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New NARS Blushes for Spring 2020

NARS Dominate & Savage Blush Swatches

These blushes are quite hard to capture on camera, but I did my best.  While both colors have shimmer in them Dominate has a heavier sheen and more noticeable shimmer particles.  NARS describes the shade Dominate as a shimmering deep plum.  When applied sheerly on the face, the plum tone is more pronounced.  I do not enjoy the shade dominate for my preferences, I find it has too much shimmer in it.  When I look at it on my skin the shimmer particles sink into my pores.  Unfortunately, I couldn't capture the sparkles in either shade on camera without losing the actual color of the blush.

NARS Powder Blush Dominate dark skin

NARS Powder Blush Dominate swatch on dark skin

NARS describes Savage as a shimmering red-brown and when applied to the face you can see that reddish tone comes through more than the way it swatches.  Savage is my favorite of the two shades.  It has a less intense shimmer running through it that makes me look healthy and doesn't accentuate my pores.

NARS Powder Blush Savage dark skin

NARS Powder Blush Savage swatches on dark skin

Both shades are buildable, so I think they would work for several different skin tones.  I was pleasantly surprised that dominate was easy to apply lightly.  In my past experience, NARS blushes apply better with natural hair brushes and these are no exception.  They always apply splotchy when I try to use synthetic brushes.  I think NARS blushes are ok, but I'm never blown away by them.  I think they are better formulas at lower price points.
NARS Blushes retail for $30.00 @ narscosmetics.com

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