NARS Cosmetics - Cream Blushes - Swatches


Gold Member, Penny Lane, Cactus Flower, Constantinople

NARS Cosmetics – Cream Blushes – Swatches

To complement the product photos, here are the swatches for some of NARS’ cream blushes! 🙂

Where to Buy: Nordstrom.com.


Cactus Flower, Constantinople, Gueule de Nuit, Montenegro


Montenegro, Lokoum, Turkish Red

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Hi there,
I am still thinking about going back to get Montenegro – I have a warm golden complexion so this comes out as a very nice berry color on me which looks great with Fast Ride. I think I’m the only one here that likes the new Fast Ride lip color! =)

I like Fast Ride too! 😛
I like the fact that it’s sheer which makes it easy for daywear and for work. I have lots of dark berry and purple l/s shades but none is sheer so I am excited about it!

On my lips, Fast Ride just settles too much, but a lot of dark sheers do that. I find it hard to pay $24 for that color pay off, though 🙁

Cactus Flower is just *dreamy* – but what I’d really die for is a lipstick in that color. Ooooh. Hey Christine, know of anything close? I know it’s right up your alley for lips 😉

Absolutely! 🙂 Try to use a moisturizing base before, though, since these aren’t intended for the lips and may settle into lip lines or dry them out.

Gosh, nothing sticks out to me. Still hunting for great coral lipsticks 🙁 The only one I adore is Mari-sheeno (by MAC), but that’s only available in Asia.

I was just getting ready to order Becca cream blush…now I’m just going to cop Nars when I go to Sephora today. These rea great.

They’re so shimmery… I wish they had more *creamy* creme blushes. The whole point of wearing a cream blush is to look dewy and natural, and shimmer is definitely neither, ya know?

i agree – often times I avoid the glitter for fear that in combination of shimmery/glittery eyeshadow will make me look like i’m on my way to the Hustler club…

I was thinking about going back to the Tarte cheek stains in the push-up pop like stick…love those! Those look very natural on me.

I wear cream blushes..and I too dislike glitter on my cheeks..I love the soft and dewey look cream blushes give..nixie makes some wonderful cb..just my thoughts…

I’d probably buy one of these as more of a multitasker rather than for the sole purpose of blushing my cheeks. You can use ’em on your lips and as a shadow, so thats worth my money

I’ve been wanting at least one of these for a while. I never seem to get to it, though. My lemmings came back with the new collection b/c montenegro was a part of it. It’s so gorgeous.

I think Costa Chic would be the closest dupe of Cactus flower as a lippie…maybe add a tiny smidgen of venetian l/g or any red on top to give it a pinkier look.

For NARS cream blushes, I have Montenegro (which I was told was LE), Goldmember (which I use as a highlighter) and Cactus Flower. Love NARS blushes! I have Lokoum and Turkish Red on my list

Totally!!! I believe it suits both warm and paler skin tones. You’ll have to try it for yourself.
I am ashamed to say that I have SO MUCH m/u that I can barely keep track of it (even with lists)…
Anyhow, for the NARS summer 2009 collection, as for many m/u collections, many companies showcase some permanent products along with the LE items: products that they feel goes well with the LE colors/products!
They had Cactus Flower bluah on the display alongside the summer stuff. I fell in love with it (all over again!) and bought it, forgetting that I already had itat home! I returned it the next day when I realized my mistake! Same thing happens with MAC and their permanent products! I am so used to buy LE stuff and use them that I often forget all about the perm ones…Before I go shopping for m/u, I always have to do an inventory of my stash.
Am I the only one like that? Does anyone else has same problem?

IMO, Benefit’s is much more sheer and NARS’s is more pigmented. And I think NARS has a lot more to choose from, though there isn’t really an orangey coralish cream blush from NARS yet..hmm.

So I ended up getting Penny Lane and Cactus Flower and am now tempted my either Constantinople or Montenegro but as a cool toned PPP I’m worried they’ll either turn orange or look sily. Thought?

I am so upset! I want Turkish Red sooo bad but I can’t find it ANYWHERE! I have been looking for a red cream blush for a while, because that is the blush shade that seems to flatter me the most!! Do you know of any other red cream blushes, Christine? Thank you!

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