When the excitement of Nars' latest lipstick launch - Nars audacious - hit back in September or October time, I was a little bit overwhelmed. I wanted in, but there were 40 colours to choose from, and some of them seemed to be exclusive to certain stores (Selfridges have them all). Inevitably, by the time I'd considered enough swatches to know I needed to get Anna, it had all but sold out. I found some stock online at Harrods and when my order didn't arrive I found it hadn't gone through properly, and typically, the stock was gone. You'd think fate was telling me I was not meant to own one of these lipsticks, but I'm no quitter when makeup's involved. Eventually Anna was mine, and it wasn't long before I got her a couple of friends to play with.
The audacious lipstick formula is a lovely 'just right' texture for me. They're creamy, but not slippery to apply, they have a semi-matte, satin type finish. they're not drying and they last for hours. This is my lipstick heaven. If they weren't £24 each, I'd have built a larger collection by now!
Anna was the first I went for - it's quite a neutral shade somewhere in between a pink a nude and a mauve - it's safe but also a bit different. I originally also liked Dominique, but thought I shouldn't take a risk on a slightly wild 'purple' shade - once I'd swatched this in Selfridges however, I decided it actually really suited me, plus my friend was buying one, and with makeup there's always safety in numbers. More recently I welcomed Charlotte into the fold - it was a pre-Christmas purchase, so that swayed me toward the reds, also I saw Laura had bought it, so no further persuasion was needed.
I'm very happy with all three shades, and I find the formula to be the same with each of the colours I have. I don't currently have plans to get anymore, although Selfridges do currently have 10% off... Come spring I may well fancy one of the bright pinks from the vast offering - Claudia is very pretty.
What's your favourite Nars audacious shade?