I am going to jump right into today’s post because I have found my FAVORITE lipstick!
NARS Audacious Lipstick in Jeanne! Well, NARS Audacious Lipstick period. Not for the color (which I do LOVE), but this formula! It is everything!
I am very late to the party for these newly formulated lipsticks. I was super excited when they launched back in September, but all the shades I was interested in were sold out when I went to purchase online. So, I trudged to the mall to visit Sephora in person, only to be disappointed to discover they didn’t carry the full shade range in store. Then I got distracted by the next bright, shiny object, and sorta forgot about them. Tsk Tsk.
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Fast forward a couple of months, and my misplaced thought about this lipstick resurfaced while walking around in Sephora. Which is remarkable, as I am usually in makeup sensory overload/trance when I’m there. After much hemming and hawing, I chose Jeanne. Still not my first choice, as the color range was limited, but I was anxious to see what the fuss was about, so she came home with me. Better late than never!
NARS describes Jeanne as “cherry red”. I think it is sort of a deep red with a hint of brown.
As usual with me, the arm swatch looks very different than how it ends up on my lips.
And can I just say, I am a horrible swatcher. How do people get such pretty, uniform swatch lines? It looks like I am coloring outside the lines. If you have any tips, please comment below!
This is honestly the best formula I have ever experienced. It delivers full opacity in one swipe. It is super creamy and applies oh-so-smoothly. You cannot even feel it on your lips. It really feels like you are putting on your favorite lip balm (cue angels singing). Wear time is about 4 hours for me. It does require a small touch up after eating/drinking. It doesn’t completely wear off after a meal. You can still tell what color lipstick you are wearing. The formula is not drying at all, nor does it settle into lip lines. And it has no fragrance.
And the packaging! It is a square, metal case with a magnetic lid that snaps it closed. Magnetic closures are a major plus in my book. It is super sleek and very chic, with the NARS logo etched into the base.
You can bet your sweet honey buns I will be getting more shades. NARS Audacious is my jam. Stay tuned!
Do you have a favorite, ride-or-die lipstick?
Thanks for reading! xoxo