February 18, 2014

NARS Love Blush Review & Swatches

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NARS Love Blush

NARS Love Blush is one of four new blushes that was released for Spring 2014 exclusively at Nordstrom with the NARS Final Cut Collection. It truly is turning into a season of blushes with so many brilliant blushes releasing from a variety of brands this year like the new Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush, Clinique Cheek Pop Blush, and Make Up For Ever HD Blush just to name a few.

As obsessed as I am with NARS Blush I have to say that the Final Cut shades were a little disappointing. I know folks have a love/hate relationship with Orgasm but I always felt the shade was very unique (up until recently because man MAC Petal Power is glowing it up around my house) and I think I expected some of that specialness to rub off on these newer NARS Final Cut Blush shades.


With that being said I will say they quite nice essential colors. Today I’m taking a look at NARS Love Blush so let’s see what the good word is.

NARS Love Blush is a pretty dusky shade of rose aka tea rose. It’s a very warm shade with a satiny semi-matte finish sans any shimmer or sparkle of any kind. By NARS standards the blush is unique to their catalog as I don’t think they really have a shade like or have released one like it in the past. It is unique to my own collection that’s for sure as I don’t have a ton of shades like this. It does border on a very sophisticated shade that looks very “grown up” on cheeks and provides seamless color that’s very beautiful! It does remind me slightly of the the Balm Frat Boy but I think Frat Boy is a bit darker and perhaps a little more “fun” where as NARS Love is more about a lighter elegance.

NARS Love Blush swatches

The formula is quite lovely with a dense consistency that still manages to have a finely milled texture that isn’t powdery. I feel like it toes the line slightly in finish with some a bit of a matte texture to it but also quite satiny as well. Plus matte blushes tend to apply patchy on my drier skin but this has a soft, even, seamless look. It wears for a solid ten hours on my skin without fading or losing intensity.

NARS Love Blush fotd

I’m not sure I’d call the shade extraordinary simply because I thought the Final Cut Blushes would bring a bit more to the table. I will say it is a very beautiful shade that creates a gorgeous dusky rose flush on cheeks!

It’s available now at Nordstrom and Nordstrom.com.

Own it?

Do share, I’d love to hear your thoughts!

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  • Jessica Rose

    Thats a good blusher….Nars are always so highly pigmented…so a little goes a long way.

  • Joni

    It looks great on you, but that lipstick is AMAZING! What is it? By the way, I totally agree with you about Petal Power, I haven’t worn another blush since I bought it!

  • amy

    For anyone unable to grab any of this collection from Nordstrom, the collection (excluding one lip pencil) is up at NARS.com. I just picked up Love, and I cannot wait for it to arrive! I’ve never been so impatient for any obline purchase, and I just ordered a few hours ago…

  • kp305707

    I love these blushes, so pretty! I am a blush-aholic. I recently did a post on my first nars blush purchase and would love for you guys to check it out.

    These are so pretty I might have to buy more lol. I really like the NARS formula.