NARS Audacious Lipstick in Juliette

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NARS Juliette Audacious Lipstick

NARS Audacious Lipstick in Juliette is one of the 40 colors in the NARS Audacious Lipstick Collection released by NARS in celebration of their 20th Anniversary.

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.

NARS Audacious Lipstick in Juliette

Its luxurious, pigment-rich formula glides on intense, full-coverage color in a single stroke. A specially embossed bullet, dressed in a matte-black metallic case, reveals a strikingly sculptural design. Housed in a modern, matte-black metallic case with a magnetic closure.
• One-stroke, full-coverage creamy wear
• Luxurious texture and enriched with ingredients to smooth and nourish lips
• Long-lasting

NARS Juliette Audacious Lipstick

NARS Juliette is classified as a pink coral. It looks like a medium coral with warm undertones in the tube. When swatched on the arm, Juliette is a medium coral that leans more orange than pink, and also has a brownish tinge to it. I was surpised that it has gold sparkles because I hadn’t tested this color when I bought it. Because of this, I was disappointed as I felt that it’s not something that I would want to wear on my lips.

Since I already bought it, I might as well try it on my lips, too. I’m glad that I did so because on my lips, Juliette is a very pretty pink coral, with a satin finish. The gold sparkles are also visible on the lips, but not too much that it screams holiday. Even after blotting a few times, the sparkles are still there, and NARS Juliette still looks satin-y and not matte. This is a great everyday color that will be loved especially by those who like coral lipsticks.

One swipe is all it takes to create an opaque color because NARS Juliette is very pigmented. In the lip swatches in this post, though, I did 2 swipes to make it appear better in the pictures.

NARS Juliette Audacious Lipstick Swatch

The texture of Juliette is creamy and smooth, and it has a beautiful satin finish. When applying, it glides easily on the lips and doesn’t settle on the lip lines. NARS Juliette is not drying at all, but I don’t think that it’s even a little bit moisturizing. Applying a lip balm underneath is not required as Juliette doesn’t aggravate the dryness of my lips. It does feel just a tiny bit slippery, but Juliette still applies without tugging on my lips and stays for a good 6 to 7 hours.

After a few hours, the initial satin sheen is gone and Juliette becomes a little more matte, but is still not drying. After eating and drinking, I don’t have to reapply it because Juliette holds well. However, if I lick my lips too much, I would need to reapply because the color is left only on the outline of my lips. It also leaves a little bit of stain, and the stain lasts for another hour or so.

Lip Swatches:

NARS Juliette Audacious Lipstick Swatch

“I have a real love affair with lipstick. It gives you more power.”
– Francois Nars

I bought my NARS Audacious Lipstick in Juliette for Php1,650 from NARS in Rustans Essences, Ermita. It is worth paying that price because Juliette is a very gorgeous everyday pink coral! 😀 You can also buy it from NordstromSephora, or Neiman Marcus for $32.

NARS Audacious Lipstick in Juliette Swatch

Color and texture comparisons from L-R: NARS Audacious in Juliette, MAC Flamingo, Chanel Rouge Coco in Mystique and Chanel Rouge Coco in Triomphe. (photos above)

NARS Juliette Audacious Lipstick

Unlike previous NARS lipsticks, the Audacious collection are housed in a matte-black metallic case and NARS is embossed in the bullet. The NARS Audacious’ new magnetic case is similar to some of the high-end lipstick cases like Burberry and Tom Ford. What I don’t like about its packaging is that it easily gets smudged with my thumbprints.

This is my fifth NARS Audacious purchase, and I’m pretty much happy with it. Have you tried any of the Audacious lipsticks? What is your favorite? How many have you already bought? Even though I know that the Audacious lipsticks are permanent, I still can’t wait to buy more! 😉

Stay fab and savvy!

Alyssa Melanie



      • Yes! I love it. Mga kakaibang colors yung pinag-fofocusan ko, sayang naman yung 40 color variety. I want one of the brighter pinks or magenta and one of the nudes (well, nude for my skin tone, like anita or vanessa). Isipin ko pa kung gusto ko ng plums… Puro out of stock na!!! Nakakaloka. I looked for Angela, Anita, Vanessa, and Vivien last weekend, wala na lahat wtf.

        • Jane looks pretty on you! I saw your email earlier this morning, but now that I’m going to check it again, I keep getting 404 error. 🙁
          You should try Claudia or Michiyo if you want a bright pink, for nude try Brigitte if you’re unable to find Anita or Vanessa, and don’t forget to try Vera.. it would look lovely on you! Although, I’m not sure if these are still available in Rustans. 🙁

  1. Oh Juliette is a GORGEOUS shade, and it looks lovely on you! It’s definitely something I’d be interested in, too. We don’t have a NARS counter here in Belgium, so I want to wait until I can swatch these in real life. What I don’t like about these is the fact that they aren’t moisturizing. A part of me thinks there are already so many cream lipsticks that are hydrating out there to be wasting my time with these, but then again the shade range is impressive!

    • Thanks Sunny! I have dry lips, so I tend to favor moisturizing lipsticks too, but the Audacious line surprised me. Even though they’re not really moisturizing, they don’t feel drying at all. You should definitely test this collection at a NARS counter and I bet you won’t be leaving without at least one of these fabulous lipsticks. 😀

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