NARS Kelly Audacious Lipstick Review

Hi Beauties,

I read about the fantastic reviews of NARS Audacious lipsticks since the time they were released on IMBB and out of it too. I just had to try out some of these shades, and recently purchased a few beautiful shades online from the NARS website. This particular shade “Kelly” is one of the ten beautiful shades, which are available only on the website and at Barney’s. When I saw the shade “Grace,” the name Grace Kelly immediately came to my mind. And I wondered whether they have the shade Kelly too, and they did! Though it is only available directly at NARS stores and website; and at Barney’s.

NARS kelly audacious lipstick

Product Details:
Dramatic Depth. Unstoppable Character.  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. A spectrum of 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 Kelly Audacious Lipstick

32 USD


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NARS kelly lipstick

My Experience with NARS Kelly Audacious Lipstick:

Packaging: It comes in a standard matte black box NARS packaging, on which all details are written. Inside, the lipstick case is square shaped, where the top and bottom parts close with a magnet click. The brand name “NARS” is etched outside on the lipstick case, as well as on the bullet inside. The bullet is a standard one, with a pointed tip.

NARS Kelly Audacious Lipstick

Shade: This color is described as a coral hibiscus shade. It is a coral-pink shade, and has enough yellow undertones to suit my complexion. The shade is quite close to the shade Grace, except that it has more coral pigment compared to Grace. Overall, a shade to suit all complexions.

NARS Kelly Audacious Lipstick

Pigmentation: This shade is very richly pigmented, and one swipe gives full color on the lips.

Texture: I found the texture to be quite smooth and comfortable on my lips. It was neither too drying nor too hydrating. It does not bleed or feather at all. It does not dry out the lips and does not sit on or emphasize the lip lines.

Coral lipstick

Staying Power:  It lasts around 5-6 hours on my lips, with light snacks in between. It does transfer a bit, but not too much. It leaves only a light stain on fading, so you will definitely have to reapply after a full meal.

NARS Kelly Audacious Lipstick

Pros of NARS Kelly Audacious Lipstick:

  • Very comfortable and smooth lipstick.
  • Very rich pigmentation.
  • Pretty coral-pink shade with yellow undertones.
  • Beautiful packaging.
  • Neither drying nor hydrating.
  • Does not sit on lip lines.
  • Does not bleed or feather.
  • Lasts 5-6 hours with light meals.
  • Leaves only a light stain on the lips.

Coral lips

Cons of NARS Kelly Audacious Lipstick:

  • Unavailability of NARS in India.
  • Unavailability of this shade in most of the stores.
  • Expensive.
  • Transfers slightly.

IMBB Rating:

Would I Recommend NARS Kelly Audacious Lipstick?
Yes, the hype regarding these Audacious lipsticks is definitely justified. This shade is beautiful and will suit all skin tones. If you get your hands on it, do not hesitate even a bit… Just grab it.

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7 thoughts on “NARS Kelly Audacious Lipstick Review

  1. Wow that’s such a lovely and flattering shade. I too have seen the hype around these lipsticks and would love to try one sometime soon.

  2. Such a luscious color!!!! Love at first sight 🙂 Isn’t it the kind of shade which makes your face glowing even if you are damn tired??? Looking lovely on you Arpita

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