The blusher that bites

Now Nars is a brand I LOVE. Whilst I don’t own that many things from them, I use them all and would recommend all of them to a friend. The only downside is the price. The price can be off putting but every once in a while I think buying a  Nars product is great for a treat. So I bought this blush last month as a back to school treat and I’ve been using it so much!

The Dual Intensity blushes are all absolutely gorgeous but at £30 there is no way I would get more than one. After a long time flipping back and forth from various shades I decided to go with Frenzy as I thought that would be the one out of all of them I would wear the most. Frenzy is a sparkly soft gold highlighter and a shimmery coral shade (it looks better than it sounds do not fear). The combination of the shades are great swirled round together but on their own they’re gorgeous as well. When I first got it I literally couldn’t keep staring at it – the shades are so stunning and I can’t believe I didn’t have this duo sooner (the price was somewhat off putting though).

These blushes are stunning. The texture is so creamy and soft and they blend like a dream. Whilst they look quite flamboyant shades both the highlighter and the blush look surprisingly natural on the skin. It’s not the most pigmented blush of all but that can be fixed by just a few more swirls of your brush. When you talk about the blending though, wow these blushes are seriously good.

The blush can be used wet but I would steer clear of doing so. When I tried it my pores looked massive and it was not a good look – the pigmentation was better but that’s the only plus, after a long day it started going patchy as well. The dry formula of this is so much better and also lasts longer so that’s a winner for me. I know there is a brush that goes with this in the form of the Nars wet/dry blush brush but at £31 (more expensive than the blush itself) I’m not really sold – even if the brush is amazing I still think £31 is too much and there are other great brushes out there that can be used with this as well.

Quick overall verdict: I love the shades and the blusher blends and stays put like a dream – its downfall is the pigmentation so a few swirls with your brush is needed for a decent amount of product. Steer clear from using it wet but overall I would totally recommend!

What are your favourite Nars products and is there anything on your wishlist from the brand?


  1. Fii Cridland 5th October 2015 at 9:22 pm

    I doooo love a coral blush… Nars is so above my price point right now though, it'll probs have to go on my Christmas list. Sad that it's nagl when wet… wasn't that supposed to be a nars staple thing?

    Fii | little miss fii

  2. Eleanor Pritchard 6th October 2015 at 4:21 pm

    I got it slightly cheaper as I had a 20% off voucher for ASOS! Its so gorgeous but sadly applying it wet just makes my pores look huge. The brush might help but I don't want to pay £30 for it – the blush is a great idea for Christmas though! x

  3. Eleanor Pritchard 8th October 2015 at 2:51 pm

    Yes that is a slight flaw, but I still love it and use it nearly everyday! I think it's going to last a long time though xx

  4. Jessica 13th October 2015 at 7:54 pm

    lovely post, adore that blush!
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    Jess |


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