When it comes to beauty products, as much as I try to love them all equally, lipsticks simply have a special space in my heart. Which is why it seems like I am on a quest of owning at least one lipstick from every brand out there. However today in particular I want to talk about one of my favourite lipstick formulas of all time: the Nars Audacious Line.
First of all, let’s talk about the packaging. The lipstick comes in a heavy, black case with magnetic closure. Fortunately, unlike other Nars packaging, the Audacious line has a non-rubbery texture to it which means that it’s fingerprint-friendly and will not look like it’s been kept in your bag for the last three years after a week of use. Also the magnetic closure is very handy and gives it an expensive feeling.
Nars describes the Audacious line as a ‘Single-stroke coverage so shamelessly seductive in touch and texture the sensation is audacious.
Forty shades of unabashed luxury for unstoppable impact’. As you can see it is not described as a long lasting lipstick and it does not claim to be matte, which are some of the complaints that I have seen some people have in the past. If you’re looking for something more long lasting or with a matte effect, I can recommend either their Matte Lip Pencil line or their Pure Matte Lipsticks.
In terms of colours, Fanny is described as a ‘rich berry’. I would say that this is very true, however it also tends to have a lot of purple tones in it, therefore I would describe it as a cool toned berry pink. The finish on this one is very opaque-a look could be achieved with one swipe only- with a sheen, similar to the Tom Ford lipsticks, if you’ve had the chance to try them. However, if you wish a more matte effect, blotting will achieve that look instantly. Personally however I think that their natural finish gives lips a fuller, more seductive look and when blotted they lose some of those qualities.
The lipstick glides on very easily and creates an opaque look instantly, without needing to go over it 4 or 5 times unlike other brands. In terms of longevity, it lasts on few for a good four to five hours and it leaves behind a beautiful stain.
Overall, the quality of the lipstick is outstanding with a beautiful colour payoff and such a comfortable formula, without it being drying or moisturizing either. This is the first time that I am trying this range and I am definitely looking forward to adding more shades to my collection, in particular as they have 40 (!) different shades and they seem to all be having the same beautiful consistency.
I hope you enjoyed my review and let me know if you’ve tried any of the Nars Audacious lipsticks or if you’d like to try one. I look forward to hearing from you!
Lots of love,