NARS Audacious Lipstick in Julie review

NARS Audacious Lipstick in Julie review

These are a few of my favourite things: nude lipstick, NARS and things named Julie. So when I spied with my little eye the NARS Audacious lipstick in the shade Julie, I had to have her!

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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.

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First let’s talk about the formula for Audacious. It’s super freakin’ creamy, opaque in one swatch and feels like butter on your lips. It’s one of those lipstick formulas that will make you justify any price tag (but don’t worry it’s $39 CAD/$32 USD, less than a Chanel or Tom Ford).

NARS Audacious Lipstick in Julie review swatch

The shade Julie is a nude pink that leans a bit on the warm coral side. It is a beautiful “not too light, not too dark” nude shade for us neutral fair skintone ladies. (And also, it has the coolest name).

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I like to pair it with MAC’s Prolongwear lip pencil in Morning Coffee to make it a nice almost 90s nude look.

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The formula is really smooth on my fairly chapped and dry lips. It actually feels like lip balm on!

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So what do you think of the Audacious formula? And have you ever bought something just because it has your name on it??

The NARS Audacious shade in Julie is available at NARS and Barney’s exclusively.


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  • Laura

    I love these!!! I have Juliette, which is like this color but really, really coral. I LOVE this formula.

  • This looks like the perfect shade! I always wanted to try the Audacious line!

    xx, A Little Dose of Makeup

  • I still haven’t picked up one of these despite all the wonderful reviews… I just wish one of them had my name! (Which never ever happens, so yeah.)

  • If anything ever had my name on it, I would buy it. Downsides of having a weird spelling.

  • Love these! I have Anna and Anita… wish they had my name!

  • I wish one had my name! Oh well… this is a great lip colour for spring, I love it! I’ve never tried a Nars lipstick (so out of the loop!) but it looks like a good formula 🙂

  • Michelle Thong

    The Audacious formula is LOVELY. I wore Charlotte on Christmas and even family on Skype (from France, no less!) were asking what shade it was and where they could get it. I’m definitely going to get more of them… as soon as I can decide which. They really are one of the MOST comfortable lipsticks I’ve ever worn! 😀

  • Marijana Šimić

    Beautiful colors!

  • sassy

    This colour looks amazing on you! NARS lipstick from this line are my fav

  • I love the Audacious lipsticks! They feel so great. And might I add, Julie looks amazing! Still on the lookout for some good Samantha named beauty items.