Sunday, December 2nd, 2012

NARS Beautiful Liar Lipstick
NARS Beautiful Liar Lipstick

In Other News: NARS Can Be Beautiful

NARS Beautiful Liar Lipstick ($24.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “sheer spiced coral.” It’s a vibrant coral-orange with coppered gold shimmer and a soft, frosted sheen. CoverGirl Temptation is more orange. Guerlain Bal de Mai is several shades pinker. MAC Hibiscus is brighter. MAC Drive Me Wild has more gold shimmer. Dior Belle de Nuit is redder, darker.

It’s semi-opaque on lips (doesn’t quite cover my lip freckle entirely) with a glide-on consistency that’s just creamy enough to deposit an even layer of color but not so creamy that it feels thick or moves around easily. The formula is lightweight, comfortable to wear, and Beautiful Liar lasted five and a half hours on my lips.  It was just a wee bit hydrating but definitely not drying.  The lipstick was scent- and taste-free.

Now, the only “downside” is that this is a lot more pigmented than described.  The hue is part of NARS’ Sheer Lipstick range, and while some shades are sheer and translucent as described, Beautiful Liar isn’t the only one that’s far more pigment-packed than you’d expect.  So, for those who prefer more opaque lipsticks, you’re in luck.  If you’re on the hunt for a sheer coral, you’ll want to keep looking.

The Glossover


Beautiful Liar

So, for those who prefer more opaque lipsticks, you're in luck. If you're on the hunt for a sheer coral, you'll want to keep looking. In general, NARS' Sheer Lipstick range is a great lipstick formula, but the shades tend to be semi-opaque.











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NARS Beautiful Liar Lipstick
NARS Beautiful Liar Lipstick

NARS Beautiful Liar Lipstick
NARS Beautiful Liar Lipstick

NARS Beautiful Liar Lipstick
NARS Beautiful Liar Lipstick

NARS Beautiful Liar Lipstick
NARS Beautiful Liar Lipstick

NARS Beautiful Liar Lipstick
NARS Beautiful Liar Lipstick

NARS Beautiful Liar Lipstick
NARS Beautiful Liar Lipstick

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Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Sephora, $24.

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Any dupes?

See individual shade review!

What makeup are you wearing?

On eyes: Bare Escentuals bareMinerals The Star Treatment Eyeshadow Palette, Buxom Sculpt Mascara, Urban Decay Mainline Eyeliner. On cheeks: (your left) NARS Debbie Harry Blush/Highlighter, (your right), shu uemura G6-1 Glow-On Blush.

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25 thoughts on “NARS Beautiful Liar Lipstick Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Oh wow, I might need this one! BTW your earrings are so cute!

  2. Alex

    No comment other than just to say that you look absolutely gorgeous in this post! The gold-teal-spicey orange combination is just incredible on you.

  3. Anne

    It’s lovely! Well, I might have to check this out in the future.

  4. Paddychat

    Beautiful shade !!
    And perfect for all skinetones ? Don’t you think ?

    Good evening !

    • I’m a firm believer that anyone can rock any color they want! It will generally be easier for warmer complexions to wear – cooler ones will have to pay attention to what eye/cheek products they pair it with.

  5. Such a festive color, and it looks great on you :-)

  6. A little too warm for me, but I do love their semi-sheer (semi-opaque) lipstick range. It’s weird to me that the Andy Warhol products, despite the wonderful presentation, seemed to have missed the mark so thoroughly. It’s not something I’m used to seeing from them. They’ve had some dud items, but I honestly can’t think of a collection in recent years that had nothing to interest me…

    • I think their “sheer” lipstick range is fantastic, even if the pigmentation is rather varied, LOL!

      NARS has definitely had misses in the past, and they either miss horribly (Fs) or not-great-but-terrible – though I can’t remember any collection that was THIS bad. I don’t know what happened!

  7. I think NYX round lipstick in Twist is rather similar. A bit lighter perhaps. I love this kind of colors!

  8. Georgia Llewellyn

    That’s pretty! I wonder how it compares to their Autumn Leaves shade? Looks similar

  9. That really is a *gorgeous* coral shade, but you’re definitely right about it not being very sheer. Still, the finish is lovely and I would definitely wear this. Must check it out next time I’m at a counter!!

  10. Liz

    That’s pretty. I’m going back on my shopping freeze, so I’ll have to pass :(

  11. Gina

    It’s gorgeous, AND the name reminds me of the song “Reptile” by Nine Inch Nails. That’s a win-win in my book 😀

  12. Chrissie

    Hi Christine, how does this compare to Chanel’s Ardent?

  13. I always think these kinds of colors look beautiful on you! Definitely right for your skintone.

  14. blueraccoon

    Too orange for me, but it looks lovely on you, Christine!

  15. way prettier and more dynamic in swatch/use that it seems in the tube! Love it!

  16. This would be lovely on a redhead