I wasn’t able to make the most of NARS Audacious Brigitte, the last Audacious in my lipstick stash. When I checked all my lipsticks for viability several days ago, I found my tube of Brigitte smelling (mildly) like rancid cooking oil. That said, the texture and color is the same as when I got it.
On the NARS website, Brigitte is described as nude rose. I don’t detect any nude or rose to be honest. I would describe the shade medium pink coral.
It doesn’t suit my light-medium yellow olive skin tone when applied full-coverage — I think it ages me. When applied sheer, I think it looks good (see photo).
The pigmentation, longevity, texture, and finish (satin) is consistent with all the other Audacious lipsticks I tried.
I’m adding the NARS Audacious lipstick line to my ‘Do Not Buy’ list. I thought I really liked them, but after all the Audacious lipsticks I acquired and subsequently let go of, I am realizing that maybe I just like the idea of them.
The line ticks all the boxes — easy to apply, comfortable on the lips, opaque in one swipe, lasts long relative to other satin bullet lipsticks, and they don’t bleed or move around. There are 40+ shades to choose from and many of them are unique. Despite all that, I don’t find myself opting for them when I get ready for the day. I guess I will always prefer matte lipsticks.
One bullet costs P 1,850. Available at Rustans and Adora (Greenbelt 5).