NARS Audacious / Grace

IMG_8750I 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.

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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*

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7 Comments

  1. 21 June, 2016 / 7:35 pm

    I’ve been wondering what lipstick you’d been wearing in your past couple of videos, and now I know! It looks so, so good on you but it is a shame about the feathering x

  2. 21 June, 2016 / 7:52 pm

    This colour is absolutely stunning and looks beautiful on you! I really need to try the Audacious lipsticks!

  3. 21 June, 2016 / 8:41 pm

    Lovely colour! I don’t think I could pull it off but its so so pretty to just look at hehe!

    Sarah 🙂
    Saloca in Wonderland

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