The NARS Audacious Lipsticks were launched when I was heavily pregnant and I finally got to try them! My friend was going to KL for her meeting, and I got her help to get them for me. I bought Anita and Audrey sight unseen, only based on online swatches. I’m lucky I got these two! I wanted Charlotte as well, but it was out of stock. These were RM96 each and my friend was so kind to give these to me as my belated Christmas present 🙂
First of all, the sleek masculine packaging. I like. I also like that it is magnetized so the cover snaps shut. I also have this urge to get 2 more so that I can arrange the tubes of lipsticks to make out the word “NARS”. At the moment, I only have NA and it’s bugging me. Is this a marketing strategy for people like me? Am I the only weird one? And once I have the 5th lipstick, does it mean I have to get 3 more? LOL! I’m not going to talk in depth about these lipsticks because I’m sure you’ve read them somewhere already. These were everywhere the past few months. NARS Audacious this, NARS Audacious that… I was getting sick of them at one point, and then I got really curious. The formula is creamy but not slippery. It is not drying nor is it moisturizing. The colours go on opaque in one swipe and the pigmentation is great. They last for at least 4 hours on me (drinking only) but once my lips touch something oily, the lipstick’s a goner.
Sophia the Makeup Blogette has swatches and lip swatches of ALL these lipsticks which I find very helpful. We have similar skin colour so that makes it easy for me. She broke them down to 4 parts, so feel free to hop on there to have a look.
Lip swatches above were taken using my phone camera, and posted on Instagram. My hair eating photo of Anita seems to be super popular. The colours are pretty true to life – it’s how they look on me. Anita (described as antique rose) is a warm-ish creamy pink on me while Audrey (described as red currant) is a darker red. I wish it was more berry, but it’s not. You can see me wearing Anita in my recent stash shopping post (here). As I said, I wanted Charlotte (described as oxblood burgundy) as well but it was out of stock. From what I can see online, Charlotte and Audrey look similar when swatched on the arm, but once worn, Charlotte looks darker. I want that! I’ve been obsessed with dark reds and berries lately, and I haven’t been able to kick it yet.
Have you tried these? What shades do you have and what do you recommend?