Thursday, 5 May 2016

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?
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  1. The red lipstick looks amazing!

    www.themakeupaficionado.com

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    1. It is! Thank you for the comment :)

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

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    1. I've seen it and it's gorgeous and matte as well, you might've sold me :)

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  3. 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.

    http://www.heythererobyn.com/

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    1. Thank you so much Robyn! I hope you like it as much as I do :) x

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  4. It suits you so well! Have never tried nars lipsticks, have always stuck to MAC, Bobbi Beown or Chanel!
    Laura X
    fbl-savvy.blogspot.co.uk

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

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  5. 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
    http://eclairscares.blogspot.co.uk/

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

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  6. 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 :)


    Love,


    Anne


    www.aportraitofyouth.co.uk

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

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  7. 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

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    1. Thank you! I hope you love it if you try it :) x

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  8. This is such a pretty shade and it suits you very well!

    x
    ireisapenguin.com

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  9. This is such a gorgeous shade! For some reason I never really think of NARS for lip products but I might check them out now. Great post!
    Katie x
    http://thestylesceal.blogspot.ie/

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

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

    corrie | corriearnold.co.uk

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

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  11. 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

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    1. Definitely! I really love the formula and would actually say it's the best I've tried :)

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  12. Ohhh that colour looks absolutely beautiful on you girly !!! It literally is like the most perfect red shade! It reminds me of Snow White ha! I love Rimmel's 01.. But it is more of a darker red .. I adore the look of this one though!!
    Saira
    www.throughtheglitterglass.wordpress.com
    Xxx

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

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  13. That red looks amazing! This kind of reminds me of the L'Oreal Privee Red by Blake x

    Sinead | www.subjectbeauty.com

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

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  14. This red looks beautiful on you!! Think it's perfect for all year round too :)

    Neelam // www.neelamjayna.blogspot.co.uk xx

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

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  15. that colour is absolutely beautiful! I love Nars Olivia from the audacious range, the finish is like no other lipsticks I've tried!

    liv x
    www.deliciously-floral.co.uk

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    1. I know! I honestly think the Audacious lipsticks should be raved about more :) x

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  16. This colour is stunning!! I wish I was brave enough to pull it off X
    -Alice
    alicejlorna.blogspot.com

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    1. 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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