NARS Audacious Lipstick Review and Lip Swatches!

Hey guys! I know it’s been a while but I’ve been out of the country lately and it was difficult to find a good internet source in the location I was at, so I couldn’t make any posts.

This month, I’ll be reviewing the NARS Audacious lipstick WITH lip swatches! If you haven’t heard of them, you are now and you should! These lipsticks are fantastic. So why bother doing a review? Even with its superior quality, these lipsticks are pricey.

I’ll start with the review. If you want to just see the lip swatches, then scroll down below after the review.


(Starting from the left: Julie, Natalie, Vera, Silvia, Vivien)

Quality and Pigmentation: Quite possibly one of the best quality lipsticks that I own. This lipstick is creamy, glides on smoothly and doesn’t bleed. The pigmentation is superior for a lipstick. All of the swatches on my arm were done with one swatch except the first one because I was swatching from a weird angle. That’s the amazing thing about this lipstick. You don’t have to coat your lips over and over again to get that full luscious color. One good swipe is enough.

Lasting Effect: I would say that the lasting effect of this lipstick is above average. This can honestly last you for an 8 hour work or school day. For me personally, I reapply around the 6 or 7 hour mark because that’s when I can see the color fading away. It’s not too bad, but I prefer to have my lipstick fully bright all day long. If you don’t reapply around that mark, then the color will still be there. It will look a little faded but the color will still be noticeable.

Price: The only downside of this lipstick is the price. This lipstick retails for $32 which is VERY pricey for a lipstick. I think these are one of the most expensive lipsticks I own. BUT! You really do get what you pay for. This lipstick may be expensive but the quality will not disappoint.

The BIG question: IS IT WORTH? Absolutely! Like I said the quality will not disappoint. This lipstick really does excel in quality, lasting effect and pigmentation. I recommend it for everyone ranging from beauty addicts or to those that just wants one good everyday lipstick. Especially for those that want one good lipstick. They have a huge range of colors and will have something for everyone. Pick one, earn up and get it. Even if you use this everyday, you won’t use it up that fast. It’s very pigmented, so you only need a little to apply it. You also won’t have to reapply like crazy because it’ll last you a while. For my makeup addicts, you can slowly build up your collection for this. It’s pricey but you can buy it one at a time. Like I said they have an amazing range of colors.

I hope you guys like it as much as I do! Here are the swatches! (BTW! I didn’t get all of this at once! I’ve been slowly collecting them since they came out almost two years ago.) Enjoy!


This is Julie. It looks really light in this color but it’s a bit more salmony orange in person. For my skin tone, this is a great everyday nude color and a great summer color.


This one’s Natalie and the most unique out of all the colors I own from this lipstick line. It’s a flamingo pink color and like I said, very unique. In this picture, it looks very pink but in person, it has a bit more of a peachy hue to it than just all pink. I love this one for spring and summer. I’ve said it like 3 times but I’m gonna say it again. I love this one because it’s unique in my whole collection. It’s hard for someone like me to wear bright pinks but not with this one.


Next up is Vera! My sweet beautiful Vera! I need a moment! (Sigh) You guys! This is definitely on the top 10 favorite lipsticks throughout my whole collection! Vera is that perfect dark raspberry color that will look good on soo many people. Especially for people with a tan or darker complexion. You can also get away with wearing this on summer nights for parties because of the raspberry color. It’s not as dark as its coming off in the picture. But anyways, love, love, LOVE!


Here we Sylvia! Beautiful, fun and bright orchid color. For me, I would wear this all year round but I would say it’s best to wear it around the summer.


Last we have Vivien. I know it looks really similar to Vera but they’re different, I promise! Vivien’s a lot darker and more of a wine while Vera has that berry undertone and looks a lot brighter. Also a gorgeous color and looks amazing in the fall and winter.

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No Buy Lip Products for 2016 Challenge!

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Hey guys! I hope you all had a wonderful new year! I for one am very excited to greet the year of 2016 with a no buy challenge for myself. It’s basically my new year’s resolution. This idea was inspired by the lovely blogger, Stash Matters. Her blog centers on treasuring her remarkable makeup collection and resisting the urge to add purchase new products. So make sure you check her out!

My No Buy Lip Product challenge is very similar to that idea. I am a crazy lip product junkie. My favorite makeup products are lipsticks and my lipstick collection has just gotten out of hand. So I decided not to buy any lip products for 2016 starting January 1st. I won’t even allow myself to buy chapstick because I’m pretty sure, I have enough lying around to last a year.

