Archived Post

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, $37.00) 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, $36.00) 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, $19.00) 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.

See more photos & swatches!

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

Makeup Look
On face:
  • Guerlain Parure Gold
  • Guerlain Les Voilettes
On eyes:
  • Clarins Silver Ivory
  • Clarins Silver Pink
  • Clarins Silver Plum Eyeshadows
  • Sephora Suede Shoes Eyeliner

31 Comments

Comments that do not adhere to our comment policy may be removed. Discussion and debate are highly encouraged but we expect community members to participate respectfully. Please keep discussion on-topic, and if you have general feedback, a product review request, an off-topic question, or need technical support, please contact us!

Please help us streamline the comments' section and be more efficient: double-check the post above for more basic information like pricing, availability, and so on to make sure your question wasn't answered already. Comments alerting us to typos or small errors in the post are appreciated (!) but will typically be removed after errors are fixed (unless a response is needed).

We appreciate enthusiasm for new releases but ask readers to please hold questions regarding if/when a review will be posted as we can't commit to or guarantee product reviews. We don't want to set expectations and then disappoint readers as even products that are swatched don't always end up being reviewed due to time constraints and changes in priorities! Thank you for understanding!

Comments on this post are closed.
Katherine T. Avatar

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

kellly Avatar

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!!

Aj Avatar

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. 🙂

Alana Avatar

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.

Fran Avatar

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!

Kaya Avatar

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.

Liana Avatar

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!

We try to approve comments within 24 hours (and reply to them within 72 hours) but can sometimes get behind and appreciate your patience! 🙂 If you have general feedback, product review requests, off-topic questions, or need technical support, please contact us directly. Thank you for your patience!