NARS Audacious Mascara Review, Photos, Before & After


Disclosure: Contains press samples

New from NARS Cosmetics is Audacious Mascara. This mascara promises instant definition, blindsiding impact and killer volume to create mesmerizing lashes. Keep reading for my review and thoughts.



The brush contains over 200 molded bristles and lengthening hooks. The brush is excellent at providing definition and slightly curling the lashes, but fails to lengthen. The brush is also too large to grab those tiny hairs to coat with mascara. When handling the lower lashline? Forget about it, the brush is just too big.


NARS Audacious Mascara

(two coats in the after photo)

The formula claims to be buildable, I assume creating more volume and length with a lightweight feel. While the formula is seemingly lightweight, building the mascara created more volume, but did nothing to create more length.

When wear tested, Audacious lasted for about 12 hours before it began to smudge slightly.

The shade, named Black Moon, is supposed to give the lashes a slight pop of black tint. My lashes are already dark, so there was no change, but I image if your lashes are lighter, they will transform into this beautiful, dark shade.

Overall thoughts

I would not pay $26 for this mascara in its current state. It’s just not what I’m looking for. My dream mascara gives me more volume and killer length.

On the other hand the brush is spectacular, giving beautiful definition. However, the brush is simply too large to coat every lash, and let’s face it, those tiny lash hairs matter.

NARS Audacious retails $26. Availability August 1. Find online, at Nordstrom and NARS Boutiques.

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Aprill Coleman is an award-winning beauty, lifestyle and wellness blogger and freelance writer based in Jackson, Mississippi.

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