Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

NARS 413 BLKR Blush
NARS 413 BLKR Blush

NARS 413 BLKR Blush ($30.00 for 0.16 oz.) is described as “rosebud.” It’s a medium-dark, slightly muted, rosy pink with cool undertones and a matte finish. Milani Tea Rose (08) (LE, $7.99) is quite a bit lighter. Milani Bella Rosa (11) (P, $7.99) is a little brighter. Kevyn Aucoin Neolita (P, $37.00) is darker, warmer, more shimmery. Bobbi Brown Berry (LE, $26.00) is darker. NARS Mata Hari (P, $29.00) is lighter. MAC Mocha (P, $21.00) is slightly warmer. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

It was a richly pigmented blush that applied with true-to-pan color. Deeper skin tones will have no trouble getting this to show up on their skin tone, while fairer skin tones will have to use a lighter hand when building up the color, it doesn’t feel “too pigmented” where the merest brush of your bristles is product overload! The texture was soft, finely-milled, and silky against the skin, which made it easier to achieve smoother, even color during application. When I applied the blush, it was fairly easy to blend out the edges. It wore well for eight and a half hours on me, which is a bit longer than average.

The Glossover


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NARS 413 BLKR Blush
NARS 413 BLKR Blush

NARS 413 BLKR Blush
NARS 413 BLKR Blush

NARS 413 BLKR Blush
NARS 413 BLKR Blush

NARS 413 BLKR Blush
NARS 413 BLKR Blush

NARS 413 BLKR Blush
NARS 413 BLKR Blush

NARS 413 BLKR Blush
NARS 413 BLKR Blush

NARS 413 BLKR Blush
NARS 413 BLKR Blush

The Makeup Look

On face: Guerlain Parure de Lumiere Foundation, Guerlain Les Voilettes Loose Powder, NARS Hot Sand Illuminator. On eyes: NARS Baalbek Eye Paint. On lips: NARS Orgasm Lipgloss.

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91 thoughts on “NARS 413 BLKR Blush Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. fabiola

    I love it, it looks beautiful on you. I guess blushes are my weakness. Thanks for the review Christine.

  2. Such a beautifully pigmented shade ! love wearing Matte shades !

  3. Sapir

    How does this compare to The Balm’s Toile?

  4. A

    This is a beautiful color on you Christine! A bit too dark for my current routine though, I’ve been really into just highlighting lately.

  5. Kate

    Very fresh and pretty look Christine, very spring like x

  6. This is a gorgeous color! I think it would be lovely on deeper complexions!
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  7. I think this blush looks super beautiful. I’m glad it’s in the permanent collection so I can take my time going to pick it up. Too many other things on my chic week list right now!

  8. Christine, do you know if, at some point, this will be available at Sephora? I’m not sure if Nars ships to Canada but also, having seen how some of your products have arrived in past (all smashed), I’d just love to be able to pick this up “in store”.

    • According to NARS, the 413 BLKR products seem to be exclusive to their website! I think they are also available at boutiques.

      Note: the products I receive are coming from NARS’ corporate office via their PR department, so it’s not connected to how it is shipped if you were a customer of their e-commerce site (I think I have only ordered a handful of times from NARS’ website directly but don’t remember any issues). Sometimes products are loose (not in boxes), so they can knock against each other, which can sometimes cause damage.

  9. Adhishree

    I think this would work well on my NC40 complexion :)

  10. Pretty! It looks very close to MAC Mocha which I have in stash. I find darker shades like this look best on my NC20/25 skin if I apply just a hint over a bit of bronzer. If I go straight from pan, I tend to look contrived and doll-like or feverish. This would enrich darker skintones and be so stunning.

  11. Chanel

    Is this blush comparable to nars seduction blush….gorgeous color by the way and you look great !

  12. Melissa C

    That is soooo pretty – but I don’t need another blush. I feel like I already have something similar. Does anyone have Milani Mineral Blush in Mai Tai – I feel that they are similar – but Mai Tai is more red/coral – but similar enough. Sigh – at least it’s permanent.

