Nars Audacious Lipstick in Raquel

So...This happened again!

Nars Audacious lipstick in Raquel.

Nars Audacious lipstick in Raquel.

I was wandering around Sephora looking for a kind of nude/coral lipstick for summer back in June and I came across Raquel.  I already had a Nars Audacious lipstick in Anna and love it.  Where Anna is a darker smoky rose color, Raquel is more of a pink beige.  I have nothing that compares to the texture and staying power of these lipsticks.  The Nars Audacious lipsticks have great pigmentation and staying power.  I find that when I put this on at 630 am, I don't need to reapply until after lunch, around 1 pm.  I can have a snack and drink a few glasses/cups of water/French Vanilla Cappuccino in this time as well and still have color on my lips at lunch time!  They do have a fairly hefty price tag at $39 CAD + tax, but to me they are worth it.  Mac lipsticks come close to Nars in terms of wear time, they last until about 10 am or so.  I just love the packaging of the Nars Audacious lipsticks, that magnate is the best thing!  My sister also picked up a Nars Audacious in Anita, I love that color to.  Anita sits almost perfectly between Anna and Raquel and would be a great MLBB.

Left to right - Raquel, Anita and Anna.  These swatches are 1 swipe in indirect sunlight, great pigmentation.

In the tube Raquel looks way more nudey coral than it applies.  On my lips it looks more nudey pink.  I have been really enjoying this color this summer and can see me wearing it throughout the fall. I am still on the hunt for the perfect nude/coral though.  Do you have any suggestions?  Drugstore or high end, doesn't much matter at this point! 

Do you have a favourite nude/coral lipstick?  I am still looking for the perfect one!  Raquel comes very close but like a makeup junkie I am, I am always on the hunt for something better!