Just Swatches : Nars Blushes

Hello there! I haven’t done one of these in a while. I don’t see myself buying anymore Nars blushes, I thought it would be a good time to do a collective post on them. I present to you, my Nars blush collection which is very dear to me!

I was very new into makeup when I found myself attracted to Nars blushes, Douceur being the first one I picked out. I wasn’t wearing blush regularly at the time and it’s the first blush that made me get into the habit of applying blush everyday. Sadly, it’s discontinued now but I did repurchase it when I had the chance. 😉

More details on the individual blushes below, but for now enjoy the swatches!

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Nars Killing Me Softly Palette (Limited Edition)

  • Albatross : This is a very odd colour! It’s golden but it has a bit of green in it, but it looks great on the skin. Much like Orgasm it catches the light beautifully. Very different from my other highlighters.
  • Gilda : A lovely peachy coral shade with no shimmer and a matte finish. It looks a little more pink on me but it’s the right coral balance between orange and pink.
  • Orgasm : I can see why so many people love and hate this! The shimmer can look ott but I honestly feel like I don’t need a highlighter if I’m using this. I like to use a very light hand with this though. The colour is really flattering and I tend to wear this more during weddings, festivals etc.
  • Outlaw : I bought the palette mainly for the three shades above. I’ll be honest, this is my least used Nars shade. It’s a deep plummy pink but it’s the shimmer that ruins it for me. I might have liked this better if it was matte.

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Nars Deep Throat :  Review : The saviour for those who want Orgasm sans shimmer. The pink is equally peachy and flattering, the shimmer a lot more fine and subtle, the blush itself is very soft and buildable.

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Nars Taj Mahal : Review : How can you not fall in love with that colour? Taj Mahal is a very vibrant yellow based orange with gold shimmer. It looks a bit weird in the photo below but I have another picture in my review where my face isn’t looking so yellow! When I do wear this, I keep my eyes heavily lined and the rest very bare.

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Nars Douceur : Review : It’s the blush I use when I want to look like I have no blush on! It’s so perfect for office/meetings. I was incredibly blush shy at the beginning and Douceur was a stepping stone to rest of the spectrum! It’s a very grey dusty mauve (matte) shade but surprisingly on me, it looks a bit more pink. I know a lot of ladies love to contour with this, it definitely enhances my natural contour line as well.

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Nars Lovejoy : Review : I don’t find a lot of talk about Lovejoy. Perhaps because it looks a bit too brown in the pan, when applied sheer it’s a rosy brown shade with subtle shimmer. It’s also one of my most worn shades.

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Hope you enjoyed the swatches! All of these shades would look great on Indian/South Asian skintones. Let me know your Nars blush stories and favourites!

Sorry if my base looks weird, I was trying a different concealer and had no foundation on. Eyeshadows used are from the Charlotte Tilbury Dolce Vita palette. 

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  • http://herandmakeup.com/ Agata

    What a nice blush collection! Can you believe I have only one Nars blush??

    • http://www.xuvious.com/ Xuvious

      Thanks Agata! Ooh which one?

  • http://www.hellojaa.com/ Jaa

    Never thought of using Douceur as a contouring shade! Duh! I bet it’d look so natural! Thanks for this beautiful & epic post!

    • http://www.xuvious.com/ Xuvious

      I need to build it up a bit it’s much more natural on lighter skintones. :)

  • http://theconsciencefund.com/ Divya

    Thats such a well done post Adwaita! :-) Love all of them I wish I had Douceur! *sigh*


    • http://www.xuvious.com/ Xuvious

      Thanks Divya! You do have Exposed, so you’re covered in that department. 😉

  • http://lindalibraloca.blogspot.com/ Linda Libra Loca

    So many pretty shades, but I guess most of them wouldn’t go to well on my skin. I love Orgasm, and Gilda and deep throat look like they would work well, too. But Taj Mahal, though awesome in the pan, would be too much.

    Are they all similar in texture?

    Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

    • http://www.xuvious.com/ Xuvious

      With the exception of Taj Mahal and Outlaw, they’re pretty sheer-medium in pigmentation, not powdery either. A matte shade like Gilda kicks up more power but still looks very natural on the cheeks.

  • http://adorableshe.com/ nausheen

    Here i am loving the shade gilda :)

    • http://www.xuvious.com/ Xuvious

      Oh yea very pretty and bright for summer! :)

  • The Beauty Highlights

    Lovely post. Douceur would be such a nice shade for contouring, sad that it is discontinued.

    • http://www.xuvious.com/ Xuvious

      Yes, definitely. I feel like it adds just the right amount of shadow. :)

  • http://www.clevergirlreviews.com/ Clever Girl Reviews

    I love Orgasm on me personally. Douceur is nice on me as well with a light hand.

    • http://www.xuvious.com/ Xuvious

      Ooh Douceur would be really pretty on you! I need to build it up but it would really suit you well. :)

  • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

    OK so here’s the thing: I’ve never bought a NARS blush because almost everything looks too shimmery when I swatch it. I do love how they look on you tho! Maybe I should have one applied at the counter once just to see how the shimmer works!

    • http://www.xuvious.com/ Xuvious

      I think you’d like something like Deep Throat which is much finer when it comes to shimmer rather than Orgasm or Taj Mahal. :)

  • http://justj.ca/ MizzJ

    Hehe I was going to ask what your eyeshadow was, it’s so pretty! I loove Deep Throat, but I can’t stop giggling at the name #immature

    • http://www.xuvious.com/ Xuvious

      Hahaha, I was so *scandalized* when I first saw the names, thankfully over it now. :p

  • http://www.xprincessjas.co.uk/ Jasmine Turner

    AMAZING collection, we have alot of the same shades! I must add Lovejoy and Outlaw to my collection, they both look stunning!

    xprincessjas | ♥

    • http://www.xuvious.com/ Xuvious

      Lovejoy was a great find, it looks so good! xx

  • http://itskrisworld.blogspot.in/ Krithi Marla

    wow lovely collection u have
    i dont own even one of these :(

    • http://www.xuvious.com/ Xuvious

      Considering all the other lovely blushes you have, you’re not missing much. 😉

  • http://makeuptricksandtips.blogspot.com/ fiona furtado

    Wow! Like seriously a nice blush collection. If I would buy one from NARS its gonna be deep throat

    • http://www.xuvious.com/ Xuvious

      Thank you, I definitely don’t need anymore Nars blushes! I’m staying away from all the pretty limited edition palettes! 😉

  • http://www.johnitsonlymakeup.com Lorraine Haigney

    All of these shades are my cup of tea! Sad that Douceur was discontinued before I got around to trying it.

    I had to share this over on Twitter, fair play for taking the time to do cheek swatches on every single one. That must have taken an age.

    • http://www.xuvious.com/ Xuvious

      I think Tarte Exposed is similar to Douceur so, that’s a good option.
      Thank you for the tweet, that’s very kind of you. :)

  • http://www.glambunctious.com/ Kristen / Glambunctious

    Your eye shadow look is gorgeous! <3 This post was beautifully done – thank you! I love Deep Throat and Taj Majal. Taj Mahal is definitely the most unique blush I own!

    • http://www.xuvious.com/ Xuvious

      Thanks Kristen! I actually find photographing makeup and swatches very relaxing. :p
      Very true, Taj Mahal is in a league of it’s own. I really need to wear it more often. :)

  • http://www.blushparade.com/ Carla @ Blush Parade

    I’ll need to look into Deep Throath. Orgasm definitely is too shimmery for my taste! Gilda, Doceour and Lovejoy also look stunning. And Albatross has me pretty curious! Such an unusual highlighter.

    • http://www.xuvious.com/ Xuvious

      I think you’ll like Gilda and Deep Throat! Douceur might work as a good contour shade for you if you can get your hands on it. :)