Hi there, Keryn here! Today, the makeup/ lipstick-addict that I am is here to share with you my two cents- review and swatches of the NARS Audacious Lipsticks. :)
Since it's now officially winter in the UK and that it's nearing the festive seasons, in this post I'm dressed in a warm jumper of my go-to fall/winter colour- maroon. I usually procrastinate on posts, but I figured since it's almost Christmas- releasing this post may help the last-minutes gift buyers who wish to buy these lipsticks as gifts for the makeup lovers around them. If you give these lipsticks to makeup- especially lipsticks- lovers, I assure you they will love you. :D
Maroon jumper- Primark // black beanie- HM Kids (lol)
The NARS Audacious Lipsticks are new releases of Fall 2014 and in this collection there are 40 gorgeous shades of lipsticks. I have here 12 of them. :D They each retails at £24. (I'm not sure about the price in RM)
I've been eyeing the Audacious lipsticks collection ever since its release and decided to get myself my first of the collection in the most beautiful coral shade Natalie. :)
With my purchase the sales lady told me of the Instagram competition that @Narcissist was holding. I'm always very skeptical about competition like this because I don't think companies actually send winners gifts but only use that as an advertisement gimmick. (I've had experience winning something but not receiving the gift) But anyhoo, I posted a picture on Instagram and with a hashtag #NARSAudaciouslips, I was entered into the competition.
Then one random day, I received this DM on instagram from @Narcissist telling me I'm one of the lucky winners!
I was away travelling for a week and when I came home, a package was left on my bed for me. In the big black box there were 12 Audacious Lipsticks. :D Thank you so much Nars Cosmetics!
Let's get down to talking about the lipsticks now shall we? :)
The Audacious lipsticks are highly pigmented with a smooth, creamy formula. The colours are really bold and true to color that of what you see in the bullets. They are semi-matte hence a slight sheen when applied. They don't contain any glitter and that is how I prefer my lipsticks to be. :D Matte lipsticks are often very hard to wear because they tend to dry the lips but these are not drying at all.
The packaging is matte black bullet with magnetic closure. It is sleek to the eyes and sturdy to the touch. The lipstick itself has the words NARS stamped on the front and each of the four alphabets occupy one face of the base of the lipstick in black. With the magnetic packaging, the lipsticks can be stuck together for easy organisation. :)
I will now give you swatches of the lipsticks on my arm as well as on my lips according to the colour families:
First are the pinks and corals. From bottom to top: (pinks) Julie, Michiyo, (corals) Natalie, Kelly, Grace
|NARS Audacious Lipstick Julie|
(Update: This colour has grown on me. Love it with everyday makeup when I have nothing on the eyes and just need a pop of colour on the lips)
|NARS Audacious Lipstick Michiyo|
|NARS Audacious Lipstick Natalie|
|NARS Audacious Lipstick Kelly|
|NARS Audacious Lipstick Grace|
Next we have the oranges and the reds. From bottom to top: (oranges) Geraldine, Lana, (reds) Annabella, Carmen
|NARS Audacious Lipstick Geraldine|
|NARS Audacious Lipstick Lana|
|NARS Audacious Lipstick Annabella|
|NARS Audacious Lipstick Carmen|
Lastly we have the purples. From bottom to top: Dominique, Fanny, Liv
|NARS Audacious Lipstick Dominique|
|NARS Audacious Lipstick Fanny|
|NARS Audacious Lipstick Liv|
|Maybelline Color Show Berry Fusion|
Plus some extra silly shots! This post took me the whole day to shoot, edit and write. Hope you enjoyed reading and find this helpful! And do recommend me some Audacious lipsticks that you love and which you think I should try next. :)
With all the love,