The NARS Audacious Lipstick That's Got Me Wishing for Winter

30 August 2015


If you're familiar round these parts, you'll know I love a good red lip and the NARS Audacious Lipstick in Charlotte is no exception to that. I have sung praises for NARS' makeup here and here, and so when I was gifted this gorgeous lippy for my birthday, it definitely didn't disappoint. I'd had my eyes on this for months yet it always seemed to be sold out. After purchasing the shade Grace for my friend Grace's birthday, she felt inspired to gift me with my own NARS namesake in return.

Though this is branded as an Oxblood Burgundy, I'd describe this as more of a deep berry shade with cool pink undertones. On the lips I'd say it looks a bit more as it does in the tube than in the swatch, but even so, the pigmentation is brilliant and the colouring is the perfect shade for the autumn/winter season. The formula is so creamy and accordingly glides so effortlessly along the lips, making for a dreamy application and luxe satin finish. Moreover this what I'd call a 'one swipe wonder' in that it leaves a distinct opacity in just one coat.

The packaging is just as luxurious as the formula's finish. It is a rather heavy tube, but hidden within its sleek, black casing is a magnetic closure (that I could probably play with for a good half hour as I am very easily amused). Made out of metal the tube is definitely an improvement from the brand's previous rubbery packaging, as this newbie is fingerprint resistant, but yet it has kept it's matte signature look. At £24 this lipstick is not cheap, but you do see where your money is going in terms of the lipstick's quality - both in and out of the bullet.

This currently holds a very special place in my makeup bag, it has my name on it after all... And although it's practically autumn already in the UK (typical British weather and all *rolls eyes*), I'm anticipating the cooler months to make wearing this bold shade more socially acceptable. I see myself sporting this with a sleek high pony-tail and nude-ist eye in the evening, and even though I love summer, I'm actually really excited for winter on the makeup front.

Have you tried anything from the Audacious range? Do you own any makeup products that literally have your name on it?

Charlotte x

85 comments

  1. I have Audrey from the audacious range, for some reason a bought it in April and haven't had a chance to wear it yet. Can't wait for autumn!!

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    1. Oh Audrey is a bit lighter and redder than this isn't it? I love the formula of this so I'm excited to finally be able to wear it out of the house. Glad I'm not the only one looking forward to autumn :) x

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  2. Haven't tried anything from the Audacious range but this shade of lippy is seriously gorgeous!

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    1. The colouring of this is just gorgeous isn't it? I really want to try out more from the audacious collection as the colour range is huge. I'd definitely recommend you give the range a swatch if you find yourself near a NARS counter anytime soon :) x

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  3. That is such a striking color, perfect for fall! I haven't tried anything from the Audacious range but the color selection looks amazing! xxxxx

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    1. It really is a lovely bold colour, but it is very dark (and is the darkest lipstick I own) so that's why I'm reserving it for later on in the year! The range as a whole looks so impressive, I really want to try out more :) xx

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  4. Such a striking color! My holy grail lipstick is Lipstick Queens "Saint Coral". Absolutely my color!

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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    1. It is so bold, so that's why I've reserved it for the cooler months - I don't think I could get away with this berry shade in summer! Oh I've never heard of it, I'll be sure to check it out :) x

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    1. It is such a lovely shade for winter! I love how the berry lip is a reoccurring trend.Thank you so much, that really means a lot :) x

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  6. OMG sounds amazing, this might slip in to my makeup collection!

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    1. It really is such a lovely lipstick I really want to try out more shades from this range as the formula is so dreamy!! :) x

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  7. This is gorgeous. I've been wanting to pick up one of these for ages but I just haven't had the courage (or the bank balance) haha. Definitely on my birthday wishlist xxx

    Karan|| studentbeautyhack

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    1. I'm so glad you agree, the shade of this is so pretty! It is a lot of money to part with for a lipstick but it's so luxurious its definitely worth it for a little treat. I've already added two other shades to my wishlist, which is fast turning into my Christmas list and its not even September yet.. Oops haha :) xx

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  8. This shade is absolutely gorgeous! I have a Nars lipgloss which I love but never tried their lipsticks. It reminds me a bit of the Gabrielle lipstick by Chanel which is amazing x

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    1. I'm glad you think its gorgeous! I've never tried any of their lip glosses as I'm not really a fan of glosses, but I think NARS is fast becoming my go-to for lipsticks - my personal fave is the Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Red Square. Oh I'll have to give Gabrielle a swatch when I'm next near a Chanel counter :) x

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  9. Ooh I am loving this colour! Definitely a Winter colour but you can still get away with it in Summer ;)


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    1. Ah I'm glad you like it too! It's definitely a fall/winter colour in my opinion. I wish I could wear it in summer but this is the boldest lipstick I own, so I wouldn't have the courage to xx

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  10. Oh wow, Charlotte is such a gorgeous colour. I love these burgundy colours for autumn.

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    1. I'm glad you like it too Abigail! I love a good berry shade for autumn, its one of my favourite parts of the season. Thanks for reading :) x

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  11. Oooooh beautiful shade! I may have to purchase this as it's going to be Autumn soon!!
    Abiee xx
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    1. It's such a beautiful shade isn't it? Haha I'd definitelty recommend you buy it, it is a lovely lipstick :) x

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  12. You’re officially one of my favourite bloggers, keep up the great work! xxx



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    1. Aw thank you for your kid words Talisa! It means a lot :) xx

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  13. wow wow wow even the packaging looks so sleek and classy. The lip color looks gorgeous as well!! Thanks for sharing~

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    1. It really has the whole package! It is expensive for a lipstick but you can definitely see where your money is going in terms of quality of the product and packaging! You're welcome, thanks for reading Bea :) x

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  14. Wowza, what a stunning shade! Dark, berry tones are my favourite for A/W, but I'm always on the look out for new lipsticks to add to my collection. I think I'll have to treat myself and pop to Space NK, this week!

