Thursday, March 13th, 2014

NARS Contour Blush
NARS Contour Blush

NARS Cosmetics introduces Contour Blush, the ultimate essential in makeup artistry and the secret weapon to creating natural-looking definition with a luminous finish. The beautifully balanced duos feature a lighter shade to illuminate the highpoints of the face and a deeper shade to enhance definition. Ultra-smooth, lightweight texture lends itself to a luminous finish and the specially designed contouring formula visual depth and dimension in a single swipe. To create the perfect contour on cheeks, apply the deeper shade of the Contour Blush to the hollows of the cheek and along the hairline, sweep the light shade across the cheekbone toward the temple to soften and highlight. Finish the look with a pop of your favorite blush shade on the apples of the cheek.

Contour Blush ($42.00) (New, Permanent)

  • Gienah Honey/amber
  • Olympia Ivory/rose
  • Paloma Pink beige/deep rose

Availability: Now available for pre-order @ Nordstrom, March 15th @ NARS and NARS Boutiques, April 1st at all other retailers

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NARS Contour Blush
NARS Contour Blush

NARS Contour Blush
NARS Contour Blush

NARS Contour Blush
NARS Contour Blush

NARS Contour Blush
NARS Contour Blush

NARS Contour Blush
NARS Contour Blush

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53 thoughts on “NARS Contour Blush for Spring 2014

  1. xamyx

    I can’t wait for these! I’m planning to grab Olympia right away, but I may also end up with Paloma, as well.

  2. I’ll have to try out the Olympia shade in person. *_*
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  3. Need. Want. Deeply desire.

  4. Janie

    Oooh, these look really interesting. I’m really excited to see them in person/swatched! I always have trouble finding a good contouring shade because I’m so fair, and the second one actually looks like it would be fair enough for daily wear on me!

  5. These look super pretty! I hope Olympia is appropriate for fair complexions, as it looks like it is. I can’t wait to see how these swatch and review.

    Do you know how big these are? I don’t really have a good sense of the size without an ounce listing or a comparison to, say, a standard Nars blush or one of Nars’s bronzers…

    • I haven’t tried or seen them in person yet, so I don’t have any info other than what’s posted! Sorry! :(

      • I have a swatch of Olympia up on my blog if you want to see. It is rosey and definitely suited to lighter skin tones, especially those with pink/red undertones.

  6. Sarah

    Pretty, but am I the only one who thinks the contouring/highlighting trend (but especially the contouring) has gone a bit too far? It doesn’t look good to see stripes of brownish blush/bronzer down someone’s cheeks, especially if they don’t naturally have the facial structure that would create it (mainly having a prominent jawline and cheekbones) :( I’m all for beautiful even-toned skin and a soft face shape, myself… I don’t need razor like cheekbones and a face that looks pointy…But maybe these will be pretty!

    • Veronica

      I think the sharp lines are fine for editorials or camera work, but in RL situations, I think it needs to be very, very subtle.

      • xamyx

        I wouldn’t call it a “trend”, but rather a “technique”. I agree that it *can* look bad, but that has more to do with blending (or lack of), and the improper shades available on the mass market. I also agree about face shape, and in some cases, cheekbones can’t be “created” if they aren’t at all apparent, but there are other parts of the face that can benefit from a good contour product, particularly for those with rounder faces, and those who need to resurrect their natural features that get flattened by fuller coverage foundations. So no, the “contouring trend” hasn’t gone too far, but instead is catching up with the rest of the makeup world!

  7. I hope they really work. And that at least one of them is right for my skin tone.
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  8. Louisa

    Hi Christine, how do these compare to the new Matte multiples?
    Which do you personnaly prefer?

  9. Hmmm, will wait to see your review/swatches.
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  10. Gorgeous shades, I need this in my collection.

  11. I am a bronzer/contour-fiend and I am so excited about this – this could possibly the first NARS item that works for me!
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  12. Veronica

    Olympia may be worth a look in store. It’s tough to find good contouring shades that work well on NW10/15 skin types.

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  14. Al

    hopefully Nars will get with the program and these will be paraben free, to do otherwise is reckless, imo

  15. I’m very excited for this! I just hope the dark one is actually dark enough. It’s so hard to find a contour powder for brown skin in stores!
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    • xamyx

      Have you tried MUFE? Also, NYX Twin Cake face powders make a great contouring product, and are available in some pretty dark shades. Also, they all seem a bit grey/ashy, which is a plus for contouring, but not necessarily for an all-over foundation powder.

    • I went to a contouring class at Sephora, and they used a dark eyeshadow for the deep skin tones!

  16. chloé

    Anyone know if the cream blushes are discontinued or they are only reformulation them? And if anyone know where I could get my hands on penny lane and cactus flower, let me know, I’ve been looking everywhere for them!

  17. I love the formula of Nars blushed in general, so, hope these are also of the same quality as the blushes!
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  18. I love Gienah, but I don´t think I could use the first shade as a highlighter..
    I´ll wait for your wonderfull reviews!

  19. I was expecting for a CREAM countour blush not powder! <=(

  20. Chloe

    I love NARS, so I’m really curious to see swatches of these. They remind me of the Sleek contour kits.

  21. I can’t wait to swatch Olympia!
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  22. This sound absolutely amazing!

  23. I want to use these as eyebrow powder. Is that weird…?

  24. Valerie C.

    I can’t wait for these! I’ve been using a palette from IT Cosmetics which has 6 shades and I only use 2-3.

  25. Finally! I have been crying out for something more suitable than Laguna for ages. Let’s hope these start popping up in their palettes, as well.

  26. This looks really promising! I hope that it applies and stays on well. I am not really a fan of Nars blush in general so i have my hopes up that this will perform better!!!

  27. I am *so* interested to see how these swatch and turn out! I think Olympia would be the only one that might work for me, but I’m still excited to see how they perform!
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  28. Miss J

    You know I’m all over these as soon as they are out!

  29. Looking forward to your review for these, very tempted to snap them up but I’m worried that the pan shape might create too much product transfer or won’t give an even application.

  30. I’ve been looking lately for a light contour powder. I really hope the Olympia one is light enough for me. Most contour powders look muddy on me :/

  31. G

    Although I think the price point is pretty high, I’ve been looking for something like this to add to my collection. I think I’ll go for the honey/amber. This is a great idea for a product, a highlighter/contour all-in-one. I look forward to using this because I’ve been using bronzer for contouring and it just doesn’t look right.
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  32. This looks great, especially for traveling. I really want to try out Olympia in person!

  33. I’m so excited for these! I can’t to hear what you think and see swatches.

  34. Rachel

    Doesn’t look like anything here for a PPP…

  35. Kathy

    I am just wondering if they are limited or not?thank you very much