NARS Satin Lipstick Afghan Red Review & Swatches


NARS Satin Lipstick Afghan Red


Another NARS Lipstick for you and this is from the Satin Finish range, you have seen my reviews with sheer and semi matte formula earlier and I hope you like this colour – it’s not red , orange or fuchsia , but trust me this is universally flattering shade and will definitely interest you .


nars afghan red satin lipstick


Size – 3.4 Gms

Price – $ 25 plus tax Available at Amazon

My experience with NARS Satin Lipstick Afghan Red:

Shade – AFGHAN RED is described as Rich Garnet, on my medium to dark skin tone it is not GARNET but a raspberry rosy pink shade, very flattering on warm skin tone and so easy to sport in day time and still not looks over the top. I always go back to this colour when I want something subtle but still not dull and blah.


nars satin afghan red lipstick


Texture – it s from SATN FINISH range , little more pigmented then sheer finish and less intense then semi matte , very close to MAC Satin finish but very light weight and easy to layer . These are not moisturizing nor overly drying; once it wears off I do find the lips need a little balm or pampering but not something which is required immediately.


nars afghan red handswatch


Pigmentation – I have to layer it twice or thrice to get fully opaque finish, in single layer it looks more like a stain. They are pigmented but do need a little layering, once you have two layers they are fully opaque and cover every bit of corner of my lips.

Staying power – I get 3 plus hrs of wear if I layer it two three times else in one layer it just fades in an hr or two. I feel the chunk of amount we are paying a little more staying power could have added some brownie points to this already amazing shade .


nars afghan red lipswatch


What I like about NARS Satin Lipstick Afghan Red:

  • The texture is light weight and creamy and glides easily and that is consistent in every shade I tried from NARS.
  • The shade will look beautiful on all skin tones and so easy to wear kinds.
  • They are very creamy but never bleed or settle in fine lines.

What I don’t like about NARS Satin Lipstick Afghan Red:

  • The staying power is very low considering the price you are paying for.

Ratings – 4/5

I adore this shade and have tried 4 shades out of 12 from Satin finish range; they are all consistent and beautiful on lips. The only con I find is staying power, their semi matte range is excellent and if you are on I can share some more shades from their semi matte finish.

Have you tried NARS Satin Lipstick Afghan Red ?

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  1. Loving the color on ur lips Rashmi 🙂 n u r right d swatches and d color on d lips do not match.. It does come out as two different colors.. Awesome review again 🙂

  2. It is indeed a pretty shade and I was eyeing on this shade but staying power is too low considering d price.
    I will skip it. Thanks for d review and u rock every shade.! 😀
    Am tired of saying this to u but I mean it. <3

  3. What a perfect shade…especially for people who are not very sure of wearing mauve kind of dark lip shades..superb pick 🙂

  4. pretty shade Rashmi..! wonder why they have named it Afghan red…It s a beautiful subtle shade…! loved your lip swatches hun :-* :-*


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