NARS Maltese Red is a very warm-toned, dark burgundy with a frost finish. It is a permanent lipstick that retails for $26.00 and contains 0.12 oz.
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NARS Maltese Red Lipstick ($26.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a deep, plummy brown with subtle, warm undertones and warmer copper and gold pearl. It had more of a frosted finish, as it was more matte and the shimmer wasn't as smooth as a true metallic finish would have been. The texture was thin, slightly firmer in the tube, so it tugged a bit during application, though not to the point of pain. It had medium to semi-opaque pigmentation in a single layer that could be built up to mostly opaque coverage; I noticed that it seemed to soften and give better coverage after a few uses, too. This shade stayed on nicely for five hours and was neither drying nor hydrating over time.
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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)].