NARS Mineshaft, No. 54, Le Palace Velvet Lip Glides Reviews, Photos, Swatches

NARS Velvet Lip Glide
NARS Velvet Lip Glide

NARS Mineshaft Velvet Lip Glide ($26.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a bright, medium red with warm, orange undertones and a cream finish. The texture was smooth, non-sticky, and light-to-medium in weight; it sat well on lips for the most part with just the faintest settling that was visible in the close-up but not in person (without a magnifying mirror). The color was richly pigmented and lasted for five hours while it felt hydrating over time. NARS No. 54 (P, $26.00) is cooler (95% similar). Urban Decay Punch Drunk (P, $19.00) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). Laura Mercier Poppy (P, $25.00) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). Maybelline So Hot (P, $7.99) is warmer (95% similar). Giorgio Armani #402 Red to Go (P, $38.00) is darker (95% similar). Maybelline Signature Scarlet (020) (P, $8.99) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). MAC Russian Red (P, $17.00) is darker, cooler (95% similar). MAC Forever Darling (P, $24.00) is darker (95% similar). Revlon Fire (P, $7.49) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). MAC Anthurium (LE, $19.50) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Revlon HD Fire Opal (560) (P, $8.99) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). NARS Disruptor (LE, $26.00) is cooler (90% similar). Milani Red My Lips (12) (P, $5.49) is warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Runway Red (-, $16.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Anastasia Neon Apple (-, $16.00) is brighter (90% similar). MAC Fortune Red (LE, $17.00) is more muted, less pigmented, cooler (90% similar). NARS Le Palace (P, $26.00) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

NARS No. 54 Velvet Lip Glide ($26.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a bright, medium red with neutral-to-warm undertones and a cream finish. It had opaque color payoff that applied with smooth, even coverage. The texture was smooth with a little weight (but it wasn’t heavy) and just slightly emphasized a few of my lip lines, which I could only see close-up. This shade wore well for five hours and was moisturizing while worn. NARS Mineshaft (P, $26.00) is warmer (95% similar). Christian Louboutin Beaute Altressa (P, $85.00) is darker, more muted (95% similar). MAC Russian Red (P, $17.00) is lighter, glossier (95% similar). Smashbox Bad Apple (P, $24.00) is brighter (95% similar). NARS Disruptor (LE, $26.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty No Vacancy (P, $52.00) is brighter (95% similar). Cle de Peau Bugatti Red (17) (P, $48.00) is darker, glossier (95% similar). Anastasia Neon Apple (-, $16.00) is brighter, warmer (95% similar). Anastasia Socialite (-, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Opera (LE, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Ruby Woo (P, $17.00) is glossier (90% similar). Anastasia Punchy Red (-, $16.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

NARS Le Palace Velvet Lip Glide ($26.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a deep red with subtle, cool undertones and very fine pearl. It had intense color payoff that applied smoothly and evenly. The texture was smooth, almost gel-like, and easy to spread across the lips and did not well up into my lip lines. This shade wore well for almost five hours and was hydrating over time. Maybelline Classic (P, $7.99) is darker, brighter (95% similar). MAC Russian Red (P, $17.00) is cooler (95% similar). Giorgio Armani #400 Four Hundred (P, $38.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Christian Louboutin Beaute Altressa (P, $85.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Ready to Roam (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Opera (LE, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Brickhouse (P, $26.00) is cooler (90% similar). Anastasia Runway Red (-, $16.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC RiRi Woo (LE, $17.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Driven by Love (P, $19.50) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Anastasia Socialite (-, $16.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty No Vacancy (P, $52.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). NARS Mineshaft (P, $26.00) is lighter (85% similar). Anastasia Neon Apple (-, $16.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Formula Overview

NARS Velvet Lip Glide ($26.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is supposed to be a hybrid between lipstick and lipgloss that is hydrating, richly pigmented, and comfortable to wear. They have stronger color payoff, a non-tacky consistency, and a smoothness to their consistency that is a lot like a good lipstick, while they have a plusher, thicker texture that gives lips a plumper, fuller look along with a glossy sheen that is more like a gloss. Some of the lighter shades settled into lip lines, but it varied from shade to shade. The wear varied between three and five hours for me, which is more like a gloss than a lipstick. They develop a more “velvety” finish, which is code for “less shine” after two to three hours, and at that point, they tend to look more like a natural finish lipstick than a gloss. I would classify the formula more as a pigmented gloss than a glossy lipstick, if I had to put it firmly in one box. The formula has a vanilla scent but had no discernible taste to me.

NARS Velvet Lip Glide Mineshaft
Mineshaft
NARS Velvet Lip Glide No. 54
No. 54
NARS Velvet Lip Glide Le Palace
Le Palace
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NARS Mineshaft Velvet Lip Glide
NARS Mineshaft Velvet Lip Glide

NARS Mineshaft Velvet Lip Glide
NARS Mineshaft Velvet Lip Glide

NARS Mineshaft Velvet Lip Glide
NARS Mineshaft Velvet Lip Glide

NARS Mineshaft Velvet Lip Glide
NARS Mineshaft Velvet Lip Glide

NARS Mineshaft Velvet Lip Glide
NARS Mineshaft Velvet Lip Glide

NARS Mineshaft Velvet Lip Glide
NARS Mineshaft Velvet Lip Glide

NARS No. 54 Velvet Lip Glide
NARS No. 54 Velvet Lip Glide

NARS No. 54 Velvet Lip Glide
NARS No. 54 Velvet Lip Glide

NARS No. 54 Velvet Lip Glide
NARS No. 54 Velvet Lip Glide

NARS No. 54 Velvet Lip Glide
NARS No. 54 Velvet Lip Glide

NARS No. 54 Velvet Lip Glide
NARS No. 54 Velvet Lip Glide

NARS No. 54 Velvet Lip Glide
NARS No. 54 Velvet Lip Glide

NARS Le Palace Velvet Lip Glide
NARS Le Palace Velvet Lip Glide

NARS Le Palace Velvet Lip Glide
NARS Le Palace Velvet Lip Glide

NARS Le Palace Velvet Lip Glide
NARS Le Palace Velvet Lip Glide

NARS Le Palace Velvet Lip Glide
NARS Le Palace Velvet Lip Glide

NARS Le Palace Velvet Lip Glide
NARS Le Palace Velvet Lip Glide

NARS Le Palace Velvet Lip Glide
NARS Le Palace Velvet Lip Glide