So...This happened again!
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!