|L to R: NARS Audacious Lipsticks in Audrey and Anna|
I picked up these two NARS Audacious Lipsticks last autumn when the hype surrounding the launch of the new Audacious line was real. I then never got around to actually reviewing them because, you know, I moved to a new country, started a new job, etc. Excuses, excuses! One bonus that has come out of my blogging failures over the past year is that I've had plenty of time to wear both of these shades and to form some solid opinions about them!
|NARS Audacious Lipstick in Audrey|
|NARS Audacious Lipstick in Anna|
Hands down the NARS Audacious formula is one of the most opaque and pigmented on the market. You really only need one swipe to get full coverage. I find that they are a bit tricky to apply, though. Something about the gel formula makes them tug at my lip when I first start to apply the colour. And I don't find them to be particularly long-wearing, either. My Marc Jacobs Lip Crème in Je T'Aime (a fairly deep pinky red I reviewed here) lasts all day on my lips, whereas I find myself having to reapply the NARS shades every couple of hours.
The most egregious sin of the NARS Audacious lipsticks, however, is that they are very drying on my lips! I don't have particularly sensitive lips, but these get progressively more uncomfortable and drying as the day goes on. By the time I take off these colours, my lips are in need of some serious hydration. That makes it a bit of a challenge to wear them two days in a row, which is a bit of a shame! For what it is worth, however, I think that Audrey is a bit more drying than Anna.
|L to R: NARS Audacious Lipstick in Anna and Audrey|
Do you have any of the NARS Audacious lipsticks? Which shades are your faves? If you have any tips for how to make them feel less drying on the lips, please let me know below! And don't forget to follow me on Bloglovin, Instagram, and Twitter!