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NARS Full Vinyl Lip Lacquer Review + Swatches

June 25, 2018

NARS Full Vinyl Lip Lacquer Review and Swatches | The Beauty Look Book

New lips just launched from NARS in a few different formulas and today I’ve swatches of all the new NARS Full Vinyl Lip Lacquer ($26 each for 0.17 oz/5.5 ml, currently available at NARS and Barneys New York). There are 10 shades in this formula and 1 special-edition color Orgasm (reviewed here). In addition there are 5 new colors of the Velvet Lip Glide (reviewed here) and 5 new shades of the Powermatte Lip Pigment (to be reviewed soon). The NARS Full Vinyl Lip Lacquer is an opaque, rich color, full coverage gloss with a high shine. They come with a flat applicator with a sponge tip on one side and plastic portion on the other. One will dispense a lot of color while the other blends it out more. There are 10 shades total, 6 creams and 4 sparkles. I believe there are hits and misses with this launch formula-wise.

NARS Full Vinyl Lip Lacquer Review and Swatches | The Beauty Look Book

NARS Full Vinyl Lip Lacquer Review and Swatches | The Beauty Look Book

Most of the colors have a beautiful smooth application. There are some however that apply streaky on bare lips and settle into fine lines. Color descriptions and thoughts on which ones are the best below. First a look at the shades and swatches.

NARS Full Vinyl Lip Lacquer Review and Swatches | The Beauty Look Book

The Beauty Look Book | NARS Full Vinyl Lip Lacquer Review and Swatches, Santo Domingo, Conquest, Valencia, Red District, Mississippi, Baden Baden, Abruzzo, At First Sight, Everglades and Cape Town

Shown above from left to right:

  • Santo Domingo is a medium to light muted dusty pink, it settles into fine lines at first but once you let it set on the lips, it smooths out
  • Conquest is a perfect medium bright warm pink
  • Valencia is a bright coral hot pink, this also settled into my lip lines
  • Red District is the best cream formula, it’s a perfect bright red, smooth, opaque, glossy
  • Mississippi is a sheer mauve plum, it takes a few layers but applies smoothly
  • Baden Baden is a gorgeous deep plum, but alone it was streaky, I’d recommend applying it over a matte lip pencil
  • Abruzzo is a high sparkle metallic wine plum with gold and silver flecks, I thought this would be too glitzy but this is a truly stunning color, smooth coverage and no texture
  • Everglades is one of the scariest lip colors I’ve seen, having actually driven through the Everglades a couple times I’d say this color evokes the same feelings I had driving through alligator territory (they are probably the most frightening living creatures I’ve ever seen)
  • At First Sight is a sheer sparkling white silvery gold, it’s pretty sheer, almost transparent but has the prettiest sheen
  • Cape Town is an iridescent duochrome orange, pink loaded with multi-color sparkles, it’s very metallic but smooth

Overall the shimmers performed better on my lips formula-wise. I would say the cream colors Valencia and Baden Baden are the higher maintenance ones for me as the color settled into fine lines if I applied these on bare lips.

Close up lip swatches on bare lips. For skintone reference I’m wearing the MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation in NC37, Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Concealer in 3w1 (reviewed here) and Armani Luminous Silk Powder Foundation #4 on top to set.

NARS Full Vinyl Lip Lacquer in Santo Domingo | The Beauty Look Book

NARS Full Vinyl Lip Lacquer in Conquest | The Beauty Look Book

NARS Full Vinyl Lip Lacquer in Valencia | The Beauty Look Book

NARS Full Vinyl Lip Lacquer in Red District | The Beauty Look Book

NARS Full Vinyl Lip Lacquer in Mississippi | The Beauty Look Book

NARS Full Vinyl Lip Lacquer in Baden Baden | The Beauty Look Book

NARS Full Vinyl Lip Lacquer in Abruzzo | The Beauty Look Book

NARS Full Vinyl Lip Lacquer in Everglades | The Beauty Look Book

NARS Full Vinyl Lip Lacquer in At First Sight | The Beauty Look Book

NARS Full Vinyl Lip Lacquer in Cape Town | The Beauty Look Book

All the lip swatches side by side:

