NARS Miss Liberty Highlighting Blush Review, Photos, Swatches (2013)

NARS Miss Liberty Highlighting Blush
NARS Miss Liberty Highlighting Blush

NARS Miss Liberty Highlighting Blush ($29.00 for 0.16 oz.) is described as a “soft, shimmering peach.” It’s a soft, subtly warm-toned peach with hints of beige (that keep it from being too warm) with sparkle and very luminous finish. bareMinerals The Love Afair is more golden and has a soft sheen for a finish, rather than sparkles. MAC Superb has a similar color on, but it is a bit darker and browner. MAC How Beautiful! is slightly more beige and has no sparkle.

This is a shade I’ve reviewed in the past (here), but I have a horrible compulsion to redo things after about a year. Miss Liberty is going to appeal to those who love shimmer and sparkle; it’s by no means a subtle highlighter or sheen. It’s sparkle-city, but it has a really cool, almost wet-like sheen on the skin beyond the sparkle (and if you aren’t keen on sparkle, you can buff them mostly away).  There is some emphasis of the skin texture and pores–that very slick, radiant sheen might be worth the cost to some, and to others, unforgivable.

Unlike NARS’ regular blush range, the Highlighting Blushes are “made with transparent pigments to avoid heaviness on the skin,” and are, generally, rather sheer/subtle. It’s no Taj Mahal!  There’s no chalkiness or powderiness to the peachy color, so it should work, as NARS states, across skin tones.  If you have any redness, the peach coloring of Miss Liberty should help reduce the appearance of it.  I re-tested the wear of this shade, and I still only experienced seven hours of good wear but much had faded away after eight hours.

NARS Miss Liberty Highlighting Blush Review, Photos, Swatches (2013)

B+
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
4
Application
89%
Total
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NARS Miss Liberty Highlighting Blush
NARS Miss Liberty Highlighting Blush

NARS Miss Liberty Highlighting Blush
NARS Miss Liberty Highlighting Blush

NARS Miss Liberty Highlighting Blush
NARS Miss Liberty Highlighting Blush

NARS Miss Liberty Highlighting Blush
NARS Miss Liberty Highlighting Blush

NARS Miss Liberty Highlighting Blush
NARS Miss Liberty Highlighting Blush

NARS Miss Liberty Highlighting Blush
NARS Miss Liberty Highlighting Blush

NARS Miss Liberty Highlighting Blush
NARS Miss Liberty Highlighting Blush

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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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I tried this one in-store, but it’s just a hair too dark & warm for my purposes. I think it would make a beautiful highlighter on deeper, warmer tones, though.

I’m a bit obsessed with my Love Affair luminizer from Bare Minerals. I’m not sure how I feel about the sparkles in this NARS blush though. I like the more subtle shimmer of the luminizer.

This is so pretty but I could understand how this could be unforgivable for some people. I’ve recently given up on my regular brands – MAC and a couple others – and have been gravitating towards NARS. I think I will have to check this shade out!

Although I don’t think much of this as a blusher, it does, in fact, make a beautiful summertime highlighter. It is also very pretty (and is safe) on the eyes. Those of you who don’t like glitter, though, will definitely want to avoid it. The glitter factor doesn’t make this a bad product; however. Different stokes for different folks.

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