NARS Audacious Lipstick Collection For Fall 2014 Is Everything Your Lips Have Been Waiting For

If anyone knows how to celebrate an anniversary, it's François Nars. In honor of his world-famous beauty brand's 20th birthday, NARS released the Audacious Lipstick Collection for fall 2014, and the collection is, in a word: LEGIT. The range boasts 40 (yes, forty) different shades, all incredibly pigmented and silky-smooth in texture. What's even cooler is that you may just find one of these lippies is named after you — every lipstick shade in this collection has a female name. #GirlPower!

Let's start with the obvious and discuss the aesthetics of the product itself. The casing is classic black, which is nothing new for NARS, but the lipstick tubes are made of a sleek metal — none of that rubbery packaging that will show fingerprints easily. It also has a magnetic closure, which is the most amazing feature ever - no more lipstick caps going rogue in your purse.

At $32 a pop, I would suggest choosing your shades wisely. Luckily you have plenty of pretty options — the colors range from nudes to pinks to reds and everything in between.

If you're looking for specific shade suggestions, here are three of my favorites from the Audacious collection:

1. Greta

Greta is described as "wild azalea", but for anyone who doesn't speak fluent florals, let's just say this is an extremely bright pink with a slight hint of purple-ish/red undertones. This shade would look great with a neutral shimmery eye & contoured, bronze-y cheeks.

2. Michiyo

Michiyo is a "shocking pink" which is a more traditional hot pink shade that quite honestly made me feel pretty darn sassy. This one appeared to pull some magenta undertones once applied to my lips, and I can see this being my new go-to bold lip for a night out.

3. Catherine

Catherine may be the most understated of the bunch, but she certainly still packs a punch. This shade is perfect if you're curious about the whole orange lip thing but not fully "there" yet. It's not overly bright, so it's totally wearable for daytime or a work day if you're craving some color without going too overboard. It's also a perfect shade to wear as we transition seasons if hot pinks aren't your jam for autumn.

Have you tried any of the NARS Audacious lipsticks? Tweet me pictures (@thebloginista) show me your pucker!

Images: Alexandra Kozinski