the perfect red?

I mentioned this gorgeous lipstick in a recent post (last Monday in fact) but I wanted to do a full indepth post about just how much I love this lipstick.

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?


  1. Dalal Tahira 5th May 2016 at 7:17 pm

    Lipstick crush! I want to try out MACs Ruby Red lipstick, it's a true red and it's also matte.

  2. Eleanor Pritchard 5th May 2016 at 7:49 pm

    I've seen it and it's gorgeous and matte as well, you might've sold me 🙂

  3. heythererobyn 5th May 2016 at 8:30 pm

    Oh my God! This lipstick is absolutely beautiful and it really compliments your skin tone. I may have to make a Nars order now. I normally prefer a matte finish, but this shade is too beautiful to pass up.

  4. Eleanor Pritchard 6th May 2016 at 6:26 am

    Thank you so much Robyn! I hope you like it as much as I do 🙂 x

  5. Laura Nolan 6th May 2016 at 8:31 am

    It suits you so well! Have never tried nars lipsticks, have always stuck to MAC, Bobbi Beown or Chanel!
    Laura X

  6. Claire 6th May 2016 at 2:26 pm

    What a beautiful shade!!
    My favourite red is Clinique's Cherry Pop it was a freebie with Glamour in November and it's such a beautifully bright red!

    Claire xx

  7. Eleanor Pritchard 6th May 2016 at 4:28 pm

    Thank you so much! I've never tried bobbi brown or Chanel so I'd love to know what you think of them 🙂 x

  8. Eleanor Pritchard 6th May 2016 at 4:29 pm

    I really wanted that but I could never find the issues with the lipstick, it was always the moisturiser! xx

  9. Anne Timmons 6th May 2016 at 8:11 pm

    I've never really thought I looked good in red lippy but I like the colour of that one so much!! Maybe i've just been buying the wrong colour! You look fab in it 🙂



  10. Eleanor Pritchard 6th May 2016 at 8:55 pm

    Thank you so much! I think it's all about finding a tone that suits you and I think I've found mine 🙂

  11. Kayleigh Furfie 7th May 2016 at 4:01 pm

    Love this – I'm a big fan of red lipsticks but have never tried NARS before.

    Might have to have a nosy at the NARS counter this weekend 😉

    Also, great picture, loving the red turtle neck! <3

  12. Eleanor Pritchard 8th May 2016 at 7:34 pm

    Nars are incredible for their lip products, I absolutely love them! x

  13. Corrie Arnold 9th May 2016 at 8:56 am

    This is beautiful on you! I have Anita and I'm obsessed with it, I really want more Audacious lipsticks!

    corrie |

  14. Eleanor Pritchard 9th May 2016 at 2:49 pm

    Thank you so much! I think Anita might have to be my next purchase x

  15. Rachel Wood 9th May 2016 at 7:56 pm

    I love my Nars audacious lipstick, they're so nice on your lips, not drying at all. This colour is lovely, it's really tempting me to get another!!
    Rachel Ellen

  16. Eleanor Pritchard 10th May 2016 at 2:42 pm

    Definitely! I really love the formula and would actually say it's the best I've tried 🙂

  17. Eleanor Pritchard 11th May 2016 at 6:03 am

    Thank you so much!! I never thought of that actually, it does have very Snow White vibes x

  18. Eleanor Pritchard 11th May 2016 at 6:03 am

    L'Oreal Privee red is stunning as well although I'm yet to own it! x

  19. Eleanor Pritchard 11th May 2016 at 8:08 pm

    Thank you! I definitely think it is great for all seasons x

  20. Eleanor Pritchard 7th June 2016 at 4:36 pm

    I know! I honestly think the Audacious lipsticks should be raved about more 🙂 x

  21. Alice Rowe 14th June 2016 at 2:52 pm

    This colour is stunning!! I wish I was brave enough to pull it off X

  22. Eleanor Pritchard 14th June 2016 at 6:07 pm

    Isn't it! I'm sure you would, I still don't think I'm confident enough to wear it on an everyday basis! x


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