I really rate the NARS Dual Intensity Eyeshadows, and I own their palette as well as a solo eyeshadow in the shade Himalia. I couldn’t believe it when I got the Look Incredible August Deluxe Box as it contained a NARS Dual Intensity Blush, and I’ve always wanted to try the blush formula as I liked the eyeshadows so much. I’m not sure if the shades differed between boxes but I got the NARS Dual Intensity Blush in the shade Adoration, but there are six different blush duos to choose from.
“A new object of fascination. Inspiration. Pure transformation. Dual-Intensity Blush defies genre with a silky, wet/dry formula of unprecedented artistry. Doubled to play out your every desire. Color coordinated for endless effects.
A revolutionary blush formula that merges with skin for the truest color application. Purely pigmented color with seamless customizable coverage. Six modern shade pairings coordinated to wear alone or pair together for a range of dynamic effects and versatility. Housed in a modern compact design. Sweep on dry for a weightless natural glow or apply wet for a seamless watercolor effect.“
Just like all NARS products, the NARS Dual Intensity Blush has super sleek packaging with a rubberised black plastic compact which is magnetised and closes securely with an handy mirror in the lid.
The blush is £30 and the compact contains 6 grams of product working out at 3 grams per shade. £30 might sound pricey for a blush, but technically you’re getting three shades; the left shade, the right shade and then both shades blended together, and one NARS blush is £24 so I think these blushes are pretty fairly priced for an higher end brand.
NARS Dual Intensity Blush Review and Swatches
The NARS Dual Intensity Blush in Adoration contains a ‘sparkling pale pink’ and a ‘shimmering hot pink’, and the pans have the same raised angular design as the eyeshadows. I believe the raised design has been created for maximum colour pay off.
The Dual Intensity formula can be used both wet or dry which is something I’ve done for the eyeshadows, but I wouldn’t ever apply wet blush or highlighter. The pale pink works as a very pretty highlighter for my skintone when applied sparingly with a fluffy brush but it’s too pale to be worn as blush, even on skin as pale as mine. It does however work nicely mixed with the bolder hot pink shade to create a more muted shade should you not want such an intense blush.
shades are silky, smooth and very blendable and they impart both colour and a gorgeous glow to the cheeks. I’d love to try the Craving duo next as it contains a pale highlighter shade and a bronzer shade, as I love the dual intensity formula for both the eyes and face.
Have you ever tried the NARS Dual Intensity formula before?