Thursday, December 15, 2011

NARS Blush Swatches

Hey Guys!
Just thought I'd share a quick post about the NARS blushes that I have in my makeup collection. Let me know what your favourite blushes are or if I'm missing any you think I'd like!

Blush
The ultimate authority in blush, NARS offers the industry's most iconic shades for cheeks. Natural, healthy-looking color that immediately enlivens the complexion. A light application of even the highest-intensity hues delivers a natural-looking flush.
  • "Best Overall Powder Blush” 2010 & 2011 InStyle "Best Beauty Buys”
  • Silky texture in matte and shimmering shades
  • Micronized powder ensures soft, blendable application
  • Iconic NARS shades 
  • 24 shades
  • $30 each
Cream Blush
A moisture-rich cream blush formula that provides smooth, silky color for naturally luminous skin. The velvety texture delivers long-lasting color and blends easily natural-looking color.
  • ·         Provides a sheer, flush of color for all skin tones
  • ·         Enriched with Vitamin E
  • ·         Can be worn alone or paired with powder blushes 
  •       7 shades 
  •       $34 each
Highlighting Blush
Illuminating highlighting powders that give the skin a light-reflecting luminous glow. Wear alone or pair with other cheek products to create beautiful dimension on the face.
  • ·         Creates instant radiance
  • ·         Made with transparent pigments to avoid heaviness on the skin
  • ·         Universally flattering shade
  •       3 Shades
  •       $30 each
What I like about the NARS website, as opposed to most cosmetic websites, is that they have excellent product photos which show their shades of blushes true to colour so it is easy to order online without having to google the various shades to find out what the product actually looks like. However, for reference, here is my current collection of blushes:
*I realize Angelika is spelled wrong in the photos. Will change later when I have time

Angelika - Cotton candy pink with gold and silver sparkle
Deep Throat - Flirty, sheer peach
Gina - A true tangerine
Lovejoy - Shimmering bronzed rose
Luster - Sheer golden apricot
Madly - Warm soft-focused seashell pink
Orgasm - Peachy pink with golden shimmer
Cactus Flower - Delicate shimmering poppy
Albatross - Luminous golden glow (not pictured, click here for swatches)


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As you can tell, I like similar shades of blush. Angelika never got any use so I ended up selling it in my blog sale a little while back. I'm quite content with the shades I own, but may add another blush or two to the collection. What are your favourites?


12 comments:

  1. Thanks for swatching Lovejoy, Luster and Madly side by side. I always find it hard to see the difference!

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  2. i lurrrrrrrrrrve madly


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  3. Get Lokoum! Beautiful pinky/peachy cream blush! I love Cactus Flower so much! I wear it constantly, but Lokoum is my 2nd fav Nars blush!

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  4. You need exhibit A its such a Beautiful Blush!.. and a little goes a Long way!.. I have to say thats 1 of my favs along with Matahari.. I love Nars blushes they are 1 ont the best brands out there!.. Great Post!.. Im a Blush wore soo I LOVE your post!..lol..;)

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  5. You need exhibit A its such a Beautiful Blush!.. and a little goes a Long way!.. I have to say thats 1 of my favs along with Matahari.. I love Nars blushes they are 1 ont the best brands out there!.. Great Post!.. Im a Blush wore soo I LOVE your post!..lol..;)

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  6. WOAH Gina is a gorgeous color! D:

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  7. To this day, I still don't own a NARS blush. I was hoping to try out the Danmari palette but it's still sold out! Maybe ill try Lovejoy as my first.

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  8. I have deep throat and Exhibit A of the blushes, and I LOVE exhibit a! It's my favorite blush of all times. Gina looks really pretty :)

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  9. I don't own any Nars blushes, but I'm really interested in getting Love Joy! It looks sooo pretty and natural.

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  10. Mata Hari is my all time favorite blush. Cactus Flower looks like something I would love to try!
    <3
    Amber

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