NARS More Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil

NARS More Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil ($24.00 for 0.09 oz.) is described as “auburn.” It’s a medium orange-brown with a glossy sheen. It’s like a lighter terracotta. NARS Hopi is less brown, sheerer, and shimmery. MAC Hot Spell is less orange and has shimmer. MAC Tea Ceremony is lighter. NARS Casablanca is more orange, less brown. Cle de Peau Just Joey is lighter.

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NARS More Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil
NARS Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil More
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Product
8.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
9
Application
4.5
Total
93%

NARS Amsterdam Pure Matte Lipstick

NARS Amsterdam Pure Matte Lipstick ($25.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “garnet red.” It’s a medium-dark red with burgundy-brown undertones and a natural matte finish, which means there’s the barest of sheen but it doesn’t look flat. MAC Rocker is slightly darker, cooler-toned. MAC Runaway Red is brighter. shu uemura Rouge Luster is similar but has shimmer. MAC Such Flare is slightly redder and brighter. MAC Extended Play is a bit browner. NARS Mascate is cooler-toned and brighter. Make Up For Ever #48 is sheerer and a bit more intense. MAC Dark Side is similar but has a glossier finish.

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NARS Amsterdam Pure Matte Lipstick
NARS Pure Matte Lipstick Amsterdam
A+
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
10
Application
4.5
Total
99%

NARS Autumn Leaves Lipstick

NARS Autumn Leaves Lipstick ($24.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “translucent glistening brandy.” It’s a reddish orange with a subtle golden orange sheen. Sort of like a rusty orange, or the melding of the colors of the sunset. Chanel Sari d’Eau is brighter, more shimmery. Guerlain Orange Euphorique is lighter, peachier. Cle de Peau Danse du Feu is richer, more opaque. MAC Powerful is glittery and more orange.

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NARS Autumn Leaves Lipstick
NARS Sheer Lipstick Autumn Leaves
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Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
10
Application
4.5
Total
96%

NARS Rouge Tribal Larger Than Life Lipgloss

NARS Rouge Tribal Larger Than Life Lipgloss ($26.00 for 0.19 fl. oz.) is described as a “metallic burgundy.” It’s a burgundy-red with strong brown undertones and subdued ruby red shimmer. MAC Lasting Achievement is a dark berry with no real brown. MAC Gertruyd is similar but much sheerer, so it appears lighter. Illamasqua Hermetic is a much more intense and opaque version. NYX Vixen is a little less brown. Bobbi Brown Midnight Violet is a little more plum, less red.

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NARS Rouge Tribal Larger Than Life Lipgloss
NARS Larger Than Life Lip Gloss Rouge Tribal
B
Product
8
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
9
Application
4
Total
86%

NARS Outlaw Blush

NARS Outlaw Blush ($28.00 for 0.16 oz.) is described as a “soft rose with golden shimmer.” It’s a medium-dark raspberry pink with a faint golden shimmer-sheen. MAC Mocha has a similar base color without the golden sheen, a little more red-toned. MAC Star Wonder is similar but a little lighter. Illamasqua Ambition is lighter, paler. MAC Plum Foolery is plummier. theBalm Cabana Boy has more plum in it and no golden sheen.

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NARS Outlaw Blush
NARS Powder Blush Outlaw
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Product
6.5
Pigmentation
7
Texture
5
Longevity
8
Application
3
Total
66%

NARS Storm Bird Nail Lacquer

NARS Storm Bird Nail Lacquer ($18.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as “moody gray.” It’s a medium-dark blue-toned gray with a cream finish. Deborah Lippmann Stormy Weather is darker, less blue-tinted. Zoya Kelly is a smidgen darker, almost purple-tinged.  I think this shade is named perfectly; it’s such a stormy kind of color.  What makes it stand out is that it isn’t super dark, like a lot of grays can be.

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NARS Storm Bird Nail Lacquer
NARS Nail Polish Storm Bird
A+
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
100%