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!


  1. HAHA OMG! I just sent your article to my friend because that is us! We love her. I mean, like - really love her. Does that sound weird? ;)

  2. Want... beautiful colour and your lips look absolutely gorgeous!

  3. Great colour. Very on trend.

  4. I hope this isn't an odd thing to say but your hair is amazing. :)

  5. Hahaha! Simone I'm right there with you both!

  6. I'm getting loads of wear out of it :)


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