Sunday, April 14th, 2013

NARS Rotonde High Voltage Blush
NARS Rotonde High Voltage Blush

NARS Rotonde High Voltage Blush ($41.00 for 0.45 oz.) is described as a “tiger lily.” It’s a bold, vibrant, medium-dark orange with a matte finish. It’s not NARS Taj Mahal, which is brighter, more golden, and shimmery. Buxom Euphoria is brighter. Illamasqua Expose is more subdued, darker. Make Up For Ever #12 is slightly shimmery and a cream product. NARS Gina is much lighter, softer, and has a satiny sheen.

This is pigmented with a capital P! It’s not a shy color to begin with, and the color payoff is incredibly rich and true-to-pan. There will be no problem with this color showing up on across skin tones. Fairer complexions may want to use a light hand and feathery brush to control how much product they want on (a regular brush will be just fine if you want a bolder cheek color, but a fan or stippling brush is great for getting subtle color without having to buff it out). The gold pattern is an over-spray, and one use will remove the majority of it. Rotonde is soft, finely-milled but not powdery, and it applies beautifully and blends out with ease.  It lasted just over eight hours on me before starting to show subtle signs of fading.

The Glossover

LE
product

Rotonde

A
Rotonde has rich, vibrant color that darker complexions will have no trouble working with. The powder itself is still soft and blendable, though, so it can worn subtly or boldly.

Product

10/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

5/5

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NARS Rotonde High Voltage Blush
NARS Rotonde High Voltage Blush

NARS Rotonde High Voltage Blush
NARS Rotonde High Voltage Blush

NARS Rotonde High Voltage Blush
NARS Rotonde High Voltage Blush

NARS Rotonde High Voltage Blush
NARS Rotonde High Voltage Blush

NARS Rotonde High Voltage Blush
NARS Rotonde High Voltage Blush

NARS Rotonde High Voltage Blush
NARS Rotonde High Voltage Blush

NARS Rotonde High Voltage Blush
NARS Rotonde High Voltage Blush

NARS Rotonde High Voltage Blush
NARS Rotonde High Voltage Blush

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Barney's (May 1st), NARS, $41.00.

Is it limited edition?

Yes.

Any dupes?

It's not NARS Taj Mahal, which is brighter, more golden, and shimmery. Buxom Euphoria is brighter. Illamasqua Expose is more subdued, darker. Make Up For Ever #12 is slightly shimmery and a cream product. NARS Gina is much lighter, softer, and has a satiny sheen.

What makeup are you wearing?

On eyes: Giorgio Armani Summer 2013 Face & Eye Palette. On lips: Burbery Brick Red Lipgloss.

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30 thoughts on “NARS Rotonde High Voltage Blush Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Burberry Brick Red Lipgloss looks stunning with this blush!

  2. liz

    ugh, I desperately wanted these–until you said the gold was an overspray. pretty sure I’m not down for paying $41 for these now. :(

  3. Avatar of Linda Linda

    Love the colour!

  4. Aaand I just noticed the price. LOL WTF. Why is it so big?!

  5. sheena

    hi christine!! How does Rotonde compares to Mac My Paradise or Modern Mandarin? thanks a bunch!!

  6. I was thinking these blushes would be either a hit or a miss. Glad to see they did them justice!

  7. I’m usually all for an orange blush, but I think I actually prefer Boys Don’t Cry.

  8. Avatar of Mindy Smith Az sunshine

    How close is this to MAC Optimistic Orange?

  9. Not a colour for me, but wow both of these blushes would be so outstanding on darker complexions.

  10. Avatar of Gabriella bella

    wow, the lipgloss looks amazing! :) poor nars being upstaged by it ;)

  11. These two blushes will fit nicely in my collection.

  12. Avatar of Lisa Lisa

    I’m going to have to purchase both of them. Sorry to both my DH and my bank account.

  13. Deb

    This is gorgeous but I’m going to convince myself that Modern Mandarin is close enough. At some point, even I have to stop.

  14. Avatar of Mary Mary Brenner

    I have been looking for a blush like this color for a long time, do you think I could pull this off with a NC15/NC20 skintone? It looks gorgeous on you!

  15. Avatar of Jane Jane

    I want this blush SO BAD but I really can’t justify the price.

  16. Could you show how your blush pan looks like now that you’ve used it once? I’m curious to see how much of the hold overspray still remains. Does any of the golde overspray get transferred to the cheeks during application?

  17. Avatar of Vuthear Vuthear

    Beautiful! I love your makeup and earrings here. I’m a Nars blush junkie, and I definitely need this!

  18. Jordyn

    Do you know how long LE products usually last in stores?

  19. Avatar of Emma Emma

    I might have to buy this (despite it likely being unflattering on me) just because it’s one letter off from my last name!

  20. Avatar of Kat Lisa Gualtieri

    Can you do some type of summer face look using this blush? It is stunning on you :)

  21. tracy

    I purchased this! I can’t wait to get them!

  22. Avatar of Traci Traci

    Is this similar to Nars Liberte? Thanks for all you do! :-)

  23. Is it me or does this NARS blush in Rontonde look like an EXACT dupe for Sleek’s Pan Tao? Both are warm, wearable orange that melt into the skin and give a slightly golden sheen. Thanks!!!

  24. Avatar of Jerrilyn Jan

    Wow. I finally went to Sephora and tried these two Pierre Hardy blushes. B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L. My skin color is MAC NC40 to NC 44, depending on time of year. These will work well throughout the seasons. The wear is good, pigmentation is beyond-beyond, and the color payoff is so strong that even on my skin, a smidge can cover and entire cheek. But what really impressed me is the shade. Oranges are particularly difficult for me to find as I have slight red and gray undertones. Most oranges either look chalky or blend into my skin color. But Rotonde makes a statement. It can be a subtle statement if I brush it down or it can be substantial. I am blushaholic and consider Rotonde to be among the best blush finds of all time. Christina – you are much fairer than I but this looks fantastic on you as well.

    Someone was asking about the price. There is more product in these than in traditional NARs blushes so the price per ounce is actually less for the Pierre Hardy blushes than standard NARs blushes. Another was asking about the design. The tester I saw no longer had the overspray and I was still drawn to these blushes. Between the quality, color and price – I feel these are an incredible value.