Mar 27, 2011

NARS blushes revisited! #9 - Mata Hari.

this series is just for better pics&swatches. my opinion about the blushes stays the same, take a look at older posts.

NARS blushes contain 4.5 - 4.8g each for the powder blushes, and 5.5g each for the cream blushes.
they cost 29€/19.50£/26$.

Mata Hari is a matte purple-mauve. i find this cool toned shade very flattering for yellow and olive undertoned skins. it doesn't make a corpse-like look on me like i have initially feared when i saw the pan, but a very natural rosey flush. i love this in autumn/winter.
it's quite pigmented, but with a light hand and good blending it can look sheer and subtle. the matte texture is great, never blotchy, very fine and buildable. no fading over the day.
overall recommendation for yellow/olive undertones.

NARS Mata Hari in natural light
NARS Mata Hari in natural light: swatched heavily + blended out
NARS Mata Hari in sunlight
NARS Mata Hari in sunlight: swatched heavily + blended out
NARS Mata Hari inthe shadow: swatched heavily + blended out

in comparison to other medium cool toned pinks: Mata Hari looks like Angelika by NARS but without the silver sparkles and also less intense pink. it's darker and has more purple than MAC Pinch O'Peach. MAC Mineralize Blush in Gentle has gold shimmer, which differs it from Mata Hari.

MAC Gentle - NARS Mata Hari - NARS Angelika - MAC Pinch O'Peach
MAC Gentle - NARS Mata Hari - NARS Angelika - MAC Pinch O'Peach

this is how Mata Hari looks worn: you see it can be applied fairly subtle.


  1. Hörst du jetzt mal mit den ganzen tollen NARS Blushes auf ;) Ich fliege in 2 Wochen nach NY und kann mich jetzt schon nicht entscheiden :-)))))))))))))))))))))))
    Spaß, danke für die Swatches...ich habe inziwischen schon Einiges auf meiner Wishlist.

  2. those 4 blushes look identical from far away!

  3. That is beautiful... addding it to my list!

  4. thank you all! mata hari is a beautiful shade that too often is underrated!

    @littlelucy: yes, i was also surprised that they look so similar. but the quality and the colour they apply when blended out is more different.


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