Do you know what I love? Barbie pink lippies! I probably should have grown out of my Barbie obsession by now but I just love everything about that gal. Especially her signature pink lipstick!
The only drawback? Barbie pinks can be a little tricky to pull off. That’s why I’m loving the NARS Michiyo Audacious Lipstick! It’s a bright hot pink with cool undertones and a satin finish.
Is the color dupable? Yeah. But the Audacious formula really sets Michiyo apart. It has a smooth, creamy lightweight texture that applies like butter with full coverage in a single swipe.
From beginning to end, Michiyo is very comfortable to wear and performs pretty well. I experienced some minor bleeding and settling but nothing like other lipsticks I’ve tried. I usually experience settling upon application with these kind of shades but Michiyo fares rather well until it begins to fade after 3-4 hours of wear. Don’t fret though! Michiyo leaves a crazy intense stain that lasts well into the next morning. I literally have to scrub the color off of my lips because it stains so well.
I know Michiyo and the rest of the Audacious gang are a little pricey at $32 but the formula really seems to be worth it. There’s a reason these things keep selling out everywhere!