Apr 24, 2012

NARS Summer 2012: Liberté Blush

NARS Liberté Blush (available here) - $28

When it comes to blush, how and where you apply it is more important than what color you use. 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. 

- Francois Nars

NARS Liberté Blush Summer Makeup 2012 Reviews Swatches Beauty Blog Looks FOTD Ingredients
NARS Liberté blush from the summer 2012 makeup collection.
This is the first NARS blush I am trying out, and I really didn't know what to expect - well, sure I have read some rave reviews on most NARS blushes, but Liberté seems to have got a lukewarm reception at best.  I had already ordered by the time I got around to reading reviews, so I was a bit worried by the time I got the product.  As it turned out, I am a happy odd girl out and quite like this blush :D

NARS Liberté Blush Summer Makeup 2012 Reviews Swatches Beauty Blog Looks FOTD Ingredients
NARS Liberté Blush Summer Makeup 2012 Reviews Swatches Beauty Blog Looks FOTD Ingredients
NARS Liberté Blush Summer Makeup 2012 Reviews Swatches Beauty Blog Looks FOTD Ingredients

I love the sleek black packaging, and as someone who takes a ton of photos, I love the fact that the rubber-matte finish doesn't reflect light like crazy or turn into a fingerprint magnet at the slightest excuse.  The blush pan is compact and comes with a useful mirror.  Enough about the packaging - on to the blush itself:  Liberté picks it's name from French for freedom.  Described by NARS as a versatile burnished apricot, I find this a matte reddish-coral blush.  I won't want to call it matte because it doesn't go on dull and lifeless on me, but there really is no shimmer in it that I can detect.

NARS Liberté Blush Summer Makeup 2012 Reviews Swatches Beauty Blog Looks FOTD Ingredients
NARS Liberté Blush Summer Makeup 2012 Reviews Swatches Beauty Blog Looks FOTD Ingredients

I found this quite an easy colour to use - not insanely pigmented that I needed 3 brushes to get it just right.  I applied this with my MAC 187, and did a bit of a dab-dab blending and finished with the application.  Perhaps because I am darker with some yellow undertones to my skin, I got a controlled application with this blush-brush combination.

NARS Liberté Blush (Summer 2012 Makeup Collection) - Swatches/Looks

NARS Liberté Blush Summer Makeup 2012 Reviews Swatches Beauty Blog Looks FOTD Ingredients
NARS Liberté Blush Summer Makeup 2012 Reviews Swatches Beauty Blog Looks FOTD Ingredients

Because of the mixed reviews this blush seems to have garnered, I suppose it would be best if you tried this in store before buying, but try you must! It is quite easy to apply and stays on the whole day.  I am not a big fan of shimmer in blushes but matte blushes look blah on me - Liberté, though, is a perfect fit.  Definitely one of my summer staples :D

NARS Liberté Blush (Summer 2012) - Ingredients

NARS Liberté Blush Summer Makeup 2012 Reviews Swatches Beauty Blog Looks FOTD Ingredients

9 comments:

  1. I am waiting for this one to come in store..will swatch this first..I know reviews aren't great..but this is the only product from nars summer collection i am looking forward to.

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    1. I was expecting some scary pigmented blush from all the reviews..but I found it quite tame!

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  2. NARS blushes.. I really need to get my hands on one of these one day! Thank you for the lovely review ^_^.

    xo,
    B.

    http://crazypoplock.blogspot.in/

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  3. This is a really gorgeous shade Rads, perfect for your skin tone.

    ♥xx♥

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  4. I just discover you website and are fascinated with your reviews and pictures.
    I am a Mac C40 (studio fix). Do you think this will look good on me?

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  5. Hi!!! I think it should...if your skin has hints of yellow/olive undertones, I guess this should work just fine. I don't use much MAC, so had to google to get an idea of what MAC NC40 skin tone would be like, and am guessing based on this reference pic I found - http://macnc40.blogspot.com :D :D

    And thank you! :D

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  6. The shade definitely looks gorgeous Rads......Loved it on you!! :)

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