February 10, 2014

NARS Final Cut Blush Swatches

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NARS Final Cut Blush Spring 2014

NARS Love, New Attitude, and Final Cut are three out of four new blush shades launched with the NARS Final Cut Spring 2014 Nordstrom Exclusive Collection.

Being a rather massive fan of NARS Blush I hauled four of these shades but ended up returning one as it was a bit too pale for my liking!

Here’s a few swatches of the shades I did keep!

I’ll be following up with a review shortly on these but so far they seem promising. These are smooth, satin finish blushes with no sparkle or shimmer of any kind. They range in color from playful, like New Attitude, to a bit more serious, like Love.

I think New Attitude stands out as the most unique of the three as this is a lovely, perky pink color! The lack of shimmer and sparkle will draw in quite a few fans I’m sure as these are all smooth satiny goodness.

I haven’t tried them on as of yet but what I’ve swatched I like!

NARS Final Cut Blush swatches

Final Cut, Love, New Attitude

NARS Final Cut Blush

Final Cut

NARS Love Blush


NARS New Attitude Blush

New Attitude

Reviews are upcoming.

If you have them I’d love to hear your thoughts or which are your favorite shades.

Do share!

These are available now exclusively at Nordstrom.com.

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About the Muse

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.

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  • sarah

    I ended up buying Sex Fantasy and LOVE it…pink with a touch of lilac undertones; don’t think i can compare it to any other blush I’ve seen. I find I only need a light hand with this blush (and I have olive skin) and it stays put all day. love, love, LOVE it!

  • Christina D.

    Happy Monday, Sista Muse! A bit off topic but I was wondering if you plan on reviewing/swatching the Nars Narcissist palette. It looks absolutely lovely but the so-so reviews (Christine at Temptalia gave it an overall “B”) and $79 price tag have me hesitating. Your professional opinion either way would hold sway…with tremendous power comes tremendous responsibility!

    • Isabella Muse

      LOL sis you know I’m no professional right but I sure do feel spesh when you say that πŸ˜€ I swatched it in store actually and thought it was a bit dry for $79! So I ended up skipping it..there’s been a 50/50 review on it from readers/blogs..some say HELLS yes and others say big no…I thought the texture wasn’t so fab to dish out the $80 so I skipped! I know this doesn’t completely help!? but hopefully gives you a little nudge in the save your money department πŸ™‚

  • Christina D.

    Actually, coming from you, that really does help. The price is outrageous for 50/50 odds.

    BTW here we go again…Maybelline has six new LE color tattoos — 5 neutrals and a black — for spring. Sigh. Off to Harmon’s at lunch. Wish me luck!

    • Isabella Muse

      saw those died! LOL ;-D I can’t make it to harmons this week though, SWAMPED as hell! I have a convention I’m headed to this weekend so that leaves the weekend out OHHHH NOOOO ;-D damn! πŸ˜€ aw thanks, I’m glad it helped…I swatched it and I was kinda like, meh…do I really need a dry palette when I can be spending $$ on something with a better formula?!

  • Tracy

    I’m a blush junkie and NARS is my favorite makeup brand. So I hauled. I got 3 shades, the only missing is Love. When I swatched it in store, I wasn’t wowed. Should I buy it ? I have Tarte Exposed and NARS Madly, which seem similar. I was scared that Sex Fantasy would be too light, but it’s not ! And I think I’m gonna get a backup of New attitude.

  • anne

    I was so excited for these, i ordered love and new attitude but unfortunately returned both. Love was really pretty on but i didn’t feel it was enough to keep. And new attitude i was really excited for in the pan, but it was so light on! and im a light complexion lol

  • Corinne

    LOVE LOVE LOVE “love” blush lol I want it to be perm but for now I’ve already gotten a backup.

    And the narcissist palette swatches dry but goes on buttery on your lids. You must try =)

  • Lacy

    Love the swatches but I’m heart broken you returned Sex Fantasy! That’s the only one I got and felt it translated more pink than lilac. Oh well, it’s my new favorite now since I broke my Nars Gaiety and wasn’t able to save it. πŸ™

    • Isabella Muse

      oh no! the alcohol didn’t work Lacy!? le sigh! sorry πŸ™ yeah, Sexy Fantasy made me look strange πŸ™‚ had to go back!

      • Lacy

        It worked and it didn’t work. It adhered everything nicely back together however I think the true hue of the blush was compromised during the wet/dry process. Instead of gaiety it now resembles more of the hue like desire and swatches darker pink than before…. le sigh… On another note I happened upon a psychians formula ph self adjust blush for 75% off 12.95 at rite aid with a 3.00 off coupon so I paid a whopping .25 cents for it. and it’s a nice neutral shade that helped lessen the blow of loosing such a beloved blush… I wonder with Sephora having such a generous return policy if I called and said I broke my blush if they’d replace it? I can wish right?

        • Isabella Muse

          aw man sorry lacy πŸ™ sigh! they might! Sephora is quite good about returns!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! see what they say, did you order online!? NICE on the PF haul! πŸ˜€

  • fancie

    All of them are beautiful! I’ve been trying to skip these but I really want Final Cut and Love. They’d be great everyday colors for me