Apr 162012

NARS Summer 2012 includes NARS Liberte blush ($28), which has just gone online for sale. The shade is described as a “burnished apricot.”  Francois Nars’ blush imagination always stuns me–the colors are original, complicated, and almost universally flattering. I can see this color working on every woman from a cool-toned redhead to a deep-toned beauty. It’s exactly the color that one craves to wear during the warm summer months, even though Liberte is a color that I have never imagined existed before.

NARS Liberte is a pigmented matte terracotta red that fits in beautifully with the rest of the NARS Summer 2012 collection. Here is Liz wearing the blush, applied very lightly on cheeks, together with the NARS Ramatuelle Eyeshadow Trio (review soon!), and the Moscow Pure Matte Lipstick (review soon!) topped with NARS Hopi Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil for  touch of shine.

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Here, Liz applied NARS Liberte with a standard Chanel blush brush to get a natural look. Later this summer, she’ll likely build up the intensity for a deeper cheek tone. Below are some comparison swatches of NARS Liberte with NARS Lustre, Nars Madly, and NARS Lovejoy.

Final verdict:  Yes, you need it. Seriously. Perfect summer blush. Plus, you are going to be reaching for this well into the Fall because it’s going to coordinate with colors like camel, forest greens, deep blues and (yes), even metallics. Sophisticated, easy to wear, modern, flattering and finely milled.

NARS Liberte, NARS Ramatuelle Eyeshadow Trio, and NARS Moscow were sent to Cafe Makeup by NARS for consideration for review.

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