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
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Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
10
Application
4.5
Total
99%

MAC Illustrated Red x3 Lip Color & Bag

MAC Illustrated Red x3 Lip Color & Bag ($39.50) includes three products plus a small makeup bag: Freehand Cremestick Liner (new and exclusive), Totally Fab Dazzleglass Creme (repromote), and Must Be Red! Cremesheen Lipstick (new and exclusive).  This set is limited edition and exclusive to Nordstrom for their anniversary sale, but it is available in-store and online.

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MAC Freehand Cremestick Liner

MAC Illustrated Red x3 Lip Color & Bag

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Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
9
Application
4
Total
91%

MAC Illustrated Pink x3 Lip Color & Bag

MAC Illustrated Pink x3 Lip Color & Bag ($39.50) includes three products plus a small makeup bag: Pink Treat Cremestick Liner (part of the permanent range), Julia Dazzleglass Creme (new and exclusive), and Vivid Imagination Cremesheen Lipstick (new and exclusive).  This is a Nordstrom exclusive and is available both online and in-store now.

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MAC Pink Treat Cremestick Liner

MAC Illustrated Pink x3 Lip Color & Bag

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Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8
Application
4
Total
84%

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%

Chanel Caractere Rouge Coco Lipstick

Chanel Caractere Rouge Coco Lipstick ($32.50 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “rose brown.” It is a rosy plum with subtle gold micro-shimmer. There’s a soft, muted quality to the overall color. MAC Offshoot is pinker, redder. MAC Oh Oh Oh is redder and has more obvious gold shimmer. MAC Sophisto is sheerer but similar in color. Clarins Blackberry is a bit darker, less pink. Chanel Stunt is a touch less pink and lighter.

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Chanel Caractere Rouge Coco Lipstick
Chanel Rouge Coco Hydrating Creme Lip Colour Caractere
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Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
9
Application
4.5
Total
92%