Raise yo’ paws to the heavens/roof! — NARS has a new mascara, which is quite a rare occurrence in NARS Land. It’s new NARS Audacious Mascara in Black Moon ($26), and it has an outrageous hook.
No, really, it literally has hooks. See the bristles on the red brush? Those are little hooks…
BANANAS, right? I know! The hooks are supposed to catch lashes to better lengthen, lift, thicken and separate them, and I think it actually works.
I see satiny black lashes with nice length at the tips, and it pulls the lashes upward to keep a good curl. You can also add another layer as the day wears on, because everyone knows that nothing beats the 3 p.m. work blahs like an extra layer of mascara. 🙂
No, seriously, this mascara layers really well. No clumps, bumps or flakes. Just loads of seamless length, separation, lift and volume. It goes from cube mascara to club mascara like *that* (snaps fingers).
So, the brush.
Took a couple times to get used to it, but I adapted quickly, because in the cat-eat-cat world of mascaras, only the strong survive (it’s Darwinian that way!).
The brush head is on the larger side of the brush head spectrum, and the hooks feel a little ticklish and weird sometimes (they kinda poke my lash lines).
They don’t hurt, but expect a mascara “adjustment period.”
I’m still getting used to using the brush on my lower lash lines, and I may even give up on that, because I think the brush might be too big to get at those fine baby hairs.
But even with that, I really like this mascara. A lot. My eyes look wider and really BIG when I wear it — kinda like one of those Big Eyes paintings from back in the day.
Oh! — and NARS has a new twist-up black liner, too. It’s called NARS Kohliner ($25), aka Audacious Mascara’s “partner in line.” It’s for lining water lines to make your lashes look thicker at the base.
I love it. It’s creamy and soft, super black, doesn’t irritate my eyes, and it freakin’ STAYS ON.
Right now it’s only available in one shade, Minorque, which is named after one of the Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean.
And that, my friend, was your fun fact for the day. 🙂
Bust out yo’ day planner because NARS Audacious Mascara is coming to NARS boutiques, NARS Nordstrom counters and the NARS website August 1, while NARS Kohliner arrives August 15 to NARS boutiques and the website, and then on September 1 at Sephora and NARS counters.
PRICE: $26 for the mascara and $25 for the liner
AVAILABILITY: New members of the permanent collection; NARS Audacious Mascara is coming to NARS boutiques, NARS Nordstrom counters and online August 1; NARS Kohliner will be arriving August 15 at NARS boutiques and online, and September 1 at Sephora and NARS counters.
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B+ for the mascara, and an A for the liner!
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,