    Alice / Alice Grace Beauty

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    1. It really is! I love how the berry shades always come back around for the autumn/winter season. I definitely recommend you try this out, it is definitely worth the price and its such a beautiful lipstick. Thanks for reading, glad you liked this porduct :) x

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  15. I love how your friend gave it to you with your name on it! So so cute. This shade looks perfect for Winter, very easily wearable and not too red or too purple. A really nice inbetween colour!

    Tia | at0ut.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. It's such a cute idea for a present, isn't it? It really is such a nice inbetween colour, but as it is so bold I definitely won't be pairing much other makeup when wearing this :) x

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  16. This lipstick color is realy amazing! Love it!
    Alexandra ~ ArtMandy.ro

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    1. Isn't it lovely? It seems so appropriate for the autumn/winter season, I can't wait for it to get colder so I can wear it :) x

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  17. what a beautiful shade, the packaging is just amazing, so elegant! can't wait for autumn now haha! :)

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    1. I love everything about this lipstick from the formula to the packaging! So glad that you like it too, and that I'm not the only one excited for autumn just because of the makeup - haha :) xx

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  18. this looks gorgeous, definitely a good fall/winter shade!

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    1. It really is such a wonderful lipstick! I'm glad you agree that its a perfect product for autumn/winter :) x

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  19. Love these Nars Audacious. They're one of my favourite lipsticks of all time. I have Raquel and Anita and they're simply amazing. x

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    1. Ah really? I really want to try out more from the range after loving this one so much. Anita is defintiely on my wishlist, so will look out for Raquel, thanks for the reccommendation and for stopping by :) x

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  20. This shade of red is a gorgeous colour! I love the way it looks and it can be perfect for a day or night look :-) http://bauchlefashion.com

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    1. It is suh a lovely shade of red isn't it? I'm glad you like it too Heather! I think its a bit bold for me to brave it in the day but I'm really excited to be able to wear this on a night out :) x

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  21. I have only one audacious lipstick, in Grace, but I absolutely adore it. I've been hoping to try some new colours, but the price is a bit high. Ugh, I guess it's just another thing that will be added to my never ending wishlist. Gorgeous colour!

    Katherine || The Green Bows

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    1. Ohh Grace is such a gorgeous coral shade! I think its a bit more opaque than Charlotte, but I'm the same I really want to try more from the range but the price tag is a little annoying haha. My beauty wishlist never seems to stop growing and my bank balance forever seems to be going down :( x

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  22. Oh very beautiful and intense color darling
    xx

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    1. Ah I'm glad you agree! This is definitely the most intense lipstick I own colour-wise, but the colour is so gorgeous so I'm excited to wear it. Thanks for reading :) x
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  23. Absolutely lovely lipstick! It's the most lovely shade for the fall & winter months! xx, adaatude.com

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    1. Ah thank you, I'm glad you like it! I love the berry shade lip trend that always makes a comeback for fall and winter and think this is perfect for it :) xx

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  24. Beautiful lipstick, thanks for the review! :)

    x Arwa
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    1. Ah no problem Arwa! I'm glad you like this lipstick :) x

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  25. That colour looks gorgeous :) Perfect for the Autumn/Winter months!

    Natalie Ann xo // Petal Poppet Blogs ♥

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    1. I'm glad you think so! I normally don't enjoy winter, as I don't cope well in the cold, but if I have this on my lips I don't think I'll mind as much haha :) x

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  26. Such a beautiful autumn shade.

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    1. Isn't it just the perfect shade for the autumn/winter months? Thanks for reading Marti :) x

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  27. I love dark colors on lips ! :) This is great lipsticks ! :)
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  28. Oh this is a gorgeous shade! Too dark for me but it's the most perfect AW colour!xx

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    1. This is the darkest lipstick I've ever owned so I am a little wary of wearing it out the house! It is a beautiful shade though, but if you think this is too dark for you, I'd definitely recommend seeing what else the Audacious range has to offer - the formula is amazing :) x

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  29. This is literally the most beautiful autumn shade!!
    Can't wait to see it on
    Lizzy | by Lizzy x

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    1. Ah I'm glad you like it too Lizzy! I couldn't get a good enough photo of this on me so settled for just a swatch photo - which shows the colour off perfectly :) x

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  30. Haha great, so I'm not the only one who looks at berry-shades of makeup and wishes for winter to arriver faster ;)

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice
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    1. Haha I'm glad we're on the same page Gabrielle! Other than wearing cosy jumpers again, wearing a berry lip is the only part of winter I am looking forward to :) x

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  31. I really want a dark lipstick for winter too, this one is so pretty!x
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    1. This is the darkest lipstick I have ever owned but I couldn't recommend it more! Both the colour and formula are so perfect :) x

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  32. I used to not be a big lipstick fan but I am starting to love makeup more. Nars has great products and I definitely have to try that color!

    Melanie - Aetherlily

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    1. I feel like I have lipstick moments with my makeup, sometimes I can't be bothered with it and others I love wearing it! NARS is fast becoming my favourite brand for lipsticks - definitely give this a swatch when you are next near a NARS counter :) x

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  33. Oh wow, that lipstick is absolutely beautiful! I haven't got any NARS products but have quite a few on my wishlist.

    Rachael at broomfie.blogspot.com

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    1. Aw I'm glad you agree, the colour is just gorgeous isn't it? I feel like my NARS wishlist never stops growing, Their products are expensive, but this is completely justified in the quality of their products and packaging :) x

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  34. Desperate to try one of the Audacious lipsticks but can't ever decide on a shade when I'm at the NARS counter! This one looks ideal though.

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