NARS Full Vinyl Lip Lacquers: Red District, Santo Domingo, Valencia Reviews & Swatches

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Red District

NARS Red District Full Vinyl Lip Lacquer ($26.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a rich, deep red with neutral-to-cool undertones and a glossy shine. It had good color coverage that applied evenly and smoothly across my lips without settling in my lip lines. It was one of the best-applying cream finish shades in the range. The texture was smooth, light-medium in thickness with light tackiness, but it was very comfortable to wear. The gloss wore well for six hours and was lightly moisturizing on me.

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YSL Rouge Remix (402) (P, $36.00) is lighter, less glossy (95% similar).NARS Disruptor (LE, $26.00) is less glossy (95% similar).Tom Ford Beauty True Coral (P, $54.00) is darker (95% similar).Tom Ford Beauty No Vacancy (P, $54.00) is lighter (95% similar).MAC Opera (LE, $17.50) is lighter (95% similar).MAC Tease Don’t Touch (LE, $20.00) is lighter, cooler, less glossy (95% similar).MAC Russian Red (P, $17.50) is darker (95% similar).MAC Victoriana (LE, $17.50) is lighter, brighter (90% similar).Tom Ford Beauty Dressed to Kill (P, $54.00) is darker (90% similar).MAC Hot/Cold (LE, $17.50) is cooler (90% similar).More dupes — click to see the full list!

Formula Overview

$26.00/0.17 oz. – $152.94 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have “patent shine” and “high-octane color,” which is further translated into “mirror-like shine” and “intense color” and has a “moisturizing feel.” The applicator is made with two distinct sides; one side “features a reservoir to deposit the ideal amount of color” (it’s slightly indented) and the other side “evenly distributes the formula.” I actually felt that the applicator often over-applied the product, and I’d expect someone with thinner lips may find they need to wipe some off prior to applying to their lips.

The texture was plush, moderate in thickness but lighter weight (not heavy but I knew I was wearing gloss) and had light to moderate tackiness, which became more noticeable over time. I felt that the shimmery shades applied the best–more even, better coverage, and sat well on my lips–while the cream shades were inconsistent though often quite pigmented. The lighter cream shades (like Santo Domingo) almost appeared bubbled on my lips, not streaky or uneven per se, but the finish wasn’t as flattering or as smooth as it was for deeper, richer hues (like Red District). Both finishes were very shiny–dare I say, mirror-like!–and glossy.

Most shades were pigmented, and the majority lasted at least four hours with some lasting as long as six hours on me. The formula was comfortable to wear and lightly to moderately hydrating over time. They were scented with something sweet and syrupy, not typical vanilla, but didn’t seem to have a discernible taste to me.

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5 0

Red District

5 0

Red District

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Limited Edition

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9
Product

9
Pigmentation

10
Texture

10
Longevity

5
Application

96%
Total

Santo Domingo

NARS Santo Domingo Full Vinyl Lip Lacquer ($26.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a medium, rosy mauve with subtle, cool undertones and a cream finish. It had nearly opaque color coverage with a high-shine finish. The texture was lightly tacky, smooth, and spreadable, but it seemed to look “bubbly” on my lips where it was just never smooth and opaque. There was also a bit of product in my lip lines, too. This shade lasted well for four and a half hours on me and was lightly hydrating over time.

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NARS Bound (P, $26.00) is darker (90% similar).Urban Decay Backtalk (P, $20.00) is darker (90% similar).MAC Anything But Demure (LE, $20.00) is warmer (85% similar).MAC It’s a Strike (LE, $20.00) is more muted (85% similar).Tarte Double Tap (P, $20.00) is warmer (85% similar).Marc Jacobs Beauty Skin Deep (344) (P, $28.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar).More dupes — click to see the full list!

Formula Overview

$26.00/0.17 oz. – $152.94 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have “patent shine” and “high-octane color,” which is further translated into “mirror-like shine” and “intense color” and has a “moisturizing feel.” The applicator is made with two distinct sides; one side “features a reservoir to deposit the ideal amount of color” (it’s slightly indented) and the other side “evenly distributes the formula.” I actually felt that the applicator often over-applied the product, and I’d expect someone with thinner lips may find they need to wipe some off prior to applying to their lips.

The texture was plush, moderate in thickness but lighter weight (not heavy but I knew I was wearing gloss) and had light to moderate tackiness, which became more noticeable over time. I felt that the shimmery shades applied the best–more even, better coverage, and sat well on my lips–while the cream shades were inconsistent though often quite pigmented. The lighter cream shades (like Santo Domingo) almost appeared bubbled on my lips, not streaky or uneven per se, but the finish wasn’t as flattering or as smooth as it was for deeper, richer hues (like Red District). Both finishes were very shiny–dare I say, mirror-like!–and glossy.

Most shades were pigmented, and the majority lasted at least four hours with some lasting as long as six hours on me. The formula was comfortable to wear and lightly to moderately hydrating over time. They were scented with something sweet and syrupy, not typical vanilla, but didn’t seem to have a discernible taste to me.

