Did you know that before my Chanel madness even started, I always had a special place in my heart for all things NARS? It’s true. I always felt that their powder blushes and eyeshadows are some of the best, both in texture and colour.
New and limited edition for the NARS Fall 2010 collection is NARS Blush in Douceur ($29), a browny pink with a satin finish. First of all, how could I not get mesmerized by that NARS imprint? Oh and by the way, the imprint is actually quite deep because after really working my buffer blush brush into it a few times, it is still there.
NARS Douceur Blush
At first glance, Douceur seems to only suit pale beauties. Have you seen it on The Beauty Bite? Stunning! You may have also heard that Douceur does not apply as pigmented as the usual NARS blush, but don’t let this stop you from checking her out in person. I admit that I tend to be heavy handed when it comes to blush, but when I buff this in to my skin it’ll never look clownish. On my skin (between NC35 and NC40) it is the most natural flush, i.e., like I’m not wearing makeup, except I look a lot less like death. Here are a some (heavy) swatches.
NARS Douceur Blush swatch on NC35 / NC40 skin (indoor lamp)
NARS Douceur Blush swatch on NC35 / NC40 skin (natural light)
Wearing NARS Douceur on cheeks
As expected, NARS Douceur is very long wearing. It stayed on even after an entire day of sweaty bike rides around the city. Despite the lack of pigmentation, on me it layers quite easily to get a natural colour on my cheeks because it is soft and smooth. Very NARS; very worth it.
Is it Too Good to Pass Up, or Too Subtle for the Price Tag?
What do you think? I don’t own a blush quite like this so I am a yes yes yes!