The ultimate authority in blush, NARS offers the industry's bestselling, most iconic shades for cheeks. NARS blush delivers healthy-looking color that enlivens the complexion and provides a natural-looking flush to flatter any skin tone. Iconic shades include a range of translucent, natural tones, each with a subtle pink undertone for a natural-looking blush to highlight the complexion. Silky, superfine micronized powder pigments in matte and shimmering shades ensure irresistibly soft, blendable application. A light application of even the highest-intensity hues delivers a natural-looking flush. These soft, buildable shades deliver a wide range of effects, from ultra-sheer to powerful pops of color.
Notable shade includes Orgasm: Orgasm is an award-winning, artist-beloved, editor-coveted, and universally-flattering shade. It blends pinky-peach pigment with subtle golden shimmer highlights, giving cheeks the ultimate natural-looking glow.
"Cheek color shouldn't be limited to the apples (no one blushes only on their cheeks). I always blend a bit into the hairline, along the jawbone, and on the tip of the nose to create a more natural-looking, all-over hint of color."- Francois Nars, Founder and Creative Director of NARS Cosmetics
"When it comes to blush, how and where you apply it is more important than what color you use."- François Nars
"Find the apples of the cheeks by placing two fingers on the high points of the cheekbones. Start with a light-handed application and build to your desired intensity."- Francois Nars
Use a blush brush and apply to the apples of the cheeks. Sweep the excess across the hairline, bridge of the nose, and chin. For more dimension, apply a shimmer shade to the apples of the cheeks and a matte shade to the hollows of the cheeks.
The NARS Technique:
Contour: Create definition by starting at the temple and sweeping along the hairline, under the cheekbone, and down the jawline.
Highlight: Glide over areas where the sun hits naturally - the tops of the cheekbones, on temples, and on the bridge of the nose.
Pop: Swipe color onto the apples of the cheeks, and swirl in a circular motion, layering to your desired intensity.
Talc, Cetearyl Isononanoate, Zinc Stearate, Cetyl Acetate, Stearoxy Dimethicone, Isopropyl Lanolate, Silica, Propylparaben, Triclosan, Methylparaben, Acetylated Lanolin Alcohol, BHA. May Contain): Mica, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77491 (Iron Oxides), CI 77492 (Iron Oxides), CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 77742 (Manganese Violet), CI 45410 (Red 28 Lake), CI 73360 (Red 30 Lake), CI 17200 (Red 33 Lake), CI 15880 (Red 34 Lake).
The #1 selling blush in the U.S.* - Source: The NPD Group, Inc./BeautyTrends, U.S. Prestige Makeup Retail Unit Sales, January-October 2019.
Cult-favorite NARS Blush delivers a weightless, natural-looking rush of color in matte, satin and shimmering finishes. Superfine micronized powder pigments ensure an irresistibly soft, blendable application for a naturally flushed effect. Buildable pigments allow control of color intensity for subtle to bold effects on every skin tone.
"Most of my blushes are rarely one hue - they're a mix of different colors - so playing around with shades can be a lot of fun." - François Nars, Founder & Creative Director