NARS Ginette Audacious Lipstick ($34.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a rich, red-burgundy with warmer undertones and a lightly glossy, cream finish. It had opaque color coverage in a single swipe, which applied evenly and smoothly across my lips without tugging or dragging during the application.
The lipstick was dense and firm (but again, not stiff to use), so it wasn’t prone to sliding so readily that it was hard to achieve precise application directly from the tube. The color stayed on nicely for six and a half hours, left a faint stain behind, and felt lightly hydrating overall.
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).
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$34.00/0.14 oz. – $242.86 Per Ounce
The formula is supposed to have “one-stroke, full-coverage” pigmentation with a “soft matte finish” that is “long-lasting” and “hydrating.” The formula is best characterized by its texture: creamy, smooth, and slightly denser/thicker on (but not heavy) compared to the typical lipstick formula. Most of the shades are opaque, while “weak” shades are more semi-opaque. The majority of the colors I’ve tested have applied evenly and smoothly with good glide and feel comfortable on my lips. They tend to last between four and six hours and was lightly hydrating to non-drying. There was no noticeable scent or taste.
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RICINUS COMMUNIS (CASTOR) SEED OIL • BIS-DIGLYCERYL POLYACYLADIPATE-2 • ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATE • ISONONYL ISONONANOATE • MICA • EUPHORBIA CERIFERA (CANDELILLA) WAX/CANDELILLA CERA/CIRE DE CANDELILLA • OZOKERITE • HYDROGENATED POLYCYCLOPENTADIENE • BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER • MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX/CERA MICROCRISTALLINA/CIRE MICROCRISTALLINE • CETEARYL ALCOHOL • ISOPROPYL MYRISTATE • CETEARETH-20 • SILICA • COPRINUS COMATUS (MUSHROOM) EXTRACT • CALOPHYLLUM INOPHYLLUM SEED OIL • PORTULACA PILOSA EXTRACT • CETEARYL ETHYLHEXANOATE • POLYETHYLENE • ISOPROPYL TITANIUM TRIISOSTEARATE • COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX/CERA CARNAUBA/CIRE DE CARNAUBA • CAPRYLYL GLYCOL • STEARALKONIUM HECTORITE • LECITHIN • SIMETHICONE • TOCOPHERYL ACETATE • POLYHYDROXYSTEARIC ACID • SORBITAN ISOSTEARATE • HEXYLENE GLYCOL • DEXTRIN • PROPYLENE CARBONATE • LYSOLECITHIN • HYDROGENATED PHOSPHATIDYLCHOLINE • TOCOPHEROL • WATER/AQUA/EAU • SUCROSE COCOATE • ASCORBYL PALMITATE • PALMITOYL TRIPEPTIDE-38 • DISODIUM EDTA • BENZYL ALCOHOL • PHENOXYETHANOL • [MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR/(+/-): BLUE 1 LAKE (CI 42090) • IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499) • RED 33 LAKE (CI 17200) • RED 7 LAKE (CI 15850)]
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