NARS Liberte Blush Review, Photos, Swatches

NARS Liberte Blush
NARS Liberte Blush

NARS Liberte Blush

NARS Liberte Blush ($28.00 for 0.16 oz.) is described as a “burnished apricot.” It’s a burnt orange-red with a very subtle sheen. Fans of NARS Exhibit A will probably enjoy this–it’s just a bit darker, more muted compared to Exhibit A. It’s not as bright; it reads softer, and the subtle sheen gives it a more luminous look on the cheeks. MAC My Paradise has a similar feel, though it is a touch lighter.

Admittedly, it’s horrible on me, but I think this is something that will look absolutely stunning on deeper complexions. There’s just something about this color and my particular skin tone that makes it read “terribly sunburnt” rather than “gloriously blushing.” It is also an interesting shade, because it reinforced my feelings that this collection was more of a split personality than anything else–this blush would complement the Ramatuelle trio, but it doesn’t work at all with the Marie-Galante duo (similarly, Moscow looks awful with Marie-Galante but would work with Ramatuelle).

It can be used both intensely and more sheered out, depending on how heavy-handed you are and what brush you use.  I’d recommend a stippling or really fluffy brush if you wanted a softer look, because this powder is rather pigmented.  The texture is a little on the drier, powdery side, so blending wasn’t effortless–it did take some maneuvering to get the edges to diffuse properly.  I ended up cheating a bit and using a pat or two of foundation over the edges, because it just wasn’t getting there for me.  A good method to try is to apply a very soft layer first, diffuse that, and then apply a bit more exactly where you want it.  I wore this yesterday for wear, and it wore for seven hours with just a little fading along the cheekbones.

NARS Powder Blush Liberte
B+
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8
Application
3.5
Total
87%

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NARS Liberte Blush
NARS Liberte Blush

NARS Liberte Blush
NARS Liberte Blush

NARS Liberte Blush
NARS Liberte Blush

NARS Liberte Blush
NARS Liberte Blush

NARS Liberte Blush
NARS Liberte Blush

NARS Liberte Blush
NARS Liberte Blush

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The Good
  • Blendable (210)
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  • Easy To Apply (128)
  • Long-wearing (127)
  • Great Value (67)
  • Buttery (59)
  • Travel-friendly (43)
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  • Highly Pigmented (149)
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The Bad
  • Powdery (40)
  • Emphasizes Pores (9)
  • Fades (8)
  • Hard To Blend (7)
  • Chalky (6)
  • Hard To Apply (4)
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