NARS 25 Year Anniversary Lipstick Swatches + NARS Makeup Your Mind Face Palette

To celebrate NARS’ 25th year anniversary, NARS launched 72 new lipsticks in a stunning array of shades and finishes. I have been a long time fan of NARS and can still recall purchasing their 15th year Anniversary palette many moons ago! Twenty five years later, NARS is still taking the beauty world by storm. Sixty of the shades comes in the classic matte, white and black packaging and can be found currently at Sephora, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, and Bloomingdales while 12 of the original lipstick shades are in special red and white packaging and can be found on or at their boutique locations.

Today I’m excited to share with you 31 of the 72 shades currently available with this new lipstick launch, in addition to one shade I purchased in store—–Chelsea Girls, which was an old time favorite. I loved the shade when it was in a lipstick pot and had to get my hands on it.

With this extensive shade range, you are bound to find something that you love. I decided to categorize the lipsticks in their respective categories: satin, matte, and sheer. Note: The lipstick descriptions will be in order from the lipsticks pictured from the top left to the bottom right. Additionally, I recently picked up the new NARS Makeup Your Mind Face palette, an Ulta exclusive with details and swatches to include in this post.

Let’s begin with the a description of the formula. The lipstick formula is newly revamped with a dynamic blend of passion fruit seed oil and moringa seed oil that helps to enhance color vibrancy. Additionally, the lipsticks feature a lightweight, sensorial texture that helps to provide smooth and even application. I have found that the sheer lipsticks have a balm like texture, while the matte finish has a soft touch texture that feels incredibly lightweight. How does in compare with the Audacious lipstick formula? I would say that the Audacious lipsticks are creamier and more opaque with a deeper color intensity. I couldn’t wait to play & swatch the shades that were kindly sent to me! There’s really a lot to love here.


Instant Crush- shimmering nude pink

Chelsea Girls-pink beige

License to Love-soft rosy coral

Living Doll-pink coral

Bulgarian Rose-vivid fuchsia pink

Start Your Engines-bright orange pink

Swatches from Left to Right: Start Your Engines, Bulgarian Rose, Living Doll, License to love, Chelsea Girls, Instant Crush

Belle Du Jour-nude beige

Sex Shuffle-sheer pink w/ silver shimmer

Cruising-nude pink

Fast Ride-sheer mulberry

Damage-sheer muted grape

Swatches left to right: Belle Du Jour, Sex Shuffle, Cruising, Fast Ride, Damage


Raw Love-lavender grey

Tonka-rose brown

Fire Down Below- deep crimson

Full Time Females-deep fuchsia

Jolie Mome-red plum

Swatches from left to right: Jolie Mome, Full Time Females, Fire Down Below, Tonka, Raw Love

Soul Train-deep purple

Candy Stripper-bright red purple

Dominatrix-rich brown

Boukhara-mauve nude pink

Pour Toujours-warm pink

Swatches from left to right: Soul train, candy stripper, dominatrix, Boukhara, Pour Toujours


Rouge Insolent-bright red coral

Cool It-metallic mauve

Orgasm-peachy pink with golden shimmer

Niagara-pink based coral

Tolede-pink rose

Swatches from left to right: rouge insolent, cool it, orgasm, niagara, tolede

Impulse-berry wine

Hot Channel-shimmering purple

Afghan Red-rich garnet

Rosecliff-soft rose

Swatches from left to right: Rosecliff, Afghan Red, Hot Channel, Impulse

NARS Makeup Your Mind Face Palette, exclusively at Ulta

I picked up this palette on a whim while shopping at Ulta. You get 8 eyeshadows, three blushes, and one bronzing powder in this palette. The gorgeous eyeshadows, coupled with the very wearable bronze & blush powder are a complete steal. Priced at $49, you get everything you need for a complete face. I love the shimmering tones in this palette. They are not too shimmery or over the top and have amazing lasting power.

NARS Makeup Your Mind Face Palette eyeshadow swatches
NARS Makeup Your Mind blush and bronzing powder swatches

Shades Included.

  • Luster (sheer golden apricot blush)
  • Orgasm (peachy pink w/ golden shimmer blush)
  • Dolce Vita (matte dusty rose blush)
  • Laguna (diffused brown powder w/ golden shimmer bronzing powder)
  • Hammamet I (matte beige eyeshadow)
  • Nepal (shimmering soft rose eyeshadow)
  • Pattaya (iridescent copper eyeshadow)
  • Fuse (sparkling purple w/ blue eyeshadow)
  • Fez (shimmering cocoa eyeshadow)
  • Tropical Express I (shimmering eggplant purple eyeshadow)
  • Sophia (matte rich cool brown eyeshadow)
  • Mekong (espresso w/ golden shimmer eyeshadow)

The lipsticks retail for $26 each and can be found at Sephora, Nordstrom, Bloomingdales, and Neiman Marcus. You can take advantage of the Sephora Rouge Early Access sale, which is happening now online. The palette is an Ulta only exclusive.

Have you checked out any of these new launches? What is on your radar?

The lipsticks were sent as a press sample for review. Chelsea Girls lipstick and the Makeup Your Mind Palette was purchased by me. All opinions are honest and expressly my own. Some affiliate links are used. Please read my full disclosure on my home page for details.


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