NARS Blush-a-palooza!

Posted by Lipglossiping On May - 9 - 2011

A gaggle of geese, a school of fish, a colony of ants… a… a… a.. nest of NARS?

Whatever you want to call it, here are some of my favourite NARS blushes in all their shamefully dirty glory (I really should give these a wipe over!).

Considering I’m such a cool-toned chick, you might be able to tell I have a fondness for peachy cheeks (no sniggering at the back).  I just find that with a light touch, it warms up my complexion and looks more natural and less doll-like than the pinks.

My latest acquisitions (you may be able to spot them from the fact that they’re less dusty!) are Gilda and Mata Hari.  I picked up Gilda from the ASOS/Groupon super deal, ahhh… I want another one of those!

Anyway, there’s no real reason to this post other than for me to have an excuse to play with my NARS blushes.  Sorry, indulge me!  Here have some swatches…

Douceur – A neutral matte shade that has enough pink in it to be a delightful option for cool-toned skin.  Swatched heavily here, I’d call it a must-own simply because (with a light hand) it will add a touch of colour to your cheeks without clashing.

Mata Hari – This always feels like a proper wintery rose shade.  Another matte, it’s heavily pigmented and a touch powdery.  I haven’t worked out how to make this work flawlessly for me but I want to persevere!

Torrid – A bit scared of this when I bought it but it’s gorgeous.  A proper peach with sparkles!  Used with a light hand I can make this work nicely against my colouring but I do need to double check in different lighting before venturing outdoors (just in case I’ve tangoed myself!)

Gilda –  It’s a gorgeous shade but I haven’t got the application of this one down yet.  Perhaps it’s just a bit too warm and matte for me, either way… it’s another one I want to learn to love.

Deep Throat – My favourite NARS blush.  It’s a pinker, more pigmented version of Orgasm with silvery sparkles compared to the dusting of gold that runs through the big O.  It’s a perfect peachy pink and one that I will repurchase forever more.

Orgasm – The cult favourite is also a hit with me!  Warmer than Deep Throat and a little sparklier, I often pair this one with other blushes (particularly mattes) to give a more 3D appearance.

.

Do you own any NARS blushes?  Which are your favourites?


31 Responses to “NARS Blush-a-palooza!”

  1. Vijaya says:

    Mata Hari is SOOO pretty. My favorite may be Exhibit A. I also own Orgasm, which is a nice color, if oversold.

  2. amina says:

    have you tried amour? you must if you love peaches, one of my absolute favs. no shimmer. i can’t get enough of peach at the mo – becca grapefruit beach tint and the fallen angels palette are all i’ve been using recently. i love mata hari too but tend to use it more in winter for that wintry cheek look (i love it with a strong pink lip and a pale eyeshadow). i tried bobbi brown nectar last week which was really lovely – similar to mata hari but slightly more peach.
    amina x

  3. amina says:

    have you tried amour? you must if you love peaches, one of my absolute favs. no shimmer. i can’t get enough of peach at the mo – becca grapefruit beach tint and the fallen angels palette are all i’ve been using recently. i love mata hari too but tend to use it more in winter for that wintry cheek look (i love it with a strong pink lip and a pale eyeshadow). i tried bobbi brown nectar last week which was really lovely – similar to mata hari but slightly more peach. i must do a post on all my nars blushes soon!
    amina x

  4. amina says:

    sorry didnt mean to post twice!

  5. Blimey! Deep throat looks bloody gorgeous! Have you tried Desire? It’s the perfect barbie pink for cool toned pale skin. Again, it needs a light hand but it’s spot on for perky summer skin. X

  6. Lily says:

    Torid and Gilda look AMAZING. I really need to give NARS blushes another go. I tried Orgasm but the pigmentation left me less than impressed.

  7. Louise says:

    These colours look gorgeous. I used the ASOS/Groupon offer to start off my collection of Nars blushes. Currently got Sin afer Caroline Hirons recommended it and also purchased Orgasm. I am liking the look of Deep Throat.x

  8. I really like the look of all of these but Nars is so expensive :(

  9. Anca says:

    Deep Throat is a favourite of mine also
    I’ve yet to cheaper alternatives in terms of packaging, distinct colour range, consistency, lasting power and the ability to blend them easily

  10. sarah says:

    i am glad you did this post , beauty.com is having their friend and family sale i wanted to pick some up but wasnt sure which one , i guess now i want torrid :DThanks

  11. Pip says:

    The only NARS blush I have is Sin, which I love. It’s got the goldy shimmer of Orgasm, but it’s more of a raspberry shade. It’s perfect though, and it’s my daily default blusher, and in three years I’ve hardly made a dent in it!

  12. gio says:

    Deep Trouth is gorgeous! I like Mata Hari too but I don’t think it would work well on me.

  13. konni says:

    Torrid looks especially beautiful, but my prevailing thought looking at this is that I just want to roll around in them! 😀

  14. Leah says:

    I love peachy shades too. It’s all I know how to wear!

  15. ah, they’re all soooo pretty!

  16. Jessi says:

    I’m with you on the peachy shades. I’m cool toned also so I only used to wear pink shades because I thought orange tones would clash with my skin. But you’re right, they make me look more alive and less feverish like pink tends to do.

  17. Robyn says:

    Torrid and Gilda are actually my favourites. I like the idea of Douceur, though/

  18. Timperley says:

    This is a brand that just does not suit me. I have seen the hype parted with cash and tried the products but none of the colours across the range look right on me.

