NARS Hell Gate Lip Cover ($28.00 for 0.22 oz.) is a deep, rich red with subtle, warm undertones and a cream finish with a light shine. The consistency was smooth and fluid without being too thick or too watery, which meant I could spread the color out nicely but still had full coverage color payoff in a single layer. The shine wore away after a few hours but the color remained firmly in place. It lasted well for six hours and broke down more noticeably after a meal. The formula was lightly hydrating over time.
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