NARS Silvana Blush Review, Photos, Swatches

NARS Silvana Blush
NARS Silvana Blush

NARS Silvana Blush ($29.00 for 0.16 oz.) is described as a “natural peach terracotta.” It’s a medium peachy brown with warm undertones and a pearly finish. NARS Madly is a touch browner, less warm-toned. MAC Lush-Light Bronze is browner and more matte. MAC The Soft Meow is browner, less warm-toned. MAC Other Worldly is more shimmery and orange.

It has good color payoff, though I’d say it’s less intense compared to some other famous (infamous?) NARS blushes by just a notch–so you won’t have to fear over-applying the color or having to use a light hand with a stippling brush. The texture is soft, finely-milled but not powdery, so it applies smoothly and evenly on the skin without looking powdery or heavy. Silvana wore well for eight hours, and after nine, there was some noticeable fading. It blends out readily, and for light-medium and darker complexions, a very easy-to-wear, hard-to-overdo kind of color. On my medium complexion, it adds warmth and a touch of color but nothing too much or obvious.

I like brown-based blushes for any look that I’m not sure about a blush color for, because they add some definition and dimension without adding too much color. It has a light shimmer, so the finish is somewhat luminous but not shimmery or frosty; it didn’t emphasize pores or any underlying imperfections of the skin.

NARS Silvana Blush
NARS Silvana Blush

NARS Silvana Blush
NARS Silvana Blush

NARS Silvana Blush
NARS Silvana Blush

NARS Silvana Blush
NARS Silvana Blush

NARS Silvana Blush
NARS Silvana Blush

NARS Silvana Blush
NARS Silvana Blush

NARS Silvana Blush
NARS Silvana Blush

NARS Silvana Blush
NARS Silvana Blush


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PJ Avatar

Hi Christine,

I have fair-medium skin with yellow undertones. Do you think I can use this as a contour/bronzing powder. I feel like most bronzers look too dark or too orange on my skin.


reena Avatar

Christine, which blush would you say lasts the longest? tarte blushes? please recommend, as i cant seem to find a blush that lasts longer than 2 or 3 hrs!

Natasha Avatar

I’ve had varying results with different brands, but I find cream blushes tend to fade away faster unless you follow up with a setting powder.

Kiss & Make-up Avatar

Looks good, you look very fresh-faced in the pictures. I don’t tend to reach for brownish blushes myself. I always go for pinks, corals and peaches. But maybe I should get myself a brownish one.

Wwendalynne Avatar

This is one of those colours I personally completely steer clear of, but of course, what does not look good on you, Christine? πŸ˜€ My go to brown don’t know what blush to wear is MAC for Gareth Pugh Strada which is great for light cool or neutral skintones.

Wilcoa Avatar

I have been slowly integrating more NARS into my collection because I love the quality of the products and simple aesthetics of the packaging. I usually use bronzer daily, but can sometimes find it too harsh on my very pale skin. This blush would be a great replacement for that. Thanks for reviewing this product! πŸ˜€

Neha Avatar

Thanks Christine for the review, looks like you have been reading my mind..first for Maybelline Shocking Coral, and now NARS Silvana. Its looking so perfect on your skin!

t_zwiggy Avatar

I didn’t expect to like this, but it looks surprisingly good both on your cheeks and arm swatches. This might be my next NARS blush.

Katie Avatar

This is a lovely colour, perfect compliment to red lipsticks. But every time I have something applied at the NARS counter my skin breaks out.

Natasha Avatar

Love this! I like to look at your photos first because your skin tone is similar to mine (I think I’m slightly lighter). I thought the color would wash you out but it gives a lot of subtle dimension. Pretty!

amber j Avatar

That looks really pretty! I need something that color. Very natural looking. Do you know if they will ever have this at Nordstrom or Sephora?

furandlace Avatar

I really appreciate the little to no eye makeup you’ve been doing lately for some of your face swatches that don’t (obviously) involve eye shadows lol. It allows the blush or lipstick to remain the focal point of the review which is how it should be in my opinion.

OT: I am wondering if you can recommend a good liquid eye liner? I am interested in getting one that’s good value for the money (so I used your price comparison pdf for that) but I also don’t want any of those formulas that ‘flake’ off like MAC Superslick, for example. Can you think of one off the top of your head that doesn’t have a flaky formula? Thanks in advance!

furandlace Avatar

Thanks, Christine. We don’t have a full selection of Milani where I live in Canada but I’ll keep it in mind the next time I go across the border shopping.

Silvana Avatar

I looove this blush and i think that is perfect for me, because my name is Silvana XD
I visit your blog everyday! I follow you from Italy! Have a nice day! πŸ™‚

Rafaela Avatar

This looks lovely on you! I have to thank you for doing the reviews of NARS blushes, It is so helpful! I cant wait to see your impressions on Taos, I bought it a couple of months ago and I really like it, although I have to be careful to not over do it. For a more neutral look I use either Douceur or Luster, but this is a very nice option!

n. Avatar

Does NARS have any “true peach” blushes? This seems like maybe it would be the closest to a true peach… but I guess a “true peach” would be subjective.

Liz Avatar

definitely love the lip colour. Looks great on natural look. The blush seems a little bit like bronzer to me…but you never know, untill u have tested it on yourself πŸ™‚

Roxanne Avatar

This is exactly the colour of blush I’ve been dying to get!! Not sure I can handle the pricetag though. Maybe it will be a “Happy you survived 5 years of university” gift for myself LOL

Miss J Avatar

This one looks really healthy on you; I like it! Now, we know I adore NARS blushes, but I just can’t get myself into this one. I do plan on adding to my collection soon, though! It’s been a minute since I’ve bought a new NARS blush, lol.

Lydia Avatar

I normally gravitate towards bright blushes, but this one really calls out to be for some reason. I think it would look great in the summer for an all over bronzed look.

Veronica Avatar

Too orange and brown for me. πŸ™‚ It’s the one type of blush that doesn’t work for my skin tone – too much like bronzer! But this is very nice on you. I could see it working very well on medium to medium-dark skin tones.

abigailod Avatar

Liking it on you Christine! =)

So I have NARS Madly and Casino, is Silvana different enough from these two?

Do you think this would wear okay with the Casino bronzer?

Emily Avatar

I think it looks beautiful on you! I have to return a Becca concealer at Sephora tomorrow and I think I am going to pick Silvanna up.

xamyx Avatar

This is one I was most curious about, but I think it may be a tad too warm for me. It seems very pigmented for a lighter shade, though.

Floz Avatar

Thanks for a very helpful review as always!! I’d been thinking of buying this but wasn’t sure, as I normally buy Luster, but this actually looks like exactly what I’m after at the moment πŸ˜€

Think I’ll buy it with the Light Reflecting Powder… Thanks for your review of that too! xx

Sarah Avatar

This is so pretty! I love Douceur for a defined but mostly neutral cheek, although it has hints of plum on my skin tone; this looks like it could become the peach-toned version in my makeup collection! This has definitely landed on my “want” list!

Faith Avatar

This looks really lovely. I’m very very fair and warm toned and I’m thinking this may work well as a contouring powder – most products are too cool toned or orangey and leave my face looking a bit grubby!

cristina Avatar

ahhh i love the way this looks on you! i really like warm peach tones for spring/summer. they bring so much life back to the face and i think can be worn alone with a swipe of mascara for a natural, fresh face look. i totally have to get this blush! its just too perfect!

Angelika Avatar

Hi Christine! I have a NARS blush in Gina and was wondering if that one was similar in color to Silvana? I am looking for a new brown based blush but am not sure if it looks too much like Gina. Thanks!

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