NARS Powder Blush
NARS Make Believe 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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Make Believe is a brighter, medium pink-coral with warm undertones and a matte finish. The blush had mostly opaque color payoff, while the consistency was soft, smooth, and not too firm or too soft, so it didn't seem dusty or powdery to me. It applied and blended out well, and the flat matte finish did not appear dry on the skin. This shade started to fade after eight hours on me. MAC Spring Flock (LE, $24.00) is darker (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Seductive Beauty (Cheek Pop) (LE, $40.00) is darker (95% similar). NARS Day Dream (LE, $30.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Bashful (LE, $29.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Patrick Ta She's Passionate (P, $32.00) is more shimmery, more muted, warmer (90% similar). Dose of Colors Statemint (LE, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Kash (PiP, ) is more muted, cooler (90% similar). Pat McGrath Nude Venus II (LE, $38.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Laura Mercier Rose (P, $30.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Wall of Desire (LE, $24.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Manava (LE, $30.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Tarte Exhilarating (LE, $29.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). LORAC Technicolor (PiP, $23.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Naked Cherry #2 (LE, ) is more muted (90% similar). Gucci Beauty Coral Flower (DC, $49.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). NARS Illusive (LE, $30.00) is more muted (90% similar). Too Faced Peach Cobbler (LE, ) is brighter (95% similar). NARS Hot Pursuit (LE, $30.00) is cooler (85% similar). Chanel Angelique (190) (DC, $45.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Smith and Cult Warm Pink (P, $24.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.
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LELimited Edition. $30.00.
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The ultimate authority in blush, NARS offers the industry's bestselling, most iconic shades for cheeks. NARS blush delivers healthy-looking color that enlivens the complexion and provides a natural-looking flush to flatter any skin tone. Iconic shades include a range of translucent, natural tones, each with a subtle pink undertone for a natural-looking blush to highlight the complexion. Silky, superfine micronized powder pigments in matte and shimmering shades ensure irresistibly soft, blendable application. A light application of even the highest-intensity hues delivers a natural-looking flush. These soft, buildable shades deliver a wide range of effects, from ultra-sheer to powerful pops of color.