I just love patchy lipsticks that drag along my lips, dry them out, and smell like homemade play-doh went off in the fridge, said no one ever.
Oh, the sass!
The polar opposite of the sometimes cheap and nasty lipsticks you find on the shelves at the local pharmacy are without doubt the Nars Audacious lipstick formula. These lipsticks are a little swipe of luxury, and are without doubt my favourite formula of lipstick I’m yet to try.
Insanely pigmented – they claim to offer full pigmentation on the lips in one swipe and they bloody well deliver – and ultra creamy, they are hydrating on the lips, and hide any textual issues you may have going on from dry lips.
Since my discovery, I’ve amassed a small but passionately adored collection of shades. If you’re the type of person who likes to snoop at what other people wear on their faces, or you just fancy seeing some lip swatches of a few shades, scroll on, ya filthy animals.
Imma let myself finish, but this is my favourite lipstick of all time.
I know. Big call. Huge, even. But justifiably so.
Creamy, luscious, and the perfect cool-toned mauve pink. What the hell more could I ask for.
I bought this at a Nars event with Mecca Cosmetica. After trying it on with the Nars El Agua lip liner. Cue compliments! Oh did my vanity flourish, and my already big head blow up larger by the second.
A muted, medium purple with pinky-violet, cool undertones, it’s one of the most unique lipsticks to ever touch my lips.
If it wasn’t already sold thanks to my own extreme love for the colour, as well as a few passing sales assistants, what really sealed the deal was when the (undeniably attractive) male waiter handing out champagne told me how great it looked with my skintone.
I’ll take them all, please.
After falling in love with the formula of the Audacious lipsticks, I went through a period of meticulously browsing Temptalia‘s swatch gallery to thoughtfully choose welcome additions to my collection without breaking the bank.
Natalie is a bright flamingo pinky-coral with warm undertones, a perfect summery colour for warm nights on a beach or spring days filled with picnics in gardens – or more realistically, long summer days lying on the couch re-watching Jane The Virgin and complaining about the heat.
The most recent addition to my modest but ludicrously expensive collection is the radiant coral-red that comes up with a pinkish tint on my cool skin that the folks over at Nars describe as a ‘wild azalea’.
Considering azaleas are some of my favourite flowers, it seemed a good match. The colour is also unique to my lipstick collection, with literally no other colour coming close to matching this shade.
Pair with minimal eyes for a totally day time appropriate sunny day face, or add smokey eyes to edge it up.
Actually the very first addition to my Nars audacious collection, this stunning berry is reminiscent of Mac’s Rebel, without the sticky, almost sheer sheen that wears away. This is so effing opaque, it looks like I’ve eaten so many berries that I’ve permanently stained my lips.
It perfectly coordinates with my fair skin and dark hair, making my green eyes pop.
I’ve nearly finished the shade, perfect for a cool autumn or winter evening, and will most definitely repurchase when the time comes.
Do you have any Nars Audacious lipsticks? If so, what’re your favourites?