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NARS Claudette Blush Duo Review & Swatches

Claudette

NARS Claudette Powder Blush DuoNARS Claudette Powder Blush Duo ($45.00 for 0.77 oz.) is a new, limited edition blush duo that has one of the firmest/stiffest textures I’ve had the displeasure of attempting to use. I had to scrape off layers of product, effectively turning it into a loose powder, to get any product to come off of the surface of the pan for swatches/application. Once broken up, both powders were usable, but this was way worse than a case of just the initial layer being firmer–it seemed stiff the whole way through.

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Croisette

Croisette is a brighter, medium pink-coral with moderate, warm undertones and a matte finish. In order to get pigmentation/usability from this product, I had to scrape off layers of powder using a metal spatula, which made it more like a loose powder. The actual powder was too firmly-pressed into the pan to be functional–even when I tried to use heavy pressure and my fingertip to swatch, I could not get color to transfer onto my arm.

After breaking off some of the product, I was able to get more opaque coverage–like the actual product seemed pigmented but the texture/formula were off–that adhered so-so to my skin. It wasn’t the most blendable blush to work with. This shade lasted for seven and a half hours before fading noticeably.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$30.00/0.16 oz. – $187.50 Per Ounce

From NARS’ website, their blush formula is described as “beautifully pigmented” and “soft [and] blendable.” NARS’ blushes, since they’ve been released in such a massive range of shades over the years, can vary from shade to shade to some degree. Most shades are pigmented with firmer, slightly stiffer consistencies that can also run on the thinner side, which allows greater control when picking up product but some of the more matte shades could be a bit more blendable or easier to work with.

Some of the more newly-released shades have softer, more yielding textures that are a bit creamier and are easier to blend out, though most of NARS’ blushes are fairly blendable. The wear typically ranges from eight to nine hours with a few shades falling above or below this range.

Browse all of our NARS Powder Blush swatches.

Ingredients

TALC• MICA• DIMETHICONE• OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE• ISOSTEARYL NEOPENTANOATE• ZINC STEARATE• POLYBUTENE• CAPRYLYL GLYCOL• ISOPROPYL ISOSTEARATE• ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE• HEXYLENE GLYCOL• TOCOPHEROL• LECITHIN• GLYCERYL STEARATE• ASCORBYL PALMITATE• GLYCERYL OLEATE• CITRIC ACID• PHENOXYETHANOL • MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR/(+/-): IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499)• RED 7 LAKE (CI 15850)• YELLOW 5 LAKE (CI 19140)

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer)
at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable
to the product you’re purchasing, or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

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Ninotchka

Ninotchka is a muted, medium-dark orange with warm, brownish undertones and a matte finish. The texture was smooth to the touch but very firm and stiff to work with, effectively yielding no color payoff when I tried to apply it–whether fingertips or brushes.

The only way I was able to make anyway progress was pushing off layers of product, which was like turning the pressed powder into a loose powder. Once broken up a bit, I was able to get mostly opaque coverage that applied decently bare skin, but it was thin and harder to blend out than most blushes. It stayed on for seven and a half hours before fading visibly.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$30.00/0.16 oz. – $187.50 Per Ounce

From NARS’ website, their blush formula is described as “beautifully pigmented” and “soft [and] blendable.” NARS’ blushes, since they’ve been released in such a massive range of shades over the years, can vary from shade to shade to some degree. Most shades are pigmented with firmer, slightly stiffer consistencies that can also run on the thinner side, which allows greater control when picking up product but some of the more matte shades could be a bit more blendable or easier to work with.

Some of the more newly-released shades have softer, more yielding textures that are a bit creamier and are easier to blend out, though most of NARS’ blushes are fairly blendable. The wear typically ranges from eight to nine hours with a few shades falling above or below this range.

Browse all of our NARS Powder Blush swatches.

Ingredients

TALC• MICA• DIMETHICONE• OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE• ISOSTEARYL NEOPENTANOATE• ZINC STEARATE• POLYBUTENE• CAPRYLYL GLYCOL• ISOPROPYL ISOSTEARATE• HEXYLENE GLYCOL• TOCOPHEROL• LECITHIN• GLYCERYL STEARATE• ASCORBYL PALMITATE• GLYCERYL OLEATE• CITRIC ACID• PHENOXYETHANOL • MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR/(+/-): IRON OXIDES (CI 77491• CI 77492)• RED 7 LAKE (CI 15850)

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer)
at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable
to the product you’re purchasing, or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

We hope you’ll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!

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