NARS Audacious Lipstick “Vivien” Swatch, Review and LOTD
Description: Red Plum
Weight: 4.2 gm
Price: $ 32 plus tax (Appx. 2200/-)
My Take on NARS Audacious Lipstick “Vivien” :
After NARS Silvia here is another exclusive shade which is only available at Barney’s and NARS website, other retailers like Sephora and Beauty.com don’t stock these up. I picked mine from strawberrynet.com and paid somewhere around 2200/- INR for this.
Shade: NARS Audacious Lipstick “Vivien” is cool toned medium to dark plum berry shade which may look little hard to sport and is not something which would instantly brighten up your face, rather it does add little age I feel, but still you should have a shade like this in your stash as its always fun to try something new and out of the box.
Texture: The texture like other shades from this range is creamy and buttery smooth but is not light weight on lips. It doesn’t settle in fine lines nor does it bleed and leave my lips dry.
Pigmentation: NARS Audacious Lipstick “Vivien” is opaque in single pass, it is so damn super saturated and you can see that in swatches here.
NARS Audacious Lipstick “Vivien” Swatch
Staying power: NARS Vivien stays nicely for 5 plus hrs on my lips but do transfer a little when just applied after a while the velvety matte look stays good without bleeding or fading.
Packaging: NARS Audacious lipsticks are housed in black magnetic tubes which to me look very classy. I adore the packaging to the core and this is something which makes me keep coming back to them if I want splurge.
NARS Audacious Lipstick Vivien Lip Swatch
Pros of NARS Audacious Lipstick “Vivien” :
- The shade is easy to wear kinds.
- The texture is smooth and glides easily.
- The magnetic closer gives a chic feel.
- The pigmentation is awesome.
Cons of NARS Audacious Lipstick “Vivien” :
- They are hard to get here in India, just online site but that too involves customs at times
- The transfer due to creamy nature.
- The price tag.
Recommendations: Apart from the 3 cons which I repeat in my reviews, I seriously don’t have anything bad to say about these. NARS Audacious Lipsticks are not something to be overlooked in any case. I highly recommend you to try a shade that best suits your personality. This particular shade can be picked up if you like experimenting with lipsticks even if it adds a little age to your face.
Review by Rashmi