NARS Torrid Blush: Review, Swatches

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Hi All,

I’ve always been an avid reader (if you’re wondering why I’m mentioning this, read further) & a very rebelious kid. I always did the exact opposite of what I was told. And one of the forbidden things was reading Mills&Boons. My Mom had strictly warned me that I was not to touch them till I was 14…but then, how many Nancy Drews can a girl read , right? And plus, being ‘Forbidden‘ piqued my interest even further and I made a friend get me one of her Moms novels. Well, suffice to say it opened a whole new world of a very different vocabulary…I was suddenly exposed to words like, ‘Sighing, swooning, throbbing and…yes you guessed it..Torrid.’

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I recall running to the dictionary to find out the meanings of these words..and mind you I was never this enthusiastic to find out meaning of words in my study books πŸ˜‰ Nevertheless, when I saw this blush on strawberrynet, I was immediately transported back to my childhood where I spent hours giggling with girlfriends over such words. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ And I simply had to get this…Ah! Childhood memories…If only I knew they would make me buy more makeup when I grew older…. πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰

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About NARS blush in Torrid:

NARS Blush offers a range of translucent, natural shades, each with a subtle pink for natural blush undertone, created to highlight the complexion. Designed to be worn alone or layered together for more depth, NARS Blush provides a healthy glow to flatter any skintone.

  • Price:  $28 (available on Strawberrynet as well)
  • Quantity: 4.8gms

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My take on NARS blush in Torrid:

  • Color: Nars Torrid can be described as a Coral blush with golden shimmer. The shimmer is very fine and isn’t too blingey. Infact, on me, the shimmer hardly shows which is quite weird..nars torrid blush review+ nars blush review+ nars torrid
  • Pigmentation & Texture: The blush is super duper pigmented and very buttery to the touch. When I used this the first time, I ended up with coral cheeks much like the pee wee dolls I’ve mentioned before.nars torrid blush review+ nars blush review+ nars torrid blush review
  • Staying Power: This lasts about 7-8hrs in all its glory and starts fading after about 6hrs of wear…Amazing right? I was stunned at this and couldn’t quite believe it!

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Pros of NARS blush in Torrid:

  • Perfect for an evening out
  • Has the tiniest bit of shimmer
  • The powder is so finely milled and is soooo soft that it practically melts onto my cheeks
  • Very pigmented
  • Stays on for more than 7hrs..What more can one ask for!
  • Easy to blend

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Cons of NARS blush in Torrid: 

  • Pricey
  • The packaging is rubbery and collects a lot of dust easily.
  • Have to be careful while applying this since it’s very easy to go overboard.

 

Ratings:

  • Pigmentation: 5/5
  • Texture: 5/5
  • Staying Power: 5/5
  • Price vs. Quality: 5/5

 

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53 COMMENTS

  1. such a lovely shade n lovely u :-* :-* hehehe loved ur childhood story..me 2 very rebellious now also πŸ˜› O:-)

  2. Oooo..the sexy pout you put up is just mmmm…. :cyclops:

    Nice cordinated FOTD Zee…like the eyeliner (green is what i can make out) with nude lips and flushed cheeks!!

    I think a good dupe would be Faces Amber.

    • thanx Mits! πŸ™‚ ur paar ki nazar is gr8! u saw everything thru my glasses too! πŸ˜‰

      hmmm…i havent tried faces amber….its hubahu same?

  3. beautifullll shade and beautifullll Zara … hey wanna tell you one thing
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    i love the lipstick , liner and in all your pics Zara … i loveee your front teeth … wonder why ?? but am so obsessed with pics where you can see the teeth and make out if they are looking white with this lipstick or not ?? and … so many reasons too … if you smile where your teeth are visible the shape of lips look equally adorable :lipstick: :lipstick: :lipstick: :lipstick:
    even in my pics i notice that very closely ..
    so when i see your pics i sooooo adore them baby :hug-makeup: :hug-makeup: :hug-makeup: :hug-makeup: :hug-makeup: :hug-makeup:
    beautiful blush Zara … and the story is even more interesting …
    i will also share one story associated with blush name …. :shy: :shy: :shy: :shy:

  4. You brought me back some fond memories of school Zee πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ …Those MBs were something!!…this blush is something too..You looking great! πŸ˜€

  5. That looks lovely on you Zara. I am really happy that you started putting up your face pics. That gives a great idea, as to how does the product looks on face. πŸ™‚ :yes: :yes: :yes: :yes: :yes: :yes:

  6. Zee, I can’t imagine u being a rebe! 😯 Thought u’d be miss-goody-two-shoes :lashes: N the blush is gorgeoussss :inlove: Cute FOTD sweety :hug-makeup: Which lippie is that?

  7. omg! R u serious?? Zee u have one of the most beautiful natural lip color! Don’t see why u need to spend money on buying lippies πŸ˜‰

  8. Zeeeee … chikni … :musicnote: “Kya khoob lagti ho .. badi sundar dikhti ho .. ” .. I like the liner .. either green or deep grey .. kya hai ?? I want that liner …
    :devil: :devil: you caused too much temptation.. I am going to buy a nice blush next month .. suggest a blush for me .. I have medium – dry skin, deep brown skin tone, not allergic to many things..

  9. Gorgeous Zee!!! :hug-makeup: The shades looks beautiful on you and loved the liner too. πŸ˜€
    You made me remember my childhood asweell. :rotfl: I want to read some M & B again! πŸ˜‰

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