I had been trying for what seemed like forever to find this lipstick in my local Sephora but it was sadly never in stock. I had seen many reviews and swatches of it and it looked so pretty! I kept telling myself that I didn't really need it, it is on the high end of the price spectrum for a lipstick ($37CAD). But I really wanted to try out this formula and see for myself if all the hype was worth it. I finally just bit the bullet and ordered it online, I figured if I didn't like it I could always return it. I am both sad and happy to report 'It is a beautiful color and the formula is completely on point'. Firstly this lipstick is fully opaque in 1 swipe! It has been the rare lipstick that can do that. Secondly it lasts for hours on me! I can put this on at 630am, drink a few French Vanilla Caps and eat a snack, have my lunch and there still be color on my lips at 1230! It is so smooth going on, and not drying at all which when I had read about it lasting forever on others is what I was afraid of.
The shade Anna is described as a 'smoky rose', I find on me that that is a fair color description at least on me. I find that this is a great everyday color when you want a little something more, it doesn't scream color but it is also far from being a nude! I have to hand it to Nars, they really did a great job on this Nars Audacious lipstick formula. I think I may have to try out another shade to make sure the formula is the same! I will let you know if it is.