NARS Full Vinyl Lip Lacquer Review and Swatches, Santo Domingo, Conquest, Valencia, Red District, Mississippi, Baden Baden, Abruzzo, At First Sight, Everglades and Cape Town via The Beauty Look Book

NARS Full Vinyl Lip Lacquer Review and Swatches | The Beauty Look Book

Overall some beautiful colors and lovely formulas (patchy colors aside). There isn’t really any detectable scent to these. Lasting power is pretty good, they are thicker than the Velvet Lip Glides due to the high shine so they adhere better to the lips. Lasting power is pretty good, not as good as their Powermatte Lip Pigments, but for a gloss they stayed put until I snacked. My favorites are Santo Domingo, Red District, Abruzzo and At First Sight. Compared to other lip glosses these are among the most full coverage that I’ve tried. Ones like the Pat McGrath LUST Glosses or Chanel Rouge Coco Gloss are a lot sheerer. Anastasia Beverly Hills Lip Glosses are probably the most similar (but hers are thicker), Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Liquid is also thicker with a more lipstick feel.

You can find the NARS Full Vinyl Lip Lacquer now at NARS and Barneys New York. Starting July you will also be able to find them at other NARS retailers like Sephora and Nordstrom. Have you tried these yet? What did you think?

NARS Full Vinyl Lip Lacquer provided courtesy of NARS for review.

 

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  • Huong Vo June 25, 2018 at 11:50 am

    My favorites are Santo Domingo, Abruzzo and At First Sight too, Sabrina. I actually didn’t think I’d like Valencia from your first-look swatch, but on your lip swatch, I think I changed my mind. It’s a nice coral/summery color and the more I look at it, the more it’s growing on me. I wonder how At First Sight would layer over a nude lip pencil…it looks so pretty! I’m a huge fan of Nars and love seeing what new product they have coming out so I appreciate this post!

    She Sweats Diamonds

    • BeautyLookBook June 25, 2018 at 11:11 pm

      Thank you! I think they’re coming out to counters next month so maybe wait to try before buying!

  • lawler || yvettemypet June 25, 2018 at 11:58 am

    oooooh, Abruzzo!

  • Seher June 25, 2018 at 1:05 pm

    Thank you for the overview I was waiting for this. I decided to get Abruzzo. The color is stunning, however I’m still not sure it work on my medium tan complexion. Often metallic lip shades give me a washed out look. Need to see how to apply it best. Abruzzo was similar to a metallic lip cover I had from Huda Beauty, but of course the quality of this is way better. Always have been biased towards NARS products, it is my most favorite brand, love the red district on you such a beautiful color. Cape Town is also quite unusual, will probably buy that next when it comes to Nordstrom/Sephora 🙂

    • BeautyLookBook June 25, 2018 at 11:11 pm

      You are welcome! Hope Abruzzo works for you!

  • Millie Robinson June 25, 2018 at 1:14 pm

    Conquest is such a gorgeous shade! x

    Millie | http://www.bymillie.co.uk

  • Tatiana June 25, 2018 at 2:55 pm

    These are gorgeous and look really great on you. I think Abruzzo is calling to me. Thanks for mentioning whether or not these are scented. On a scale of 1 (not sticky) to 10 (super sticky) where would you rate these?

    • BeautyLookBook June 25, 2018 at 11:11 pm

      I’d say MAC Clear Lipglass and Bobbi Brown are probably the stickiest ones I’ve tried, but I’d rate those like an 8. These NARS ones are probably a 5-6. They’re not super sticky but they are glossy with shine. Also since they are full coverage they are on the thicker side. Compared to the Velvet Lip Glides which have no sticky texture and are relatively weightless. HTH.

      • Tatiana June 26, 2018 at 11:14 am

        How do they compare with the Marc Jacobs stick glosses that you recently reviewed? I just bought my second color in those.

  • Katie June 25, 2018 at 8:28 pm

    Thank you for being literally the only person I’ve found so far who has reviewed these!!!! You’re my hero.

    • BeautyLookBook June 25, 2018 at 11:08 pm

      You’re welcome – they just launched online! Not yet in stores (except NARS stores I think) so more reviews will probably trickle in soon.

  • Anne Capitant June 25, 2018 at 8:39 pm

    These are gorgeous! I’m not into shimmer but I could see using a cream shade like Valencia, perhaps over a matte lip pencil as it settles into fine lines but I love love love that color.

