After a very successful launch of the Nars audacious lipstick last fall, an audacious mascara has now be born. But does the Audacious mascara compare to the quality and positive hype of the lipsticks? I have put it to the test!
At first glance, the mascara tube is gorgeous and sleek. I have always been a big fan of the Nars packaging, so that goes without saying. The wand itself is red, which is cool but I will never understand why cosmetic companies color their wands (as I’m sure it costs a little bit more to produce) when it’s going to be covered in mascara and you will never even see the color?! Anyways…
The wand is designed with over 200 molded bristles and lengthening hooks, and claims to catch and coat every lash evenly from roots to tips, lengthen, and amplify.
I honestly thought this was going to be a no brainer. That of course Nars is going to make a fabulous mascara, tried and tested thousands of times to assure impeccable quality. I don’t think I have ever really come across a Nars product that I have truly disliked. Maybe a color or texture was wrong for me, but the products themselves are usually pretty good, with the exception of the Nars Dual Intensity Blush. You can read review HERE.
I’m not going to go on and on as this is simply a mascara so I’m just going to give it to you straight.
The ‘special’ wand did separate my lashes wonderfully. I was just OK for lengthening and volume.
The bad news is that the Audacious Mascara FLAKES LIKE CRAZY! I’m no stranger to flaking mascara once my tube gets to be on the older side and that’s usually a sign for me to pick up a new one. But this one Flaked on its first application! And second…and third…and then I gave up! I’m also talking about a large amount of flakes, not just two or three little black flecks laying under my eyes…a hole wack of them! Not impressed!
Also, the wand is WAY TO BIG! I literally could not use it on my lower lashes and forget the upper inner corners!
I laugh when I read the product claims! See quote form the Sepora website below. Total BS!