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An award-winning, pressed powder blush that delivers healthy-looking color to flatter any skin tone.
What it does:
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.
What else you need to know:
Notable shades include Orgasm and Exhabit A: Orgasm is an award-winning, artist-beloved, editor-coveted, and universally-flattering shade. It blends pinky-peach pigment with subtle golden shimmer highlights, giving cheeks the ultimate natural-looking glow. Exhibit A is named for the famed fashion photographer Guy Bourdin’s photography exhibition. The unique matte red shade delivers an intriguingly warm flush, perfect for darker complexions.
"Cheek color shouldn't be limited to the apples (no one blushes only on their cheeks). I always blend a bit into the hairline, along the jawbone, and on the tip of the nose to create a more natural-looking, all-over hint of color."François Nars, Founder and Creative Director of NARS Cosmetics
"When it comes to blush, how and where you apply it is more important than what color you use."François Nars
"Find the apples of the cheeks by placing two fingers on the high points of the cheekbones. Start with a light-handed application and build to your desired intensity."François Nars
-Use #20 Blush Brush (sold separately) and apply to the apples of the cheeks.
-Sweep the excess across the hairline, bridge of the nose, and chin.
-For more dimension, apply a shimmer shade to the apples of the cheeks and a matte shade to the hollows of the cheeks.
The NARS Technique:
-Contour: Create definition by starting at the temple and sweeping along the hairline, under the cheekbone, and down the jawline.
-Highlight: Glide over areas where the sun hits naturallythe tops of the cheekbones, on temples, and on the bridge of the nose.
-Pop: Swipe color onto the apples of the cheeks, and swirl in a circular motion, layering to your desired intensity.
Makeup artist. Photographer. Iconoclast. Creative visionary François Nars launched NARS Cosmetics with 12 cult-favorite lipsticks in 1994, inspiring self-expression, creativity, and artistry with uncompromising pigment purity and imaginative color. Today, NARS’ boundary-pushing approach manifests from the pigments to the products to the photographed campaigns, shot by François himself—bringing high-fashion, high-style, and forward thinking to beauty. <br><br> “Play and try to be a little bit daring. Break the rules.”<br> –FRANÇOIS NARS<br> FOUNDER & CREATIVE DIRECTOR OF NARS Cosmetics
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