Nars Fanny Audacious Lipstick Review

January 25, 2016

Nars audacious lipstick fanny review

When it comes to beauty products, as much as I try to love them all equally, lipsticks simply have a special space in my heart. Which is why it seems like I am on a quest of owning at least one lipstick from every brand out there. However today in particular I want to talk about one of my favourite lipstick formulas of all time: the Nars Audacious Line.

First of all, let’s talk about the packaging. The lipstick comes in a heavy, black case with magnetic closure. Fortunately, unlike other Nars packaging, the Audacious line has a non-rubbery texture to it which means that it’s fingerprint-friendly and will not look like it’s been kept in your bag for the last three years after a week of use. Also the magnetic closure is very handy and gives it an expensive feeling. Nars audacious lipstick fanny review

Nars describes the Audacious line as a ‘Single-stroke coverage so shamelessly seductive in touch and texture the sensation is audacious.
Forty shades of unabashed luxury for unstoppable impact’. As you can see it is not described as a long lasting lipstick and it does not claim to be matte, which are some of the complaints that I have seen some people have in the past. If you’re looking for something more long lasting or with a matte effect, I can recommend either their Matte Lip Pencil line or their Pure Matte Lipsticks.Nars audacious lipstick fanny review

In terms of colours, Fanny is described as a ‘rich berry’. I would say that this is very true, however it also tends to have a lot of purple tones in it, therefore I would describe it as a cool toned berry pink. The finish on this one is very opaque-a look could be achieved with one swipe only- with a sheen, similar to the Tom Ford lipsticks, if you’ve had the chance to try them. However, if you wish a more matte effect, blotting will achieve that look instantly. Personally however I think that their natural finish gives lips a fuller, more seductive look and when blotted they lose some of those qualities.

collage nars audacious fanny swatch

On top: Fanny in indirect sunlight. Bottom: Fanny in direct sunlight

The lipstick glides on very easily and creates an opaque look instantly, without needing to go over it 4 or 5 times unlike other brands. In terms of longevity, it lasts on few for a good four to five hours and it leaves behind a beautiful stain.

Overall, the quality of the lipstick is outstanding with a beautiful colour payoff and such a comfortable formula, without it being drying or moisturizing either. This is the first time that I am trying this range and I am definitely looking forward to adding more shades to my collection, in particular as they have 40 (!) different shades and they seem to all be having the same beautiful consistency.

Nars audacious lipstick fanny review

I hope you enjoyed my review and let me know if you’ve tried any of the Nars Audacious lipsticks or if you’d like to try one. I look forward to hearing from you!

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  • Reply Bex January 25, 2016 at 13:25

    I’ve been dying to try these lipsticks! After reading this I’m definitely buying one! Hmm what colour to choose?!

    Bex x

    • Reply Claudia January 25, 2016 at 14:45

      I know, it’s a super tough decision. I think however no matter which one you go with, you won’t be disappointed :) x

  • Reply Swathi January 25, 2016 at 13:56

    Beautiful shade. Great review <3

  • Reply Shareena January 25, 2016 at 14:34

    WOW so pigmented! the name makes me giggle! ive heard lots of good stuff about this particular colour i really want to try NARS lipsticks!

    • Reply Claudia January 25, 2016 at 14:44

      I know right? I think part of me loved it because of the name ha x

  • Reply Em B January 25, 2016 at 16:40

    lovely review:-) this sounds like a really good lipstick:-)! i’ve recently gotten my first NARS lipstick and would definitely buy more in the future, this sounds like something i’d buy:-) lovely shade too!xx

    • Reply Claudia January 25, 2016 at 18:44

      Thank you! I definitely think that Nars are killing it with this line. Also I really like their Matte Lip Pencil range :) x

  • Reply Color Me So Crazy January 25, 2016 at 19:47

    Ohhhh! I love this color! I have been such a berry person this year and Nars has been on point with all of my colors loves. So super pretty!

  • Reply courtney January 25, 2016 at 19:48

    I love the audacious lipsticks, anna and charlotte are my favourite shades! Fanny is so insanely gorgeous!

  • Reply Adele January 25, 2016 at 19:58

    hehehe I love the name. I’m more of a nude girl but I love the colour!!

  • Reply Abigail January 25, 2016 at 21:23

    I have the Nars audacious lipstick in Audrey! But this one is so beautiful too! You’ve reminded me to get my one out of my stash!

  • Reply Andrea January 25, 2016 at 23:03

    Ooh this colour is right up my street and would give me a chance to try a NARS Lipstick as I haven’t tried any yet .


  • Reply Molly January 25, 2016 at 23:20

    What a great color! How do you like the Audacious formula compared to their normal lipsticks?

    Molly and Stacie

  • Reply Elaine (@heyelaineatkins) January 26, 2016 at 01:12

    That’s a goregous colour. And I agree with you; I hate when pretty packaging is covered in fingerprints!

  • Reply Tamara January 26, 2016 at 09:16

    Oh, I loved reading your review, and you are so so right! I have to try it asap! Thanks for sharing :)

    Check out my blog if you want:

    Tamara xxx

  • Reply Charlotte January 27, 2016 at 18:39

    Such a gorgeous colour, just the shade names a tad odd!
    Charlotte //

  • Reply Ursula January 28, 2016 at 02:51

    I love your NARS lipstick review and would love to try that berry shade! :)


  • Reply Brigette Ramos January 28, 2016 at 04:20

    Fanny is a color I’ve been wanting to pick up because it’s such a beautiful color. I love the NARS Audacious lipsticks, they are so amazing. Your swatches are beautiful by the way xo

  • Reply Dagmara January 28, 2016 at 12:53

    Gorgeous shade! I have three Audacious lipsticks, Anna, Julie and Vivien and I adore their formula! Definitely need more of them in my collection :) x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

  • Reply daniela April 18, 2016 at 12:13

    hey, just out of curiosity, how do you get the lipstick square on your hand to be so…square?

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