This lipstick brings back so many wonderful memories… I got it last summer in Italy, I had a list of several shades from the NARS Audacious Lipstick range but most of them were not available and after a lot of thinking and advising from the incredibly patient lady at the counter in Sephora, I picked up Anita and I’m really happy I did.
However, I did quite a bit of travelling in the second half of 2015, I left Anita in Norway and never seemed to even open the box. At the end of the year, I finally managed to start using it regularly and I knew this lipstick should have a separate post.
The packaging is luxurious and the magnetic lock is really convenient. I love vintage rose shades and Anita is the perfect muted medium pink with warm undertones. The texture is creamy and pigmented, these lipsticks are absolutely full coverage and there is no layering needed, it only takes a swipe and applies smoothly. For me, it’s neither hydrating nor drying but feels really comfortable on the lips. I’m really impressed by the lasting power, 3-4 hours later the lipstick still looks gorgeous even with drinking and eating.
I’d recommend exfoliating the lips before applying this shade and also, the rest of the more neutral colours from the range because the opaque finish of the lipstick can accentuate the dry and flaky areas.
For me, Anita is a wonderful everyday shade but it’s also a sophisticated one that is really flattering all year round. Beautiful colour, amazing texture and gorgeous packaging!