Monday, November 24, 2008

Product Review: NARS Torrid Blush

At a Glance:
Price: US$25 (approx. RM90)
Weight: 4.5g / 0.16 OZ.
Made in: Casing made in Italy, contents made in USA
Ingredients: Talc, Polyethylene, Zinc Stearate, Silica, Tricaprylin, Caprylic/CapricTriglyceride, Cera Alba (Beeswax), PEG-150 Distearate, Lanolin, Laureth-4, Tocopherol, Disodium EDTA, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Butylparaben, Ascorbyl Palmitate, May Contain: Mica, CI 77491, 77492, 77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 77742 (Manganese Violet), CI 77007 (Ultramarines), CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 75740 (Carmine), CI 77163 (Bismuth Oxychloride), CI 15850 (Red 6, Red 7 Lake), CI 45410 (Red 28 Lake), CI 17200 (Red 33 Lake), CI 45370 (Orange 5), CI 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), CI 15985 (Yellow 6 Lake), CI 42090 (Blue 1 Lake)

Product Description:

Made with transparent pigments for a soft and sheer look. Imparts a natural, healthy glow for any skin tone and may be worn alone or layered together for more depth and intensity.

* Provides a sheer, natural hint of color
* Made with transparent pigments to avoid heaviness
* Broad selection of shades

Actual Product Pic:

Pigmentation & Color (Plus Swatches! :D):

This color is described as a Coral with Shimmer on the website, which i think is accurate. This blush is SUPER pigmented, and since it can appear a little too bright on my NC20-25 skin, i'll have to use a very very light hand to apply this!

Swatch from the NARS Website:

Actual Color:


This blush comes in a rubbery casing which is really compact! Be careful to store this in a dry and cool place away from sunlight because i heard the casing can melt and become really sticky and gooey! :S Bless the husband's heart for giving me a space in his camera drybox to store these blushes!

There's a small mirror inside too! :)

Like all NARS blushes, the texture for this blush is very smooth, despite being rather shimmery!! :D

Time Test:
This blush lasts a good 8 hours on my skin, which is amazing!

Price & Availability:
This product is priced at US$25, which i think is alright for the quality and quantity you're getting! It's available at all NARS counters and at! :)

Possible Dupes:
The closest color i have to this blush is the Loreal Blush Delice in 04 Rosewood!


As you can see, they're close, but not exactly the same. Torrid is more orangey whilst the Loreal one is more reddish! :)

My $0.02:
This is my first ever coral blush! I almost never deviate from my peachy pink blushes, but i'm glad i did! This blush looks really nice and surprisingly natural on my NC20-25 cheeks when applied with a light hand! Methinks that this shade will look really lovely on darker skintones too! :)

In a Nutshell:

A beautiful coral shade that lasts rather long! :D

Likes: Beautiful color on my skin, good lasting power!
Gripes: Hard to find in M'sia!!
Repurchase: Yes!

4.5 Stars ! Great stuff!! :D

Credits: Product photo and swatch from

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