NARS Talia Contour Blush Duo Review, Photos, Swatches

NARS Talia Contour Blush
NARS Talia Contour Blush

NARS Talia Contour Blush ($42.00 for 0.28 oz.) is one of two new, permanent highlighting/contour duos for fall. The highlighting shade in the duos tends to be mostly matte, so it is not your typical shimmery, glowy highlighter. Talia adds a solid choice for medium and medium-dark skin tones looking for skin-like contouring. I also think it can work for lighter skin tones as well, particularly if you like a more dramatic contour or like being able to use a light hand and build-up.

Talia (Highlight) is a medium brown with subtle, warmer undertones and a matte finish. The texture was soft, silky, and effortless when it came to blending and applying it to the skin. It had good color payoff that could still be sheered out and/or applied with a lighter hand. For reference, it adds some noticeable color on me (like a very subtle bronzer) on my skin tone. This shade wore well for eight hours on me. MAC Bronzer (LE, $34.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Laura Mercier Bronze (01) (P, $40.00) is darker (90% similar). Laura Mercier Bronze (03) (P, $40.00) is darker (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Natura (P, $37.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). By Terry Light & Tan Vibes #5 (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Sun-Kissed (P, $28.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Talia (Contour) is a medium-dark taupe-brown with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had good pigmentation, but the texture was firmer and less forgiving, so it took extra work to blend out. On me, this shade started to fade after eight hours. Too Faced Medium Cocoa (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar). LORAC Light Contour (P, ) is lighter (95% similar). LORAC Medium Contour (P, ) is warmer (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Deep (P, $44.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Contour Soft (Tarteist) (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Zoeva Heavy Crown (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). Sephora Los Cabos (24) (P, $14.00) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Chocolate Soleil (P, $30.00) is warmer (85% similar). Smashbox Bronze (PiP, ) is warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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NARS Talia Contour Blush
NARS Talia Contour Blush

NARS Talia Contour Blush
NARS Talia Contour Blush

NARS Talia Contour Blush
NARS Talia Contour Blush

NARS Talia Highlighting Powder
NARS Talia Highlighting Powder

NARS Talia Highlighting Powder
NARS Talia Highlighting Powder

NARS Talia Highlighting Powder
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NARS Talia Contour Powder
NARS Talia Contour Powder

NARS Talia Contour Powder
NARS Talia Contour Powder

NARS Talia Contour Powder
NARS Talia Contour Powder

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Makeup Look
On face:
  • Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Foundation
  • Guerlain Les Voilettes Loose Setting Powder
On eyes:
  • NARS Antares Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow
  • NARS Rigel Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow
  • NARS Arcturus Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow
  • NARS Kaliste Velvet Liner
  • NARS Darklight Velvet Liner
On lips:
  • NARS Infatuated Red Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
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Nars is hitting it out of the ball park with this new fall line up. My wishlist has now exceeded $200. I can’t wait to get this and Melina!

It looks very good applied to your cheeks, having a nice, seamless appearance. But the contour part rating a B- with a hardness in the pan is making me have some hesitation here. Especially since I haven’t had those issues with Nyx Taupe blush at all.

I love the Lipglasses as well as the eye look. I am a lurker here. LOL But always love to read about the new things that your comprehensive review intrigue me. Thanks for all your hard work.

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