In celebration of its 20th Anniversary, NARS pays tribute to its beginnings with the launch of The Audacious Lipstick Collection. While many brands would be content to launch an anniversary product, NARS stays true to it’s Audacious roots and launches 40!
Twenty years ago NARS Founder and Creative Director François Nars launched his namesake brand with a collection of 12 lipsticks. Since then, we’ve come to expect pigment-rich hues and fashion-forward products. The new Audacious Lipstick Collection is both. Forty gorgeous shades of lipstick that you will want to start collecting (trust me) and building a wardrobe, as you would with fashion. And speaking of fashion, lets talk about the Audacious Lipstick case. It’s matte black metallic and magnetic. The lipstick bullet is embossed with the NARS logo.
It would be a little simplistic to just group the shades of the NARS Audacious Lipstick Collection into nudes, reds, berries, pinks, browns and oranges. From those basic hues, though, the collection takes a detour and goes all-out NARS drama.
I previewed two shades from the Audacious Lipstick Collection; Vivien (Red Plum) and Sandra (Rosewood). Both are gorgeous, creamy shades that will be perfect for Fall. I’m already picturing pairing these with a gray or black cashmere sweater. The pigmentation is amazing, with excellent coverage and long-wear. I’d honestly have to say this is one of the best, most luxurious lipsticks I’ve tried and I definitely will be picking up a few more shades.
The NARS Audacious Lipstick Collection is available now at Barneys and narscosmetics.com, and will be in department stores soon. Each shade retails at $32. This is one birthday celebration you don’t want to miss!