    • BeautyLookBook June 25, 2018 at 11:08 pm

      Yes, I think over a matte pencil will help!

  • The December Dame June 26, 2018 at 7:59 am

    All of these look amazing! I am so happy that the beauty industry is stepping away from the matte liquid lipsticks as I am so over that uncomfortable feeling! haha

    xx
    http://www.thedecemberdame.com

  • Collar Wilson June 26, 2018 at 10:17 am

    Hi Sabrina. I like Capetown and At First Sight on you. Everglades….I don’t know. You can make almost anything look good, but I don’t know!

  • Joni Powell June 26, 2018 at 10:21 am

    I am so in love with Abruzzo, I need it in my life!

  • Tahrer June 26, 2018 at 10:22 am

    Abruzzo looks so pretty!!!

  • MALINA CRISTESCU June 26, 2018 at 10:24 am

    Cape Town is really beautiful 🙂

  • Michelle June 26, 2018 at 10:33 am

    Santo Domingo and Cape Town are perfect for everyday looks! I’m not sure which I like best!

  • BlushandPearls June 26, 2018 at 10:47 am

    The shades are stunning, it’s hard to even pick a favourite…but I’m leaning towards Mississipi.

    Angela at Blush & Pearls

  • BlushandPearls June 26, 2018 at 10:47 am

    The shades are stunning, it’s hard to even pick a favourite…but I’m leaning towards Mississipi.

    Angela at Blush & Pearls

  • Christina June 26, 2018 at 11:28 am

    Santo Domingo or Capte Town are my favourite shades. I don’t reach for lip gloss nowadays, though, so don’t know if I’d get much use out of them, but they are pretty!

  • Amy Kendall June 26, 2018 at 11:56 am

    I’m not a lip gloss person, but At First Sight looks great.

  • Jessica June 26, 2018 at 12:06 pm

    Thank you for the swatches. Gorgeous!

  • roxlet June 26, 2018 at 12:15 pm

    The Abruzzo one is the only one that really excites me.

  • Megan June 26, 2018 at 12:22 pm

    Valencia and Red District look AMAZING on you. I can’t get over how shiny and vibrant these colors are. I think I’ll have to get Valencia for sure.

  • Lindsey Summers June 26, 2018 at 12:23 pm

    That Valencia color looks right up my alley but bummer that it settles into lines. 🙁

  • Neha Kaul June 26, 2018 at 12:28 pm

    Valencia is my personal fave and seems to be the ideal color to wear during the summer season.

  • GK June 26, 2018 at 12:35 pm

    red district is gorgeous!

  • Laura Schmaltz June 26, 2018 at 12:48 pm

    Cape Town looks so beautiful and summery in you – it’s my favorite by far!

  • Deborah June 26, 2018 at 12:59 pm

    Valencia is absolutely stunning on you!

  • MBAMommy June 26, 2018 at 1:09 pm

    I love Red District on you! Looks like a great, bright summery red.

  • dollfeis June 26, 2018 at 1:12 pm

    The swatches are gorgeous! I’ll have to check them out in person.

  • Whitney Lau June 26, 2018 at 1:25 pm

    Love these! Valenica is beautiful!

  • Sondra June 26, 2018 at 1:30 pm

    Oooooh, I haven’t seen these yet, but I desperately want Abruzzo!!!

  • Ilina Sandler June 26, 2018 at 1:33 pm

    Santo Domingo is calling my name!

  • talker blogger June 26, 2018 at 1:37 pm

    The red colors are making my heart skip a beat !!

  • Amber June 26, 2018 at 1:51 pm

    Santo Domingo is definitely going on my wishlist.

  • nic June 26, 2018 at 1:53 pm

    I am very curious about these. For the pinks though, what do you think about that Sisley Pretty compared to these?

  • lisa_carbone June 26, 2018 at 2:12 pm

    Unfortunately I’ve never been a fan of the NARS glosses, lovely shades but not my cup of tea.

    Cheers Lisa
    @LittleMama71

  • ReturnedtoSender June 26, 2018 at 2:18 pm

    I’m always worried that more pigmented glosses will get everywhere! They look gorgeous on you, though.