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Santo Domingo

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Santo Domingo

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Limited Edition

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8
Product

9.5
Pigmentation

8
Texture

8.5
Longevity

4.5
Application

86%
Total

Valencia

NARS Valencia Full Vinyl Lip Lacquer ($26.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a bright, medium pink-coral with a warm undertone and a creamy, shiny finish. It had rich, opaque pigmentation that applied fairly evenly and didn’t have as much of the “bubbling” issue I experienced with some of the other cream finish shades (like Santo Domingo above). The texture was a bit thicker and noticeable on my lips, though it didn’t feel like glue, and it had some tackiness. The color stayed on well for six hours and was moisturizing over time.

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NYX Napoleon (P, $5.99) is lighter, cooler (90% similar).Dior Magique (479) (P, $35.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar).MAC Star Quality (LE, $20.00) is brighter (90% similar).Dior Tropiques (379) (P, $35.00) is darker (90% similar).Maybelline Rebellious Raspberry (110) (LE, $8.99) is darker (85% similar).Urban Decay Snitch (P, $20.00) is more muted (85% similar).YSL Rose Happening (403) (P, $36.00) is darker (85% similar).NARS Rapture (LE, $26.00) is more muted (85% similar).Dior Wonderland (575) (P, $35.00) is darker (85% similar).Pat McGrath Twilo (P, $28.00) is more muted (85% similar).More dupes — click to see the full list!

Formula Overview

$26.00/0.17 oz. – $152.94 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have “patent shine” and “high-octane color,” which is further translated into “mirror-like shine” and “intense color” and has a “moisturizing feel.” The applicator is made with two distinct sides; one side “features a reservoir to deposit the ideal amount of color” (it’s slightly indented) and the other side “evenly distributes the formula.” I actually felt that the applicator often over-applied the product, and I’d expect someone with thinner lips may find they need to wipe some off prior to applying to their lips.

The texture was plush, moderate in thickness but lighter weight (not heavy but I knew I was wearing gloss) and had light to moderate tackiness, which became more noticeable over time. I felt that the shimmery shades applied the best–more even, better coverage, and sat well on my lips–while the cream shades were inconsistent though often quite pigmented. The lighter cream shades (like Santo Domingo) almost appeared bubbled on my lips, not streaky or uneven per se, but the finish wasn’t as flattering or as smooth as it was for deeper, richer hues (like Red District). Both finishes were very shiny–dare I say, mirror-like!–and glossy.

Most shades were pigmented, and the majority lasted at least four hours with some lasting as long as six hours on me. The formula was comfortable to wear and lightly to moderately hydrating over time. They were scented with something sweet and syrupy, not typical vanilla, but didn’t seem to have a discernible taste to me.

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Valencia

2 1

Valencia

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Limited Edition

Where to BuyAffiliate LinksNordstromSephoraNeiman MarcusUltaSaksSelfridgesMacy’sNet-A-PorterBarneysHarvey Nichols (UK)John Lewis (UK)Sephora BrazilLookFantasticSephora (France)Bloomingdale’sFeelUniqueSpace NK (UK)bluemercurySephora (PL)Dillard’sNARS

9
Product

10
Pigmentation

8.5
Texture

10
Longevity

5
Application

94%
Total

NARS Red District Full Vinyl Lip Lacquer

NARS Red District Full Vinyl Lip Lacquer

NARS Red District Full Vinyl Lip Lacquer

NARS Red District Full Vinyl Lip Lacquer

NARS Red District Full Vinyl Lip Lacquer

NARS Red District Full Vinyl Lip Lacquer

NARS Santo Domingo Full Vinyl Lip Lacquer

NARS Santo Domingo Full Vinyl Lip Lacquer

NARS Santo Domingo Full Vinyl Lip Lacquer

NARS Santo Domingo Full Vinyl Lip Lacquer

NARS Santo Domingo Full Vinyl Lip Lacquer

NARS Santo Domingo Full Vinyl Lip Lacquer

NARS Valencia Full Vinyl Lip Lacquer

NARS Valencia Full Vinyl Lip Lacquer

NARS Valencia Full Vinyl Lip Lacquer

NARS Valencia Full Vinyl Lip Lacquer

NARS Valencia Full Vinyl Lip Lacquer

NARS Valencia Full Vinyl Lip Lacquer

NARS Red District Full Vinyl Lip Lacquer

NARS Red District Full Vinyl Lip Lacquer

NARS Red District Full Vinyl Lip Lacquer

NARS Red District Full Vinyl Lip Lacquer

NARS Red District Full Vinyl Lip Lacquer

NARS Red District Full Vinyl Lip Lacquer

NARS Santo Domingo Full Vinyl Lip Lacquer

NARS Santo Domingo Full Vinyl Lip Lacquer

NARS Santo Domingo Full Vinyl Lip Lacquer

NARS Santo Domingo Full Vinyl Lip Lacquer

NARS Santo Domingo Full Vinyl Lip Lacquer

NARS Santo Domingo Full Vinyl Lip Lacquer

NARS Valencia Full Vinyl Lip Lacquer

NARS Valencia Full Vinyl Lip Lacquer

NARS Valencia Full Vinyl Lip Lacquer

NARS Valencia Full Vinyl Lip Lacquer

NARS Valencia Full Vinyl Lip Lacquer

NARS Valencia Full Vinyl Lip Lacquer

 

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