NARS Illusive is a very warm-toned, medium pink with a matte finish. It is a limited edition blush that retails for $30.00 and contains 0.16 oz.
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Illusive is a muted, medium pinky-coral with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had good color coverage, though not fully opaque, paired with a soft, lightly dusty texture that was easily blended on the skin. One nice thing is that it didn't seem to darken on the skin like some matte blushes can, so what I saw in the pan is what I saw swatched and applied. This shade did show up more noticeably on my skin tone, but it is subtler, so it may not be in line with your needs or preferences, depending on your skin tone. It wore well for eight hours before fading on me. NARS Unwritten (LE, $30.00) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Overexposed (-, ) is lighter (95% similar). bareMinerals Glamour (LE, $19.00) is brighter (95% similar). MAC Buddy (Matte) (LE, $24.00) is darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Spell Bound (P, $10.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Cheeky Bugger (LE, $24.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Smith and Cult Warm Pink (P, $24.00) is cooler (90% similar). Tarte Live (LE, $29.00) is cooler (90% similar). KIKO 108 Orange Coral (DC, $12.00) is warmer (90% similar). Laura Mercier Rose (LE, $30.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Tarte Concept (LE, $29.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Wall of Desire (LE, $24.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Make Believe (LE, $30.00) is brighter (90% similar). Clinique Pink Honey Pop (P, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Unleashed (LE, $29.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Naked Cherry #2 (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). Physicians Formula Natural (P, $12.99) is lighter (90% similar). Hourglass Surreal Effect (LE, $40.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). NYX Amber (P, $6.50) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Why, Hello (P, $10.00) is lighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.
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