So. Much. Hype. Right? I could not wait to get my hands on one of these new NARS Audacious lipsticks. The reviews have been fantastic, but at $32 a pop, they are pretty expensive. Some of my favorite and most trusted lippie reviewers really like these, so I finally ended up purchasing Juliette after mulling over the huge selection of shades.
The packaging and lipstick itself is very chic. It closes with a magnetic clasp, which is much appreciated. “NARS” is also engraved in the side of the lipstick. I don’t know why, but I love when my lipsticks have that- it just makes them feel fancy!
True to other reviews, this lipstick is highly pigmented and you don’t need to build it up whatsoever. Juliette is a beautifully bright coral shade. I did not notice that it had any kind of scent.
Not an exact dupe, but MAC Crosswires is similar to Juliette.
The finish seems to be a satin-matte (very little matte, but a touch). Unfortunately, as much as I wanted to fall in love with this lipstick line, I find this formula very drying. 😦 Wearing a lip balm under this is an absolute must for me. If you don’t have dry lips, this will probably be a great addition to your lipstick stash, because you don’t have to work for the color at all. I’ll just have to stick with the MAC cremesheen formula and my slowly growing obsession: Bite Beauty!
Have you tried these? What do you think of them?