NARS Banned Red is a slightly warm-toned, medium-dark brown with a satin finish. It is a permanent lipstick that retails for $26.00 and contains 0.12 oz.
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NARS Banned Red Lipstick ($26.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a muted, rusty brown with warmer undertones and a satin finish. It had rich color coverage that delivered even, smooth color in a single stroke that never dragged or tugged on my lips.
The consistency was lightweight, creamy enough to glide on, but it had a thinner feel--it looked creamier than it actually felt. The color didn't emphasize my lip lines, and the formula felt lightly hydrating over the five hours it lasted for.
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Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Synthetic Wax, Polyethylene, Dimethicone, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Hydroxyapatite, Diisostearyl Malate, Microcrystalline Wax/Cera Microcristallina/Cire Microcristalline, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Phytosteryl/Octyldodecyl Lauroyl Glutamate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Glyceryl Behenate, Sorbitan Sesquiisostearate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tocopherol, Passiflora Edulis Seed Oil, Moringa Oleifera Seed Oil, Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate, Calcium Stearate, Tin Oxide, Simethicone, Bht, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance (Parfum), Linalool, Citronellol, Limonene, [+/- (May Contain/Peut Contenir): Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Carmine (Ci 75470), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Mica, Red 28 Lake (Ci 45410), Red 33 (Ci 17200), Red 33 Lake (Ci 17200), Red 6 (Ci 15850), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140)].