A few months ago I celebrated a milestone birthday (40!!!). I have never felt particularly attached to an age, or ever been bothered about aging, but somehow 40 felt a little different. Like time was making itself known. A bit like like placing a bookmark halfway into the story, and causing pause for reflection if that makes any sense.
And so in the last couple months into this new decade, I've been going through a process of taking more time for myself. Indulging in more bubble baths and reading books. Picking up needles and knitting a few rows here and there. Ordering more takeout when I'm exhausted, ignoring the laundry when possible. I've also been purging my closet, my jewelry drawers and makeup and taking more attention in what I wear each day. And although I have always had a bit of an obsession with makeup, I really felt like at 40 it was my time to embrace lipstick. (Very deep revelations here). It was also a time where I started hearing about the Nars Audacious Lipsticks.
I always have a few tubes of lipstick floating around in my bag, but lip balms were always what I reached for. There are some seriously inspiring ladies who sport a bright, bold lip but I just haven't felt it was me. Until these Nars Audacious lipsticks came out and created quite the buzz. I started with 2 bold colours...Grace (the bright red which I am wearing below) and Juliette (a gorgeous coral). I fell in love with the formula and went back to the counter to get Bridget (a light nude). All amazing.
I have never seen a lipstick where the colour is so pigmented that in one swipe you get this rich colour. It's really a thing of beauty.
And although the bright colours are way out of my comfort zone I am giving it a try.
They are a little bit of luxury in a beautiful, sleek tube and I highly suggest trying one whatever your age may be. Happy New Year friends!