I really wanted to like this. The color is an absolutely gorgeous and rich pomegranate red, but Flair is by no means a sheer lipstick. It’s most definitely opaque on my lips and trends towards extremely dry (which is consistent with my other NARS lipsticks). I don’t wear it often because it requires exfoliation and a heavy slathering of Carmex beforehand, but when I do it looks amazing.
NARS Flair Sheer Lipstick ($26.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “sheer burnished berry.” It’s a medium-dark, berry-red with neutral-to-cool undertones. (On me, those generally translate slightly warmer.) Too Faced Pink Chocolate (P, $21.00) is creamier, warmer. Laura Mercier Cozy (P, $24.00) is warmer. MAC Candy Apple (LE, $17.00) is slightly pinker/cooler-toned. Chanel Ce Soir (P, $34.00) is more muted, lighter. See comparison swatches. (You can see it on The Dupe List here!)