Thursday, August 26, 2010
NARS Limited Edition Douceur Blush
For Fall 2010, NARS released one blush. The shade is "Douceur" ($26). It's described as a matte soft pink-brown. This is one of those really hard to describe colors. It does have a pink tone, but is tan at the same time. When I swatch it however, it doesn't even look very pink. One of the things I really like about this blush is that the NARS logo is engraved into the product itself, although it certainly will fade with usage.
The color itself is really lovely. I was skeptical at first, the color is very dusty and looks ho-hum in the pan. It isn't very pigmented, especially compared to its sisters. BUT, Douceur does mean "softness" in French. This blush is exactly that, a tool to achieve a very pretty soft look. I think it would work really well on those with lighter skin. Even though I have medium skin, I really like it. It's one of those shades that I can slap on as much as I want and just simply look like I have a healthy soft glow, without having heavily blushed cheeks. I'm a bit heavy handed, so this works great for me. A lot of people might not like it since it isn't quite pigmented, but I'm gonna go ahead and say this is near the top of my NARS blush list.
I highly recommend this if you have lighter skin, or if you have medium skin and a heavy hand and an interest in soft glowy cheeks =).