This review will be on another Nars Audacious lipstick in the shade Fanny. This will be the second lippy from my Audacious collection. The first one being Jane which I reviewed earlier.
About NARS Fanny Audacious Lipstick :
A modern lipstick that dresses up lips with bold coverage and ultrasoft texture.
What it does:
Debut weightless, color-saturated lips when you smooth on this NARS Audacious Lipstick. It glides on like satin across skin, and achieves single-stroke coverage that leaves lips with captivating color.
My Experience with NARS Fanny Audacious Lipstick:
I absolutely love the sleek black casing with the magnetic closure. It does not attract a lot of fingerprints like the former Nars lipsticks casing used to. I do not like the fact that there is no color indication for the shade from outside the tube and to find the shade you need to have to check the underside label which is a problem for those who own more than a few of these lipsticks.
The shade Fanny is described as a rich berry. It is very true to the name but along with berry, I also detect very strong purple tones. I wouldn’t say this shade will flatter all skin tones as it is bright bold in your face and may tend to look a bit clownish if paired with the wrong makeup. Since the color takes center stage, the way I would recommend to wear this is to keep rest of the face neutral, do a light wash of neutral pink on the lids, a thin flick of eyeliner, highlighted cheeks and pile on that mascara.
But as always makeup is means is means to play and experiment, so you go ahead and do you and if it does not work, you can always start over. This color will be most flattering on medium to deep skin tones. For very pale and fair skin, do a swatch before you commit.
Texture & Pigmentation:
These lipsticks are very creamy, smooth and deposit full color in one swipe. The darker the shade, the stronger the pigmentation is and the darker the stain it leaves behind.
It feels very comfortable on the lips and does have a cream sheen finish initially but the sheen does wear down after 2-3 hours of wear and the finish turns semi matte. At this poin,t it does start to feel a little bit drying but that can be fixed with a quick touch up.
Staying power of this color is very impressive. It stays 7-8 hours on my lips with 1-2 touchups during the day. It does survive through snack and drink; but with a full meal the color from the inside of the lips fades and can look very apparent and need immediate fixing.
It also does transfer during the stage when it has the creamy finish; but once it settles down with around 3 hours of wear, the transfer also becomes less.It does not have any off-putting scent.
Overall, I do love this lipstick very much from the texture to the finish and staying power. This particular shade may be a big difficult to pull off for some skin tones but I personally love having every unique lipstick shade in my collection. A big thumbs up from me.
Pros of NARS Fanny Audacious Lipstick:
• Very creamy and smooth
• Very pigmented, full color in one swipe.
• Comfortable on the lips.
• Sleek packaging.
• Does not feel drying on the lips but it is not very hydrating either especially as the day goes on.
• Very good staying power
Cons of NARS Fanny Audacious Lipstick:
• Expensive but absolutely worth it.
• There is no shade indication from the outside of the tube except the label on the underside of the lipstick.
• Does transfer.
• Stain on lips is a bit difficult to get out.
• This particular shade may not flatter every skin tone.
IMBB Rating: 4.5/5
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