NARS No. 54 is a neutral-toned, medium-dark red with a cream finish. It is a permanent lipgloss that retails for $26.00 and contains 0.2 oz.
NARS No. 54 Velvet Lip Glide ($26.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a bright, medium red with neutral-to-warm undertones and a cream finish. It had opaque color payoff that applied with smooth, even coverage. The texture was smooth with a little weight (but it wasn't heavy) and just slightly emphasized a few of my lip lines, which I could only see close-up. This shade wore well for five hours and was moisturizing while worn. NARS Mineshaft (P, $26.00) is warmer (95% similar). NARS Disruptor (LE, $26.00) is lighter (95% similar). Cle de Peau Bugatti Red (17) (P, $48.00) is darker, glossier (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty No Vacancy (P, $54.00) is brighter (95% similar). L'Oreal Be Powerful (P, $11.99) is warmer (95% similar). Anastasia Neon Apple (-, $16.00) is brighter, warmer (95% similar). MAC Russian Red (P, $21.00) is lighter, glossier (95% similar). Christian Louboutin Beaute Altressa (P, $85.00) is darker, more muted (95% similar). Smashbox Bad Apple (P, $24.00) is brighter (95% similar). Giorgio Armani Red Chrome (401) (P, $38.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Opera (LE, $21.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Patrick Woo (LE, $21.00) is cooler (90% similar). Chanel Rouge Carmin (824) (LE, $30.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Dressed to Kill (P, $54.00) is brighter (90% similar). MAC Ruby Woo (P, $21.00) is glossier (90% similar). YSL Rouge Vinyle (401) (P, $36.00) is darker (90% similar). ColourPop Show Your Stripes (LE, $8.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). NARS Red District (LE, $26.00) is brighter, glossier (90% similar). YSL Private Carmine (204) (P, $38.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Anastasia Socialite (-, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.
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Covetable comfort with confident color. Glides likes a gloss with the coverage of a lipstick. Velvet Lip Glide’s innovative hybrid lip formula delivers highly saturated color with extraordinary comfort, leaving lips with luxuriously smooth and non-drying texture in a long-lasting finish without drying or feeling sticky. Developed with Oil Infusion Complex, an innovative concentration of precious oils, fused to create a smooth-glide effect that feels smooth and moisturizing. Water lily flowers and white tea extract are infused into this hybrid lip glide for antioxidant protection and ultimate hydration. Fully coats lips on contact with saturated, satin to soft-matte style.
Dimethicone, Kaolin, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Diisostearyl Malate, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Phenyl Trimethicone, Isostearyl Isostearate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Microcrystalline Wax/Cera Microcristallina/Cire Microcristalline, Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone SilsesquioxaneCrosspolymer, Hdi/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Nylon-12, Dicalcium Phosphate, StearalkoniumBentonite, Propylene Carbonate, Ethyl Vanillin, Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Lecithin, Silica, ArganiaSpinosa Kernel Oil, Zea Mays (Corn) Oil, Tocopherol, Orchis Mascula Flower Extract, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Nymphaea Alba Flower Extract, Citric Acid, Tin Oxide, Tocopheryl Acetate, [+/- (May Contain): Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742), Red 6 (Ci 15850), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140)].
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