NARS Bette is a very warm-toned, medium-dark burgundy with a cream finish. It is a permanent lipstick that retails for $34.00 and contains 0.14 oz.
Bette is a rich, deep red-burgundy with subtle, warm undertones and a creamy, lightly glossy finish. It had very nearly opaque pigmentation that covered the lips with smooth, even color. The texture was lightly creamy with moderate slip with a thinner feel than most of the Audacious range, but I didn't experience any feathering with this shade. The color lasted for six and a half hours, left a stain behind, and was just a touch hydrating. Maybelline Smoking Red (DC, $7.49) is less glossy (95% similar). ColourPop Tiana (LE, $10.00) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). Lancome Pigeon Blood Ruby (481) (P, $32.00) is cooler (95% similar). NARS Josephine (LE, $34.00) is lighter (95% similar). Bite Beauty Liquorice (DC, $26.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Smashbox Brick Trick (P, $24.00) is lighter, glossier (95% similar). MAC Runner (LE, $19.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Bad Behavior (LE, $30.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Urban Decay Hex (DC, $18.00) is darker, cooler, glossier (90% similar). MAC Dionysus (DC, $21.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Make Up For Ever Mighty Maroon (420) (P, $23.00) is cooler (90% similar). Chanel Attraction (494) (P, $37.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Your Majesty (P, $37.00) is more muted (90% similar). Shiseido Curious Cassis (RD620) (DC, $28.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). YSL Topanga Sunset (150) (P, $38.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Tarte High Dive (P, $21.00) is cooler (90% similar). Bite Beauty #001 (LE, $36.00) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Ginette (LE, $34.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Estee Lauder Desirous (P, $32.00) is warmer, less glossy (90% similar). Dior Ultra Poison (883) (P, $37.00) is cooler (90% 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.