It's dangerous, really really dangerous when you have fallen in love,
with something so strong, yet audaciously beautiful. It's love at first sight, perhaps?
It came to us, at just the right time. How gorgeous can it get, when you have a chance to pick up the most latest lipstick from such an iconic makeup brand, during its 20th anniversary celebration party! Yes, NARS turned 20 recently.
In fact, this is our very first NARS lipstick. We initially wanted to go for the shade Grace (a slightly orange red tone), but after much discussion with the friendly Alan at the Nars Pavilion boutique, we decided to go all out - Charlotte No 9457 that is! (since we don't have this shade yet) It is a deep champaign burgundy red worn by the renowned Hollywood actress herself, Charlotte Rampling (who happens to be the face of Nars latest AUDACIOUS lipstick campaign *_^). We also got ourselves NARS Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner Via De' Martelli 8066 (a dark brown mocha shade).
Strong RED has always been very classic, and what we love, but this time, the Audacious lipsticks are not only that but more... in some ways, provocative. They make you look strong and sharp too. Upon application, it makes our makeup look all pulled together, almost instantaneously. The colour brought attention to our face, most definitely. We love the smooth texture, glides on amazingly easy and it feels rich. Most definitely intensely pigmented and luxuriously full coverage, with a matte + little creamy finish.
The simple matte-black metallic casing makes the lipstick looks even more sharper and cool, especially with the magnetic closure which snaps back effortlessly. But one thing we did notice, re-application can be a little tricky as it does not seem to blend as well as the first time when we put on the colour. Perhaps it works better if we remove the lip colour completely and apply it as if it is our first time. Or perhaps our lips turned drier by then already, after a meal *_^
The amazing thing though about this latest Audacious collection is that it comes in an enormous range of 40 shades! Pretty sure you can find a few of your favourite colours. Below are some of the colours worn by the beautiful models during the anniversary party that day.
The Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner is a nice addition for us. Alan even showed us how to do a quick simple look that day. Smooth and easy to use, we are hoping to do more winged eyeliner looks and get better along the way with this. Come with a tiny sharpener, this eyeliner is cool to keep and easy for traveling. Though Alan did highlight to us that only use the sharpener that comes with the eyeliner or else, it will spoil the product if one uses a different sharpener. The crayon is pretty soft in texture, actually, but we are loving the colour!
More on the latest Audacious Collection here and The Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner here. For those who are curious how the colour looks on our lips, here via our IG. Stay tuned as we shall share with you the fun we had during NARS 20th Anniversary Party celebration in our up-coming blog post *_^
Till then, be bold, be daring and most definitely, be AUDACIOUSLY you!