NARS Apoline is a moderately warm-toned, medium-dark pink with a cream finish. It is a permanent lipstick that retails for $34.00 and contains 0.14 oz.
NARS Apoline Audacious Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a muted, medium pink with warm, rosy undertones and a satin sheen. It had good pigmentation that covered the lips evenly, while the texture was creamy, easy to apply, and comfortable to wear. I noticed some of the color pulled into lip lines just slightly after three hours of wear, while the shade lasted closer to five hours in total. The formula was a smidgen hydrating while worn. Pat McGrath Femmebot (P, $38.00)(95% similar). Shiseido Streaming Mauve (208) (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Indian Rose (P, $57.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Sephora Oui (03) (P, $8.00) is warmer (95% similar). Bite Beauty Nonino (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Estee Lauder Inescapable (P, $32.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). YSL Rose Nu (88) (P, $38.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Makeup Geek Shy (P, $15.00) is cooler (90% similar). Smashbox Primrose (PiP, $21.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). LORAC Belle-ieve (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever C106 (DC, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). NYX Whipped Caviar (P, $6.00) is cooler, less glossy (90% similar). Tarte Flashy (LE, $24.00) is warmer, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Faux (P, $19.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Hideaway (DC, $18.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Givenchy Rose d'Exception (206) (LE, $36.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Naked (DC, $18.00) is lighter (90% similar). Cle de Peau Dusk (238) (P, $35.00) is more shimmery, lighter, less glossy (85% similar). Too Faced Pout About It (P, $22.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Smashbox Audition (P, $21.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview, which is a detailed review of the range as a whole.
The innovative, pigment-rich formula delivers an intense, full-coverage finish in a single stroke, while nutrient rich ingredients are known to smooth, moisturize and volumize. The 40-shade collection features a full range of provocative hues from neutral nudes to striking reds and bold pinks.