NARS Dual-Intensity Blushers

I’ve shared a few posts now about the Nars Dual Intensity Eyeshadows, although I think they’re great I think they are a little too much hard work for me but was still instantly interested in the Dual-Intensity blushers.

Similarly to the Dual-Intensity Eyeshadows the blushers can be used wet or dry, there is a range of six different palettes with a range of colours which can be used as blushers, contours, bronzers and highlights. Although instantly drawn to them I was also a little scared of them as I have never even thought of using a blusher wet (FYI- it’s not recommended unless the blush is designed to be wet)

My first choice was Jubilation which has two beautiful shades which I would use as highlighters; a gold and a peachy nude both of which are both quite warm. I think because they are both highlighters (although the one on the right could possibly be used as a blush) I was a little thrown off but once I got a few of the other shades it all made a little more sense.

My favourite of the ones I own is probably Frenzy (wearing a light dusting above) which has a much more standard blush/highlighter combo and I really love bright tangerine blush colour, especially on more tanned skin. One I haven’t had much of a chance to play with is Fervor which I have heard work particularly beautiful on dark skin and although at first glance they appear to be two blushers the darker shade can supposedly be used as a contour on medium-dark skin.

After having a bit of a play with them I am still both in love and terrified of them. Dry I find some of the colour to be really beautiful, silky and pigmented but also find that they shimmer particles don’t look as seamless as they do when wet. When using them wet I find that you get the most beautiful, almost water colour like finish, the shimmer turns the blush into an almost metallic shade but I find that it gets less pigmented and I struggle to apply it without moving my foundation.

I think this is a beautiful blusher to use dry but think it’s more tailored to makeup artists when wet, that said I’m actually looking forward to trying it on holiday when I’m more tanned, I’m using a lighter base and want a real glow to the skin.

Everyone has been raving about these so I am going to keep trying, I do see potential there.

The Nars Dual-Intensity Blushers, £30 are currently but will be available on all NARS counters soon


  1. 21st April 2015 / 12:19 pm

    These sound incredible, I've never heard of a wet and dry blusher before!
    Jodie xo // JodieLoue

  2. 21st April 2015 / 1:39 pm

    I have Craving and love it! It's more of a highlighter and a bronzer but I love the beach look that it gives. I'm debating if I should pick up another shade since they're pretty pricy.

  3. 21st April 2015 / 3:28 pm

    These look amazing, I never heard of a wet/dry blush before so will definitely be looking out for these in the shops! xx

    Amanda –

  4. 21st April 2015 / 4:30 pm

    I'm really curious to try these. Apparently NARS MUAs use water in their hand, swirl the brush and then go into the product to get the wet application. Definitely gorgeous shades!

    Erin | Erin and Katherine Talk Beauty

  5. 21st April 2015 / 8:26 pm

    never heard of wet and dry blushes!! the highlight shades look sooo gorgeous as well!

  6. 21st April 2015 / 8:46 pm

    These sound strange! Not sure how I feel until actually trying xo

  7. 22nd April 2015 / 6:12 am

    These are so, so beautiful! The wet concept really intrigues me, especially with the highlight shades. x

  8. 22nd April 2015 / 12:42 pm

    These look so beautiful – and the wet concept is really cool, I think it will probably catch on as a trend sometime soon! xx


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