Jun 12, 2011

NARS blushes! #15 - Torrid

NARS Torrid is a shade i always thought i wouldn't need since i got Orgasm and it's often described as a more intense version of it. then i bought Cargo Rome and thought i'd have a sufficient dupe for it but i still wanted to try Torrid. so i ordered it with my last NARS-haul at hqhair.com when they had an extra 15%-off and free delivery. when i received and swatched it i was gladly relieved that it doesn't resemble one of my predicted dupes.

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$.

Torrid is a strawberry coral red with pink hues and very fine gold shimmer. its base shade appears satiny and a lot less shimmery as Orgasm or Cargo Rome. the texture again is fine and silky and although the pigmentation quite high, there still is a pinch of sheerness to it. like with all my other NARS blushes this one blends easily and evenly, even on unpowdered foundation and that is (amongst others) the reason why i appreciate Monsieur Nars' blush textures so much. it creates a fresh and bright flush on my cheeks. i could still use an additional hightlighter because this blush is rather low-shimmer.
it keeps the fresh coral-y pink flush on me the whole day without fading or oxidizing. this colour looks good worn on a tan and i think it would also be beautiful on deeper skinned women. with the higher pigmentation, i like to use a fluffy soft squirrel hair brush with it.

Torrid in sunlight: swatched heavily & blended out

this is how it looks worn:

TheBalm Hot Mama - NARS Orgasm - NARS Torrid - Cargo Rome - Guerlain Blush G
TheBalm Hot Mama - NARS Orgasm - NARS Torrid - Cargo Rome - Guerlain Blush G


  1. Great post! I love using NARS Torrid. It's the perfect everyday blush. Thanks for the comparison swatches; I've been meaning to purchase Cargo blushes and Rome will be my first. :)

  2. I love NARS Torrid (okay I love all their blushes). It looks pretty on you. Thanks for all the comparison photos too.

  3. Danke für den Post!
    Ich hab Torrid seit Neuestem auch. Ich mag ihn :D

  4. You know that they have a 20 % off the next 10 min... if you write Festival? ;)

  5. @stealmyheartlove: it's great to hear that torrid works so well on a WOC beauty! i believe the beautiful shimmer of Cargo Rome will look great on your skin!!!!

    @JC: thank you - and you know i love them too (hence this is #15 ;))

    @lovely: wie schön ;) er ist wirklich ein schön frischer sommerton.

  6. @fyavsted: you're so bad! you wanna intrigue me? haha luckily it's too late now - but on the other hand there is not much left from that brand that i'm lustering (there are 4 eyeshadow duo-reviews waiting and a gloss). i always have phases where i feel like i have everything from nars that i need but obviously these phases go by (especially when a new 20%-code appears). but luckily i'm in that "zone" now ;)

  7. This is a lovely shade and I do agree that it looks great on tan skin!:D

    ***** Marie *****

  8. Torrid looks gorgeous on you! I really love your eye makeup in that photo too :) I've been hearing a lot about Cargo blushes lately and Rome looks really nice...I really need to give them a try sometime!

  9. You have quite the impressive blush collection there, missy! I love all your comparison pics they are so super helpful when trying to decide between makeup to buy. I think that really brings out your features nicely!

  10. it looks beautyful,thanks for the comparison swachtes=)

  11. this blush is gorgeous on you!


  12. @marie: yes, i look forward to use it more often when i tan a bit more in summer.

    @tiffany: thank you! i love cargo blushes! it was blushingpixie who hooked me ;)

    @hopelessly devoted to makeup: thank you, and you're welcome ;) i'm such a blush-addicted i know :P

    @krisi: you're welcome!

    @amanda: thank you, i really enjoy your blog, btw! you are such a gorgeous cutey!


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