Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Meet Anna - NARS Audacious Lipstick


Hello!
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 :)

Nars Audaciou 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.

Nars Audacious lipstick in Anna

Nars Audacious lipstick in Anna
 
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?
 
Dagmara
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  1. Wow that shade is stunning on you. As you said a pricey item but you deserve it :)

    Pams Stuff and Things
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    1. Thank you lovely! We all deserve a bit of luxury in our lives :) x

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  2. I have been wanting to get my hands on one of these lipstick for quite a while now but it is pricey like you said so I'm still unsure especially if it is drying after a while on the lips. Saying that I adore the packaging and the shade you picked out! It looks stunning on you x

    Beauty with charm

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    1. Thank you! They do feel slightly drying after a while but not utterly uncomfortable if that makes sense :) They are pricey so you need to be really sure if you want to invest in them, the packaging is so nice and the colour selection is amazing! x

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  3. This is a gorgeous color! I LOVE NARS Audacious Lip colors, unfortunately do not actually own one. Every time I go to Sephora I head straight for NARS and drool over their Audacious collection. I almost bought a lilac one (D'lilac? Maybe? I forget the name) but they were sold out of the color! UGH!! SO CLOSE! Next time I go I want that Lilac that slipped me, this Anna color and Anita, which I saw on another blog today!

    Much Love,
    -Stephanie Eva
    www.stephanieheva.blogspot.com

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    1. Oh I hope you will manage to buy your chosen NARS lipstick soon! Anna is a beautiful shade, I love it, it has some purple undertones as well :) x

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  4. I must be the only one in the beauty world who don't own this lipstick (yet!). What a gorgeous colour and it looks marvellous on you. Believe it or not, I don't own any Nars product because back in Malaysia it was just too darn pricey and now that we've moved to a small town in Canada, the only place I can get it is online. Just my luck eh? LOL!

    Reflection of Sanity

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    1. NARS products are quite expensive and while the hype around them is massive not everyone needs to own something NARS, so don't worry :) But if you happen to get your hands on NARS lipsticks I highly recommend the Audacious range :) x

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  5. That colour looks incredible! I don't actually own any Nars lipsticks. I think I may have to change that!
    http://charljimenez.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I love this shade, it's my first one from the range but I definitely want more :)

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  6. I want it too now. Would love it if you could check out my latest lookbook!
    Kisses xo | From Aliona With Love 

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! I will have a look :)

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  7. I have a NARS lipstick (not audacious though) and it is gorgeous! It is such a great formula and I would love to try an audacious one next. That colour looks really good on you - great for everyday wear :) x

    Brenda BusyBee

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    1. Thanks hun! It's my first NARS lipstick and it is lovely, I'm happy with it :)

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  8. I was drooling over these just yesterday in House of Fraser. Hmmm, £24 hurts a bit...it's going to have to be the perfect shade (my lipstick graveyard is overcrowded!). But you're right...we need a bit of pamper in our lives! That colour looks lovely on you.

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    1. Thank you Cathy! These lipsticks are expensive but if you find the one perfect shade it's worth treating yourself as the quality is amazing! x

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  9. We definitely need and deserve some luxurious items in our bag. It's good for our soul. haha :) Now you know what I have been going on about. These are so good. Anna looks gorgeous and suits you so well! xx

    Renata | Speaking Beauty UK

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    1. Thanks lovely! We definitely need some luxurious items in our bags, and our soul and body benefit from them :) haha!

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  10. What a great pick, it's gorgeous! This pinky-mauve nude shade looks great on you. As you know, I am obsessed with Olivia which is way bolder. Totally agree on the fact we all deserve a bit of luxury in our handbags :)

    Alexandra
    Glam O’Clock | TOO FACED GIVEAWAY

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    1. Thank you Alexandra! I love having my Anna lipstick, it feels so special and the formula is really good! x

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  11. I tried to buy anna at my local counter after reading your review but it was sold out! X

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    1. Oh no! I hope you will manage to get it soon :) x

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