Rare Beauty Nearly Apricot Stay Vulnerable Glossy Lip BalmRare Beauty Nearly Apricot Stay Vulnerable Glossy Lip Balm ($18.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a soft, light-medium coral with moderate, warm undertones and a jelly-like finish–too translucent and high-shine to be cream but shimmer-free. The texture was smooth, plush, and non-sticky, so it spread evenly over my lips without emphasizing my lip lines or catching on lip texture and felt comfortable to wear.
It had sheer to semi-sheer coverage, as marketed, and lasted for two hours–so shorter-wearing–but was hydrating over time.
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).
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