June 5, 2013

NARS Pierre Hardy Rotonde Blush Palette Review & Swatches

This was provided to me by a brand for review but all opinions expressed are my own

NARS Pierre Hardy Blush Palette

Props to you if you’ve been able to resist the Pierre Hardy for NARS Blush Palettes! Rotonde is one of two blush shades that are available for a limited time which Pierre Hardy collaborated with NARS to create.

This super size blush palette is a stunning shade of tiger lily orange and an absolute MUST have for the NARS Blush junkies out there. And hey, if you NEVER used or purchased a NARS Blush before now is a good time to start.

NARS Pierre Hardy Rotonde Blush Palette

Weighting in at 0.45 oz the NARS Pierre Hardy Rotonde Blush Palette is $41 nearly three times the size of the normal 0.16 NARS Blush at $29.

Being obsessed with blushes I can’t help but think ahead to NARS Fall 2013 in the hopes they’ll introduce more electrifying shades of blush in this style of packaging. Who needs this much blush though? Well, the point is when you have such a unique gorgeous color like this you’ll WANT to hoard it away and own more of it.

This is a bolder medium orange with a matte finish that has a gold over spray. I typically avoid oranges as they make my duller skin even more dull but Rotonde is simply stunning to say the least. The joy of the product is although pigmented you can wear it sheerer or bolder in a few swipes of your brush (I went sheerer for my look in this post). The color is true to pan and should work across a wide range of skin tones just use a lighter touch if you’re fairer and a heavier one if you’re darker.

NARS Rotonde Blush

NARS Rotonde Blush Swatches

For a matte blush the texture is super soft, silky, and very, very easy to apply. I’ve run across a drier NARS Blush or two in my day but I do so promise this texture is a joy to apply and use and it looks perfect with every single application. And did I mention the incredible wear time? It just wears and wears and wears! I can get a solid twelve hours out of it and it looks as intense as the first time I applied.

NARS Pierre Hardy Rotonde Blush Palette FOTD

The sadness it this is available for a limited time but as I said there’s still NARS Fall 2013 to look forward and maybe some new and exciting shades in the future like this!? One can hope!

It’s available now on counters or at www.narscosmetics.com

You absolutely NEED it.

Own it?

Do share your thoughts!


This was provided to me by a brand for review but all opinions expressed are my own

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Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Icaria

    This is truly a beautiful blush, the texture is amazing! The only reason I didn’t buy it is I wouldn’t wear it often enough to justify it. 🙁

  • Alicia

    Wow. This is just beautiful on you! May I ask what lip color you paired this with?

    • the Muse

      thanks girl 🙂 that’d be maybelline color whisper in orange attitude!

  • Diana

    I have been EXTREMELY blush obsessed lately and couldnt figure out why….i think i found the culprit 🙂 lol This color is gorgeous!!! Fine….I’ll buy it!

  • amy

    I passed on both of these, as I don’t care for either shade on me. I did, however, pick up 2 blush/bronzer duos in Sin/Casino & Oasis/Laguna (LE), which are the types of shades I prefer for myself.

  • Marilyn @ Lipgloss+Spandex

    I tried to resist… asking myself, who needs this much blush? I have plenty of blush already… but I ended up caving and bought Boys Don’t Cry.

  • Chrisbeeblack Beauty

    OMG, I need this blush in my life! anyone knows where I can get this with international shipping? o.O

  • Kat

    Beautiful! I prefer Rotonde on your cheeks than Boys Don’t Cry, but they both suit you. 😀 I’m obsessed with Nars atm haha.

    • the Muse

      aw thanks kat! they are really fab shades ;-D did you see fall 2013 launched? 😀

      • Kat

        Yes! I’m lemming for the velvet matte lip pencil in Mysterious Red <3