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Review: NARS Lovejoy Blush + Swatches!!

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Product

“Lovejoy” by NARS is described as a ‘shimmering bronzed rose’ and by Sephora exactly the same. I think this is a very accurate description of this blush. Not overly shimmering as the description implies, it just adds a nice bit of glow to the cheeks. In the pan this color can be quite intimidating, but once swatched on the skin or applied with a brush, it turns into a beautiful bronzed rose color with bits of very fine gold shimmer particles. Very similar effect of when you have a tan and just got done working out, the perfect mix of bronze and rosey flush.

This blush is very, very pigmented, and a little bit goes a long way. I think for those of you with paler skin tones you need to be a bit careful with this blush, because it can be very easy to over do this blush in a short amount of time. But I think a pro for this blush being so pigmented its that I think, not %100 sure though, if you built it up a bit it would be nice on those of you with deeper skin tones.

On my normal – combination skin, this blush will last on my skin all day long, we’re talking 12+ hours here. I’m actually wearing this now and I put it on for school at about 8:45 in the morning and it’s now almost 10 at night and I can still very clearly see it. Some fading has occurred around the apples of my cheeks where I tend to get a smidgen oily throughout the day, but it’s not patchy, it’s a very nice even fade.

Packaging

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.

Pricing

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.

Overall

This is a very unique shade of blush that I don’t see very often among other brands, and not nearly this good of quality. I would definitely recommend this blush to anyone. It’s a very easy all in one blush, I don’t feel the need for bronzer when I wear this. You can buy it here!

And now for the swatches!

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NARS Lovejoy outside packaging 

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NARS Lovejoy blush in pan

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NARS Lovejoy blush, heavy swatch (top), blended (bottom)

I hope you all enjoyed this, sorry for the delay! I ‘ve been a busy busy bee as of late and every time I get time to take pictures, I have no natural sunlight, and I’ve tried indoor lighting and it’s just not as good of quality. If you have any products you’d like me to do a review on, just comment below with your requests! Until next time . . .

XOXO

Veronica

 

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