Powder Blush by NARS

Powder Blush


Overall Score

3959 Reviews
does not have fallout
blends well
pigmentation: sheer
Contains Hazardous Ingredients
Selected ShadeAMOUR

What the reviews are saying

falloutdoes not have fallout
"it's amazing how little the fallout is on these kinds of blushes"
- Sephora User
"except for the initially difficulty of use, i like how stiff this product is because i don't feel like i'm wasting any of it--it kicks up zero fallout when you swipe your brush in"
- Sephora User
blendabilityblends well
"these shadows are pigmented and easy to blend"
- Sephora User
"they are soft, blendable, true to colour, last 8 hrs + and have so many different colours"
- Mecca User
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"the packaging is heavy and stylish with a very satisfying magnetic click which is extra nice in a clutch on a night out"
- Mecca User
"it glides onto the face really well, it feels creamy like butter, but it feels light on the face"
- Sephora User
staying powerlonglasting
"favorite blush ever, longwearing and changes your makeup game"
- Sephora User
"it's now my go to blush for several reasons: it does not make my cheeks feel dry like some blushes i've tried, the color payoff is amazing and it suits my fair skin tone, you don't need to apply much for a fresh and natural glow, it wears well and lasts throughout the day, it lasts so you don't have to replace it as often (i was previously using a bareminerals blush and replacing it twice and often)"
- Sephora User
"and let me tell you this blush might be a little intimidating when it comes to the color but omg it goes on to the skin so beautiful, very smooth and blends easily"
- Sephora User
"it makes my skin look smooth and awake and trust me i dont have the best skin"
- Nordstrom User
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Sephora User
Longlasting, blends well, pigmented
I really enjoy this product. I have it in Orgasm and Portifino. The Orgasm color is definitely less pigmented then its blush counterpart, but that is perfect for me as I am extremely fair. I use it when I want a hint of natural looking color on my cheeks. Portifino is a color that I just recently purchased, after much debating, and I'm so glad I did. I'm a huge fan of corals, as the look fantastic on paler skin tones.The product is a bit pricey, but I think that it is worth it. I've had orgasm for about 9 months now and it is nowhere near to being used up. The product lasts a very long time and does not dry up. The texture is still very creamy.I find that the product stays on quite well all day, but usually isn't a problem for me. I also wear it on the eyes sometimes, and as long as I use a primer it doesn't crease or fade. I've tried it on the lips but it is a tad dry and just generally not comfortable, but again I don't mind because I purchased it to use it on my cheeks. On the cheeks it glides on effortlessly and blends smoothly. It does not irritate my sensitive skin or cause breakouts. Totally worth the price. « less
Sephora User
Blends well, pigmented, lightweight
Sin is the best everyday/anytime blush I've ever used which is a heavy statement considering that I am a makeup junkie. It's very difficult (for me & makeup artist) to choose colors that will compliment my unique features and this blush does the trick! I have dark hair, dark eyes (& eyebrows), pigmented lips, warm undertones, light-med to light skin tone, a slight olive complexion, & plenty of blemishes including reddish dark circles. Listed below are the blushes I own by Nars & my experiences with them: *Sin: A berry tone that looks amazing on my skin; year round. This is my favorite Nars blush... enough said :) *Orgasm: A cult classic peachy-pink with shimmer that looks decent on me but not as good as Super Orgasm. I know they're basically the same but not on my skin against my features. I'd invest in super orgasm instead. *Super Orgasm: A peachy-pink that shockingly looks good on me despite the fact it has glitter specks. This compliments me however, I feel odd wearing it to work as a 26 y/o. It looks like I'm there to party or something… *Seduction: This deep sangria color only compliments me when I'm tanned although it is considered a universally flattering blush. When I'm not tanned, it clashes terribly with my blemishes. *Douceur: A soft pink-brown that is not flattering on me as a blush. Occasionally, I’d use this as a bronzer but not as a focal color on my face. It looks good on light & fair complexions. *Mati Hari: Matte pink. I have no other way of describing this other than some days it looks wonderful on my skin & other days it doesn't... sorry I can't be more specific. Also, I have to apply this with a light hand & blend well or else, it’ll look like a 7y/o did my makeup. *Foreplay Palette: I highly dislike every color in this palette except for orgasm. Save the $ & purchase orgasm alone. *New Order (highlighting blush): As a Sheer, shimmer, & lavender-esque, it looks quite nice on my complexion when sporting a natural look however, the shimmer can be a bit much for work. Perfect for night & weeknds tho. Can be doubled as a nice sheer eyeshadow! *Laguna: A popular bronzer containing a subtle golden shimmer. I like it but it's not perfect on me. I've yet to discover the perfect bronzer however; this is the best I've found thus far. *Albatross (highlighting blush): As a pigmentless glow, this works as a highlighter for me however, I seriously don’t understand all the hype behind it. It’s ok on my skin but nothing amazing. I only use it because I paid good $ for it... lol. I won't repurchase though. Once again, these statements are based on my personal experience with said products as they pertain to my own features. Not everyone will have the same opinion. Blushes not pictured: Foreplay Palette & Douceur Pic Disclaimer: Seduction isn't depicted accurately. It is much deeper & more beautiful than the dried up red swatch on my hand.
Sephora User
Blends well, sheer, longlasting
I love this blush; I have Orgasm (in a palette), Amour, and Nico, but I have tried several other shades (my sister owns a ton). All the shades I have tried blend really well and most are buildable. However, not all shades are sheer- some of the more pigmented colours require a light hand to apply, otherwise they might make you look clown-ish. In general, this blush lasts all day, i.e., it doesn't gradually fade away. FYI: I'm light-to-medium olive/tan with yellow undertones. ALBATROSS: Sheer white with golden sheen. I'd describe this as *almost* the powder equivalent of Benefit Moon Beam, and applied to the tops of cheeks, forehead, etc, works great as a highlighter. The only thing is you can definitely apply too much if you aren't careful. NICO: Also more of a highlighter than a blush. Looks off-white in the pan, but is a whole lot more sheer than Albatross; it's almost unnoticeable when swatched on the hand. While Albatross is sheer, it's tad too white for my liking. I bought Nico as it looks more natural on my skin even with it's slight shimmer. Compared to Albatross, it's harder to over-apply this colour. I think both Albatross and Nico would work well with all skin tones - it depends on personal preference. AMOUR: Matte slightly warm peachy-pink. I love Amour because it's matte! I don't like too much shimmer on my cheeks. It looks natural and not as if it's just sitting on my skin. DESIRE: Matte bright cool pink (slight blue undertones). This is one of those pigmented shades that requires a light hand. Applied correctly, Desire can give you a sheer, beautiful pink (straight, unadulterated pink) flush. ORGASM: Peachy-pink with golden shimmer. I don't use this shade too much (or at all really) because I don't think it does too much for me. It doesn't look bad, but I think it would look better on skin tones that are lighter than mine. SUPER ORGASM: Peachy-pink with golden shimmer and gold glitter. A LOT of fall-out with this one. I tend to stay away from glittery NARS products, and this blush is no exception. This is a shade my sister owns, so I've tried it several times with the same result: glitter on my décolletage. Personally, I don't want glitter on my cheeks, but for those who do, good luck trying to get the glitter in this blush to stay on your face.


Compared to other blushes, the ingredients in this product contain a larger number of irritants and hazardous materials.
106 ingredients

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