  • Anna June 26, 2018 at 2:26 pm

    Surprised it was the shimmery glosses that performed better! These look beautiful on you, and I was laughing at your everglades comment haha!

  • Sonia June 26, 2018 at 2:30 pm

    Wow, these glosses look perfect for the summer!

  • N. Novona June 26, 2018 at 2:30 pm

    Great review!

  • thepassionatefashionista June 26, 2018 at 2:51 pm

    These look gorgeous, especially valencia!

  • thepassionatefashionista June 26, 2018 at 2:51 pm

    These look gorgeous, especially valencia!

  • Jina Jung June 26, 2018 at 3:10 pm

    Love Nars lip products! Cape Town is my favorite

  • jeansco84 June 26, 2018 at 3:22 pm

    Conquest and Valencia looks lovely on you!

  • Susan June 26, 2018 at 3:48 pm

    These all look lovely on you, Sabrina! Stunning colours. As always, appreciate your candid thoughts. x.

  • Susan June 26, 2018 at 3:48 pm

    These all look lovely on you, Sabrina! Stunning colours. As always, appreciate your candid thoughts. x.

  • Tania S June 26, 2018 at 3:50 pm

    Great review I agree with you with the patch ones

  • underyourwaves June 26, 2018 at 4:01 pm

    I really wish Baden Baden was less problematic because I love the color.

  • Carole D. June 26, 2018 at 4:23 pm

    too glitzy for me.

  • J Lee June 26, 2018 at 4:32 pm

    Conquest looks divine on you! The perfect summer pink!

  • Leann June 26, 2018 at 12:50 pm

    These are an easy pass for me. I prefer sheer glosses personally.

  • katarina prazmova pivarci June 26, 2018 at 5:02 pm

    Red District looks amazing on you!!!

  • Elyse June 26, 2018 at 5:33 pm

    I love these colors!

  • Amy June 26, 2018 at 1:46 pm

    the glitter shades are gorgeous!

  • Aracely Torres June 26, 2018 at 6:24 pm

    Beautiful colors!!! You have the best pictures! I always visit your blog to help me decide on a particular shade of lip product to purchase. Thank you!!!

  • CMRz1981 June 26, 2018 at 6:34 pm

    I so don’t need more lip products but the Abruzzo shade is calling my name for fall!! It’s gorgeous.

  • Swingtime June 26, 2018 at 6:55 pm

    Gorgeous! Makes me wish I were a gloss girl. Great review!

  • stephanieamccoy June 26, 2018 at 7:09 pm

    These look really pretty!

  • Kim Mckain June 26, 2018 at 7:33 pm

    They look really pretty on you but just not sold on these for myself.

  • Laura Covarrubias June 26, 2018 at 8:10 pm

    I love the Valencia one 💄👄

  • Gail A June 26, 2018 at 9:31 pm

    Love Red District. Haven’t bought NARS in a long time. Going to dig up my stash

  • Laurie M. June 26, 2018 at 10:26 pm

    I love Abruzzo but not so much for summer? Everglades looks great on you even if it is scary!

  • urbanangel June 26, 2018 at 11:21 pm

    Santa Domingo looks lovely. Definately trying that one out.

  • newbie_sue June 27, 2018 at 12:16 am

    Cape Town is perfect for summer! Great topper too:)

  • Berenice Pulido June 27, 2018 at 12:27 am

    Santo Domingo 💗💗💗 stunning!!

  • Kelly H June 27, 2018 at 1:03 am

    I really appreciate all of your swatches. I love how red district looks. Will have to check these out.

  • Jenn E June 27, 2018 at 1:04 am

    The pink shades are so beautiful… but wow, the shade Everglades is something else!

  • AmherstLulu June 27, 2018 at 6:57 am

    These look so pretty. Have to give them a try.

  • Nicole June 27, 2018 at 9:10 am

    I love the shades, but feel like the pink shades are never quite right for my skin-tone. Mississippi looks beautiful, though!

  • SDG June 27, 2018 at 9:57 am

    I haven’t tried these yet, and that At First Sight shade is much more of something than I would have expected from the swatch. It’s just the kind of thing I’m going for right now.

  • Holly June 27, 2018 at 11:17 am

    I am completely in love with Santa Domingo!

