I love a good blush. So I was super excited when Nars released their Dual Intensity Blush Collection! I knew right away which color had my heart…Frenzy!
You can use the Dual Intensity blushes wet or dry, however my personal preference would be dry just for the sake of the added of time to apply wet. I did try the blush as a wet application and it made it much more difficult to work with, as it didn’t blend as easily. If I want a wet blush, I would buy one. Also, the wet application definitely emphasised my pores and any other imperfections where the dry did not. I do however, love the idea of having a perfectly complimentary highlighter right along side your blush. Definite bonus points for that!
The Nars Dual Intensity Blushes are available in 6 different shades and chose the color Frenzy because I felt it was the most natural looking color and highlighter for Spring. Plus, I love a good Peach color and I can never get enough of a golden highlight!
I took the swatches as soon as I got home. The swatches were beautiful (see pic below) so I was so excited to get these colors on my face!
When it was finally time to try it on, I found myself extremely confused.
Where is the product? It is not applying to my face?! I was expecting super pigmentation and effortless application. Apparently not the case. I had to work very hard to get the color to show through.
When I swatched it, I am guessing that the pressure of my flat finger was able to pick up the product without any problems, but my blush brush was struggling…BIG TIME!
I have many other Nars Blushers and they are crazy pigmented and apply almost with too much color! So there I sat disappointed because I REALLY wanted to love this product. Plus, I really, truly wasn’t expecting not to. Here I thought I was going to pick up this this new blush and post a rave review.
Don’t get me wrong…I am not saying I don’t like the Nars Dual intensity Blush, I just wish I didn’t have to work so hard to get it to apply. The product does however claim that it has “Translucent Prismatic Technology” Does that mean that it’s supposed to be translucent? Maybe. However, they also claim that it is “true color application“. So confusing this product!
To sum things up, I am still happy to have this blusher as a part of my collection and I won’t be returning it. I will continue to try to make this work as the color really is sensational…if you can manage to get it on your face! Haha.
I have been contemplating purchasing the Nars Dual Intensity Eye shadow palette as well but at $90 CAD I will pass as I wouldn’t be as patient with an eye shadow if it was as difficult to attain color like the blush.
These dual-intensity, silky, wet or dry blushes are uniquely formulated with NARS’ exclusive Translucent Prismatic Technology, which allows for multidimensional effects. With a lightweight texture for a flawless finish and true color application, each duo features two ultra-modern shades that can be worn alone or layered together for limitless looks. Apply these shades wet to achieve a high-impact flush or dry to get a natural-looking glow. ~Sephora~