Saturday, July 21st, 2012

NARS Autumn Leaves Lipstick
NARS Autumn Leaves Lipstick

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.

This shade is part of the Sheer Lipstick range, which is, not surprisingly, on the sheerer side. From my experience with the range, though, it’s more semi-sheer with translucency but not really barely-there color. That’s something personally appeals to me, but if you were actually seeking subtle color, they may still be too pigmented for you!  It has a really great lightweight feel on the lips; thin with a natural glistening sheen.

Autumn Leaves delivers semi-opaque color coverage with that translucency NARS was talking about; you can see the natural lip color coming through.  I wore Autumn Leaves earlier this week, and it wore exceptionally well–it lasted for six hours and felt hydrating the whole time.  NARS lipsticks come in black, rubberized square tubes and are scent- and taste-free.  They contain a little more than the average lipstick (0.12 oz. vs. 0.10 oz.).

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Autumn Leaves delivers semi-opaque color coverage with that translucency NARS was talking about; you can see the natural lip color coming through. I wore Autumn Leaves earlier this week, and it wore exceptionally well--it lasted for six hours and felt hydrating the whole time.

Product

9.5/10

Pigmentation

9/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

10/10

Application

4.5/5

Results
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NARS Autumn Leaves Lipstick
NARS Autumn Leaves Lipstick

NARS Autumn Leaves Lipstick
NARS Autumn Leaves Lipstick

NARS Autumn Leaves Lipstick
NARS Autumn Leaves Lipstick

NARS Autumn Leaves Lipstick
NARS Autumn Leaves Lipstick

NARS Autumn Leaves Lipstick
NARS Autumn Leaves Lipstick

NARS Autumn Leaves Lipstick
NARS Autumn Leaves Lipstick

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

NARS, $24.00.

Is it limited edition?

Yes.

Any dupes?

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.

What makeup are you wearing?

On eyes: NARS Vent Glance Eyeshadow Duo, Burberry Trench Eyeshadow, Tarina Tarantino Ammunition Eyeliner. On cheeks: Chanel Rose Initiale.

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46 thoughts on “NARS Autumn Leaves Lipstick Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Aida ingerasata

    Not a color I would wear on my lips…

  2. FaithRuddTrimmer

    This colour is gorgeous and you look stunning! I am so excited for autumn right now. Can you suggest any colours that are similar (especially if they have that sheer finish) but not shimmery? 

  3. lillovelythings

    Hi Christine, I absolutely loveee your site..so thorough and such amazing pictures that have guided me in buying so many products! Just one suggestion,  I would love it if your site has sort of a “favourites” history, kind of like YouTube when you hit the like button, it’ll give you the list of videos that you’ve liked. This way I get to see what products I’ve liked so far and can decide what to buy once I accumulated many :) 

    •  @lillovelythings Maybe one day when we’re able to support users, but right now, we’re not able to do that! Sorry :(

    • sanguine13

       @lillovelythings You can always create a Temptalia folder in your Bookmarks menu, and save all your favourite product reviews there :) Similarly, you could also do the same thing using an online bookmarks manager, like delicious.com, or save your favourite reviews to your Pinterest account. Another option would be to screencap your favourite swatches/photos and save them to a folder on your desktop.

  4. Dominique33

    I love the colour, it will be great to wear with an amber red soft blush, I have Nars Joyous red its reminds me of joyous red but the texture is totally different.

  5. I love how sheer it is!!! And like I’ve said before, I love how really warm reds look on you. 

  6. sabrinasaytac

    Not something I could wear but every colour seems to look nice on you. It’s a bit of a bummer!
    Also, if you don’t mind my asking, I’m curious about the packaging ratings. What makes it a 5 for you, with different types of make-up? For example with polish I reckon it’s how easy it is to work with the handle and the material used for better grip. Or I see that you give Nars blushes and such 5/5 for packaging which is for the fact that they use a rubbery material meaning when it falls the contents won’t break (that’s just a guess though). I know you’re really busy so I’m not expecting an answer but if anyone wants to enlighten me I would appreciate it, thanks! (Especially to you Christine for sharing all this with us, so frequently and everyday) 

    •  @sabrinasaytac I look at around 10 characteristics I believe for packaging – it depends on the product, as polish is packaged totally different from blush.  I look at overall construction, how durable it is likely to be (obviously I can’t tell you how it will hold up a year from now but based on past experience with similarly packaged products…), is it supposed to be travel-friendly (e.g. a palette), how easy is it to open/close, how’s the grip, will it break if you drop it once, how well glued in is a pan, is it too large (too small), etc. etc.
       
      NARS’ rubberized packaging makes it easier to grip and also absorbs more of an impact than regular plastic – this being true not just if you were to drop it but if you had them shifting around in a makeup bag.

      • Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Amy xamyx

        @Christine (Temptalia) @sabrinasaytac I don’t know *exactly* what happened (although I know it wasn’t dropped once in my possession), but somehow my NARS Cyprus shattered *everywhere* in the drawer I house it in, in a cabinet.

        •  @xamyx  @Christine  @sabrinasaytac How odd!
           
          When we moved, they fork lifted all of my makeup storage units into the moving truck, and honestly, I didn’t do much to secure anything – other than all the drawers were rather full, so nothing was going to slide from one side clear across to the other side of a drawer. They just wrapped the drawers in place with plastic, put furniture pads around them, and loaded them. Drove about 1-2 hours, and everything is intact!

        • Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Amy xamyx

          @Christine (Temptalia) @Christine @sabrinasaytac I’m thinking *maybe* my Cyprus was dropped at some point *before* I bought it. I had the same thing occur with the Too Faced Romantic palette (which luckily I checked before I left the mall), and they both came from the same Sephora. I now check everything immediately, LOL. After I bought Cyprus, I put it in a drawer, in a cabinet, and actually forgot about it for a while, but when I took it out to use it for the first time, it was all crumbly. It’s soft enough to just “press” back together, so I lost very little product, but it made all the other compacts all dirty.

        • sabrinasaytac

           @xamyx  @Christine  @Christine  @sabrinasaytac First of all, thanks a lot for taking your time Christine, it all makes sense! I’m very glad none of your make-up shattered, that would be horrendous! I have had so many valuable (not just price but sentimental value with some things as well) things broken/torn inside the truck while moving abroad (and back).
           
          Also, xamyx, that sounds terrible! I have thankfully never had anything like that in the past but I will also check in the future! Thanks for sharing that with us.

  7. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of LeeAnn moena

    I think it looks great on you!

  8. Orange you glad I didn’t say Banana..  
     
    This stuck in my head for years and years and my freaking hairdresser said it to me last week and we both died laughing..  Anyhow, this one is lovely on Christine, but too orange pour moi!  Oh, and I’m still rather dumbfounded at how this pinky blush works with warm orangey lips.  I know it is supposed to be peachy pink, but it sure the heck looks pink to me.

  9. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Sally SallyGannett

    Very beautiful, I love their sheers.  I can hardly wait for them to get this in the store so I can test and get it!!

  10. LuceLuLys

    This is absolutely gorgeous.

  11. Bittenhoney

    I think I have a dupe for this one. Revlon Abstract Orange… not sure yet. 

  12. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Alix Alix

    I WANT to love this color, but I know it’ll just hate me back.

  13. P_riya

    I can’t wait for my Nars order to get here.. This is the perfect autumn lipstick!

  14. I must have this color! MUST. I just have to wait until I have red hair again to pull it off.

  15. I think this is truly a must-have shade for fall. I love it. I’ve loved it on everyone I’ve seen wearing it so far.

  16. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Neha Neha

    Is it similar to Mac Thrills as I own that one :) 

  17. Liz9969

    Nice.  This looks like Revlon’s Kiss Me Coral with shimmer in it.  

  18. I kind of need this for fall. 

  19. jkj12

    This is beautiful! I wonder if this shade could work for me if I’m very fair and somewhat cool-toned? Or would the orange tones in this color be too much for me?

    • I think it could work – I think it’s more of how you see yourself; some cool-toned people seem to dislike seeing themselves in orange, but I know others who love wearing orange!

  20. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Carolina ac_palma

    This looks amazing. Not a big fan of oranges but the brandy red with gold sparkle is beautiful. Add the semi-sheerness, the hydrating quality and solid wear and I’m sold. :-) it looks beautiful on you, Christine.

  21. sanguine13

    I love this colour, but I am way too cool-toned to wear orange. :/ Blonde hair and orange lips would probably not look so hot. It is such a perfect autumn colour, though!

  22. FaithRuddTrimmer

    This is gorgeous! You look really stunning in this colour. Can you suggest any similar lipsticks that are not shimmery/glittery? I don’t care if they’re matte, sheer, whatever, I just have to have this colour and shimmery products don’t work for me at all :)

  23. Good lord this is pretty. I am so ready for fall and this is totally on my lust list! 

  24. rubi

    Do you know if Sephora will carry this product?

  25. ticklishgypsy

    Hey Christine, is this a new fall 2012 color that is not released yet?  Can’t find it on Sephora website or in stores.  Usually you post an “available” date but can’t find one.  Help please!

  26. This is SO gorgeous. My friend and I are both drooling all over this shade and can’t wait to swatch/test it. I’m much cooler than she is (blonde hair and blue eyes), but I still love this color…who knows, I’m going to try it! Normally I stay far away from oranges since I was always told they’d look bad on me, but I’m willing to totally break that rule for this shade. Fingers crossed! 

  27. Leenie

    This shade is such a pretty color and a must have for me

  28. mybeautyblog

    I could not wear this sahde but i think it’s gorgeous!

  29. Deb

    I went to the NARS counter today just to double check Outlaw and be sure I wasn’t misrepresenting how pigmented it is (I wasn’t – will comment on that thread). I ended up buying this lippie – what a gorgeous orange that is just perfect for my colouring and the office. If you’re looking for an orange lipstick that isn’t as bold as some of the MAC shades, this is it. It’s expensive (here at least), but it’s beautiful.

  30. Caitlin Mary

    I just bought this today and wow is it ever stunning.  It is such a true fall colour.  I love how it applies and feels on the lips!  Can’t wait to wear it in the fall <3

  31. Lisa

    Interesting, this reminds me a lot of Rimmel’s Kasbah :)

  32. vreiii

    i am swooning – I love NARS lippies…I’m buying this one today; it is GORGEOUS on you!!!! I have similar coloring. Thx for the post :)