NARS Sex Fantasy Blush Review, Photos, Swatches

NARS Sex Fantasy Blush
NARS Sex Fantasy Blush

NARS Sex Fantasy Blush ($29.00 for 0.16 oz.) is described as a “pale lavender pink.” It’s a light, pinky lavender with a matte finish and cool undertones. Givenchy It-Girl Purple (P, $44.00) is pinker. NARS Mistinguette (LE, $29.00) is slightly pinker, brighter. NARS Gaiety (P, $29.00) is cooler-toned, brighter. MAC Unconventional (LE, $21.00) is cooler-toned, lighter. MAC Well Dressed (P, $21.00) is pinker. MAC Full of Joy (LE, $21.00) is more lavender-hued, more shimmery. See comparison swatches.

The blush is very pigmented as it appears very true-to-pan, but because it is such a light shade, it may not translate on deeper skin tones. This is a blush that would work best on fairer complexions. On my medium complexion, it just barely shows up when applied heavily. The texture is soft, incredibly finely-milled, but it is powdery so I would use a soft, feathery brush and a lighter touch so as to not dislodge too much powder from the pan. It blends beautifully, though, and I didn’t have any issues with it looking powdery on the skin. When I wore it yesterday, the color lasted well for almost eight hours and then started to gradually fade.

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NARS Sex Fantasy Blush
NARS Sex Fantasy Blush

NARS Sex Fantasy Blush
NARS Sex Fantasy Blush

NARS Sex Fantasy Blush
NARS Sex Fantasy Blush

NARS Sex Fantasy Blush
NARS Sex Fantasy Blush

NARS Sex Fantasy Blush
NARS Sex Fantasy Blush

NARS Sex Fantasy Blush
NARS Sex Fantasy Blush

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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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Ugh. I might sound like a prude but I’m getting so bored of Nars’ innuendo names, ever since the Guy Bourdin range I’m just going off them as a brand. It’s like some sleazy friend of your dads who makes everything smutty.
Just me??? :/

Some love ’em, some hate ’em! There are definitely readers who don’t buy certain products because of their names, and I know some who avoid the brand as a whole because of the names. Similar viewpoints exist on Urban Decay as well (too many drug references). It’s not just you! I think some of them are a little too OTT for my taste – rather a little more tongue-in-cheek – and it’s always an interesting conversation with the tech guys, “So, NARS Orgasm isn’t QUITE a dupe for NARS Deep Throat, you know….” We’re working on The Dupe List 2.0 right now, and NARS Orgasm is one we use as an example a lot for breaking our system, as it has 238947234 dupes so it does come up, LOL!

Thanks Christine!
You posted a question of mine regarding names of products about a year ago, and a lot of the responses seemed to say the same, it’s a bit of a yawn. And Guy Bourdin-Gate!!
Thanks again for your lengthy reply, I’m glad to see I’m not the only one!

Some of them I find amusingly silly, but others do make me roll my eyes. Actually, the one that bothers me the most is “Catfight” for vaguely feminist-y reasons.

I can deal with raunchy, “naughty”, and even offensive names, but what keeps me from buying a product is if it has a “punny” name. It just makes me feel as if it’s marketed toward a younger demographic, and therefore may lack real quality…

I think it’s great that NARS is finally making blushed suited for pale people. Most of their permanent blushes are so intensely pigmented that they are hard to use even with a stippling brush on my light-medium skin.

It seems like about half the range is fairly moderate – only a few are like, WHOA! intense aka Exhibit A type pigmentation, at least from what I can recall! I would have liked to see a better variety within the collection – shades that could be more applicable to deeper skin tones as well. Something for fair, something for deep (and between the two, light through medium could find something).

This is a pretty blush! I love the ones that have a bit of ‘purple’ to them (big surprise!).

The name cracks me up. Every time I read it, I’m like ‘but which one?’ πŸ˜€

Shame this isn’t going to be part of the permanent range – it would be a good cool-toned counterpart to Sex Appeal. I really love it, though. πŸ™‚ I’ll have to glance through my collection to see if I have any dupes, but I suspect I don’t have any quite this cool-toned and light.

I’m sure there are other readers who like them, so you’re not alone! It’s one of those things that naturally has fans and non-fans!

I actually saw FranΓ§ois Nars, himself, on a home-shopping channel a few years back (before I became addicted to NARS, although I had a few shadows in my stash), and he was talking about the Orgasm range, and it was *hilarious*! He played it completely straight-faced, while the female host was obviously not used to discissing orgasms on live TV…

I love this color on your skin, it gives you such an incredible glow!!

I think I’ll check this out, a matte blush is something I absolutely need (well, I don’t, but you know how it goes :D)


*dizzy swoons*

I don’t need a new light pink blush. I don’t need a new light pink blush. I don’t need a new light pink blush.

But darn, I really want this one! >.<

Hmm, I don’t have any cool-toned blushes, I think I need to change that!

Also, I love the name, it makes me feel sexy when wearing them! πŸ˜‰

Hi Christine! I just got this blush based on your review! But for some reason–the color is not translating on my cheeks–it’s a lovely pinky lavender on the brush but on my cheeks–it’s like some sort of very warm pink! I don’t know what I’m doing wrong or how else I can try this: normally something that oxidizes on me needs at least a little time to develop into another color–this just looks like I grabbed a warm pink blush by accident (which is NOT what happened–I checked). My skintone is about NC15-20. I hope I can figure out a way to make this work–I’ve been searching for a color like this for a while.

Hi Maggie!

What foundation are you using with it and are you applying the blush while it’s still wet/damp (if you use liquid/cream)? I know in general that some lighter shades will darken and sometimes “warm” if applied over any area that has… more oil, liquid, moisture, etc. That was my first thought.

It doesn’t show up quite as cool-toned on me (I’m NC25-30) as it looks in the swatch, though I see the lavender and I don’t think I’d say it fully turns into a warm pink on me!

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