THE AUDACIOUS LIPSTICKS BY NARS

Posted on October 25, 2014

NARS Audacious Lipstick Review

NARS Audacious Lipstick Review

NARS Audacious Lipstick Review

I've been hearing some great things about the NARS Audacious Lipsticks and was eager to give them a try. So when I was invited to experience the Audacious lipsticks I didn't spare a second to hesitate!

You may have seen my NARS 20th Anniversary blog post where I blogged about the new goodies that came out for Fall/Winter. This launch still carries on the theme of 'Celebrating 20 Years of Audacious Beauty' with 40 new shades ranging from soft nudes to bright reds and oranges - you'll also spot some vampy hues in there too. 

NARS Audacious Lipstick Swatches

I was sent 6 to review and here are the arm swatches for them.
When I swatched them my jaw literally dropped from the sight of how pigmented they are. As you can probably see they are very solid and rich in color.

NARS Audacious Lipstick Swatches Rita


NARS Audacious Lipstick Swatches Grace


NARS Audacious Lipstick Swatches Lana


NARS Audacious Lipstick Swatches - Annabella


(Lana and Annabella can come across as similar when on the lips with Annabella being more pink-fuschia toned)

NARS Audacious Lipstick Swatches Silvia


NARS Audacious Lipstick Swatches  Claudia


(Well prepped lips are highly recommend before applying Claudia)


I also tried out Geraldine (left) and Charlotte (right) - personally think Charlotte matches my outfit but I love the boldness of Geraldine - it's definitely something different and I am on the verge of breaking my shopping ban to buy it.


Formula wise, the lipsticks are creamy upon application with such richness of color which I immediately fell in love with. I ate straight after getting my lip makeover, and the color began to fade but the majority of it still remained. After several hours, however, may lips did appear to be dry which usually occurs with my experience of NARS lipsticks. 
However, I definitely see the improvement of the Audacious line when compared to previous lippies - how the lipstick glides onto the lips and the rich pigmentation is definitely something new. 

I also love the sheen finish that is - not too glossy nor too matte. With a hydrating lip balm underneath, you can easily fake glossy lips and without - well, matte lips! 

Packaging-wise NARS has definitely upped its game with magnetic lids and embossed logo. What's more, the lipsticks can be connected to each other magnetically so you can keep them altogether (if you decide to take more than one out) in your handbag, or even in your makeup collection. No more searching long and hard with 'Where's that other shade?' ringing in your heated ears. 

Which Audacious lipstick is your favorite? Let me know so I can go check them out!





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I HEART MAKEUP - GO! PALETTES REVIEW & SWATCHES

Posted on October 20, 2014

Makeup Revolution I Heart Makeup Go! Palettes

Since my Makeup Revolution What You Waiting For Palette Review post (we all know how much I love that thing by now), I have been pondering which palettes to review next. I decided to go with the Go! Palettes by their sister line, I Heart Makeup, simply because they are so simple, functional and probably the next best on my list. 

You may see the resemblance of the Go! Palette with the Tarte Limited Edition Rainforest After Dark palette which has also been ravedby many. Although differences apply (such as the centre shade is a highlighter instead of a blush), I have to admit they struck me as pretty similar in terms of design. I love how Makeup Revolution put in these shades as opposed to duplicating the exact same shades from Tarte as I actually prefer the MUR shades a lot more. 

Makeup Revolution I Heart Makeup Go! Palette

Makeup Revolution I Heart Makeup Go! Palettes


Swatches of the Makeup Revolution I Heart Makeup Go! Palettes

Swatches left to right: starting from the eyeshadow color on the right, and ending with the peach-toned blush. 

The shades and color payoff, as usual, don't disappoint. Very wearable neutral shades all of which are shimmery apart from the matte base shade on the very left. If you have followed my blog for a while you will know I love me some pink/coppery gold eyeshadows, so the second, third, and fourth from the left have to be my absolute favorites. 
I do have to say that although the palette is great for traveling, I would hope that it came with a mirror. It's great to have a clear lid so you can see the shades in it too, but I would much prefer a mirror for on-the-go, as the name would probably suggest.
The blush colors are beautiful too - a matte rosy pink as well as a peachy pink if you're going for the nude look. 



Makeup Revolution I Heart Makeup Go to Hell! Palette

Makeup Revolution I Heart Makeup Go to Hell! Palette


The Go to Hell! Palette boasts 19 spectacular shades with a great range of greens, fuschias, purples, blues, blacks and nudes. Again, this makes for a great palette for on-the-go as you have 19 beautiful shades that you could just stick in your handbag. A mirror and some makeup brushes for applying the eyeshadows would be my concern, but given that the color payoff is once again, amazing and it has a lovely shade range, I ain't complaining anymore!

Swatches of the Makeup Revolution I Heart Makeup Go to Hell! Palette

I got a little confused whilst swatching the shades so I hope I get this right:

First row: Outer ring starting from the silver and going anti-clockwise to black, bottle green, fuschia etc.
Second row: Inner ring starting from the lightest color on the top and going anti-clockwise.

I love the mix of base shades, a vibrant fuschia, some silver gunmetal shades and the variety of browns and nudes that can easily create an everyday look. This would be a palette I'd take with me if I have an event to go to abroad, where I can use the inner ring for the daytime and glam up the look with the outer ring!

There are two other I ♡ Makeup Go! Palettes that I don't own - the Go to the City! Palette and the Go to Heaven Palette which is probably one that I would love! 
Disclaimer: Products were sent to me by Makeup Revolution. All opinions are my own. This post is not sponsored.

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