definitely swatch and try them! I think you will like them!

    • Agata Piestrak says:

      That’s what I thought. Sometimes I am so happy I moved to the US from Poland makeup wise! The abundance of brands here is so fantastic and even though more and more brands are coming to Sephora (UD, Smashbox etc), they are still so much more expensive compared to US prices.

  3. Xuvious says:

    It’s beautiful on you. I’m finding it quite the challenge to choose which shades I want from this range! So far I have Anita, Grace and a few dozen that follow. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Agata Piestrak says:

      Hi Xuvious and welcome to my blog! I agree, there are so many beautiful shades in the range and so hard to choose from! Anita is definitely on my wishlist too!

  4. Shari says:

    Oh wow, Agata – such a beautiful shade on you!! Stunning ๐Ÿ™‚ It actually complements your skintone well ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m afraid this may pull out my yellow but on you – amazing!

    • Agata Piestrak says:

      Hi Shari and welcome to my blog! Thank you so much for the compliment. Do you have a Nars counter or Sephora near you so you could swatch this shade? Honestly, I didn’t think Anna would look good on me but i really like it.

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