Every month, I pledge to create a significant post concerning any of my lip products. I might even make more than one post a month depending on my schedule but I don’t want to promise any more than that just in case.

I’m really excited to see how well I do on this challenge and how much money it’ll save me. I’ll have updates every now and then about how I’m doing for this challenge. Thanks so much reading!

Until next time!

As Always,
Nicole ❤

Red, Green and Gold! Christmas Inspired Makeup Tutorial

Happy Holidays everyone! I just wanted to share a quick Christmas inspired makeup look. I hope you guys like! Enjoy!

Eyes:
Makeup Geek Duochrome Eyeshadow in Karma – All over the lid
Makeup Geek Eye Shadow in Chickadee – On the crease and little bit above the crease.
Makeup Geek Eye Shadow in Bitten – Outer V and 1/3 on the lid
Makeup Geek Eye Shadow in Dirty Martini – 1/3 on the inner lid and tearduct. Under the eyes.
Benefit Roller Lash Mascara and Marc Jacobs Omega Mascara – On my lashes.

Face:

Make Up For Ever Step 1 Skin Equalizer Hydrating Primer
Too Faced Born this Way Foundation in Sand
Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer in Medium/Deep
Mac Blush in Melba
Laura Geller Baked Highlighter in French Vanilla
Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder in Sandstorm as Setting Powder

Lips:
Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick in Gothica

Have a very Merry Chrismas! Thanks for stopping by!  Until next time!

As Always,

Nicole ❤

Announcement! I’m Going to IMATS Vancouver 2015!

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Hey guys! Just popping in to announce that I’ll be attending IMATS Vancouver 2015 on Saturday, May 30th! I’m super psyched to be going! I’ve always wanted to go to IMATS but never had the chance. This year, I have a chance to go IMATS Vancouver and I’m taking it! So, I just have a few questions for you guys before I end this post.

I’m sure I’ll be shopping. I will also be posting about my experience there BUT Would you guys be interested in an IMATS Vancouver haul?

AND!

Is anyone going to IMATS Vancouver 2015 on the same day? If you are, please comment below 🙂

Thanks for reading!

Until next time!

As always,
Nicole ❤

I Need Your Help

Hey guys! I am helping a friend on a major project. We would really appreciate your help. There’s no catch or anything. All we need is for you guys to answer three simple poll questions! That’s it! Just make sure to go on her original post and answer the polls there. Thanks!

SugarPill Sparkle Baby Eye Makeup Tutorial! Spring Pastels! Collaboration with Whazzup Wasabi!

Hey guys! Not long ago, I posted my review for Sugar Pill’s Sparkle Baby Palette. Today, as promised, I am finally doing a tutorial on the look I came up with for the Sparkle Baby Palette. But it’s not just any tutorial, it is my very FIRST tutorial! Oh wait! There’s MORE! This tutorial is always a collaboration with my friend: Whazzup Wasabi.

We thought that my obsession with makeup and her hobby of making creative and trendy outfits would be a perfect fit for a fun collaboration. For our collaboration, we have decided on the theme: Spring Pastels. I have created playful look with the Sparkle Baby Palette to match the theme. Meanwhile, she put together outfits that will match the look and our theme. The tutorial and pictures will be posted on my blog for the makeup. However, you guys will also see a sneak peek of the outfits of her choice in this post!
Sparkle baby eye makeup collage

Close up full face

Enjoy the tutorial! There are probably lots of technical issues but it’s my first tutorial, so be nice please! Make sure to scroll down and see the a sneak peek of her outfits!

Here is a very cute sneak preview of what she created to match our theme.If you want to see all 5 outfits that she created for our collaboration, visit her blog here!

Flirty Tuck In

In case you are wondering, here are all the products used in my tutorial!

SugarPill Sparkle Baby Palette
Mac Brown Script
Mac Saddle
Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Eye liner in Black
Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes in 0L
Tarte Light, Camera, Lashes Mascara

Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer in Honey
Nars Orgasm/Laguna Bronzer duo
Ambient Lighting Palette
Anatasia Brow Wiz in Dark Brown

Too Faced La Creme Lipstick in Naughty Nude
Nyx Mega Shine Lip Gloss in Gold Pink

Sigma E55
Mac 217
It Cosmetics N105
Sigma E40
Crown Brush C476
Sigma E20