NARS Hot Wired Lip Lacquer($24.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a jelly textured raspberry pink with bright, iridescent fuchsia micro-shimmer. NARS’ Lip Lacquers are incredibly moisturizing and feel very slick–but not sticky–on lips. The color pay off yields a nice semi-opaque look. It works well on its own or layered over a lipstick, too. The only thing I have to note is that the scent was like crayons/wax–a scent that has plagued more NARS’ lip products than I’d like. It doesn’t linger, but it was quite potent in the jar.
MAC Hot Gossip Lipstick ($14.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a soft, semi-sheer medium pink with a subtly cool undertone. It has white and pink micro-shimmer and a semi-frosty finish. It has the same vanilla scent as is traditional to MAC lipsticks. Hot Gossip has a cremesheen finish, which means that it is on the drier side, though I don’t find cremesheens to be drying (but if you have particularly dry lips, wear lip balm first). The wear is a little below average, in part to the sheerness of the shade, and stands at two to three hours for me.
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Lancome Pink Sapphire L’Absolu Rouge Lipstick ($29.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a rich shade of slightly cooled medium pink with no shimmer, just a glossy sheen. My favorite part about this particular shade of pink is that it’s not too cool–it’s not severely blue-based, which makes it wearable by both warm and cool skin tones with ease. It has nearly opaque color pay off, but more importantly, it makes lips look lush, rich, and smooth. The L’Absolu Rouge formula is silky smooth, creamy, and very moisturizing with nice wear–the more pigmented shades wearing five to six hours for me.
Chanel Libertine Rouge Allure Lipstick ($30.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a softened shade of coral-pink with a white shimmer and subtle sheen. This is a very wearable shade of coral, because it gives semi-opaque color coverage, so it’s never overwhelming, bright, or bold. It’s soft and pretty and doesn’t lean too orange, so it’s one of the better shades for those with stronger cool undertones.