Monday, April 16th, 2012

NARS Vendanges Lipstick
NARS Vendanges Lipstick

NARS Vendanges Lipstick

NARS Vendanges Lipstick ($24.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “sheer grape.” It’s a semi-opaque plummy brown with a subtly glossy shine–it is a little more pigmented than I would expect for a shade from the sheer range. MAC Sheer Plum is much browner. MAC One of a Kind is quite similar. Estee Lauder Plum Fizz is redder. Guerlain Galante is lighter and less plum. Benefit I Think I Love You is shimmery. MAC So Very Good is darker. MAC Offshoot is plummier. Chanel Bel Ami is similar.

Vendanges is part of the Sheer Lipstick range, which is a formula that is supposed to be long-wearing with translucent color and “sophisticated shine.”  The lipstick is scent- and taste-free (and no waxy scent either–it seems NARS has fixed any issues they had with that particular scent, because I haven’t come across one in a very long time).   The consistency has just enough slip to yield that pretty shine in the finish as well as enables it to glide across the lips and deposit color evenly without being so slippery that it slides around.

This kind of sheer is lovely–there is a translucency that is apparent but there is still a healthy amount of color deposited.  It’s a deeper shade that’s not too vampy, so it’s easy to wear and doesn’t require a lot of maintenance.  When I tested the wear of this shade yesterday, it wore well for four hours.  My lips felt hydrated after wear, too, so the formula is on the moisturizing side.

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Vendanges

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This kind of sheer is lovely--there is a translucency that is apparent but there is still a healthy amount of color deposited.  It's a deeper shade that's not too vampy, so it's easy to wear and doesn't require a lot of maintenance.

Product

9/10

Pigmentation

9/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

8.5/10

Application

5/5

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Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

NARS, $24.

Is it limited edition?

No.

Any dupes?

MAC Sheer Plum is much browner. MAC One of a Kind is quite similar. Estee Lauder Plum Fizz is redder. Guerlain Galante is lighter and less plum. Benefit I Think I Love You is shimmery. MAC So Very Good is darker. MAC Offshoot is plummier. Chanel Bel Ami is similar.

What makeup are you wearing?

On eyes: NARS Marie-Galante Eyeshadow Duo (Blue/Purple), NARS Ramatuelle Eyeshadow Trio (silver), Burberry Trench Eyeshadow (highlighter), Hourglass Film Noir Mascara. On cheeks: Tom Ford Frantic Pink Blush..

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20 thoughts on “NARS Vendanges Lipstick Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Oh I love this so much – I really, really love sheer dark colors. Clinique’s Black Honey is one of my favorites, but it doesn’t last at all – this looks more pigmented but in the same color family and longer lasting!

    Definitely going to check this out, yay.

  2. Jane

    I cannot wait to try this on! This just the sort of color I love.

  3. Diana

    The colour looks gorgeous on you! :)

  4. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of fabiola fabiola

    Your makeup in your eyes looks amazing, is one of my favorites looks on you, and the one you use on your pink cult blush review for the reel sexy collection. It makes your eyes look more hazel color.

  5. joyce

    This looks beautiful! I already have Tanganyka, though, so I might need to swatch irl to see how they compare before buying.

  6. I love these sorts of sheer plummy colours for the warmer seasons, when darker lips look a little off. Definitely going to have to check this one out!

  7. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Amy amy

    Although I really like lipstick, I don’t wear it too often because I can’t usually decide what color to go with, depending on the rest of my look. However, this is a color I will definitely be picking up; this will look good with just about any colors I use on my eyes, as well as with just a bit of liner & mascara. Definitely a very classy shade.

  8. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of artemis artemis

    pretty!!

  9. Violet

    You look hot with your hair down and slightly tousled like that, a slightly darker lip and this whole look would be A+.

    As far as the lipstick in question goes, too brown and warm toned for my cool/neutral complexion.

  10. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Kafka Kafka

    Nothing to say on any sheer lipstick but I agree with the others: the colour looks fantastic on you (as does your purple eye makeup). Speaking of which, I’ve wanted the Marie-Galante so, so badly ever since I saw a sneak peak photo a while back, and I cannot WAIT until you review it!

  11. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Dominique Dominique

    Vendanges is really pretty. I love it, it gives such a gorgeous colour to my lips. It lasts long in my own experience, for a sheer lipstick it’s really good.

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

    I think your description is on point! :) Thanks for the review and swatches.
    I wasn’t thinking much about the color when I saw the promotional picture, but it definitely looks lovely.

  13. Wow that is such an amazing colour! x

  14. Katie

    I can’t really get into the color range of NARS lipsticks. They all tend to look a bit odd on me.

  15. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of judy Judith

    Personally speaking, brown toned lip shades just seem to look muddy on anyone.

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

    It’s quite nice on you, but grape shades tend to come out as brown on my lips so there’s a pass for me. Your eye makeup is lovely, though!

  17. T'halia

    This looks like MAC Hot Tahiti to me – do you know how it compares Christine?

  18. Oh man, that’s gorgeous! And it’s reminded me of how much I want Sheer Plum, too…

  19. Hayley

    Ugh, you’re so beautiful! Im jealous :)