“Amour” is described by both NARS and Sephora as peachy pink, though I would describe it as a red and peach toned pink. Something to keep in mind that both descriptions fail to mention is that this is a matte blush. Absolutely no shimmer, glitter or sheen is evident in this blush. Along with that this color is extremely unique. And while it may not seem that way in the pan, looking over swatches of similar blushes I’ve yet to find something comparable. A warning though with this blush is that if you have a bit of redness in your skin, you may want to try this out before you buy it because it may emphasize it in an unflattering way.
The texture of this blush is amazing as well, I find so often with matte blushed they tend to lean on the chalky side without much pigmentation. But this blush still manages to be soft and almost buttery, as buttery as a powder can feel that is, to the touch.
As with all the Nars blushes I’ve encountered they are extremely great quality. The pigmentation is great, very easy to build up with a heavier hand, or sheer out with a lighter touch. This blush lasts almost all day on my normal-combination skin, I would say between 7-9 hours, depending on how heavily you apply it.
On my medium skin tone I think this is a great blush that can look very lovely on the palest of skin tones up to medium tanned skin tones. Though I’m not sure how well this would show up on deeper skin tones, it would probably be best to go to a counter and swatch it or have it applied right then and there to see how it would apply.
If you’ve ever owned or handled a Nars product you know the feeling of their slightly rubberized black packaging. While lovely to look at when it’s brand new, it has a tendency to attract fingerprints and stray makeup residue so over time it’s pristine black packaging gets more and more skin colored. Though with a wet cloth you can clean it right back up to an almost new appearance.
Inside all Nars compacts there is a mirror that is as big as the compact lid. This comes in very handy when applying your makeup on the go, or last minute touch ups.
Nars in general is a bit more on the pricy side, though I think it’s worth it! Their blushes just recently went up in price, they are now $29 for 0.16 oz. Definitely on the higher end for blush, but with how pigmented it is you use much less than a normal blush
I really love this blush and I think it would be a great addition to any blush collection. It’s a very versatile pink that can work with many different looks without deterring from a makeup look. I think with it’s pigmentation its also a great investment that will last for a long time. I would definitely recommend this blush to anyone! And you can buy it here
Now here for the swatches! All swatches and pictures were taken in full sunlight, I find the product shows more true to color. (Click on the images to enlarge them for full detail)
NARS Amour outside packaging
NARS Amour Blush in pan
NARS Amour, heavy swatch (top), blended swatch (bottom)
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