NARS Free Soul Highlighting Blush Review, Photos, Swatches

01/06

NARS Free Soul Highlighting Blush
NARS Free Soul Highlighting Blush
NARS Free Soul Highlighting Blush
NARS Free Soul Highlighting Blush
NARS Free Soul Highlighting Blush
NARS Free Soul Highlighting Blush
NARS Free Soul Highlighting Blush
NARS Free Soul Highlighting Blush
NARS Free Soul Highlighting Blush
NARS Free Soul Highlighting Blush
NARS Free Soul Highlighting Blush
NARS Free Soul Highlighting Blush
NARS Free Soul Highlighting Blush
NARS Free Soul Highlighting Blush
NARS Free Soul Highlighting Blush
NARS Free Soul Highlighting Blush
NARS Free Soul Highlighting Blush
NARS Free Soul Highlighting Blush

Free Soul

NARS Free Soul Highlighting Blush ($30.00 for 0.16 oz.) is a medium pink with warm, yellow undertones and a luminous sheen. It had an incredibly shiny, smooth, and reflective finish that was aptly described as a “highlighting blush.” It had opaque pigmentation in a single layer, but it was easy to sheer out or build up more gradually if desired.

The consistency was smooth to the touch and felt like it had the slip of a cream blush (I almost did a double-take and had to check that it was, in fact, a powder blush!). I was worried that the creamier texture wouldn’t apply as well with brushes, but the powder applied beautifully to the skin and picked up well with soft, feathery brushes, so my worries were unfounded. It blended out with ease and did not emphasize my skin’s natural texture. On me, it lasted for eight and a half hours.

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Product Availability

NARS Free Soul $30.00/0.16 OZ.
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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Fenty Beauty Pro'Filtr Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Translucent Powder
On lips:
  • NARS Embrasse Moi Lip Cover

About the 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 information, please check the FAQ.)

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The beauty of this shade would certainly explain why I have 2 dupes for it, but this one has some very serious glow factor to it! It dazzles!

What a pretty blush, and it’s great to read that the sheen is smooth and creamy.

I need to know, where did you get your pretty earrings from? Are they a hard material (metal) or some type of flexible fabric?

This looks STUNNING! Christine, how similar would you say ‘Free Soul’ blush is to the NARS Limited Edition blush in Bumpy Ride that was released last year? In your review of Bumpy Ride, you described it as “light-medium pink-coral with warm undertones and a light golden sheen”. It’s very much a soft formula (compared to my other NARS blushes) and has a WONDERFUL highlighting effect on my fair complexion. Would you say Free Soul is slightly cooler (it looks just a bit cooler to me in pictures – I haven’t seen it in real life yet), and do you think they’re too similar to own both? Thanks!

Grrr. I need another pink blush like I need a giant hole in my head. But when it’s done so perfectly and might brighten me up in the depths of winter it becomes very tempting.

I have been so into blush recently and have purchased six in the past month. This looks really beautiful and I will have to look at it in person when next I go to the big city. Better do it quickly as it is limited edition!!

So pretty. Here’s me thinking I never need to buy another blush again (Dior Rosy Glow and my MAC Extra Dimension blushes have been the zenith of blush fulfillment for me) but seeing that “Recommended” tagged onto the review….well, it’s making me think I really need to get this one.

I absolutely love this one! Christine, may I ask what brush you prefer using with yours? I think Free Soul is gorgeous but I’m not able to build mine up…I get more of pink tinged sheen, but I was using a Chikuhodo z-4. Would a more rigid, synthetic brush work better? Thank you so much!

Oh this is gorgeous! I’ll have to get it for my sister, it would be perfect for her. I hope NARS will release some darker colors. Unless they have already? Lol too many releases as usual to keep track of.

The Nars LE blushes are consistently my favorites to pick up, especially from the holiday collections. While I buy less and less holiday stuff, I always have to get these blushes based on your reviews! This one definitely falls into that category for me; looks perfect for the upcoming spring months!

It didn’t seem to have a strong white base to me, so I don’t think it would look ashy, but it’s hard for me to say 100%!

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