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Spring 2013 brings Nars Seduction blush (now available on Narscosmetics.com and Nordstrom.com), called a Sangria color. This deep burgundy applies with a very slight sheen when applied  (it’s just enough to keep the color from going completely matte, without adding shimmer).

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I have a weakness for blue-based reds, and Seduction falls right into that sweet spot. When I first opened Nars Seduction, it reminded me of the blush portion of the now-discontinued Soho de Chanel palette. However, I found that Seduction is warmer compared to the more brown, icier Soho de Chanel.

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Here, I compare Nars Seduction to some other plummy/ purple/ mauve blushes in my collection: Chanel Plum Attraction, Mac Dirty Plum, and Mac Rhubarb (pro).

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Here is Nars Seduction on Liz:

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On this wintry day, Liz paired Nars Seduction with Chanel Rouge Allure Pirate (reviewed here), Guerlain Les Fauves eyeshadow quad, and Nars Dark Rite Soft Touch Shadow Pencil (available here and here). She’s also wearing a very light layer of Tom Ford Gold Dust bronzer, particularly on cheeks (but also everywhere as its subtle enough). Same makeup:

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Even our friendly dog Sherman loves Nars Seduction blush…

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As you can see, fair warm skin can be enhanced with Nars Seduction. Unlike the previous deep Nars Mounia blush (now discontinued), which I found too uncontrollable to maintain in my makeup collection, Nars Seduction can be easily applied with a standard brush. Here, we used Nars Yanchiyo brush.

Nars Seduction is now available on Narscosmetics.com and Nordstrom.com.

Nars Cosmetics sent Seduction blush and Dark Rite Soft Touch pencil to Cafe Makeup for consideration for review. This post includes affiliate links (for more information, see About Cafe Makeup)

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  10 Responses to “Nars Seduction Blush Review and Looks”

  1. Aww puppy! Seduction is probably the only piece in the collection I’m thinking about getting. Can’t believe I still haven’t tried a NARS blush (please don’t pelt me with stones)!

  2. I adore this blush!! It’s sad that it got a bit of a bad rep after everyone started saying it’s so pigmented. I really don’t think it’s that much trouble and it is unbelievably flattering on such a range of skin tones. So glad you featured it. Lovely photos!

  3. What a beautiful color!

  4. Gorgeous! In the pan it looks like it would make a beautiful lid colour as well, blended ofcourse with some other colours. 🙂

  5. The whole face is perfect. I think that lipstick was made for Seduction, I love it & need it in my collection. The Dior shadow is amaze too. A+++++

  6. I no longer wear blush, but this colour is lovely and subtle. Just the right balance with Liz’s makeup. I especially admire how Les Fauves suits Liz. With my fair skin and dark blue eyes it didn’t work and I wish it did.

  7. What a gorgeous color!!

  8. This is really gorgeous – I must swatch it the next time I see it! I also love the look of Chanel Plum Attraction, so pretty!

  9. You have peaked my interest with your swatches -my only concern is that it might look muddy on my cheeks as I am more or a NC 25-I’m guessing since I do not wear MAC-

  10. Gah, this is so gorgeous! It’s super dark, but also super tempting and I’ll need to take a look next time I’m at a NARS counter. Thanks for sharing!

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