Following a lot of online buzz I had been ogling swatches of the new Nars Audacious lipsticks online for weeks before they came out in the UK. The Audacious lipstick formula has been touted as well pigmented, long-wearing and creamy - surely what everyone wants from a lipstick?!
I decided I wanted to go for a shade with a bit of an Autumnal berry hue to it but also something quite natural and easy to slick on without thinking about. Anna seemed liked the perfect choice so I plumped for that.
Nars officially describe this shade as a "smokey rose" which is extremely accurate. It's quite cool toned and muted, a very lovely medium pink that is very easy to wear and just what I was after. I love the semi-matte finish, it's matte enough to have some good longevity but not so matte that it dries the lips out. It's a highly pigmented with fantastic coverage; one swipe is more than adequate.
Oh and did I mention the super luxe packaging? A huge improvement from their other products. It has a magnetic closure which I love (it's the little things, eh?!) but more importantly they have switched out the rubbery matte packaging for a metal packaging with a matte finish. Much more expensive feeling and a lot easier to keep clean. Nars fans you know what I mean, right?!
Here's a photo of me wearing it. On my lips it definitely shows up as more of a berry hue which I love. It reminds me of a more natural MAC Plumful, another of my autumn/winter favourites. I can see this becoming a huge staple for me and I'm definitely going to pick up another shade.
Nars Audacious lipsticks retail for £24 and are now available from all Nars stockists.
I'd highly recommend checking them out!