It's been a while since my last makeup review... I guess you can blame it on my unpredictable hormones, hehe =P Don't worry, I'm still alive and kicking by the way and my love for cosmetics just as strong as before (or maybe you can say even stronger than that, lol)
The truth is, I haven't purchase any lipsticks for quite sometimes and luckily my dear friend Caroline bought it for me as my wedding gift, weee~ If you're reading this, I love you mucho2 babe, muahsss ❤_❤ I've heard a lot about Nars Audacious Lipstick and of course it made me curious than ever to give it a try... Does it live up to my expectation? Keep on reading to find out!!!
According to Nars Cosmetics, their Nars Audacious Lipstick is a modern lipsticks that dresses up lips boldly with dramatic depth and unstoppable character to give you seductive touch, luxurious glides, ultrasoft texture in a single stroke coverage.
With 40 captivating shades to choose from, this range is enriched with ingredients to smooth and nourish lips for a long lasting full coverage creamy wear. I'm so glad I have it in 2 gorgeous colors; Greta and Grace, both of them couldn't represent me any better, wink2
Nars Audacious Lipstick - Greta
Let's start with what I like about this beauty ya, I love the fact that they using magnetic clasp for this range instead of what they have with their previous collection... It's a lot more secured and when combined with their signature sleek black packaging, it certainly make a very good impression =)
Sometimes a little details like this definitely make a huge different especially when you're on the go. I'm quite taken aback with the color pigmentation, it's seriously intense and bold even with a single swipe!!! And what surprise me the most, the color really stay true my lips for more than 6 hours and feels very moisturizing unlike most of the lippy I've encountered...
The only thing that bugs me is probably how it emphasize my less than perfect lips, so you either have to properly exfoliate your lips prior of using it or perhaps layering it with foundation beforehand to get the sexy, sultry, kissable pout ala Hollywood celebrities ^_~
Oh ya, I didn't get to the shade yet, right? Greta is described as Wild Azalea by Nars Cosmetics and falls under coral category but I personally think it looks more like pinkish red on me which I definitely love! I can't get enough of this color, I even have matching handbag to prove my love for this gorgeous shade, hehehe =P
Nars Audacious Lipstick - Grace
Moving on to Grace; pretty much like her sister Greta, it comes with moisturizing property which made it soft, easy to apply and feels moisturizing enough on my lips. The texture is quite creamy with semi-matte satiny finish and works like a dream to give your lips a much more luscious and fuller looks.
The color payoff is very rich and pigmented, you only need a single stroke to get the full coverage =) And yes, the shade stays quite long too (approximately 6 hours on me) so you don't have to worry about re-applying the lippy every few hours!!!
Again, it's not recommended for those who have overly dry and chapped lips... It kinds of cling to all my lips dry area if I didn't scrub it first, sigh~ So yes, gentle exfoliation is a must if you wanna rock this audaciously bold lipstick, wink2
Back to the shade, Grace is described as a Bright Pink Coral shade in the website and falls under coral category too just like Greta but I guess you can always think of it just like any other warm reddish shade. It's quite a strong color to carry compared to Greta so make sure you wear it with an attitude to match, hihihi =P
MY VERDICT : All in all, I'm very happy with my Nars Audacious Lipsticks, it's definitely live up to my expectation @_@ The price is more or less just like any other high end lipsticks but I assure you, you won't feel regret with this one!!! One thing though, I suggest you try out the shades on your lips first before purchasing any because some of them won't look flattering on certain skintone. For more information and details, kindly visit Nars Cosmetics official website or make your way to their flagship store @ Pavilion, KL. Until then, Happy Hump-Day lovelies, adieu~