  13. That looks really red! I thought it would look more berry.
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  14. CeliaV

    I love the BLKR line (the lip colors especially are so cool). If I didn’t have Mata Hari, this would be screaming my name. Question, Christine, how different do you think they’ll wear on fairest porcelain with neutral undertones (from each other, I mean. Do you think they are different enough on skin to merit owning both)? This is so beautiful and I don’t want to miss out, but if it’s too similar to Mata Hari on I can safely pass.

    (Note: Of course I’ll swatch it in person when I can, but oh the lust a beautiful NARS blush instills…)

    • I think they look more different applied than you’d think, only because Mata Hari is not just lighter but has a stronger blue undertone, so I think that the undertones make the difference in color more obvious!

      • CeliaV

        Ooooh that’s so exciting to hear! That’s exactly what I was hoping for, actually. Now I can really envision the spot it would fill in my collection and cannot wait to play with it. So excited for my appointment with them in May :D! Thanks for the response, darling. <3 Beautiful job showing the collection so far.

  15. Haley

    It’s a pretty color and it looks good on you, but I don’t know that it would look very good on me!

  16. Jaclyn

    I think this will look much better on me than Couer Battant (did I even spell that right?) Definitely going to purchase!

  17. i am amazed .. how pretty it is looking on you dear :)
    soooo gorgeous 😀 😀

    loved the liner as well :) but blush is stunning , 101 % getting this 😀
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  18. This color is sooo gorgeous on you! Don’t know how something so vivid would work on my NC15 skin though!

  19. What a gorgeous shade! Looking forward to seeing it in person. :)

  20. I really like this one! With my ruddiness it might not work but I might be willing to chance it!
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  21. Veronica

    Very lovely. :) I’m glad they released shades that can be worn across the spectrum for the 413BLKR series – part of why I like NARS so much as a brand!

  22. Gorgeous! This looks like a great shade for all-year!

  23. I think I’m going to skip this blush.

  24. OMG! Do you think MAC prolongwear blush stubborn would be closer? I love that shade!
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  25. Sonana

    Looks fabulous on you! I thought this would be a fall/winter blush, but it seems to be an all year round type of color. I was wondering, how this would compare to NARS Dolce Vita blush?

  26. This berry colour is gorgeous – I loved it in the promo pic, and it looks just as lovely as I thought it would on you! 😀
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  27. This is actually a really nice color for a nice rosy cheek. It seemed like it’d be tooo much but it’s so nice!;)

  28. Nauti

    Hi Cristine, I adore Nars blushes and already have quite a collection. Two of the ones I own are Amour and Outlaw. Would 413 blkr be too similar? What would be the differences? Thanks.
    Also, wanted to thank you for your reviews as they have often helped me decide on my beauty purchases.

    • 413 BLKR is a totally different finish from Outlaw, and then it is cooler-toned than both of those. I would say that, though they are different, they’re still in the same family, so you could definitely skip! :)

      Happy to help!

  29. Dana

    So pretty! I already have Mata Hari, it’s too similar to justify YET ANOTHER blush purchase 😛

  30. The blush is so beautiful and yes true to its color.. It looks flattering on you Christine.. :)

  31. Hi Christine

    A perfect review as always ,I’m a nars freek is this a part of their permanent collection ?or is it for limited time only

    Thank you xx

  32. Barbie

    wow 30 dollars now! i remember when the blushes were 24 dollars (rip)

  33. Sara

    This is soo pretty! how does it compare to Nars Seduction?

  34. I guess it would be pointless to get this if I already have NARS Mata Hari D:
    I hope NARS releases more LE blushes in the future x_x

  35. Love this, might have to be my first NARS blusher! :)

  36. Andreia Franco

    Wow. I want that blush, now!!!

  37. Too dark for me, but looks lovely on you!

  38. Rhea

    Do you think this blush would work on very pale, very yellow skin tones? I love these types of colors but I’m always worried about them turning orangey on my skin.

  39. Michelle

    Christine how similar is this to MAC Prom Princess & Hot Nights?

  40. Almas

    Is this similar to the Archie Collection blush in Prom Princess?