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Monday, November 10, 2014

The Beauty Graveyard - NARS Douceur Blush

NARS Douceur Blush

Twitter has been ablaze with the news that NARS will be retiring their Douceur Blush.
I am not entirely sure if this is 100% true but if so it really is a case of now or never when it comes to purchasing the blush and of course in terms of me sharing my review.
Nothing like news of a product being discontinued to ignite a flame under you eh?

NARS Douceur Blush
NARS Douceur Blush

The packaging is what we've all come to expect from NARS and Douceur is no different- a slim and chic black rubberised casing with the NARS signature logo stamped on the front. Inside you will find a large mirror which is always a blessing when on the go. If you are familiar with the typical NARS packaging then you will know how frustrating the rubberised finish can be - I kid you not nothing and I mean nothing collects dirt and fingerprints quite like it. However along the way I have learnt that if you wipe the compacts down with a wet wipe or even a wet soapy flannel then somewhat polish with a dry towel the fingerprints et al will disappear. VoilĂ . For those with curious minds the rubberised finish is meant to act as a shock absorber meaning that should you drop your blush or any other powder product the risk of it shattering is minimised - I can't really vouch for this factor. Douceur in fact means bribe in French, everyday is a school day after all.

NARS Douceur Blush
NARS Douceur Blush
NARS Douceur Blush

NARS Douceur is a firm favourite for many as it is such an easy shade to wear, a light brown tinged pink that is matte and overall neutral in colour. It can be used to add a pop of colour to the apples of the cheeks or into the hollows as a natural contour. If you have a light to medium skin tone this is one I would highly recommend trying out as looks great on just about everyone who slots into this complexion spectrum. Sadly I do feel that on deeper skin tones this will be too light and will veer chalky which I highly doubt is a look anyone is setting out to achieve? Similar shades include Illamasqua Naked Rose (slightly more pink overall) and MAC Mocha Blush (slightly more brown). MAC Blushbaby Blush is practically identical and matte too!

NARS Douceur Blush
NARS Douceur Blush

In terms of formula I always classify Nars blushes as fairly firm, perhaps that is why the have a tendency to shatter quite so easily. Despite not being the softest blush around they pick up nicely onto
brushes, have minimal fall out and blend really well - no harsh lines that take an age to buffer out. I do have to say that NARS blushes are really pigmented (and I mean really) so if you are a little heavy handed (guilty as charged) do approach with a less is more might set and you should do okay. If not blend, blend and blend some more.I don't find Nars blushes to present any problems when it comes to dry areas (they don't cling to such areas nor do they settle into enlarged pores) and on my oily
skin when primed I find NARS blushes stay true in terms of colour for up to 8 hours before fading somewhat.

If the rumours are true you really do have to check this out before it is too late!
NARS Douceur Blush £22.50 via House of Fraser - link.



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19 comments:

  1. I can't believe they're discontinuing this, it's such a gorgeous shade :( xx

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  2. Noooo what an error! I'll have to treat mine like gold dust from now on xx

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  3. Lovely shade, shame they're discontinuing this x

    pintsizedbeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. I can't find it anywhere, now I understand why! It's so frustrating when they do that, it's such a beautiful shade!
    Oh, and by the way Douceur means softness, or sweetness in French, not bribe. ;)

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  5. Ooh I like the look of this shade - subtle enough for everyday wear :) xx

    Jasmine // Magpie Jasmine

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  6. I'm pretty sure Douceur means sweetness haha! (don't mess with the A Level student)

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  7. This is probably the NARS blush I want in my collection most, so I definitely need to get my hands on it soon.

    nueyork.blogspot.com

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  8. Oh my god, no! I had no idea about this until I read your post - this is my all-time favourite blush! I'll need to stock up :(

    Tessa / Bramble & Thorn

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  9. It's crazy how the thought of something being discontinued makes you want to purchase it more haha. Great post! :-)

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  10. I really hope they don't discontinue this! I really love this shade!
    Jodie xo // La Lune Song

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  11. Oh no, are you kidding? This is my favourite blush ever! Tarte Exposed is also a great dupe if it is available for you to buy. I actually own it (but never use it, because I have NARS) and it's almost identical.

    Brodie Jay

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  12. The shade is so beautiful....I have to agree, the possibility of discontinuation is making me want to buy!!

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Fashion Beauty - www.brittonloves.blogspot.co.uk

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  13. If they discontinue this, I'll be gutted. I still have an unspoilt one in my stash ready to use!


    Anoushka xx www.Anoushkaloves.com

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  14. I find this blush very pretty but it is very similar to Mac Blushbaby, which I have and love. So if it does get discontinued, Mac Blushbaby is a good alternative. :)

    Speaking Beauty UK | Nars, Urban Decay, YSL GIVEAWAY

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  15. This blush is gorgeous, I really need to get my hands on this incase they do discontinue. Lovely review :-) xxxx

    Love Charlotte xxxx
    scarletslippers.blogspot.co.uk

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  16. I don;t have this one but it looks lovely. I wonder why it's being discontinued?

    Gem x | flutter and sparkle

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  17. I hate when brand do this!! Such a lovely shade!

    Cass | CassandraMyee

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