Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

NARS Oasis Highlighting Blush
NARS Oasis Blush

Quick Vacation to a NARS Oasis

NARS Oasis Blush ($26.00 for 0.16 oz.) is described as a “sparkling pink champagne.” I wonder how they settled on that description, because this shade is extremely difficult to describe aptly!

It actually looks like a rather muddy mess of pink, berry, and gold shimmer in the pan, but it’s quite beautiful when applied onto skin.  It really doesn’t look gorgeous in the pan, as many blushes often do, but don’t judge a book by its cover.  On skin, it becomes a rosy berry mauve with soft flecks of gold shimmer-glitter (not quite glitter, but larger than glitter!). The pigmentation is excellent, and like many NARS blushes, a light hand is a must!  (In fact, you may want to use a stippling brush or have a buffer brush on hand for diffusion of color.)

Despite being neutral to neutral-cool, it wears well on my warmer skin tone (which may be a little tanner, since I spent the weekend outdoors, though I was lathered in SPF for sure!) and is a great alternative to starkly cool pink blushes for those with stronger warm undertones.  There is some glittery bits in this blush, but it’s not overwhelming and doesn’t even seem to translate onto cheeks at all (just seems to disappears into a magical puff of glittery smoke and mirrors!), but cheeks do have a soft, subtle luminous sheen–that doesn’t emphasize pores–when all is said and done.

See more photos & swatches!

NARS Oasis Highlighting Blush
NARS Oasis Blush

NARS Oasis Highlighting Blush
NARS Oasis Blush

NARS Oasis Highlighting Blush
NARS Oasis Blush

NARS Oasis Highlighting Blush
NARS Oasis Blush

NARS Oasis Highlighting Blush
NARS Oasis Blush

NARS Oasis Highlighting Blush
NARS Oasis Blush

NARS Oasis Highlighting Blush
NARS Oasis Blush

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97 thoughts on “NARS Oasis Blush Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Roxanne

    I love NARS blushes. Needs to get me some fo’ sho’!

    By the way, I went to Kiehl’s today. The product I suggested has only been launched in Europe & Asia because it contains 2 ingredients not approved of by the DA (I believe?). Boo! :( I’m really sorry, I should’ve researched more before suggesting it to you :( I would be more than happy to send you one!

  2. How do you think this would work on pale skin? (NARS Siberian here!) I really love the look of it, stunning on you

    • I think it could, but VERY, VERY lightly! I think it could be really nice, particularly in the fall/winter as a pop o’ plum on cheeks.

  3. Morgan

    It looks great on you!!

  4. Michou

    I can’t lie, I’ve been dying to buy this, but I always forget to put on blush so I can’t yet justify the expense.

  5. lily

    oh my god christine i love it! you fuel my addictions!!! :)

  6. Vanelle

    Hi Christine,

    How do you think this will transfer on my NW45 skin tone? I bought taos, while I love the color, the glitter chunks separate from the color and ends up all over my face. Yuck! So I’m trying to exchange it for another color. Any Nars recommendations? Thanks so much.

  7. Lizz M.

    Oasis has been on my wish-list forever! This settles it, gorgeous, versatile, have to get it now!

  8. Haley

    SO pretty! I think I want this as a neutral light pink for my collection!

  9. Astrid

    That colour looks so strange when swatched, but it’s super beautiful on you!

  10. I swapped this a while ago – I think I would ignore it on the counter, but alone it’s so pretty. I posted a swatch & review this weekend on my website. I am a NARS “Gobi” for refference:


  11. Julia

    Although I don’t think I would personally wear this (I’m NW15 almost all year round), I think this blush is gorgeous!! I definitely need to try a NARS powder/cream blush sometime soon!

  12. Alejandra

    You look very beautiful Christine!Are you only wearing Oasis blush(As far as blush)It looks multi-colored.Very Pretty!

  13. Kenzie

    Very pretty on you. (:

  14. Aarti

    Is this similar to Enough Said my MAC?
    It looks so pretty on you!

  15. victoria

    its beautiful. on my skin, nars oasis and mac stark naked look very similar.

  16. Sass

    Oasis looks like Love Joy to me from the pics you posted of Oasis…Christine can you put side by side comparisons of Love Joy and Oasis please?

  17. Good grief that is gorgeous. Christine, you are such an enabler! I really want to get this now!

    • Jennifer

      ROFL she really is! hehehe And we who check her site every single day (several times a day) are all such willing victims. 😉 😀 MUA!! We love you Christine. :)

      • Love ya right back! :) But TRUST, y’all enable me just as much… because someone will say, “Have you tried X? Are you going to try Y?” and I might have been like, “Ehh, I can skip! I can pass!” but then I cave when someone asks about it!

  18. Happyhubbs

    thats pretty! more blush reviews please

  19. Shal

    That looks SO pretty! I’ll definitely be checking it out – thanks!

