NARS Beautiful Liar Lipstick
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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.