Today I am sharing the review of my first ever high end brand lipstick and that is NARS. So sometime in July I had picked two products and one of which is a lipstick in the shade Vera.
NARS Audacious Vera Lipstick is described as a “bright raspberry”, but at first look it almost looked like a vampy magenta colored lipstick to me. And as usual I was leaning towards the pinks but this I controlled myself and decided to go for an unusual lip color, which I could use for special occasions. I tried NARS Vivien at first (not sure though) and it looked like a dupe of MAC Unlimited and post that I tried Vera and this one instantly brightened up my face and I decided to go for this one. NARS Audacious Vera Lipstick is dark berry shade lipstick which was opaque in one swatch. It is very creamy and had the slightest sheen otherwise it would have given a matte finish.
NARS Vera Lipstick was neither hydrating nor drying on my lips and it stayed for a well 6 hours and it could have stayed longer but I had removed it. The best part was it did not transfer like crazy. It did transfer but it was negligible and if blotted it will not even budge and will leave a strong even stain and hence a touch up is required. Which was a pleasant surprise to me as it is such a dark shade. I really liked the packaging of the NARS Audacious Vera Lipstick as it has a magnetic closure which ensures that you can carry this without any chance of opening. Plus unlike other NARS products’ packaging this doesn’t have velvety packaging instead it has a matte black metallic casing which gives the luxurious feel to the product.
I felt NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Prague a close dupe of it also Colourpop Lyin‘ King but that is in satin finish. So if you feel this is expensive (which it is) or just don’t want to shell out $32 which is almost Rs 2k then you can try out NYX Prague which is just for $6.
Hope you like this review 🙂
PS There’s an overdose of the blush, color was not showing up and I wanted swatches for my blush review post so I hope you don’t judge me 😀