NARS Douceur Blush
NARS Douceur Blush
NARS Douceur Blush ($28.00 for 0.16 oz.) is described as a “soft pink brown.” It’s a subtly warm-toned light-medium brown with a pinky sheen. It does look a bit pinker in the pan than on my skin tone (which has yellow undertones), so if you have pink undertones, you might see those pink undertones come through on you more than they did on me. Tarina Tarantino Neopolitan Lane is similar, though a bit more pigmented and matte in finish. MAC Pressed Amber is darker, browner. MAC Darkly My Dear is darker, slightly more plum. Tarte Exposed is pinker. MAC Her Own Devices is lighter, kind of peach. MAC Prim & Proper is darker and more plum.
Douceur is best for light to medium skin tones, as it seems like it will disappear on darker complexions. It might work as a subtle highlight or all-over powder on some deeper skin tones. I’m a huge fan of this type of blush, because it gives natural color and contour to the cheek in a subtle way. I often reach for Korres Natural for this purpose, and Douceur can be used in the same fashion. Finding a blush color like this that works for your skin tone can be challenging, because like a my-lips-but-better color, one size doesn’t fit all (or even most).
This is certainly a softer color. It’s one of the sheerer NARS blushes I’ve swatched so far. The color isn’t easily buildable; there’s no need to be careful with this one–you don’t need a light-hand at all. It is very easy to use because of that, making it one of the more foolproof blushes. On lighter complexions, this could be used as a contouring color. The texture is soft and blendable on the skin, but I did feel like I had to pile it on a bit to get it to show up on my skin tone. The color payoff is on the sheerer side. Douceur wore six and a half hours on me when I was trialing it, and it was noticeably faded after seven hours.
P.S. — I did write review Douceur previously (two years ago–wow, I swear this came out “recently!” Time really does fly!