NARS Anouk Audacious Sheer Matte Lipstick ($34.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a brighter, deep coral-red with warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. It had medium color coverage, which was buildable to mostly opaque coverage.
The texture was firmer, very lightweight, and had more of a velvety slip quality to it, so it glided across comfortably but had a very thin feel on my lips. It emphasized my natural lip texture slightly, though the brighter and deeper color camouflaged some imperfections in application. It lasted for four hours and felt non-drying.
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).
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