NARS Blissful Blush Review, Photos, Swatches

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NARS Blissful Powder Blush
NARS Blissful Powder Blush
NARS Blissful Powder Blush
NARS Blissful Powder Blush
NARS Blissful Powder Blush
NARS Blissful Powder Blush
NARS Blissful Powder Blush
NARS Blissful Powder Blush
NARS Blissful Powder Blush
NARS Blissful Powder Blush
NARS Blissful Powder Blush
NARS Blissful Powder Blush
NARS Blissful Powder Blush
NARS Blissful Powder Blush
NARS Blissful Powder Blush
NARS Blissful Powder Blush
NARS Blissful Powder Blush
NARS Blissful Powder Blush
NARS Blissful Powder Blush
NARS Blissful Powder Blush
NARS Blissful Powder Blush
NARS Blissful Powder Blush
NARS Blissful Powder Blush
NARS Blissful Powder Blush

Blissful

NARS Blissful Powder Blush ($30.00 for 0.16 oz.) is a medium-dark plum with warm, rose undertones and flecks of gold, plum, and teal shimmer that yielded a luminous sheen. It might be one of the more complex blushes that NARS has released in awhile. According to the brand, while it’s new for fall, it wasn’t marked limited edition so we should expect to see it as part of the permanent line going forward.

From NARS’ website, their blush formula is described as “beautifully pigmented” and “soft [and] blendable.” Blissful was fairly soft–it could have been more finely-milled–but had good pigmentation that was semi-opaque in a single layer but buildable to full coverage with a second layer, which I tend to find makes for a more versatile cheek color and gives the user more control over application. There were finer and larger flecks of shimmer but they stayed largely in place throughout the day. The blush blended out well on the skin, and the shimmery finish did not emphasize my skin’s natural texture. On me, the color wore well for eight and a half hours before fading slightly.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$30.00/0.16 oz. - $187.50 Per Ounce

From NARS’ website, their blush formula is described as “beautifully pigmented” and “soft [and] blendable.” NARS' blushes, since they've been released in such a massive range of shades over the years, can vary from shade to shade to some degree. Most shades are pigmented with firmer, slightly stiffer consistencies that can also run on the thinner side, which allows greater control when picking up product but some of the more matte shades could be a bit more blendable or easier to work with.

Some of the more newly-released shades have softer, more yielding textures that are a bit creamier and are easier to blend out, though most of NARS' blushes are fairly blendable. The wear typically ranges from eight to nine hours with a few shades falling above or below this range.

Browse all of our NARS Powder Blush swatches.

Ingredients

Makeup Look
On face:
  • Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk
  • Giorgio Armani Power Fabric
  • NARS Blissful Blush
On eyes:
  • Chanel City Lights Eyeshadow Quad
  • NARS Sorrento Eyeliner
On lips:
  • Make Up For Ever M205 Artist Rouge Lipstick

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T Avatar

I thought it was going to be quite dark for lighter skin tones given the heavy purple tones in the container but it looks absolutely gorgeous on you!

Alecto Avatar

I’m so getting this. I have two blushes that could be described as warm plum, but neither has shimmer, and especially not “gold, plum, and teal” shimmer.

I just got done experimenting with them to see if layering a teal highlighter over them could get the same effect, but my highlighter is very subtle and lays a fine, satiny layer of color, so it has the effect of changing the underlying color like a watercolor wash, rather than being distinct from it like a separate shimmer. At least I tried …

Mariella Avatar

Geez, I’m annoyed. This beauty is showing as “online only” (I know, I know – I’m tiresome about this whole issue so I apologize). I already have MAC Plum Foolery and UD Rapture and MAC’s Wrapped Candy has been on my “maybe list” (it turned surprisingly warm on me when I tried it in-store) so I’d sort of like to be able to check this beauty out on my skin and against the other 3 products before buying it (since I’m “supposed” to be challenging myself to cut back on makeup buying). Stuff like this blush makes it difficult.

Maggie Avatar

What great timing! Have been shopping around for a plummy blush for fall and was struggling to decide between nars sin, Mac plumfoolery, thebalm cabanaboy, UD TMI and now this! I’m leaning toward a NARS blush because nars blushes tend to wear well on me but I hesitate BC I’m not a big fan of frost. Do you think nars sin or blissful would look frosty from a normal viewing distance?

xamyx Avatar

Hmmm… I’m thinking, if I can pull off Sin, I can most likely make this one work… I don’t often go this deep/dark when it comes to blush, and I do have a few already, but this one seems pretty unique/complex…

There are a couple of items I’ve been wanting to order from NARS, and I have a feeling this will end up in the mix.

kjh Avatar

How very mandatory! Cart. Now. Glad you said there’s teal, bec I thought I was nuts when I saw greenl. Alecto, you’re so right. Will try the abh Aurora shades over this. It’ll look so awesome with mauve or green/teal,eye looks. Yeah, Mac plumage, get in a cart, too. Could not say no, such a Nars blush ho.

Lacy Avatar

I need the blush ASAP! What a beautiful color! And you wear it so well.

Any idea when this collection will be available at Sephora?

Thanks in advance.

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