My NARS Blush Collection

Monday, November 16, 2015

I am really excited to share with you all my small NARS Blush Collection, which a lot of you seemed interested in seeing when I asked over on Instagram. Be warned: this is an image heavy post! Enjoy!

nars blush collection virtual domination palette dual intensity blush

nars blush packaging

Apart from one lipstick - the really drying and almost impossible to wear Catfight - I didn't own anything else from NARS this time last year. I had a long list of things I wanted to try, one day, maybe, possibly but the brand was never my priority.

That was all until I caught a glimpse of the NARS Virtual Domination Cheek Palette last year and now I've crowned them as one of my favourite brands.

Everyone knows NARS' reputation for blush and hails the brand as the best in the blusher business so the palette just called to me. The colours were attractive and they included blushers, a highlighter and a bronzer, it made sense financially to get 5 shades for the same price as 2 full size blushes, and really the packaging was so irresistible I knew I had to have it. And that was to be the beginning of a love affair that continues on to this day...

favourite nars blushes and palette NC40 skin

VIRTUAL DOMINATION CHEEK PALETTE | Limited Edition (No longer available)
  • Miss Liberty Soft shimmering pink
  • Deep Throat Flirty sheer peach
  • Laguna Diffused brown powder with golden shimmer
  • Sex Fantasy Pale lavender pink
  • Final Cut Peach Coral
I love that this palette includes a large Laguna because it's one of those hyped up products that I'd wanted to try for a long time. For me it does live up to the hype because it warms up the complexion and contours beautifully. The star of the show for me is Deep Throat which I really wish I owned in full-size (just because I love it and I prefer singles over palettes for some reason). I also really like Final Cut which gives a matte flush to the cheeks. Miss Liberty is quite glittery but pretty anyway. Sex Fantasy barely shows up on my face as it is very light but does work well mixed with the other 2 because it intensifies the other colours but alone it is invisible.

NARS Virtual Domination Cheek Palette Swatches on NC40 skin

BLUSH | £23
  • Mata Hari Pink with a race of crimson
  • Amour Peachy Pink
  • Dolce Vita Matte dusty rose
I've been sensible by picking up 3 full size blushes only when I could use a discount code because really, with the Virtual Domination palette in my stash, I didn't need anymore. And I wanted to pick up shades that were not similar to the ones in the palette. Over the last year I've picked up Mata Hari, which I don't reach for much as its slightly more difficult to pull off, Amour which is a beautiful everyday neutral peachy pink that would suit most, and Dolce Vita, an Autumn favourite that has a stunning sheen and warmth. 

swatches of nars blushes on nc40 skin, mata hari, dolce vita, amour medium indian tan skin

DUAL INTENSITY BLUSH | £30 (and my little big NARS secret)

flatlay nars dual intensity blush in panic on nc40 skin

I am lucky enough to have a beautiful, loving and understanding sister who ordered me the showstopping NARS Dual Intensity Blush - Panic as soon as I mentioned it to her but what she didn't realise is that I bought it myself too. So instead of returning it, I did something very cheeky, and exchanged it for another shade that I also wanted. But since I'm a hoarder, the secret box fell behind everything else as I was hiding it and I've only just come across it recently!!! I haven't used it yet so I thought I'd introduce it here formally before going on and slathering it over my entire face! Haha!

nars dual intensity blush fervour panic nc40 skin

So it pleases me to introduce you to Fervour, a beautiful two part story with one glistening rosy outcome.

favourite nars blushes

  • Fervour Shimmering soft pink / Sparkling deep coppery rose
  • Panic Shimmering vivid fuchsia / Shimmering orange pink

swatches on nars panic and nars fervour on medium tan indian asian nc40 skintone


Of course I have list of all the other shades I really want. That includes Gilda, Torrid, Outlaw & Lovejoy which I hope to slowly add to the family over the next year.

nars blush collection flatlay

favourite nars blushes for nc40 skintone

top nars blush for nc40 skin

I hope you enjoyed seeing my NARS Blush Collection as much as I've enjoyed shooting the pictures and revealing my secret and of course presenting some half-decent could-be-better swatches. As I type this I am still unsure whether I will be purchasing the NARS Glossybox tomorrow morning or not. Although it is an amazing deal for some classic products from the brand, I don't know if I actually do want it. Lol! Only time will tell.

nars blush collection

Till then, let me know what shades from my little collection you like the most, and what blushes you have from NARS that you think I would like. Let me know in the comments below or tweet me. As always, you're more than welcome to come and say hi to me on my Instagram.

Sal xxx | @ummbaby

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