November 11, 2014
NARS Audacious Lipstick in Barbara
Say hello to what has to be the nicest lipstick I've bought in a long, long time. I am rarely this set on a new release from the get-go but honestly, as soon as I saw pictures of the NARS Audacious lipsticks, I was quite certain I'd be buying one - and that was before I even read the rave reviews.
NARS are basically top of the charts in terms of lipstick. Heat Wave, Cruella, Dragon Girl... need I go on? Honestly, this brand just get it when it comes to lip shades. Because the bulk of my favourite reds and bolds are by NARS, I thought it might make sense to branch out a bit and look at the nude colours on offer. Then, I saw this shade on Instagram, and I was set. It's a bit punchy and bold for a nude, and I can't get enough.
It's no secret that both Sinéad and I have developed a bit of a fetish for a 90's nude, and this one fits that brief quite perfectly. It's the perfect balance between mauve and taupe, but the beautiful formula of this lipstick is what keeps it truly modern. It's not matte but not glossy either - a creamy, satin finish that isn't overly drying and lasts very nicely. I usually pair this with a good liner - so far, I've found that NYX Mauve works best.
A lot of you will have read this, nodded along and thought 'Kylie Jenner lip'. Dare I say it, I think she'd love this shade. If you've read this article, you'll know how unhealthily obsessed I am with her!