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NARS Hot Tin Roof Liquid Blush Review, Photos, Swatches

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NARS Hot Tin Roof Liquid Blush
NARS Hot Tin Roof Liquid Blush
NARS Hot Tin Roof Liquid Blush
NARS Hot Tin Roof Liquid Blush
NARS Hot Tin Roof Liquid Blush
NARS Hot Tin Roof Liquid Blush
NARS Hot Tin Roof Liquid Blush
NARS Hot Tin Roof Liquid Blush
NARS Hot Tin Roof Liquid Blush
NARS Hot Tin Roof Liquid Blush
NARS Hot Tin Roof Liquid Blush
NARS Hot Tin Roof Liquid Blush

Hot Tin Roof

NARS Hot Tin Roof Liquid Blush ($30.00 for 0.50 oz.) is a deep, coral-red with warm undertones and a natural, matte finish. It was richly pigmented and a little went a long way–that’s the big “downside” as it was not what I would consider “buildable” as the formula was described. One pump of product might be enough to blush the entire face! I used the merest press of the pump on the back of my hand and then used even less than that to get semi-sheer coverage.

The formula itself was lovely–thin, spreadable, and quick to dry down and set but with enough play time to blend and diffuse the edges without lifting up one’s base (and it worked well on bare skin, too). It stayed on well for nine hours on me before fading slightly. I think as long as you don’t mind working with a very pigmented liquid blush (or you prefer high pigmentation in your blush!), it’s well-worth checking out.

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

Formula Overview

$30.00/0.5 oz. - $60.00 Per Ounce

The new formula is supposed to “effortlessly glide on[to] skin for a lasting glow” where “one pump delivers the perfect amount of natural-looking color.” It’s supposed to have “buildable” coverage that’s “blendable” and “lasting.” It has a thin, almost watery consistency that spread easily, blended out well, and looked natural in finish on the skin with semi-sheer to medium, buildable coverage. One pump seemed like twice as much product as necessary in my experience, though.

I liked using fingertips or a stippling brush for applying the product to cheeks but would dispense on the back of my hand or a metal palette first. It dried down quickly but did not feel immovable, so a little buffing along the edges was still doable. The formula wore between eight to nine hours on me, depending on the shade.

Browse all of our NARS Liquid Blush swatches.

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


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Mariella Avatar

I do like these NARS liquid blushes (despite some issues with the packaging) but as I’ve said before, I wish they’d release a nice, true pink with a bit of the same sheen that’s in Orgasm (the liquid one, not the powder). I’d be all over that one for sure.

kjh Avatar

I learned one thing…don’t check the swatches in the middle of a comment…disappears. Taraji is straight brown on me, but scored Liberte at the ? sell off. They look hella similar. So, it’s not a two dupe for me. But, as intense as hot tin roof is, it could blush my town for the next quarter! Not sure I like it as much blended out, too pinky coral on my screen for my taste. But how it looks on Miss C is not necessarily how it looks on me. Will have to swatch sxs with Liberte. This caught my eye more than any other new offering.

Genevieve Avatar

This is really an interesting product – one that would take a bit of skill and practice to use well. Personally I wouldn’t buy a liquid blush but I think it would suit lots of others. It seemed like a really strong shade of coral, but looks lovely and subtle on you Christine.

Tracey E. Avatar

Oohhh, this shade is so wearable. But would I reach for a liquid blush? The size is generous for a product that’s so pigmented. (I wish they had one half the size.) It looks lovely on you, Christine!

Jennifer Avatar

Have you had any problems with the blushes drying up or sticking when trying to pump out problem (from the initial launch)? Just wondering because I love the finish of these, but I found that I could never go through the MUFE HD blushes before they dried up on me, so even though it seemed like a good value, it ended up a waste of a ton of product!

CeeBee Avatar

I have struggled with liquid blush previously, so I will skip but I have to say, you look absolutely beautiful in these pictures. And not just because of the blush!

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