I’m totally a nude lipstick lover and very rarely branch out but when I was in Space Nk at the start of this month I decided I’d take a plunge into unknown territories and wait for it… buy a red lipstick. It was pretty much love at first sight when I saw the Nars Audacious in Rita – it just stood out from all the other shades and I had to buy it!
For me personally, I really wanted a red lipstick that didn’t have pink undertones – a popular lip product is Cruella and whilst I think it does look really nice it apppears to be more of a cherry red rather than a red red (do ya’ll feel me on this)? Also on the criteria for the perfect red was that it couldn’t be too dark because it just isn’t really the time or season to be wearing a shade like MAC diva (as gorgeous as it is). I do really think I have found my perfect red in Rita though, it isn’t too bright and is slightly darker than a pillarbox red (I have to admit though, I’ve been watching ICovetThee‘s videos and her bright lipsticks are all incredibly tempting).
In terms of formula, the Audacious lipsticks are described on the Nars website to be ‘one stroke, full coverage creamy wear’ and it definitely lives up to that! With one swipe it is pretty opaque and also long lasting – it’s not too creamy but it’s not matte either so it’s the perfect ‘in the middle’ formula, the nearest I could really describe it as is a satiny finish. I honestly love the formula of this and will most probably be purchasing more lipsticks from this range.
I hope you enjoyed reading this ramble about one of my new favourite lipsticks but what I want to know is what’s your favourite bright lipstick?