03 April 2016

The 7 Day Lipstick Challenge - Day 3

Hello to day 3! When the NARS Audacious lipsticks (RRP $51 AUD) launched I knew I had to try them out. I originally adored the regular NARS lipsticks (my favourite is the shade Pigalle). There's no doubt that the formula to these are just stunning and not to mention the entire shade range. I love the naming of the shades, how it is named after iconic women throughout time. I adore Audrey Hepburn, so of course I had to pick up the shade Audrey — good thing it is absolutely stunning. A lovely deep raspberry/burgundy shade.

Although the sleek black metal packaging of the Audacious lipsticks are lovely I do find the magnetic lid closure (although fun to play with and intriguing upon the first opening) to be a nuisance when you carry it in your handbag. The magnetic closure can come off due to it not being a snap closure. It only has happened a few times for me, there are times when it doesn't happen, however you don't want your lipstick to get damage or for it stain the inside of your handbag.

The creamy texture and pigmentation to these lipsticks are so beautiful and opaque. I've found with each shade I own from the Audacious range, whether a natural to bold shade they all have great colour pay off and feel so smooth and luxurious on the lips. I especially adore lipsticks with the brand engraving on the lipstick bullet, gives it such a nice touch. I'm not sure why I haven't gravitated to this shade a lot, I think it is because I just forgotten I even owned this (which it is a good thing I am doing this challenge).

Throughout the day it does stay put and stains your lips as the lipstick starts to fade away, however I did find it does bleed a little, which can be quite annoying. I felt really insecure wearing it if I didn't touch up regularly and check in the mirror to see if it was sitting nicely on my lips. Don't get me wrong, it isn't as bad as it sounds, this lipstick is absolutely beautiful. It just needs to be paired with a lip liner to help with its longevity and I would suggest to blot it with a tissue and reapply upon application. I also had to use a lip brush to perfect the lines and crevices of the lips.

One swatch of the NARS Audacious Lipstick in Audrey.

One layer of the NARS Audacious Lipstick in Audrey on my lips.

MY RATINGS (Out of 5)
Longevity - 3.5/5
Pigmentation - 5/5
Texture - 5/5
Application - 3.5/5
Overall product - 4.3/5

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