Beauty spotlight: NARS Audacious Lipstick

We hone in on one of the lipsticks of the moment

Beauty spotlight: Nars Audacious Lipstick

We hone in on one of the lipsticks of the moment

Welcome to our weekly beauty product review, where we put everything that lands on our Digital Beauty Editor’s desk to the test. From skincare to make-up, body creams to hair styling tools. Every product is put through gruelling tests to work out whether they’ll match up to your expectations. Don’t know if a particular beauty product is for you? We’ve got it sorted…

The test subject: NARS Audacious Lipstick, £24

Calling all lipstick lovers, this post is a must-read for you. We've found the latest addition to your lipstick collection, and you're going to love it.

What does it promise? A luxurious feeling lipstick that glides on like satin with full coverage in a single sweep across the lips – 'Dramatic depth in just one stroke'. They're all intense colour and depth for maximum impact. What's more, all 40 shades are named after iconic female movie stars (Audrey, Greta, Jeanne), so you know that your lipstick is inspired by some of the best women from history.

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So, does it deliver? Absolutely. It truly does stand the test of time, and I found that it barely needs touching up throughout the day or night, whatever the occasion. What's more, it glides on super smoothly as promised, leaving your lips with the perfect finish in a matter of seconds. My personal favourite shade is Bette, a rich, velvety dark red that packs a punch in the drama department. And for a more subtle (but by no means less gorgeous) nude, Raquel and Brigitte are both excellent options. A real winner of a lipstick that gets the Marie Claire seal of approval. We can't fault it.

If it's impact you want from your lipstick to get that perfect pout, then this is a must-have for your beauty arsenal. And who needs an excuse to buy a new lipstick, really?

Lucy Abbersteen
Beauty Contributor

Lucy is a freelance beauty editor and contributor at Marie Claire, and has written for titles including Glamour, Refinery29, Popsugar, woman&home and more. She was previously Marie Claire’s junior beauty editor. During her career, she’s covered everything from backstage beauty at fashion week to interviews with famous faces like Drag Race royalty and Little Mix. As for her beauty ethos, she’s a big advocate for not having to spend a fortune on beauty products to get good results, and when she’s not got beauty on the brain you’ll find her reading or hanging out with dogs.