When a product has your name on it, it is instantly more special, and receiving NARS Audacious lipstick in Grace as a Birthday present was no exception. Grace is one of forty shades of the Audacious line all named after (mainly obscure) girls’ names, including Lana, Marisa and Brigitte.
The first thing to note about these lipsticks is their beautiful packaging and luxurious feel. The tube is a weighty matte black with a magnetic closure and the NARS logo is embossed on the actual lipstick itself. The matte metal packaging is a preferable alternative to the rubbery packaging of the NARS eyeshadows I own (as this material seems to ask for foundation fingerprints).
So, what about the product inside the beautiful packaging? My NARS namesake is a beautiful bright coral, which leans more towards red than pink or orange. The shade is very striking and only one stroke is needed to achieve an opaque and dramatic lip. The formula is a satin finish, however it does tend to stick to dry areas, so an exfoliator and moisturiser is needed prior to its use for a flawless application. Because this lipstick is not a matte finish, the longevity isn’t particularly amazing, however the beautiful colour more than makes up for this.
These lipsticks don’t come cheap at £24, however, they make a special gift and if you can find your friend’s name amongst the 40 offerings, then that would be a bonus!
What namesake products do you own?