So, I really contemplated putting this one in with my last Friday Favorites because how many lippies can a girl really love? But the truth is – it’s a lot! However, similar to last week’s, I have an honorable mention to share with you as well.
If you’re reading this, the chances are that you’re probably a huge makeup fanatic and have likely seen Shaaanxo on Youtube! Well, a few years ago she made a video swatching the Nars Audacious lipsticks. I fell in love with some of the colors she showed and I had run out to pick the perfect nude color.
All I can say is that the color is so opaque and pigmented – you could literally put your lipstick on in a single swipe. It wears well, it’s not necessarily long lasting but it holds up decently. I don’t feel it’s very moisturizing but I also don’t feel like it’s drying. Really the only thing I can think of is that I can feel it on my lips when I wear it. It doesn’t bother me at all but I know some people hate that, but honestly, it just helps me remind myself I’m actually wearing lipstick, lol!
Also, have you seen the packaging? I’m such a sucker for an attractive looking product. The boxes are typical Nars packaging – nothing special there – but the product itself? It’s so cool! The lipstick feels nice and heavy, it has a magnetic lid which is nice – I haven’t had a problem with it opening up on its own in my purse. The spinner that makes the lipstick go up is smooth and sturdy as well, there’s no accidentally smushing of the actual lipstick. But, what else would you expect from a Nars lipstick? It is quite similar in price range to the Dior Addict Lip Gloss I had talked about, 35 dollars? But I feel it is totally worth it. I have had it for so long now and while I don’t use it every day, whenever I do use it – I don’t have to use a lot and it always looks amazing with literally any makeup look I’m going for.
Now, on to my honorable mention… This one, I believe I also found through Shaaanxo’s Youtube, she was talking about Wet N Wild! And we all know is known for extremely affordable makeup that actually works. But I didn’t know that back then… I was pretty skeptical. But for the price, I decided to try it out and I was shocked by how amazing it felt on my lips and how good it looked. Don’t get me wrong, I love fancy, high-end products but who can say no to an amazing, affordable product? I have seen many dupes in this collection for MAC lipsticks… I don’t own all of them unfortunately and I’m actually not a huge fan of MAC so I really couldn’t tell you what ones they are but if you look through Pinterest you can certainly find all of them!
So, whether you’re a high-end makeup kind of person or on the more reasonable and affordable side, if you haven’t tried either of these – I hope you get a chance to! I know Christmas is coming up right around the corner so they would make great little gifts or stocking stuffers for the girly girl or any makeup fanatic in your life. Let me know what your favorite lipstick is!