Sex Appeal is a light pinky-peach with warmer undertones and a matte finish. The texture was silky, finely-milled, and soft enough that it was a touch dusty in the pan, but it didn't look dry or chalky on my skin tone., though the color doesn't really show up on my complexion (I'm so sorry!) and will obviously be more visible on someone of a lighter skin tone. I tried to really pack it on, but as it was hard to see on me, I was only able to guess that it was still on after seven hours (I looked for a sheen coming through, since it did have a mattifying effect that I could detect). LORAC Luma (LE, $23.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). NARS Conquest (LE, $30.00) is lighter (95% similar). Dior Peach Splendor (LE, $44.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). KVD Beauty Mallory (Light) (DC, ) is cooler (90% similar). Guerlain Gold Palette #8 (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Smashbox Petunia (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). bareMinerals The Spring Fling (LE, $22.00) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Trustworthy (LE, $29.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). KVD Beauty Nancy (Light) (DC, ) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Amber Glow (LE, $29.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). bareMinerals Inner Beauty (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Surratt Beauty Duchesse (P, $32.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Laura Mercier Sunset (LE, $24.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Stay By Me (P, $23.50) is darker (95% similar). bareMinerals The Many Splendors #2 (LE, ) is more shimmery (85% similar). Benefit Georgia (DC, $29.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Adored (LE, $34.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Makeup Geek Cherish (P, $10.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Zoeva Yet to Come (PiP, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). NARS 413 BLKR (Highlighter) (P, $30.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview, which is a detailed review of the range as a whole.
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.