Monday, December 12th, 2011

NARS Casablanca Lipstick
NARS Casablanca Lipstick

NARS Casablanca Lipstick

NARS Casablanca Lipstick ($24.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “classic, full-bodied coral.” It has a satin finish (so it’s part of the Satin Lipstick formula), which is described as a “lustrous, long-wearing lipstick infused with conditioners to provide comfortable wear and sumptuously, silky color.” Casablanca is a softened tangerine orange with a natural shine and just about full color coverage. Chanel Sari Dore is more vibrant, while MAC Made to Order is glossier and has some shimmer in it. Bobbi Brown Soft Coral is lighter, while CoverGirl Delish is just slightly lighter.

NARS’ Satin lipsticks are creamier than some of the other formulas, though they’re not super creamy or soft. Because they’re not too creamy, they don’t apply too thickly either–you get a nice lightweight feel with your more opaque color. Casablanca wore for around five hours, and it almost stretched to six, but I felt it needed reapplication by the sixth hour. It’s not drying, but it’s not really moisturizing over the duration of wear. I didn’t detect any scent or taste. ¬†As far as oranges go, this is a more wearable one, especially for cooler complexions, though it’s still warm-toned.

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Casablanca

A-
As far as oranges go, this is a more wearable one, especially for cooler complexions, though it's still warm-toned. It delivered on most claims, though the one it didn't meet was hydration--it's not drying, which is always a plus, but it's not moisturizing.

Product

9/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

9.5/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

4/5

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NARS Casablanca Lipstick
NARS Casablanca Lipstick

NARS Casablanca Lipstick
NARS Casablanca Lipstick

NARS Casablanca Lipstick
NARS Casablanca Lipstick

NARS Casablanca Lipstick
NARS Casablanca Lipstick

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

NARS, $24.

Is it limited edition?

No.

Any dupes?

Chanel Sari Dore is more vibrant, while MAC Made to Order is glossier and has some shimmer in it. Bobbi Brown Soft Coral is lighter, while CoverGirl Delish is just slightly lighter.

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35 thoughts on “NARS Casablanca Lipstick Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. I’ve been wanting a nice coral for my pro kit. I think this might be the one! Thanks, Christine!

  2. Avatar of Ana Ana G.

    Such a wearable orange!I love that you paired it with purple eyes!

  3. Mango the mango

    What a fantastic shade for spring/summer!

    *looks out window at 30-degree Fahrenheit weather*

    Sigh.

  4. Avatar of Thais Thais

    I loved it! Can’t wait to try it out, I simply adore orange lipsticks (MAC’s Ravishing is one of my all time fav).

    Also, I must say: this color looks beautiful on you, Christine!!!! :)

    Thanks for the review

  5. lameka

    love it! I’ve been waiting on the review for this one as well..great job christine..you are truly amazing!!!

  6. I think it’s crazy how you look good with almost EVERY lipstick you review, and that makes me want all of them even though I rarely even reapply!

  7. Avatar of Jae Jae

    Oooh, I like the subtlety of this! I definitely have to check this one out! =)

  8. helen

    Loving the lippie and adoring your cheeks! Which cheek highlighter(blush) are u wearing in this photo? Simply glowing (in a fabulous way!).

  9. Jessica

    Lovin the corals!

  10. Daphne

    As an orange/coral fiend, I absolutely love this lipstick! :)

    Casablanca and Napoli from NARS!

  11. You’re right. For an orange this actually looks quite flattering.

  12. This is such a nice, soft orange! I love the way orange lips look on others, but they’re too bold for me. NARS lipsticks are my favorite, I will have to look at this; a good, true coral that doesn’t lean too pink is definitely something I can get down with!

  13. Avatar of Brenda Brenda

    Love NARS lipsticks – this colour is beautiful!

    Totally off topic – how did you get your eyebrows to grow back in after plucking them thin?? I’m struggling to get the outer half of my brows to thicken again….note: been plucking since I was 16, I’m now 31. Thank you for all you do!!

    • I didn’t do anything special – just let them grow :) I only had about 1-2 years of tweezing, though, so it may be different with 15 years of consistent plucking!

  14. Avatar of Heather Heather C.

    You really do the best swatches ever!!

  15. Roxanne

    I love orange lipsticks and this looks awesome, but I’m not sure how well this would show up on me. I’m fair-skinned, but I have really pigmented lips so when I wear orange it has to be ORANGE.

  16. Emma

    It’s like if Barbarella were more orange and pigmented…I’m pale, but I feel like I could pull it off!

  17. What foundation are you wearing?! Your skin looks amazing!!

  18. Avatar of artemis artemis

    looks pretty :D

  19. Riyah

    your face is flawless! what did you put on for this photo? love the color on you!

  20. DYL

    do you think a person with skin tone c3 would suit this colour? im korean and got really small lips? thanks!!