Jun 8, 2011

woohoo! even more NARS Blushes! #13: Luster

to *celebrate* NARS being again offered on hqhair.com i jumped in with a tiiiny NARS order while the 10%-off code was still valid, consisting of 3 blushes, 3 eyeshadow duos, a gloss and a nail polish. today i want to begin to introduce to you one of my new blushes and continue with my NARS-Blush series: Luster.
again, signature sturdy rubberized compact that i don't need to explain anymore, i think ;)

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$.

Luster is a great blush for the summertime and you've already seen a sneak peek of it in my last "favourites of the month(s)"-post. it's a peachy tan colour with minimal hints of pink and a beautiful gold sheen and slight shimmer that's almost a duochrome. the shimmer effect reminds of NARS' Orgasm but is more refined so it makes this a bronzey version of Orgasm to me.
it has a fine and silky texture and is highly pigmented. it's very easy to blend and lasts all day on me. Luster looks brilliant on a slight tan (or in combination with a light bronzer), it emphasizes the warmth and gives a peachy glow without being a flat peach/tan because of its pink hues. the shimmer creates a fine golden glow that's not garish or emphasizing uneven skin.
this colour would look good on warm skin tones and could also work as a bronzing blush for pale skin tones which look muddy with normal bronzers. it may look boring in the pan but became one of my favourite NARS blushes and summer blushes in general - i'm so glad that i finally got it!

NARS Luster in sunlight: heavy swatch & blended out

this is how it looks worn:
no extra cheek products on here.

MAC Happy Together - NARS Madly - NARS Luster - Estée Lauder Sea Star Bronzing Blush (sand side) - Dior Aurora
MAC Happy Together - NARS Madly - NARS Luster - Estée Lauder Sea Star Bronzing Blush (sand side) - Dior Aurora
it has more visible gold shimmer than MAC Happy Together and is less pink.
it's less brown and has more "colour" than NARS Madly and the gold shimmer is stronger.
it has more pink than the Estée Lauder Bronzing Blush.
it's more shimmery and pink than Dior Aurora.


  1. I really love this, looks so pretty. I'm thinking about getting the Dior Aurora as my summer blush/bronzer, but now I've seen this I'm all confused :P


  2. This is gorgeous on you. My husband just surprised me with five NARS blushes but I think I may have to go and get this one myself on pay day. Oh so pretty and natural looking.

  3. Oh man, der ist echt toll, den und Madly kann man bei heller haut als dezenter Bronzer verwenden...Oh oh, ich will :D

    Kannst du hqhair empfehlen?
    Und bis wann oder wann kommt eine % Aktion wieder? Weißt du das?

    Liebe Grüße :)

  4. @pandora: to use on larger areas than the cheeks, i still prefer dior aurora ;)

    @JC: what a sweet hubby you have!! i'm jealous of you ;) which blushes did he get you and did he choose himself or did you guide him?

    @femme: also ich hab bisher alle sendungen von hqhair erhalten, es werden aber immer mehr stimmen mit liefer- und serviceproblemen laut.
    und gerade jetzt läuft eine 20%-off aktion mit dem code FESTIVAL.

  5. LOVE your blog! I'm still yet to try out any NARS blushes, I love my Dior bronzer in Aurora :) xx


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