NARS Liv is a moderately cool-toned, dark burgundy with a luminous finish. It is a permanent lipstick that retails for $34.00 and contains 0.14 oz.
NARS Liv Audacious Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.14 oz.) is described as a "deep aubergine." It's a cool-toned, muted berry-purple with a glossy shine. It had mostly opaque pigmentation, but it wasn't totally even and still had some translucency due to the more emollient consistency. It lasted for five and a half hours and left a stain behind, and it was neither drying nor hydrating. MAC Soulfully Rich (P, $18.00) is darker, more matte. MAC Heart Hangover (LE, $18.00) is lighter, more matte. MAC Prince Noir (LE, $16.00) is darker, more matte. See comparison swatches / view dupes.
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview, which is a detailed review of the range as a whole.
Unadulterated luxury glides on like satin across skin with single-stroke coverage. Bold, ultra-saturated color feels hydrating and stays put—does not bleed or feather.