NARS Coeur Battant Blush Review & Swatches
NARS Coeur Battant Powder Blush ($30.00 for 0.16 oz.) is a bright, medium-dark magenta pink with strong, cool blue undertones and a matte finish. It had nearly opaque color coverage that was buildable to full coverage with less than half of a layer. If you’re someone who is very light or tends to prefer sheerer coverage, it will feel very pigmented so I’d recommend using a very light hand and/or a fan brush for application in those circumstances.
The texture was thin, smooth to the touch, but it was a slightly stiffer powder, which made it easier to control how much product was picked up with a brush, though it took a little extra effort to diffuse and soften along the edges. I found it easiest to start with less product and then building up just where I needed it rather than starting heavily and trying to pull and diffuse it. It wore well for nine hours before fading a bit.
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).
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$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.
TALC • OCTYLDODECYL STEARATE • OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE • ZINC STEARATE • TIN OXIDE • CAPRYLYL GLYCOL • PHENOXYETHANOL • [+/- (MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR): IRON OXIDES (CI 77491) • IRON OXIDES (CI 77492) • IRON OXIDES (CI 77499) • MANGANESE VIOLET (CI 77742) • MICA • RED 28 LAKE (CI 45410) • RED 30 LAKE (CI 73360) • RED 33 LAKE (CI 17200) • RED 34 LAKE (CI 15880) • RED 7 LAKE (CI 15850) • TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891) • YELLOW 5 LAKE (CI 19140)] •
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Just way too neon bright for my taste these days. But back in the 80’s, I wore a shade very similar to this one quite often!
Hey Nancy, it’s funny how because of temptalia, I feel like I have makeup friends!
Today I picked up a Maybelline color sentational creme lipstick (brick beat, number 122), which looks a bit like Mac chili but deeper and I thought “maybe Nancy would like it”
Maybe you would? Let me know if you ever get around to trying it
I love that NARS has never shied away from some seriously bright and intense blushes. This would be so gorgeous on darker complexions.
A bit intense for me, but.
ooh – this looks like pretty vulgar’s prim vixen, just a little brighter. i was really hesitant about that one when i got it in a beauty box but i ended up using it really regularly for a few months (i’m a mac C40, for what it’s worth) so this could be something really fun for those days when u feel kinda zombie like and you could use a makeup pick me up to make you look a little more alive
IIRC, the original CB came out with the infamous Guy Bourdain collection, maybe holiday of 13? As Wednesday says, Nars is not afraid. And this color looked superb on a coworker, probably NC 50-55. I had to work hard to make her splurge, and she was glad she did. She wore it to the Bachelorette, but not for the wedding, lol.
Yes I believe that was when it came out. I bought it with that collection and used it maybe once. As a Nars Mont Blacn skin tone it’s VERY bright. But such a gorgeous color.
Christine I know you chose not to review the Bourdain collection but I was curious if you know if this is the same as that version? In my head mine is a tad darker.
It is the same as far as I know! My camera + lighting are quite different today compared to that point in time.
I think you’re right. It looked darker IRL and not quite as neon-y. Still a great knock ‘em between the eyes shade, if you can manage to pull it off. Well, Exhibit A is doable, with the faintest hand… I’d love to see this on someone.
Whoa, that is BRIGHT! I have MAC’s Her Blooming Cheek which I think is very close to Azalea, which means it’s probably a good dupe for this blush (there’s a limit to how many brilliantly bright pink blushes I need). I’m really eager to see Dominate though (and see if I’ve got dupes for that one).
I am super fair. Yet, I can’t wait to use this blush!
This is stunning! So good for deeper skin tones! Thanks for the review.