Monday, November 24, 2008

Product Review: NARS Torrid Blush



At a Glance:
Price: US$25 (approx. RM90)
Website: Narscosmetics.com
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:


Packaging:

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! :)

Texture:
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 Narscosmetics.com! :)

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


Swatches:



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!

Rating:
4.5 Stars ! Great stuff!! :D


Credits: Product photo and swatch from Narscosmetics.com.

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