NARS Impassioned Blush Review, Photos, Swatches

NARS Impassioned Blush
NARS Impassioned Blush

NARS Impassioned Blush ($30.00 for 0.16 oz.) is described as a “rich orchid.” It’s a muted, light-medium rosy pink with neutral-to-warm undertones and a matte finish. Zoeva Gentle Touch (P, $11.80) is lighter (90% similar). Burberry S/S15 Runway (LE, $65.00) is lighter (90% similar). Benefit Dandelion (P, $29.00) is warmer (90% similar). Burberry Misty (P, $42.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Pink Cult (LE, $23.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Pink Sprinkles (LE, $23.00) is darker (90% similar). NARS Threesome (LE, $30.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Illamasqua Naked Rose (P, $26.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC The Perfect Cheek (LE, $23.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Modest Blush (LE, $27.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Viseart Plum #1 (P, ) is lighter (85% similar). Chanel Jardin de Chanel (LE, $55.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). NARS New Attitude (LE, $30.00) is darker, brighter (85% similar). Stila Dusty Rose (LE, ) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Urban Decay Overexposed (-, ) is warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The NARS blush formula is supposed to be pigmented and blendable, per their website. According to the press release, this shade will be joining the permanent range this spring. The texture of this particular shade is soft and finely-milled with a thin, lightly powdery consistency, though it doesn’t read powdery or caky applied to the skin. It offered semi-sheer color payoff that was buildable to semi-opaque at most, but it is one of the lesser pigmented blushes from NARS. I could see it being a workhorse blush on fair to light-medium skin tones as a subtler, everyday kind of shade, but it may be less versatile on deeper skin tones. It applied and blended out fairly well without a lot of work, and the color lasted for seven and a half hours before fading on my skin.

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NARS Impassioned Blush
NARS Impassioned Blush

NARS Impassioned Blush
NARS Impassioned Blush

NARS Impassioned Blush
NARS Impassioned Blush

NARS Impassioned Blush
NARS Impassioned Blush

NARS Impassioned Blush
NARS Impassioned Blush

NARS Impassioned Blush
NARS Impassioned Blush

NARS Impassioned Blush