NARS Audacious Lipstick | Anita & NatalieTuesday, December 1, 2015
Need I say more about this lipstick. This is one of the best, if not the best lipstick in the market. Liquid lipsticks aside, the lasting power of the NARS Audacious lipsticks is one of the best. They are so pigmented and opaque that despite the transfer through drinking and snacking, it lasts. I guess that's because it slightly stain the lips for the darker colours. These lipsticks are so creamy and glides on like a dream, but I do recommend exfoliating your lips before applying. Although not as bad as normal lipsticks, but I do see that it can cling on to dry patches on my lips.
I own two of them - Anita and Natalie. They retail for S$43 in selected Sephora stores, Orchard TANGS, Heeren Robinsons. Yes, das expensive. But I do feel that it's worth every penny. The quality of the product and sleek packaging - with magnetic closure. You get what you pay for with this a 100%.
Something I have noticed with this lipstick, which happens in almost all other lipsticks, is that it is hard to re-apply if you eat something really oily. Despite cleaning and wiping my lips, it tends to 'skip' the inner rim and it just looks really awkward. It does work slightly better if you use a water based remover to clean your lips and then blot it down to a matte finish before touching up.
Let's move on to the many many many pictures I took of my lip swatches. Enjoy! I took half under normal white lighting and the other half with flash. I will try to take more swatches under sunlight but I only do this at night after work, so it is quite hard for me to capture it in day light.
Here's my bare lips. The camera tends to wash my natural pink out; my lips looks less pale in person.
My favourite lipstick of all time - a my lips but better, the perfect everyday nudey pinkish mauve.
A bright pinkish-coral shade. Super summery and fun!