  20. Alexis (SF)

    That’s pretty. I tried Sin in the store and I have been thinking about it ever since. But I think I may hold out and just buy the Sin/Casino duo at Sephora. Right now I love the cream blush Lokoum and as far as powder blush I love using Gilda. NARS is absolutely my favorite blush hands down! Now I need to try out Oasis…

  21. chibu74

    this is such a gorg blush…it looks pretty in the pan too…thanks for the post

  22. Myra

    Hi Christine, how would you compare this to Nars SIN?

  23. Michelle

    Looks natural and glowy on you. Pretty!

  24. Margot

    I think it would be too dark on my skin tone but it looks absolutely gorgeous on you ! Makes you glow and look young and healthy. You should definitely continue using it, it looks great on you !!!

  25. Colleen

    Thanks for this! I am having such a bad day and this made me smile :)

  26. Dee

    Hi Christine
    What lipgloss/lipstick are you wearing in the pic here? Its all very purdy!

  27. Vicky

    I was planning on getting Deep Throat (NC30), but these pictures of Oasis is making me yearning for more!

  28. Melanie

    I honestly don’t have a lot of nars blushes but i have orgasm and one of my favorites is torrid but I’m definitely considering purchising a couple more especially this one
    and I was wondering if maybe you could swatch silvana

  29. ledonatella

    Oasis is one of my fave blushes ever, I thought on my skin it would look muddy or be too dark as so many NARS blushes (I’m a MAC NW20 for ref.) are for me, but this is really a gorgeous mauve with a hint of shimmer and not too dark, it’s very buildable.

  30. Mina

    I love NARS Deep Throat and Lokoum, and I just recently purchased Radiance, by Smashbox. I feel like I’m set on blushes, but this is so pretty…!

  31. Oasis is one of my absolute favorite blushes. I prefer it more for Fall.. but it’s something I can never see myself without. Love it.

    I agree that it doesn’t look amazing in the pan but swatched/applied, I think it’s one of NARS’ best blushes!

  32. Nicole

    I have gone through bouts of total OBSESSION with NARS blushes…and yet this one managed to fly under my radar!! Not anymore!!! Haha. I think I will add this to my wish list! 😀

  33. This blush reminds me a little bit of Stark Naked.. sadly I can’t pull it off because it’s too much of a bruised look for me!

  34. derri


  35. LNU

    Ah! This is so on my wish list to buy in November! I need a new go-to blush.

  36. This is great! More blush reviews please :)

  37. rashmi

    looking pretty christine
    m thinking of buying deep throat as recc. by you long time back….
    what would u say about this blush on me ??
    should i go for this or deep throat??
    i have only one blush from nars…

  38. amelia

    this reminds me of SOFTDEW beauty powder from the indie girl look in a box SO MUCH. christine, do you have/ plan on picking any of the look in a boxes up any time soon? theyre really great :)

  39. I love NARS Blushes (Orgasm, Desire, Gina & Zen) – I was looking into some Fall shades of which include Sin and Exhibit A.

    Should I add Oasis to that? XD

  40. Diana

    of course I have this!!!!!! I love it so much especially in the winter time 😀

  41. Brenda

    I’m looking for a Nars blush for my NW20-25 skin, that looks naturally, and not too much shimmer. I have to order it online because Nars is not available in my country, do you know te perfect Nars-shade for me?

  42. Hilana

    Stunning colour. Love it.

  43. Sexy Sadie

    Wow, a kind of burned pink. Looks great.

  44. alice

    Oasis is my favorite Nars blush!

  45. amy

    I think this is gorgeous in the pan and gorgeous on the skin. In the pan it reminds me of a slightly pinker and more mauve version of Nars Madly blushl.

  46. Kara

    from your description this seems to be alot like springsheen by mac which i own and i love very much!

  47. Lisa

    You need to thin your brows desperately…I’m just being honest and nice….you’ll look even better.

  48. That shade looks gorgeous on you! I may have to buy this one!

  49. Hend

    😀 I lovvved

  50. Dianna

    Does this compare to MAC Blushbaby (minus the shimmer) or is my computer playing tricks on me? It looks quite similar in the pan, as far as I can tell. What do you think?

  51. i thik it goes to peach colour..

  52. Janice

    I love it? What’s on your lips?

  53. Ariel

    Im a NW50 & I loveeeeeeeeeee Oasis blush.. I wanted to get the orgasm or super orgasm blush… but the sales lady in Sephora insisted I try it bc the orgasm & super orgasm blush would be translucent.

  54. Liron

    Very beautiful pic’ of you :)

  55. Amrita

    On my 40/42 skin tone, this blush looks kinda mussy. I look like someone beat me up! Perhaps it was how the MA applied it on me at the NARS counter… I bought it regardless 😛 Cause I wanna like it :p I’ll see how it goes! Haha.

  56. Court

    Hey christine,
    how do you think this would look on NC15 skin?
    it looks gorgeous on you!!
    I am going to be in sephora next week and am trying to decide between this and Korres natural blush!

  57. Sianna

    Hey, just wondering…. is this something i can put all over my face as well?