I picked this up last time I was in Leeds and in need of a shopping fix. I had the entire of the Harvey Nicks beauty hall to choose from but something about the NARS counter always calls out to me. A posh lipstick gives me that ‘treat yourself’ hit without breaking the bank but I still like to take my time choosing a colour. I was there for so long swatching and looking at my phone (online swatches) that I must have been approached 4 or 5 times by different people working there before I settled on what I wanted. I was TEMPTED to try a gloss since I’ve been dabbling lately but when it comes to it.. lipstick always wins.
Beauty blogs were a buzz with these Audacious lipsticks.. I want to say last year but was it the year before?!? Naming them after women/people is always a smart idea, I know if there was a lipstick with my name on it I’d buy 10! Unfortunately nobody’s making a lipstick called Mikhila anytime soon (unless I am approached to do just that *nudge nudge*) so I had to settle with Grace. It wasn’t chosen for any reason other than I liked the colour, a bright pinky summer red, however my daughter does have Grace in her name so.. let’s say that’s why I chose it.
The formula is BEAUTIFUL! It’s so very pigmented and bold, the swatch above is just one swipe. One major issue I’ve had with it however is bleeding. I’ve been on a bit of a vampire movie kick recently (watched all 5 Twilight Movies in 24 hours – perfectly normal) but I’m not in to looking like an extra and this gives me a super fuzzy lip line after only a couple of hours without a heavy duty lip liner. The creamy, comfortable texture sounds great but you still can’t beat matte lipsticks for a crisp lip line all day.
Would I buy another? Yes, but I might choose something more neutral so bleeding is less of an obvious issue. I do love this colour though, excellent with a touch of mascara, brow gel and a tan! – BUY ONLINE HERE – *CURRENTLY 15% OFF AT FEEL UNIQUE*