  19. I have a thing for peach blushes too! At present I’ve only owned 2, but there are another 2-3 that I’ve got my eyes on. The ones in my stash are Orgasm and Deep Throat. I didn’t understand the hype surrounded Orgasm, but I LOVE DEEP THROAT!

  20. Sydney says:

    Ooh, Gilda looks lovely. Although I am always partial to a bit of deep throat (as terrible as that sounds!)

  21. Leticia E. says:

    My favorites are Gilda and Oasis! Madly is a great for summer as well.. it kinda reminds me of Douceur somehow but it has some shimmer. Even though I quite like Nars blushes they don`t seem to last on my cheeks as Mac blushes do.

  22. You don’t have Sin. Please rectify immediately :)

  23. Esha says:

    You are soley responsible for me buying another blusher after having just bought 3 the other day! I love torrid and deep throat such preet colours:)

  24. Andrea says:

    Cool toned? I always thought you had warm toned skin – very pink?

  25. Tina says:

    Ohh, look at all this NARS loveliness!!! :)

    I too own a few NARS blushes myself, but my most favourite has to be Orgasm, it seems to go with almost any look I create with it!!!

    x

  26. Dana says:

    Mata Hari was the first Nars blush I ever bought, the Sephora MUA recommended and I’m so glad she did, I would have never picked such a pigmented pink. I use a very fluffy brush and a light hand. I usually apply it over other blushes (to get some warmth), then the Mata Hari for a pop of pink.

  27. tats says:

    toorid to me is a true coral shade and if applied lightly is absolutely stunning on pale skin :)

Leave a Reply

RANDOM

What's your beauty nemesis?

Let me set the scene… My makeup is lovely.  I’m very happy with how I’ve scrubbed up this evening… there’s definitely room for improvement, but …

Bargain of the Week! New Cid Eyes Lips & Cheek Palette

If you haven’t succumbed to the lure that is Urban Decay’s liner set… then may I gently steer you in the direction of this New …

Dior Style Liner Xmas 09 Sparkling Purple

As part of my Dior haul, I also purchased the Dior Sparkling Liner in the Xmas ’09 LE Shade Sparkling Purple. I actually had no …

So... what's the catch?

Lipglossiping reader and new blogger Jessica took the SK:N Clinic up on their recent offer of a £1 Skin Assessment (with the £1 being donated …

Selfridges & D&G part on bad terms…

The Telegraph reports a bit of a falling out between top department store Selfridges and Italian fashion house Dolce & Gabbana. So severe is the …

Cherry Culture NYX & Milani Haul

A few weeks ago, Cherry Culture tempted me with another 20% off sale (I think it was 20%, I can’t remember exactly)… anyway, my goodies …

I spoke too soon…

Just before midnight, this happened: These were taken at about 2am (leaning out my bedroom window)… it *never* snows like that here.  I’m almost tempted …

Decleor Aroma Cleanse – Hydra Radiance Smoothing Cleansing Mousse

Until next year, Decleor’s new Aroma Cleanse is a QVC exclusive and claims to leave your skin feeling fresh, cleansed and hydrated. I’ve been putting …

Cold & Flu: Survive it and stay beautiful (well, kinda)

Last week brought with it The Lurgy – a stream of snots, a tide of tickly coughs and a barrage of bogies.  We swam through …

Terrybly Nail Laque By Terry - #2 Pink Pong...

…and because that name isn’t quite daft enough, I’m also christening it “the polish for women who don’t dig polish”.  Do you think it’ll catch …

POPULAR

CLOSED: Competition Time: Givenchy Very Irresistible L'eau en Rose Perfume!

Want to really spoil Mum this Mother’s Day?  Or perhaps you just want to spoil yourself?  It’s ok… I won’t judge… there are plenty of …

CLOSED - Win it! The Body Shop Expert Brush Collection

I don’t know about you, but I woke up this morning with a distinct “Hello Monday morning, I’ve been expecting you…” kinda feeling.  Maybe it’s …

Win a gorgeous "glow" trio with prizes from Urban Decay, New CID, & Arbonne!

COMPETITION NOW CLOSED! WINNER IS: “IZABELLA” (COMMENT #96045) – WINNER HAS BEEN EMAILED!   It’s still January, the MET office have just issued yet another …

Hello? Is this thing on?

Phew, that was a little unexpected. For those of you who haven’t had the misfortune of reading my hand-wringing tweets and woe-ridden facebook updates, let …

Avoid the brush off with Oral-B Pro-Expert

There’s a new toothpaste in town. It’s lean, mean and err not very minty as it happens.  Featuring the revolutionary bacteria-busting ingredient Stabilised Stannous Flouride, …

Big savings on French Pharmacy brands, win my Escentual.com top picks!

I’m of the firm opinion that for the money, French pharmacy brands offer some of the best solutions for diffcult skin-types. Escentual.com have long been …

Win it! 3 EcoTools Bamboo Bronzer Brushes to win!

I’ve written about these before, you know I love them, I want you to love them too! So why not have a go at winning …

FOTD Busting out of the comfort zone!

You may recall my bitter moans last week about how when presented with a rare opportunity to spend an indecent amount of time playing with …

Dear Obesity...

We have been together for over 20 years, our lives so entwined that I’ve never been sure how to live without you.  I would like …

Urban Decay The Black Palette - Photos & Swatches

The soon-to-be-released Black Palette from US eyeshadow maestro’s Urban Decay is an altogether darker affair than the recent Naked set… The Black Palette includes 6, …

  • Categories

  • Archives

  • Admin

  • Ads