Jan 202014

NARS Final Cut Blush08aThe release of a new NARS blush is always cause for celebration, especially when it is wearable and beautiful. NARS Final Cut collection includes four new blushes–in Final Cut, New Attitude, Love and Sex Fantasy ($29 each). I’m overwhelmed, delighted, and happy to share our thoughts about them.

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This lovely set of highly wearable shades mirrors the Nars Final Cut Satin Lip Pencils (reviewed here), and of course they look lovely when coordinated together. Yet these blushes are universal in their appeal, and should coordinate nicely with numerous types of makeup combinations. These brightening, fresh shades are a beautiful addition to our Spring calendar, but honestly they are so universal and gorgeous they should work year round.

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Nars Love blush ($29) is called “tea rose.” In my mind, it’s a soft misty rose, with a touch of gray and mauve. It’s one of those universal shades that looks amazing applied softly with a strong lip, or built up for a slightly bolder cheek.  Here is Nars Love on Liz (over foundation and Tom Ford Gold Dust Bronzer, with Nars Stourhead on her lips):

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NARS New Attitude ($29) is a “cherry blossom pink.” It is a lovely, build able color that amps up nicely for a clear, beautiful pink with a hint of red. This looks a bit cool, but this is far softer and more neutral than some cooler NARS blushes (such as Angelica).

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Here is New Attitude on Liz (she’s wearing the Guerlain Les Tendres eyeshadow quad on her lid):

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NARS Final Cut blush is peach coral. This is a color that looks lovely with warm tones, including mixing well with bronzers. Surprisingly, these shades can play well with some reds.

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Here is Nars Final Cut on Liz:

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Like the NARS Stourhead lip pencil, NARS Sex Fantasy is a cool light pink. Although this shade kicked up some dust when we dipped our Hakuhodo brush into it, we found that the application was smooth and beautiful.  NARS Sex Fantasy is the most lightly pigmented on the Final Cut group, but the color is quite build able for a stronger, cool uber-light pink.

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NARS Sex Fantasy is the type of color that you are quite sure exists somewhere, but then when you go to find it there doesn’t seem to be anything around. Thankfully, NARS keeps these edgy, rule-breaking colors available. NARS Sex Fantasy reminds me of a pink version of light peachy NARS Sex Appeal. On some, this will be quite subtle.  Here it is on Liz applied very heavily so that we could get some of the cool pink color. She really worked in quite a bit of product here, much much more than would be typical. Despite our heavy application, and the powder dust that our brush kicked up, the application looks quite nice and smooth.

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Like a dozen roses, NARS Final Cut has brought out some beautiful, brightening shades. This gorgeous collection is currently available on Nordstom.com, and will be available on Nars online site and Nars boutiques beginning March 1, 2014.

NARS Cosmetics provided Sex Fantasy, Love, and New Attitude to Cafe Makeup without charge for consideration for review. This post includes affiliate links (for more information, see About Cafe Makeup)

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  11 Responses to “Nars Final Cut Blushes Review and Swatches: Love, New Attitude, Final Cut and Sex Fantasy”

  1. These blushes all look amazing, I am not sure I could choose a favourite! I am on the look out for a coral blush though. Final Cut could fill that gaping hole in my life 😛 Great post.

    Kate Xx

  2. OMG!!! These blushes are all so pretty especially the love and final cut ones. I like these shades for they seem natural on skin. I think this is a must try.

  3. Wonderful reviews, Amy, as usual! Thank you! 🙂

  4. Really wanted to buy the final cut blush but looks it like its not pigmented enough, esp. for mac nw 43 skin. Sadness!!!

    • Are you near a Nordstrom? It’s worth a look at a counter. These really build nicely. The Sex Fantasy has very little pigment too, but we built it up to give us a lovely pink.

  5. hi amy!! thankyou very much for this wonderful post. i hope you don’t mind me asking about the guerlain eye pallette liz is wearing. i’ve heard nothing but negative reviews but, that pallette looks gorgeous on liz! (well, everything looks gorgeous on her). anyway, could you please tell me how she is wearing the colors? i’m definitely ordering that pallette! it looks very wearable and looks like it goes with all the nars’ blushes and lippies. what more could you ask? i’ve been hunting for a nice eye pallette i dd not care for chanel’s new spring quad. .then, i think i’ll be set for spring! xo.

  6. Oh, these are so nice. I love how natural they look while still adding color and drama. Are they all matte? They appear to be from what I’m seeing.

  7. Hi Amy, which lip shade is Liz wearing in Final Cut swatch picture?

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