Thursday, January 22, 2015

NARS Audacious Lipstick - Anita, photos, swatches, review

I think I've found The Perfect Dusky Pink lipstick!  When perusing (running around like a lunatic screaming "I'm here, I'm finally here!" in my mind) the aisles of Sephora during our trip to New York, I came across the NARS stand more specifically, the Audacious lipsticks.  I remembered coveting all of them after reading Temptalia's post and then the panic set in.  Which one to pick?  We all know that you're allowed to buy whatever you want when on holiday and more specifically, in Sephora, but at this stage of the trip, I'd already done a lot of damage in there.   Trying to be restrained in Sephora is extremely difficult as you well know, but I was very strict and picked up just one of the lipsticks.  One!  And it wasn't even a coral one!  Say hello to Anita.  Isn't she lovely? 

The formula of these lipsticks are luxurious, creamy, smooth and any of the shades I swatched on the back of my hand were super pigmented.  I knew I wanted an everyday shade and Anita with her muted rosy pinkness was the one for me.  I'm a sucker for the little details and with the NARS logo etched into the side of the bullet and the magnetic cap, it's a lipstick I enjoy playing with.  I say playing because you know yourself, a magnetic cap means that you can't close it just once.  No, I close it a good 5-6 times before it goes back in my bag.  You know you do the same thing too.

But back to the shade.  Anita is one of those shades that makes me feel and look put together when I haven't made a huge effort with my makeup.  And also, when it comes to buying high end lipsticks like this, I like to pick shades I know I'll get a lot of wear out of.  It's never the time to brave and pick something wild when I'm shelling out €30 on a lipstick!

As I mentioned above, the pigmentation is fantastic and there's no need at all for layering this baby because a quick slick and I'm good to go.  It feels really comfortable on the lips and the creamy texture feels like it's keeping my lips nice and hydrated - something that's very important altogether during these winter months.

We have them in 30 shades available from Brown Thomas.  Yes, they're spendy at €30, but if you're on the market for a high end lipstick that you'll get a lot of wear out of, then the Audacious range is definitely worth checking out.  I totally have my eyeballs on the corals and will pick one up in the summer no doubt!

Have you tried the Audacious lipsticks yet?  Which shade do I need to try next?


  1. I still haven't tried one of these lippies yet, but I really want to! I feel it'll be like Pringles though - once you pop, you just can't stop & all that, so I know if I buy one, I'll end up with five or something ridiculous like that! This colour is beautiful on you!

  2. She's a beaut, Karen! These lipsticks are 👌

  3. Hmm. Emoticon fail. I'm kinda new to them!

  4. I love these lipsticks, just stunning and Anita was one of the shades I was after but always seemed to be sold out. In the end I picked up Julie which is exclusive to Selfridges and managed to get it in the 10% off sales so happy out x

    Beauty with charm

  5. I read this post this morning & instantly had to root out Anita & wear it myself. It's just a great work appropriate colour.

  6. It's a gorgeous colour on you Karen :)

  7. Oh child, you know how much I freakin' LOVE these lippies- I have nine of them now- Anna (my fave ever lipstick ever), Brigitte, Anita, Audrey, Rita, Fanny, Greta, Angela and Claudia. JUST. I think you need to try them all- they are just lip perfection in my books! And aside from the pigmentation and the texture etc, that magnetic cap is so so deeply satisfying that I get the makeup thrills and jitters from it.

  8. It certainly does look good on you!

  9. Oh my Karen, you do have a lovely face. The lipstick looks fabulous on you! I can't remember the last time I purchased a lipstick by NARS. And the idiot that I am sold most of my nudey browns, I WANT DIS!



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