NARS Dominate Blush Review & Swatches

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NARS Dominate Powder Blush
NARS Dominate Powder Blush
NARS Dominate Powder Blush
NARS Dominate Powder Blush
NARS Dominate Powder Blush
NARS Dominate Powder Blush
NARS Dominate Powder Blush
NARS Dominate Powder Blush
NARS Dominate Powder Blush
NARS Dominate Powder Blush
NARS Dominate Powder Blush
NARS Dominate Powder Blush
NARS Dominate Powder Blush
NARS Dominate Powder Blush
NARS Dominate Powder Blush
NARS Dominate Powder Blush
NARS Dominate Powder Blush
NARS Dominate Powder Blush
NARS Dominate Powder Blush
NARS Dominate Powder Blush
NARS Dominate Powder Blush
NARS Dominate Powder Blush
NARS Dominate Powder Blush
NARS Dominate Powder Blush
NARS Dominate Powder Blush
NARS Dominate Powder Blush
NARS Dominate Powder Blush

Dominate

NARS Dominate Powder Blush ($30.00 for 0.16 oz.) is a medium-dark red with moderate, warm copper undertones and a metallic sheen. It was intensely pigmented with a smooth, soft consistency that was slightly dry to the touch, but it didn’t have powderiness in the pan. The powder applied evenly and blended out well along the edges, but it seemed to emphasize my skin’s natural texture slightly. It stayed on nicely for eight and a half hours before fading visibly.

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.

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Ingredients

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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About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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Mmm, this one is deliciously rich and yummy! It does remind me a bit of the one blush in my Nars cheek palette from Holiday ’18, Adrenaline. But considerably warmer than Adrenaline and less vivid. Probably an 85% dupe. Which means that Dominate is different enough, I think.

Knew I’d love it. Need to check Lorac Rose…I think it was LE with Pirates, and I did not haul. Ought to check all dupes for EL Enduring Rose, was it? We may not have total recall for our stashes, but we know how to check that. Thanks. You are our outside hard drive, lol.

Oh, it’s Alluring Rose, and it is far more a dupe to the Lorac than the Nars. In, but probably not until spring sale. I suppose if I went by need, rather than want, I would not be here devouring every word.

This one looks interesting. I was unable to wear Clinique Plum Pop because it appeared to have a white base on my cool toned skin, so this one may end up working better. That assumes this isn’t too copper (orange) toned.

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