  • Liz June 27, 2018 at 11:26 am

    I’m dying to get my hands on that Cape Town shade!!

  • msh111 June 27, 2018 at 7:58 am

    I really love this formula and love Nars lip products In general, going back many collections, lol. I did purchase “Bound”, a Nars Vinyl Lip gloss from Spring recommed by Sabrina & it didn’t disappoint. It’s in my purse for easy access this summer as it’s a perfect shade for me!.
    I may look at the shade “Cape Town” as I am searching for the perfect pink/coral (more coral) which is why it’s taking longer. I know Nars has the “Orgasm” series but I am still exploring.
    Great review!

  • Karen E Young June 27, 2018 at 12:16 pm

    I think that I have to try Santa Domingo first and then move in to other colors.

  • LuvJ June 27, 2018 at 12:23 pm

    Santo Domingo and Red District are calling out to me! But yet to find a gloss that’s not going to stick to my hair, then end up smothered on my face on a windy day at the beach this summer…

  • Eda Gur June 27, 2018 at 2:03 pm

    I love the color Mississippi and the color Baden Baden looks very mysterious!

  • Shireen June 27, 2018 at 2:24 pm

    Shame that Baden Baden is so patchy because the colour is gorgeous.

  • cpbebe June 27, 2018 at 2:27 pm

    I love the way these look on you! I have not tried any NARS lip products other than the Satin and velvet lip pencils. I usually stick to their eyeshadow and blush pan products.

  • lisamhampton June 27, 2018 at 3:10 pm

    the packaging looks so pretty.

  • Suzanne Lewinson June 27, 2018 at 3:47 pm

    Totally digging Abruzzo😍😍😍

  • Suzanne Lewinson June 27, 2018 at 3:47 pm

    Totally digging Abruzzo😍😍😍

  • inkchick June 27, 2018 at 4:47 pm

    These colours are gorgeous! Oh do I long for Everglades!

  • Kristy Center June 27, 2018 at 5:31 pm

    i love your try ons the best! They are so clear and i can really see the differences in the colors!

  • Adrienne June 27, 2018 at 8:03 pm

    Loving Cape Town 😍😍😍

  • Lisa L June 27, 2018 at 8:14 pm

    Such a beautiful range – I love how glossy they all are!

  • Irelisperez June 27, 2018 at 11:15 pm

    Beautiful range of colors, ordered the orgasm, can’t wait to try it during the summer.

  • Colleen P. June 28, 2018 at 4:21 am

    I LOVE Santo Domingo. I really might have to pick it up. Thanks for the swatches and thorough review!

  • Justine R June 28, 2018 at 5:14 am

    There are so many liquid lip formulas these days I can hardly keep them all straight! I’ll pass on these – not into shimmery finishes lately, though they look gorgeous on!

  • Alison Fisher June 28, 2018 at 10:39 am

    Thanks for the swatches! Valencia is super pretty but I’m into more sheer formulas overall.

  • Heather S June 28, 2018 at 12:34 pm

    GORGEOUS colors!

  • Jody Su June 28, 2018 at 3:16 pm

    Hm, am definitely going to check these out!

  • Jaki M June 28, 2018 at 3:16 pm

    Valencia is such a great summer colour, I wish it was a better formula!

  • Jenny B June 28, 2018 at 9:17 pm

    Love the creams but not a big fan of the sparkles!

  • Gabriela Zapata June 28, 2018 at 11:04 pm

    Capetown is perfect for a bronzed natural look.

  • Adriana Luza June 28, 2018 at 11:16 pm

    Beautiful colors!

  • hofken June 28, 2018 at 11:49 pm

    Have not yet tried these colors, but I love Valencia. As always, a great and comprehensive review. Thanks!

  • Hallie June 29, 2018 at 10:49 am

    The red color is glorious in that high-shine finish!

  • Ashley June 29, 2018 at 11:17 pm

    The finish looks nice but the shade selection is lacking

  • Handong's Honey July 6, 2018 at 10:58 am

    Bugger – I thought “Everglades” would be black, but it’s dark purple (same as “Paint It Black”). Guess I’ll be sticking with NYX’s “Femme Fatale” Vinyl Gloss, then!

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