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NARS Full Vinyl Lip Lacquers: Abruzzo & At First Sight Reviews & Swatches

Abruzzo

NARS Abruzzo Full Vinyl Lip Lacquer ($26.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a medium-dark plum with subtle, warm undertones and a shimmery finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that applied evenly across my lips as it spread easily. There was a faint amount of product that settled into some of my deeper lip lines, but it wasn’t noticeable from a normal viewing distance as the finish was quite shiny and reflective. The consistency was smooth, light-medium in thickness, and lightly tacky. It wore well for five hours and was lightly hydrating on me.

Formula Overview

$26.00/0.17 oz. - $152.94 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "patent shine" and "high-octane color," which is further translated into "mirror-like shine" and "intense color" and has a "moisturizing feel." The applicator is made with two distinct sides; one side "features a reservoir to deposit the ideal amount of color" (it's slightly indented) and the other side "evenly distributes the formula." I actually felt that the applicator often over-applied the product, and I'd expect someone with thinner lips may find they need to wipe some off prior to applying to their lips.

The texture was plush, moderate in thickness but lighter weight (not heavy but I knew I was wearing gloss) and had light to moderate tackiness, which became more noticeable over time. I felt that the shimmery shades applied the best--more even, better coverage, and sat well on my lips--while the cream shades were inconsistent though often quite pigmented. The lighter cream shades (like Santo Domingo) almost appeared bubbled on my lips, not streaky or uneven per se, but the finish wasn't as flattering or as smooth as it was for deeper, richer hues (like Red District). Both finishes were very shiny--dare I say, mirror-like!--and glossy.

Most shades were pigmented, and the majority lasted at least four hours with some lasting as long as six hours on me. The formula was comfortable to wear and lightly to moderately hydrating over time. They were scented with something sweet and syrupy, not typical vanilla, but didn't seem to have a discernible taste to me.

Browse all of our NARS Full Vinyl Lip Lacquer swatches.


At First Sight

NARS At First Sight Full Vinyl Lip Lacquer ($26.00 for 0.17 oz.) has a clear base with a subtle amount of larger gold sparkle and finer pearl. It translated to a sheer, “white gold” on my lips, and by the brand’s description, it was designed to be clear. I wish it had packed with more shimmer in it, which I think would distinguish it from a slew of other, barely-shimmered, translucent glosses. The consistency was smooth, lightly tacky but spreadable and comfortable to wear. The gloss stayed on well for four hours and was lightly hydrating over time.

Formula Overview

$26.00/0.17 oz. - $152.94 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "patent shine" and "high-octane color," which is further translated into "mirror-like shine" and "intense color" and has a "moisturizing feel." The applicator is made with two distinct sides; one side "features a reservoir to deposit the ideal amount of color" (it's slightly indented) and the other side "evenly distributes the formula." I actually felt that the applicator often over-applied the product, and I'd expect someone with thinner lips may find they need to wipe some off prior to applying to their lips.

The texture was plush, moderate in thickness but lighter weight (not heavy but I knew I was wearing gloss) and had light to moderate tackiness, which became more noticeable over time. I felt that the shimmery shades applied the best--more even, better coverage, and sat well on my lips--while the cream shades were inconsistent though often quite pigmented. The lighter cream shades (like Santo Domingo) almost appeared bubbled on my lips, not streaky or uneven per se, but the finish wasn't as flattering or as smooth as it was for deeper, richer hues (like Red District). Both finishes were very shiny--dare I say, mirror-like!--and glossy.

Most shades were pigmented, and the majority lasted at least four hours with some lasting as long as six hours on me. The formula was comfortable to wear and lightly to moderately hydrating over time. They were scented with something sweet and syrupy, not typical vanilla, but didn't seem to have a discernible taste to me.

Browse all of our NARS Full Vinyl Lip Lacquer swatches.

NARS Abruzzo Full Vinyl Lip Lacquer

NARS Abruzzo Full Vinyl Lip Lacquer

NARS Abruzzo Full Vinyl Lip Lacquer

NARS Abruzzo Full Vinyl Lip Lacquer

NARS Abruzzo Full Vinyl Lip Lacquer

NARS Abruzzo Full Vinyl Lip Lacquer

NARS Abruzzo Full Vinyl Lip Lacquer

NARS At First Sight Full Vinyl Lip Lacquer

NARS At First Sight Full Vinyl Lip Lacquer

NARS At First Sight Full Vinyl Lip Lacquer

NARS At First Sight Full Vinyl Lip Lacquer

NARS At First Sight Full Vinyl Lip Lacquer

NARS At First Sight Full Vinyl Lip Lacquer

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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Liquid Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder
  • Flesh Beauty Certain Flesh to Flesh Highlighting Powder
  • Flesh Beauty Promise Flesh to Flesh Highlighting Powder
On eyes:
  • Chanel Mystere et Intensite Eyeshadow Quad
  • Tom Ford Nude Dip Eyeshadow Quad
  • Stila Beauty Junkie Glitter & Glow
  • Urban Decay Perversion 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil

Product Availability

NARS Full Vinyl Lip Lacquer $26.00/0.17 OZ.
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About the Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). (For more information, please check the FAQ.)

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While I neither love, nor hate At First Sight, it seems just too….generic? At least for $26, I would say.
Abruzzo, on the other hand, is just right for me! (as evidenced by my already owning a few 80-85% dupes!) I say this because I don’t think Astro-naughty is *that* close. It’s burgundy, whereas this shade screams sparkling Berry.

Oh, yeah, for the price point, you’d just have to love NARS’ formula overall – like it just has the right feel/weight/texture/wear/hydration – but there’s not much to it, so it is easy to find 234987234 other options at any price point.

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