NARS Barbara Audacious Lipstick Review


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Hello people,

Recently, I bought four shades from the NARS Audacious Lipstick range – two of which have already been reviewed on IMBB, Grace and Anita. One of the shades which I bought and which completely surprised me was Barbara. I was a little apprehensive of buying this one as there were no proper references of how this shade would fare on Indian skin tones.  In the end, I went ahead with my beauty instinct and placed the order for this gem. So here, I proudly bring to you NARS Audacious Lipstick in the shade “Barbara.”

NARS Barbara Audacious Lipstick

Product Details:

  • Dramatic Depth. Unstoppable Character.
  • Modern lipstick so shamelessly seductive in touch and texture the sensation is audacious.
  • A spectrum of unadulterated luxury glides on like satin across skin with single-stroke coverage.
  • 40 shades for unstoppable impact.
  • One-stroke, full-coverage creamy wear.
  • Luxurious texture and enriched with ingredients to smooth and nourish lips.
  • Long lasting.

NARS Barbara Audacious Lipstick

Tips:

Apply Audacious Lipstick directly to the center of the mouth blending outward for full, creamy coverage of high impact color. For a more controlled application, apply using the Precision Lip Brush #30. Finish with a hint of Lip Gloss on the center of the lips to add dimension and create the illusion of fuller lips. –Sada Ito, International Makeup Stylist.  Mix and layer Audacious Lipstick shades with each other or with other Lip products to add dimension and texture to a bold lip look. –Jenny Smith, Lead Makeup Stylist.

NARS Barbara Audacious Lipstick

Price:

USD 32 for 4.2 gm.

NARS Barbara Audacious Lipstick

NARS Barbara Audacious Lipstick

Packaging:

The lipstick is a hit beginning from the packaging itself. These lipsticks are housed in rectangular, black metallic cases with magnetic closures. They have NARS etched on them in glossy finish against a matte case. The black cardboard box further ups the amp and adds to its glamour. Each lipstick bullet is stamped with the NARS logo. The metallic closure is so much fun to play with. I totally love the packaging.

NARS Barbara Audacious Lipstick

My Experience with NARS Barbara Audacious Lipstick:

Color:  As soon as I learnt that I had an opportunity to get stuff from the US, my research began. The 40 shades in the “Audacious” range only made my task harder but fun nonetheless. Barbara was one shade which had me intrigued from the very beginning, but I was skeptical about it.  I knew that this lipstick would either wash me out or become my favourite n*ude lippy. I cannot tell you how happy I am that it turned out to be the latter. Barbara is described as a “tan rose.” On my lips, it came out as a beautiful peachy n*de. All I can say is I have found my perfect n*de lipstick.

NARS Barbara Audacious Lipstick

NARS Barbara Audacious Lipstick

Texture:

The lipstick is creamy and soft. It glides smoothly on the lips. The formula is very pleasant to wear. It does not dry the lips, but is neither moisturising. It does not feel heavy on the lips. It does not bleed nor does it settle into fine lines. It transfers initially. This lipstick has a satiny finish. Please excuse the patchy lips (I have been experiencing extremely dry and chapped lips this winter).

NARS Barbara Audacious Lipstick

Pigmentation:

This is where these lipsticks strike it out of the park. They are insanely pigmented. One swipe is all you need but you can definitely layer it on. Though Barbara is a n*de colour, it goes opaque in a single swipe.

NARS Barbara Audacious Lipstick

NARS Barbara Audacious Lipstick

Staying Power:

The staying power is around 4+ hours on me, even with slight drinking and eating. This is pretty good considering all my other n*des and MLBB shades disappear within 3 hours.

NARS Barbara Audacious Lipstick

NARS Barbara Audacious Lipstick

NARS Barbara Audacious Lipstick

Pros of NARS Barbara Audacious Lipstick:

  • Classy NARS packaging.
  • Perfect n*de color.
  • Great pigmentation.
  • Smooth texture.
  • Glides smoothly on the lips, does not tug or pull.
  • Does not dry lips.
  • Does not bleed.
  • Lasts 4-5 hours.

Cons of NARS Barbara Audacious Lipstick:

  • Expensive.
  • Transfers initially.
  • Availability in India.

NARS Barbara Audacious Lipstick

IMBB Rating:

5/5

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Would I Recommend/Repurchase NARS Barbara Audacious Lipstick?

Yes, definitely. This lipstick is the perfect n*de for me. There are many more beautiful shades in the range. You should definitely try at least one 🙂

NARS Barbara Audacious Lipstick

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21 thoughts on “NARS Barbara Audacious Lipstick Review

  1. absolutely loved the color on you cherry. I liked it more than anita. I feel anita can sometimes wash out on my skin tone. I so love these lipsticks myself! 😀

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