Product Review | Nars Liquid Blush
Product Review | Nars Liquid Blush in Torrid, Orgasm and Luster ($30, Sephora and Macy's)
Product Details (from Sephora's website): Silky and weightless, Liquid Blush is infused with monoi and tamanu oils to blend effortlessly for a natural-looking, second-skin finish. A soft veil of color kisses skin to create a healthy glow all year long. The buildable formula blends effortlessly for a foolproof application. Just one pump delivers the perfect amount of long-lasting color for sheer to high-impact looks. Just use it alone or layer under the iconic NARS Powder Blush to add dimension.
Review: There was a time where I had 9 Nars Powder blushes before decluttering them (they were old) but I have never delved into their cream products except for their Concealer and Sheer Glow Foundation. I was watching one of EmilyTBeauty's video and saw her using one of these cream blushes. I enjoyed the glow it left on her face and when the weather started to become cooler, I needed a much more hydrating product to use for my face. Enter Nars Liquid Blushes.
The packaging is in its typical black box with white typography. The blushes comes in a frosted glass bottle with the Nars typography in black. It has a black top cover with a soft-matte texture similar to their blush compacts. It also comes with a pump. The one thing kind of tricky is the cap has to be pulled up not twisted. Otherwise, you will think that the product is to be dispensed with a weird looking spatula. Out of the three, Luster has a slightly thicker consistency as you can see on the swatches below. Luster also has a matte finish although since it is a cream product, it still leaves a slight sheen on the skin. Both Torrid and Orgasm has a thinner consistency but are very pigmented. My last dabble on cream blushes almost 6 years ago using one from NYX. I could not blend or apply them to save my life but that is not the case with these cream blushes. I do not apply them directly on my cheeks, instead I apply a small amount (about a pea-size) on the back of my hand and blend it using the Sephora PRO Diffuser Brush #64. This blends and applies cream blushes beautifully and seamlessly on the skin. It does not leave the skin greasy or oily looking. I do even have to set it with any blush powder. It stays all day and sinks into the skin versus sitting on top of it.
The shade Torrid is a nice shade of Coral when blended so it is not too intense, unless you want to build it up. Luster is a beautiful peach color. I am not really into pink blushes, but the Orgasm shade has small flecks of silver shimmer and when blended, it comes out as a beautiful flush on the cheeks.
I highly recommend these cream blushes, they are phenomenal. However, if you would like to try a budget-friendly option, the Flower Beauty Blush Bomb Drops are a good alternative.