NARS Impudique Blush Review, Photos, Swatches

NARS Impudique Blush
NARS Impudique Blush

NARS Impudique Blush ($30.00 for 0.16 oz.) is a bold, bright, medium-dark raspberry pink with subtle, warm undertones and warmer, gold pearl. Laura Geller Guava (P, $26.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Dare to Soar (LE, $4.99) is more muted, cooler (90% similar). Becca Pamplemousse (LE, $32.00) is less shimmery, warmer (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Wicked (P, $60.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Sephora Love Sick (22) (P, $14.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Your Love is King (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, more muted (90% similar). Tarte Warmhearted (LE, $29.00) is less shimmery, more muted (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Paradiso (LE, $68.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Love Affair (DC, $9.99) is less shimmery (90% similar). Fenty Beauty Hibiscus (LE, $25.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). By Terry Tan & Flash Cruise #1 (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). NARS Adrenaline (LE, $30.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). NARS Realm of the Senses #1 (LE, $30.00) is lighter (85% similar). Becca Hibiscus Bloom (DC, $34.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Tarina Tarantino Parasol (P, $25.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Cle de Peau Pale Fig (P, $60.00) is lighter, more muted (85% similar). NARS Soulshine #1 (LE, $30.00) is lighter (90% similar). NYX Peach (DC, $5.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Night Fever & Hot Stuff (508) (P, $42.00) is less shimmery, lighter, more muted (85% similar). Too Faced Something About Berry (P, $30.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

NARS’ Powder Blush formula is described as “beautifully pigmented, natural, healthy-looking color” with a “blendable application.” It was intensely pigmented with a really soft, smooth, and almost velvety texture–it was denser and less thin compared to a lot of NARS’ blushes, especially as it wasn’t chocked full of shimmer (those tend to be denser). Even though it was incredibly pigmented, it still blended out beautifully on the skin, and the more I blended, the more luminous the finish became. This shade seemed like an amplified version of the brand’s signature Orgasm blush–just so, so much better–and is richer than Deep Throat. It wore well for almost nine hours on me.

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NARS Impudique Blush
NARS Impudique Blush

NARS Impudique Blush
NARS Impudique Blush

NARS Impudique Blush
NARS Impudique Blush

NARS Impudique Blush
NARS Impudique Blush

NARS Impudique Blush
NARS Impudique Blush

NARS Impudique Blush
NARS Impudique Blush

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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Guerlain Lingerie de Peau Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder
On eyes:
  • NARS Give In Take Dual-Intensity Eye & Cheek Palette
  • Sephora Eccentric Diva Eyeliner
On lips:
  • Bite Beauty Cava Matte CrΓ¨me Lip Crayon

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 matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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Beautiful color, but I have an indie dupe (without the pearl). I can see in the swatches what you mean about the shimmer becomng more apparent with blending out. Lovely.

This is so pretty! I’ve been wanting a blush that leans warm but won’t turn orange on my cheeks, and I think this might be it. To my mind/monitor, Guava and Pamplemousse have more of a coral/peachy look to them, while this looks more raspberry/red. Well, the only way to find out for sure will be to try it! For some reason orange/peach/coral blushes tend to look kind of strange, out of place on my face. It must be my strong blue/purple undertones. Anyway, I think this is gorgeous, I plan to try it and really hope it works!

Thanks Christine! I am NC50 and was looking for something similar to Becca Pamplemousse because I didn’t want to purchase the Champagne Splits or the face palette. I’m so glad you gave it a great review. I’ll grab it when it gets to Sephora.

Hi Chelsea!

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Goulue is much, much more subdued, warmer, and less bright.

This one would definitely work far better for my skintones than Orgasm. I’m not big on bold cheeks personally, but I can see applying a bit of this with a fan brush on top of a more neutral shade for a bit of a healthy glow.

It’s a beauty! And with Clinique Black Honey being permanent, I will go for Impudique first and foremost. The luminosity and pigmentation on this is absolute PERFECTION.

WHOA NELLY! DAMN! Why you do this to me NARS? I just got your cheek palette and I’m gonna get your lip coffret… Just take all my money, FranΓ§ios. I’m sure you need it.

I recently purchased a Charlotte Tillsbury blush and I really like it – but this looks fun! *adding it to my list* I would need a very light hand applying it.

So beautiful, but it’s so intense that it might be a bit much on my skin tone. Gorgeous color and finish though, that’s the kind of Nars blush that I love!

With a light hand, I think it could work, since it is so blendable! But it would probably not be the easiest grab and go kind of blush on lighter skin tones.

Ahh! A dupe of Pamplemousse??? I have that one already (actually, I have the 2 Becca x Jaclyn Hill palettes AND 2 split pans – because I love Prosecco Pop and Pamplemousse so much). Hmm… I know this is a GOOD thing (money saved) but I am still really excited to buy this one. Although if I skip it, I have more $ for the matte lipsticks…

So pretty! I’ll never abandon Orgasm, but maybe time for a new Nars blush to play with. I do have a lot of blushes, but it got an A+ and is LE.
I think this is will be mine as soon as possible.

What a gorgeous shade πŸ™‚ I feel like it would be a bit too bright and intense for me, but on darker skintones it would be amazing!

Hi Di,

NARS did not provide boxes with any of the color collection products, so I do not have any info on the ingredient list and if it differs from their typical blushes.

Hey, Christine, do you have any idea why this and the Isadora shade of blush doesn’t seem to have been released with the rest of the collection? I’ve been checking Sephora and Nordstrom, and unless it sold out really really quickly, it’s MIA. Were they exclusives or something? thanks!

I picked this up during the Rouge sale. It wasn’t on my loves list but when I saw it, I just had to have it. It’s so beautiful – there’s probably no way to really pick up the golden glow behind the pink pigment. So pretty.

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