NARS Opulent Red Lipstick is a deep, reddened burgundy with subtle, neutral-to-warm undertones and a satin finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation in a single, fluid stroke, which went on evenly and smoothly without tugging on my lips during application. The lipstick had a lightly creamy texture with enough slip to keep it comfortable but not enough to give it noticeable slip during wear, so it didn’t feather or migrate on me over time. There was a smidgen of product in my deeper lip line but wasn’t enough to be visible from a normal viewing distance. It stayed on nicely for six and a half hours, left a reddish stain behind, and was lightly hydrating over time.
NARS Heroine Red Lipstick is a deep, muted burgundy with subtle, warm undertones and fine gold and ruby red pearl throughout. It had medium coverage that was buildable to semi-opaque pigmentation with two to three layers. The texture was lightweight, thin without being clingy, and had light slip; just enough slip not to tug on my lips, but it looked wetter than it felt to me. The product could have applied more evenly, and there was slight product that sank into my deeper lip lines, which did worsen over the five hours it lasted for. The formula felt lightly hydrating overall.