NARS blushes are the standard by which other blushes are judged. Powder is silky and fine, with micro pigments for a buildable flush. Comes in 16 shimmer shades and one matte shade. Gets high marks for quality and ease of use.
Some users find there is too much glitter in the shimmer shades.
Choose between the Orgasm/Laguna duo (light to medium skin) or Sin/Casino duo (medium to deep skin). Powder texture is smooth and blendable on both blush and bronzer. Both have a shimmer finish for radiant cheeks.
Some users report having to build up the blush quite a bit to get to their desired color.
Contains Polynesian monoi and tamanu oils to hydrate and soothe skin. Can also be used under powder blush for more dimension. This is a great option for those who find powder blush too drying, plus it won’t settle into any fine lines.
Issues with cap and pump breaking and leaking. Make sure to pull off cap, rather than twisting.
This multi-purpose cream-to-powder stick is ideal for patting on the cheeks for a warm, healthy glow. Seven shades to flatter every skin tone. Gives a lovely sheen that is long-lasting. Contains acai oil and vitamin E to replenish the skin.
Some find the application process tricky and the stick difficult to blend.
Powder blushes feature the brand's new formula that offers a sheer wash of color that is easily buildable to high intensity. The shades work well alone or can be blended together for more dimension. Blushes can also be used wet for a watercolor look.
You need to really dig in with a brush to soften the powders on first application.
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Francois Nars, photographer and makeup artist, started NARS Cosmetics in 1994 with a range of lipsticks, but it was the brand's cheekily named blushes that put them on the map. With shades like their cult classic Orgasm (a peachy pink blush with gold shimmer that is said to flatter every skin tone), the brand developed an edginess that’s backed up by their high-quality formulas and on-trend colors. NARS blushes are the go-to for many makeup aficionados, from the classic powder formula to liquid and cream blushes that are easily buildable and last all day. Whether you pair blush with highlighter and bronzer or wear it alone, the right color will give you a healthy flush that brightens your complexion.