Let’s just get straight to the point: These lipsticks are bleeping awesome. But why, Angie? you may be asking. Why should I drop $44 on another NARS lipstick? Oh dear friend, this isn’t just another lipstick. Let me break down the need-to-knows about the Audacious range.
Because SHADE RANGE: 40 glorious, glorious shades to choose from. What takes your fancy? Pinks, corals, oranges, reds, browns, neutrals – pretty much anything your heart could desire (except shades like black or green. I can’t help you there.) All are beautiful/wearable/easily adaptable into your life. A little too easily…
Because PACKAGING: Très chic. The matte black packaging is metallic, not the “rubbery” style, so these babies won’t sport any of the annoying white marks like I have on the rest of my NARS stash. The weighted bottom makes the product feel a bit more luxe, and the pull of the magnetic closure when I put the lid on makes me happy.
Because PIGMENTATION: These have got it in spades. They are literally a “swipe on and go”, no fussing around applying layers and layers to make the shade on your lips resemble the shade of the bullet.
Because FORMULA: They’re creamy, they’re long wearing, and they’re comfortable. I’m pretty satisfied with that. They give a subtle sheen (so if you want a flat matte, best to look elsewhere), but the sheen gives a bit of dimension to your lips and just makes them look pretty.
Because NARS: Oops sorry, that’s just me being brainwashed by the brand ethos. As you were, carry on.
The recommendation: Get thee to a Mecca immediately and have a good long swatch session. I’m supremely confident at least one of these lippies will stow away with you.