Grace, Lana, Charlotte, Raquel

Here’s the thing about me: I have a lot of lipstick.  As a result of that (or because of) I wear a lot of lipstick. I leave a lot of it down, in bags, on desks, and forget about it. I’m a bit magpie-ish, y’see, and I’m always looking for the next big thing.

So, based on all the above, I’m a very good candidate to be interested in Nars’ recently-launched Audacious line. It’s more expensive at €30 per bullet than the brand’s other lippy offerings, which are €25; and that’s reflected in a couple of things.

Nars Audacious Lipsticks

Packaging for one. Audacious (thankfully) does away with the rubberised bullet that’s the trope of the Nars experience and replaces it with a sleek, monolithic metal case. It’s got that click-clunk that comes with a magnetic closure and it’s altogether expensive-feeling.

Nars Audacious Lipsticks

The second thing is that these lipsticks feel like the brand is aiming them much more at women-slash-beauty consumers and less at artists. Nars’ products have always had an elegant appeal, but beauty pros don’t care about details like having a capped-up NARS stamped on their lipstick bullets. They just want efficacy. Girls in bar bathrooms and at lady lunches do, though.

So, Audacious is definitely new ‘n’ interesting for those reasons, and less new for the quality of the product: I’ve always found Nars lip products to be fantastic and these are absolutely no different.

Nars Audacious Lipsticks

All shades are named for chanteuses, actresses and famous faces: Raquel, Charlotte, Lana, Grace

So why should you buy? You should consider a purchase if you love a satin-finished creme lipstick that’s opaque in one. You should buy if you love luxury beauty that comes in 40 shades and which is comfortable in wear, hydrating and doesn’t leave your lips tight.

Available now, have you tried ’em yet?