Hi, beauties! Happy Friday! Today I want to share with you the lovely NARS Casablanca Lipstick. I post about lipsticks very often but they’re my favorite makeup product. This is a really unique lip color. It’s quite warm toned so it might not suit cooler skin tones as much. I wore Casablanca in a FOTD post quite recently. You can see it here.
Casablanca is not completely opaque (see sheer and build up swatches). It’s pigmented but keep in mind that the color will look different on everyone. Your natural lip color will affect the way the color looks on you.
I still recommend getting Casablanca, even if you own a lot of orange/peach lipsticks. The color is a brick/burnt orange which is uncommon. Based on online lip swatches I expected this to be a peach, how ever it looks like a deep orange on me. Like I said, it depends on your natural lip color.
It’s a balm-like formula. A little thin and very comfortable to wear. It doesn’t accentuate my lip imperfections but it doesn’t hide them either.
It lasts well on the lips considering it has a shiny finish. Sheer and balm-y lipsticks tend to fade quicker.
I have similar lipsticks but none that I consider dupes. Bobbi Brown’s Soft Coral is peachier. Sleek’s Peaches & Cream is opaque, more pastel, and peachier. Revlon’s Tutti Frutti Lip Butter is the most similar but Tutti Frutti is a vibrant orange, while Casablanca is muted.
Bottom line: It’s a good, solid lipstick. I’ve had Casablanca for some time and I can’t find a negative thing to say about it. I think the reason I love it so much is that the color is very flattering on me. It’s warm without being in-your-face orange.