NARS Pierre Hardy Boys Don’t Cry Blush Review & Swatches

NARS Pierre Hardy Blush Palette

NARS Boys Don’t Cry High Blush is the second limited edition blush that released with the Pierre Hardy NARS Collection that launched earlier this Spring. Yesterday, I reviewed Rotonde for you which I absolutely adored by the very way.

If anything Boys Don’t Cry Blush is just as stunning as Rotonde if not better!

Take a peek!

NARS went all out with these and made them near triple the size of the standard 0.16 size. They are whooping 0.45 oz in size for $41 each. Honestly, I question whether I need a blush this size since I’m a beauty junkie and I have a ton of blush to get through. So really, do I need this much blush? The answer is yes. With colors this unique you simply do not want to be without them especially when they are LE.

NARS Pierre Hardy Boys Don't Cry Blush

NARS Pierre Hardy Boys Don't Cry Blush Swatches

NARS pitches this as pink grapefruit but it leans towards being more of a reddish coral. It has a matte finish with a gold design over spray. I navigate towards shimmer blushes myself and avoid mattes but I can’t say I have a single issue with this formula. It isn’t dry and has a smooth, finely milled texture which you can use lightly for a sheer finish or build up to a very bold, vibrant popping finish. It’ll work on a wide range of skin tones as it is heavily pigmented but be careful if you have natural redness in your cheeks as the red in the blush does dominate the blush. I use a fan brush and I can get a very cool shade of corally red on my cheeks this way. It wears hours on in, keeping its vibrancy through the wear!

I think both shades surprised me because with this much pigment and a matte finish I expected they would blend poorly or apply patchy. But they are an absolute joy to use and apply. They blend perfectly each and every time giving a flawless flush on cheeks!

NARS Pierre Hardy Boys Don't Cry Blush FOTD

Absolutely love both shades and dub them an absolute must have.

They are available for a limited time so I urge you to haul before they disappear.

Anyone own this one?

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  • 6/6/13 14:13 ruth:

    so pretty, come to me my precious…


  • 6/6/13 21:43 Jackie:

    I had to grab this one when it came out…Normally, NARS blushes are a little out of my price range…but this, I HAD to grab since it’s LE and such a gorgeous color. Love it.


  • 6/7/13 10:03 JenJ:

    “So really, do I need this much blush? The answer is yes.”

    Oh Muse lol! I soooo want both of the Pierrre Hard Boys blushes *sigh* #thestruggle lol! 😀


    • 6/7/13 10:04 the Muse:

      get them jen don’t hesitate they are really good investments you’ll make tons of use out of them ;D


      • 6/7/13 10:29 JenJ:

        Ma’am yes ma’am! 😉


        • 6/7/13 10:33 the Muse:



  • 6/7/13 20:32 Aiste:

    I’m not much of a blush person but i am so tempted simply because it’s named after my favorite movie of all time! I don’t know if that was the intent or if they are actually alluding to the song, but I want it anyways. God that movie is brilliant.


  • 6/9/13 0:42 Cheryl:

    I so want this now!


  • 6/9/13 12:38 Teresa:

    What’s a good fan brush u can recommend, Muse?
    I think this shade looks even better on you than the rotounde!


    • 6/10/13 10:28 the Muse:

      thanks teresa! Sephora makes an excellent fan brush and also mac!


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