NARS Banned Red & Rosecliff Lipsticks Reviews, Photos, Swatches

NARS Banned Red Lipstick
NARS Banned Red Lipstick

NARS Banned Red Lipstick ($27.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “mulled wine.” It’s a muted, medium-dark coppery red with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had mostly opaque color coverage with a lightweight, lightly creamy texture that applied well and yielded even application. On me, the color wore for four hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. Charlotte Tilbury Walk of Shame (was Walk of No Shame) (P, $34.00) is darker (95% similar). NARS Mondore (LE, $25.00) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). KVD Beauty Chula (DC, $21.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Reddy to Go (P, $20.00) is darker, brighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

NARS Rosecliff Lipstick ($27.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “soft rose.” It’s a muted, light-medium rosy pink with warm undertones and a soft shine. It had semi-opaque color payoff with a lightweight, thin consistency that tugs a little during application but isn’t really dry (just firmer in the tube). The color lasted for three hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. Bite Beauty Café (LE, $24.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Carriacou (LE, $55.00) is glossier (90% similar). Bite Beauty Hazelnut (DC, $28.00) is darker (90% similar). NARS Vanessa (P, $34.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (90% similar). Guerlain #02 (P, $33.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Givenchy Nude Guipure (106) (P, $36.00) is warmer, glossier (85% similar). NARS Anita (P, $34.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Boca (LE, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). Chanel Marlene (458) (P, $37.00) is darker (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Roleplay (110) (DC, $30.00) is warmer (85% similar). NYX Blush (P, $4.00) is brighter (85% similar). Estee Lauder Desirable (P, $32.00) is lighter, glossier (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Eat Cake (150) (P, $30.00) is brighter, warmer, glossier (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Both shades will be available January 15th at NARS and at all other retailers on February 1st.

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NARS Banned Red Lipstick
NARS Banned Red Lipstick

NARS Banned Red Lipstick
NARS Banned Red Lipstick

NARS Banned Red Lipstick
NARS Banned Red Lipstick

NARS Banned Red Lipstick
NARS Banned Red Lipstick

NARS Banned Red Lipstick
NARS Banned Red Lipstick

NARS Banned Red Lipstick
NARS Banned Red Lipstick

NARS Rosecliff Lipstick
NARS Rosecliff Lipstick

NARS Rosecliff Lipstick
NARS Rosecliff Lipstick

NARS Rosecliff Lipstick
NARS Rosecliff Lipstick

NARS Rosecliff Lipstick
NARS Rosecliff Lipstick

NARS Rosecliff Lipstick
NARS Rosecliff Lipstick

NARS Rosecliff Lipstick
NARS Rosecliff Lipstick

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  • Guerlain Les Voilettes
On eyes:
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  • Clarins Silver Pink
  • Clarins Silver Plum Eyeshadows
  • Sephora Suede Shoes Eyeliner
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Banned Red is so pretty! A nice, muted brown-red for spring. I’m going to check my stash tonight and see if I have anything similar, if not, I will get it

I like Banned Red . I may consider it. Rosecliff is okay. But, I have Nars Vanessa and I like it better. So,that’s a pass for sure.

I actually love both of them but Banned Red is tugging at my heart strings! Charlotte’s dupe Walk of Shame looks almost identical!

Pretty nice shades, but easily dupe-able. And at better grades too. I’d much rather have UD Rush, Nars Vanessa or Bite Hazelnut over Rosecliff any day! Or KVD Chula or CT Walk Of Shame over Banned Red. When I go higher end than MAC, I want at least an A-, but that’s just me.

Makes sense to me! I think the Audacious formula is a lot better, and then at the mid-$20s range, there are a lot of other formulas I prefer over NARS, most of the time.

It was unexpectedly muted! Somehow, I was thinking “Banned Red” would be like “too hot for TV” kind of red, lol.

You know how “they” say everybody has a red they can wear? Banned Red is mine. I know it might sound odd to say it looks natural, but this is my HG Red lip color.
I couldn’t love it more. I got two!!

Oooh… I’m loving Banned Red and it got a decent rating. But, it looks similar to CT Walk of Shame… even though NARS is cheaper by $4 for the amount of product… time to go swatch the two and see which one I like better. 🙂

I feel like if you spend a lot on a lipstick, you shouldn’t have that seam in the middle of the bullet. Its not a big deal just the little things that bug me.

This settles my decision about Rosecliff. I shall pass! The color is gorgeous, but I would expect a better longevity for the price tag. 🙂

It’s interesting that these are both warm, given the way the eyeshadow palette leans a bit cool. Something for everyone, maybe? These aren’t very good colors for me — Banned Red is too orange, Rosecliff is too light. Thanks for the review — now I know!

Thank you for the review! Do you know if Rosecliff is similar to any of the shades in the Audacious line? I love the Audacious formula, and Rosecliff looks like my perfect everyday shade.

OBSESSED with banned red. Just bought it on a whim. Thank you so much for writing these reviews! This site always makes my day 🙂 You have such a beautiful smile! Fingers crossed banned red looks as good on me as it does on you!

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