NARS Audacious Lipstick in Kelly is one of the 40 colors in the NARS Audacious Lipstick Collection released by NARS in celebration of their 20th Anniversary.
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.
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 with a magnetic closure, reveals a strikingly sculptural design.
NARS Kelly is classifed as a coral hibiscus. In the tube, it looks more like a medium, warm coral red. Swatched on my arm, it is a bright, hibiscus red. On my lips, NARS Kelly is a very gorgeous, bright pinkish red with no hint of coral at all. It is most beautiful hibiscus color I’ve ever seen! 🙂
One swipe is all it takes to create an opaque color because Kelly is very pigmented. In the lip swatches in this post, though, I did 2 swipes to make it appear better in the pictures.
NARS Kelly has a beautiful satin finish and the texture is creamy and smooth. It doesn’t settle on the lines on my lips and it doesn’t aggravate the dryness of my lips. Even though it doesn’t feel slippery, Kelly glides easily on the lips and stays for a whopping 7-8 hours.
I don’t have to reapply even after eating and drinking, because NARS Kelly stays put. The initial satin sheen is gone after a few hours and NARS Kelly becomes more matte, but is still not drying. It also leaves a nice stain after the 7th to 8th hour, and the stain will stay for another 2-3 hours.
I bought my NARS Kelly Audacious Lipstick for Php1,650 from NARS Glorietta in Makati. With the not-really-surprising Php200 price increase, it is well worth paying that price because NARS Kelly is Hawaiian flower power! 😀
Color and texture comparisons from L-R: NARS Audacious in Kelly , Burberry Lip Cover in Primrose Hill Pink, Chanel Rouge Allure in Melodieuse (reviewed here) and Chanel Rouge Coco in Le Baiser. (photo above)
Color and texture comparisons from L-R: Laura Mercier in Tangerine, Chanel Rouge Coco in Triomphe and NARS Audacious in Kelly. (photo above)
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 case is similar to the Burberry Lip Cover case.
As always, if you have any questions or experiences with this product, or any feedback, whether good or bad, please don’t hesitate to share your thoughts by leaving a comment below.
Alyssa Melanie is a certified MUA – a Makeup Addict. While her favorite high-end brands are Chanel and Dior, she just can’t resist falling in love with a lot of drugstore brands too, like Revlon and NYX. Her motto: “When I feel good about myself, I feel beautiful. Putting on makeup and taking care of my skin, makes me feel oh-so-good.“