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I really don’t want to be rude or offensive in any way but NARS’ Deborah is definitely a bada** shade!

I clearly remember myself saying in some of my previous posts that I couln’t see myself wearing such a brown, ’90 shade – idea that made me instantly dismiss Deborah from the swatches I first saw online… I was reserved indeed whenever I ran across brown lipstick in general, to be completely honest, thinking that it would be too much!

But here I am shamelessly talking about it!

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The NARS Audacious Deborah is acknowledged as a “chestnut” on their website. And I couldn’t agree more… I will describe it as a milk chocolate colour, a medium brown with warm, orange-red undertones that makes me think of misty Autumn days and hot chocolate with spices ( cinnamon and nutmeg especially! ).

I’m obsessed with dark, bold, grungy lips at the moment ( no surprise for anyone anymore, right!? ) and before getting Deborah the one I wore a lot was the Estée Lauder Pure Colour Envy Matte in Desirous ( review here )… Compared to that, Deborah has more orange-red undertones, while Desirous has more reddish undertones – which I think make it a bit darker as well. Deborah has a creamy sheen to it, one of those “modern matte” finishes. Both are equally creamy, opaque in one swipe and long lasting, but I find that Desirous lasts a bit longer – as expected, since it’s a true matte formulation.

[ Read a round-up of my favourite NARS Audacious Lipsticks – the Spring colour Edit here and about my favourite dark lipstick of all time, Ingrid here ]

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Here, in these swatches I’m not wearing Deborah with anything underneath since I didn’t wanted to influence its actual colour in any way, but if I wanted to make it last longer I ‘d wear it with my Charlotte Tilbury Lip-Cheat Lip Liner in Hollywood Honey and it was equally beautiful except a bit darker! ( review on the lip liner coming up soon!!! )

With or without lip liner, Deborah is a beautiful and unique shade! Definitely not everyone’s cup of cake! And if you think that this might be a bit too much, please bare in mind that the warm undertones make it extremely wearable.

So give it a go! Try it in person at your NARS counter!… Who knows, you might actually end up loving it as much as I do!

See you soon, Beautiful!

xx, Annie




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