I don't think NARS Audacious Lipsticks need any introduction at all, if you're a regular reader of beauty blogs you've certainly seen reviews of those lipsticks, you even might have some already in your collection or at least on your wish list :)
I had wanted one of the NARS Audacious Lipstick basically since their launch and after reading so many rave reviews I was just waiting for the opportunity to see them in the shop and to choose the shade. Unfortunately where I live we don't have Selfridges, or SpaceNK and getting anything from NARS is pretty much an online experience. So I was looking at the swatches online and decided that shade called Anna will be the perfect one for my everyday, kind of nude, lipstick. But that particular shade was only available on SpaceNK website and I refused to pay £5 delivery charge for one lipstick which is already expensive on its own. And then one day I was searching the website, just like you do, and noticed that they were having free delivery on all orders, you can't imagine my excitement when I finally ordered the NARS Audacious Lipstick in Anna :)
The packaging is modern, chic with magnetic lid and very secure closure, everything you can expect from NARS. And I really like how they named the lipsticks with women names :) But what's most important, the shade is exactly what I wanted, mauve/plum-y pink. I love the colour, it's just perfect for this time of the year and with a twist on my regular nude lipstick.
As for the formula I can only say is definitely great, creamy, very pigmented and long lasting. The lipstick applies beautifully and wears off evenly so I'm not left with outlined lips like it happens with some other lipsticks, especially cheaper options. I haven't noticed any major feathering or bleeding throughout the day. The wear time of this lipstick is about 4-5 hours, if I'm not eating, and then I normally like to touch it up. I did noticed that when it's on my lips it feels slightly drying so moisturising well the lips beforehand is a must. The finish of the lipstick is semi-matte which is just perfect for my liking.
And that's how it looks on my lips.
I really love the lipstick, the shade, the formula, the packaging, it just feels luxurious all around. I definitely want another shade, probably bolder this time but considering they cost £24 each, my collection of NARS lipsticks won't be excessive. I feel like, for example, Milani lipsticks (which I reviewed in this post) are also excellent quality and for just a fraction of NARS lipstick's price. Having said that we all deserve to have some more luxurious items in our makeup bags :)
Have you tried NARS Audacious Lipsticks? What's your favourite shade?