Saturday, September 1st, 2012


NARS Satellite of Love Highlighting Blush

Reach to the Stars for a Satellite of Love

NARS Satellite of Love Highlighting Blush ($28.00 for 0.16 oz.) is described as a “sparkling gold sand.” It’s a peachy brown with a hint of orange and pale gold shimmer and sparkle. It adds warmth, a little tan coloring, and noticeable sparkle and sheen to cheeks. Chanel Lucky Stripes is similar but more shimmery than sparkly. NARS Miss Liberty is lighter, more beige. MAC How Beautiful! is very light and beige. Chanel Empreinte de Chanel is more golden, yellower.

The Highlighting Blush formula is supposd to impart a “luminous glow” that can be worn alone or paired with other cheek products.  This particular shade has a bit more sparkle than sheen, though a lot of the sparkle gets lost between the pan, your brush, and your cheek, but it did emphasize my pores just slightly.  It has decent color payoff (it’s about what you see in the pan) and buildable to the color you see in the pan.  Because it is a lighter shade overall, on deeper complexions, it is going to add very subtle warmth but not visible color–more a highlighter than anything else. Lighter complexions can use it as both a highlighter as well as a blusher (well, probably bronzer).  The texture was a bit on the dry side, but it was nice and blendable on the cheek.  It wore for seven hours before there was noticeable fading.

The Glossover

LE
product

Satellite of Love

B
I think the color is a nice pop of warmth for most complexions, but the larger sparkle seems to emphasize pores to a noticeable degree, while the drier texture is less forgiving on cheeks. It is blendable and buildable, though.

Product

8.5/10

Pigmentation

9/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

7.5/10

Application

4/5

Results
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NARS Satellite of Love Highlighting Blush


NARS Satellite of Love Highlighting Blush


NARS Satellite of Love Highlighting Blush


NARS Satellite of Love Highlighting Blush


NARS Satellite of Love Highlighting Blush


NARS Satellite of Love Highlighting Blush


NARS Satellite of Love Highlighting Blush


NARS Satellite of Love Highlighting Blush

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Sephora, $28.00 (October 1st).

Is it limited edition?

No.

Any dupes?

Chanel Lucky Stripes is similar but more shimmery than sparkly. NARS Miss Liberty is lighter, more beige. MAC How Beautiful! is very light and beige. Chanel Empreinte de Chanel is more golden, yellower.

What makeup are you wearing?

On eyes: Urban Decay Fun Palette (Maui Wowie on inner tear duct, Stray Dog on middle of lid, Deep End on outer lid, Fishnet in crease and diffused above, Freakshow in crease, Sellout on brow bone), Urban Decay Perversion Eyeliner (waterline), Urban Decay LSD Eyeliner (lower lash line), and Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Lengthening Mascara. On face: Make Up For Ever HD Foundation (125), NARS Satellite of Love Highlighting Blush, Guerlain Les Voilettes Mineral Powder. On lips: Urban Decay Midnight Cowboy Lip Junkie.

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22 thoughts on “NARS Satellite of Love Highlighting Blush Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. a shame about the emphasizing of pores.. looks great on you though! :) x

  2. Liz

    The sparkles do look like a little too much on the swatches. However, on your skin the blush looks amazing. You look really good. Your brows look especially wonderful.

  3. Emme

    I love the warmth this gives, but it’s just too sparkly.

  4. Avatar of Nell Nell

    I think this is really pretty on you, Christine!! I love your whole makeup look here. Where do you get all those cool earrings, if you don’t mind sharing? :-)

  5. Avatar of Barbie Barbie

    it looks beautiful on you

  6. I think this looks really pretty on you, Christine. It adds a really lovely warm glow. Your skintones are slightly darker and warmer than mine so I wonder if this would just end up looking sparkly orange on me instead of that ‘natural glow’. I do like this product, but one I would definitely need to test before buying.

  7. I’m a little disappointed, I imagined it to a tad less orange when I saw it in the Sneak Peek section. But since you’r lighter in complexion than me, it might look more of a highlighter on my skin tone. It does look pretty as a blush on you though!

  8. That’s so pretty on you, but way too shimmery for me. I just played at the Nars counter the night before last and remembered why I don’t really go for Nars blushes anymore–they’re ALL too shimmery and/or glittery!!!

  9. This would be perfect if the shimmer was way way finer. The color itself is gorgeous and it would be so pretty as an eye shadow too, but the shimmer is just too much for me to wear on a regular basis.

  10. Melody

    It looks so nice on you! I’m intrigued. I’m not generally too concerned about pore emphasis so I might check it out.

  11. Vanessa

    Hi Christine,
    I was wondering how the shimmer/sparkle compares to that of NARS Albatross…?
    It’s very pretty on you =)

  12. Jane

    In the pan, it doesn’t appear to be as orange as it does in the swatch. It’s lovely, but a little surprising when worn.

  13. I don’t need extra sparkle or bigger pores, so this one is definitely not for me.

  14. Avatar of amanda Amanda

    you make everything look gorgeous, christine! i’ve yet to see a look that you can’t pull off! xo

  15. Avatar of Dinitchka Dinitchka

    I love this look on you Christine.

    I like the shade. I personally would not wear this as a blush or a highlighter. I have large pores and the glitter would be way too much. Though, I would wear this as an eyeshadow.

  16. blueraccoon

    Too warm and too shimmery for me, but it looks fab on you!

  17. from the pan this actually looks very similar to Elf Peachy Keen blusher!

  18. Pretty colour, I’m just afraid it will emphasize my already rather large pores.

  19. Sharon

    Christine, any idea if the collection will be available on narscosmetics.com? I have an industry discount, and that’s the only place I can use it.