Review & Swatches: NARS Sheer Lipstick in “Autumn Leaves”

NARS Sheer Lipstick in Autumn Leaves

Availability: Sephora, NARS
Price: $24.00

Company’s Description

A beautifully sheer formula infused with ingredients to improve the condition of the lips. Sheer, long lasting color pigments have been suspended in this tranlucent formula to provide a sophisticated shine.

NARS’ Sheer Lipsticks come in over 40 different shades. Autumn Leaves is a shade released with NARS’ Fall 2012 collection. The company describes this as a shimmering warm brandy.

Packaging: 9/10

NARS lipsticks come in squared tubes made of the company’s classic black, rubberized plastic. The cap slides on and off and the base twists to push up more product.

Quality: 8.5/10

Autumn Leaves is a very warm-toned auburn color will tiny gold shimmer. The color is translucent, which results in a bit of streakiness. It isn’t apparent to someone else unless they’re looking closely, but you will notice it when applying the lipstick. Even layering the color will not fully erase the slight unevenness of this color. The gold shimmers also aren’t noticeable unless you look up-close.

The very warm tone of Autumn Leaves may be difficult for certain skin tones to wear, particularly very pale skin with pink undertones.

The formula has enough softness to glide onto the lips without skipping but isn’t so soft that it bends under pressure. The lipstick also lasts longer than your average lipstick–about 3.5 hours before needing re-application. And it leaves color behind on the lips, almost like a stain, even after the product has faded off of the lips.

Ease of Use: 9/10

The formula glides over the lips without pulling or skipping. The color is deep, so you do need to be precise.

Price: 9/10

For $24.00 you get 0.12 ounces (3.4 grams) of product. This is the expected amount of product and price for a NARS-equivalent brand.

Final Grade

NARS Sheer Lipstick Packaging

NARS Sheer Lipstick in Autumn Leaves

NARS Sheer Lipstick in Autumn Leaves

NARS Sheer Lipstick in Autumn Leaves

NARS Sheer Lipstick in Autumn Leaves Swatch

NARS Sheer Lipstick in Autumn Leaves Applied

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