What it is: A modern lipstick that dresses up lips with bold coverage, long-lasting wear, and a luxurious texture that smooths and nourishes.
What it does: Debut weightless, color-saturated lips when you smooth on NARS Audacious Lipstick. It glides on like satin across the skin and achieves single-stroke coverage that leaves lips with captivating color, dramatic depth, and unstoppable character. A cult-favorite, it is shamelessly seductive in touch and texture. Each shade imparts bold, ultra-saturated color that feels hydrating and stays put without bleeding or feathering.
Beauty Tip: "You can dab foundation on lips to create a flesh-toned look. Foundation can also be used as a base to neutralize the natural lip color. This technique ensures any color applied on top goes on true."François Nars, Founder and Creative Director of NARS Cosmetics
What else you need to know: "Embrace the audacious in everything, especially your lipstick color. It’s liberating, exhilarating, empowering."François Nars, Founder and Creative Director of NARS Cosmetics
"Lips are all about fun. Virtually every color can work on everyone. Paired with a soft eye, even the darkest or brightest shade of lip color can create a striking makeup look on its own. "François Nars, Founder and Creative Director of NARS Cosmetics
"I see the strength of rich, smoldering lips against a fresh face."François Nars, Founder and Creative Director of NARS Cosmetics
This product is an Allure Best of Beauty winner.
Suggested Usage: -For full coverage with one stroke:
-Apply directly from the bullet or with the #30 Precision Lip Brush (sold separately).
-To create a perfectly defined lip:
-Apply Instant Line and Pore Perfector (sold separately) around the edge of the mouth and pat in.
-Apply Radiant Creamy Concealer (sold separately)on top and blend.
-Line lips with NARS Lip Liner (sold separately) and fill in.
-Finish with Audacious Lipstick.
For bold lips:
-Start with a lip pencil to fill in lips and affix the color. A lip pencil also gives real depth to whatever you apply on top. Your lip pencil should be within a shade or two of the color of your lipstick. First outline your lips very carefully with the pencil. Then fill in the rest.
-Apply lipstick on top.
-Blot with a tissue. Blotting gets rid of excess lipstick, sets the color and helps the application last longer. For even longer wear, layer translucent loose powder between coats of lipstick
-Reapply another coat of lipstick or a touch of gloss.
Makeup artist. Photographer. Iconoclast. Creative visionary François Nars launched NARS Cosmetics with 12 cult-favorite lipsticks in 1994, inspiring self-expression, creativity, and artistry with uncompromising pigment purity and imaginative color. Today, NARS’ boundary-pushing approach manifests from the pigments to the products to the photographed campaigns, shot by François himself—bringing high-fashion, high-style, and forward thinking to beauty.
“Play and try to be a little bit daring. Break the rules.”
FOUNDER & CREATIVE DIRECTOR OF NARS Cosmetics