Rare Beauty Nearly Apricot & Nearly Berry Stay Vulnerable Glossy Lip Balms Reviews & Swatches

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Rare Beauty Nearly Apricot Stay Vulnerable Glossy Lip Balm
Rare Beauty Nearly Apricot Stay Vulnerable Glossy Lip Balm
Rare Beauty Nearly Apricot Stay Vulnerable Glossy Lip Balm
Rare Beauty Nearly Apricot Stay Vulnerable Glossy Lip Balm
Rare Beauty Nearly Apricot Stay Vulnerable Glossy Lip Balm
Rare Beauty Nearly Apricot Stay Vulnerable Glossy Lip Balm
Rare Beauty Nearly Apricot Stay Vulnerable Glossy Lip Balm
Rare Beauty Nearly Apricot Stay Vulnerable Glossy Lip Balm
Rare Beauty Nearly Apricot Stay Vulnerable Glossy Lip Balm
Rare Beauty Nearly Apricot Stay Vulnerable Glossy Lip Balm
Rare Beauty Nearly Apricot Stay Vulnerable Glossy Lip Balm
Rare Beauty Nearly Apricot Stay Vulnerable Glossy Lip Balm
Rare Beauty Nearly Apricot Stay Vulnerable Glossy Lip Balm
Rare Beauty Nearly Apricot Stay Vulnerable Glossy Lip Balm
Rare Beauty Nearly Apricot Stay Vulnerable Glossy Lip Balm
Rare Beauty Nearly Apricot Stay Vulnerable Glossy Lip Balm
Rare Beauty Nearly Apricot Stay Vulnerable Glossy Lip Balm
Rare Beauty Nearly Apricot Stay Vulnerable Glossy Lip Balm

Nearly Apricot

Rare Beauty Nearly Apricot Stay Vulnerable Glossy Lip BalmRare Beauty Nearly Apricot Stay Vulnerable Glossy Lip Balm ($18.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a soft, light-medium coral with moderate, warm undertones and a jelly-like finish–too translucent and high-shine to be cream but shimmer-free. The texture was smooth, plush, and non-sticky, so it spread evenly over my lips without emphasizing my lip lines or catching on lip texture and felt comfortable to wear.

It had sheer to semi-sheer coverage, as marketed, and lasted for two hours–so shorter-wearing–but was hydrating over time.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$18.00/0.12 oz. - $150.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "long-lasting hydration" with a "non-sticky" feel and a "glossy wash of color." They are sheer in coverage, as described, and keep in mind that this results in color that can look different based on one's natural lip colors and does mean they tend to look more similar applied than differentiated, too.

The texture was smooth, balm-like, and plush--it felt more gel-like and cushiony on my lips, which made it comfortable to wear. They applied evenly, didn't emphasize my lip lines or natural lip texture, and felt hydrating over time. Unsurprisingly, they weren't a particularly long-wearing product and lasted between two and three hours at best.

Browse all of our Rare Beauty Stay Vulnerable Glossy Lip Balm swatches.

Ingredients

Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Ethylene/Propylene/Styrene Copolymer, Butylene/Ethylene/Styrene Copolymer, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Phenoxyethanol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-t-butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Gardenia Florida Fruit Extract, Nelumbo Nucifera Flower Extract, Nymphaea Odorata Root Extract, Benzyl Benzoate, Benzyl Salicylate, Fragrance/Parfum, [+/- May Contain/Peut Contenir: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, 77492, 77499), Red 30 Lake (CI 73360), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140)].

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Nearly Apricot

PPermanent. $18.00.
A-
A-
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
6.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total
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Rare Beauty Nearly Berry Stay Vulnerable Glossy Lip Balm
Rare Beauty Nearly Berry Stay Vulnerable Glossy Lip Balm
Rare Beauty Nearly Berry Stay Vulnerable Glossy Lip Balm
Rare Beauty Nearly Berry Stay Vulnerable Glossy Lip Balm
Rare Beauty Nearly Berry Stay Vulnerable Glossy Lip Balm
Rare Beauty Nearly Berry Stay Vulnerable Glossy Lip Balm
Rare Beauty Nearly Berry Stay Vulnerable Glossy Lip Balm
Rare Beauty Nearly Berry Stay Vulnerable Glossy Lip Balm
Rare Beauty Nearly Berry Stay Vulnerable Glossy Lip Balm
Rare Beauty Nearly Berry Stay Vulnerable Glossy Lip Balm
Rare Beauty Nearly Berry Stay Vulnerable Glossy Lip Balm
Rare Beauty Nearly Berry Stay Vulnerable Glossy Lip Balm
Rare Beauty Nearly Berry Stay Vulnerable Glossy Lip Balm
Rare Beauty Nearly Berry Stay Vulnerable Glossy Lip Balm
Rare Beauty Nearly Berry Stay Vulnerable Glossy Lip Balm
Rare Beauty Nearly Berry Stay Vulnerable Glossy Lip Balm
Rare Beauty Nearly Berry Stay Vulnerable Glossy Lip Balm
Rare Beauty Nearly Berry Stay Vulnerable Glossy Lip Balm

Nearly Berry

Rare Beauty Nearly Berry Stay Vulnerable Glossy Lip BalmRare Beauty Nearly Berry Stay Vulnerable Glossy Lip Balm ($18.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium, muted raspberry with subtle, cool undertones and a jelly-like finish. It had a fair amount of shine, but the sheerer coverage made it look more translucent on the lips (hence “jelly” finish!).

The texture felt lightweight, smooth, and was non-sticky, and while it didn’t emphasize my lip lines, it was the least-smoothing and flattering (but this is relative!) compared to other shades in the formula. It stayed on well for two and a half hours on me and felt moisturizing.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$18.00/0.12 oz. - $150.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "long-lasting hydration" with a "non-sticky" feel and a "glossy wash of color." They are sheer in coverage, as described, and keep in mind that this results in color that can look different based on one's natural lip colors and does mean they tend to look more similar applied than differentiated, too.

The texture was smooth, balm-like, and plush--it felt more gel-like and cushiony on my lips, which made it comfortable to wear. They applied evenly, didn't emphasize my lip lines or natural lip texture, and felt hydrating over time. Unsurprisingly, they weren't a particularly long-wearing product and lasted between two and three hours at best.

Browse all of our Rare Beauty Stay Vulnerable Glossy Lip Balm swatches.

Ingredients

Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Ethylene/Propylene/Styrene Copolymer, Butylene/Ethylene/Styrene Copolymer, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Phenoxyethanol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-t-butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Gardenia Florida Fruit Extract, Nelumbo Nucifera Flower Extract, Nymphaea Odorata Root Extract, Benzyl Benzoate, Benzyl Salicylate, Fragrance/Parfum, [+/- May Contain/Peut Contenir: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, 77492, 77499), Red 30 Lake (CI 73360), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140)].

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Nearly Berry

PPermanent. $18.00.
A-
A-
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
7
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total
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We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!
We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!

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Both look richly juicy and lip soothing! As in, perfect for chapped, parched lips such as mine are presently. Of the two, I’d *probably* pick Berry as a shade I’m in to. But Apricot would be perfect under my mask, as in, if there’s any smudging, it would be undetectable.

You listed both this one and the shade in the other review as “Nearly Apricot” I would guess the other one is apricot and this one is the Nearly Rose maybe?

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