Friday, February 4, 2011

NARS Irresistiblement Bronzer Review, Swatches & Comparison to MAC Smooth Harmony!

nars irresistiblement bronzer review

Nars Irrisistiblement Bronzer

Nars Irresistiblement Bronzer ($34) is described on NARS website as a "golden terracotta". Terracotta is the exact color I would describe this bronzer as. Instead of a golden brown like Nars Laguna, it is a red/orange brown. I know many out there typically try to avoid any tones of orange in their bronzer and steer towards true brown bronzers, but my warm, medium skin takes terracotta tones very well. This bronzer is especially nice on light skin as well.

This bronzer will work on anyone who takes well to warm rosy brown, caramel brown and peach blush shades.

I was a bit disappointed with the texture of the powder; it's a bit on the drier side, but despite the texture, it blends well on the cheeks, and picks up a good amount of product.

Irresistilement is very pigmented, and a little goes a long way. 

(Terracotta Bricks. Source: Matching Pegs)
nars irresistiblement bronzer

This bronzer has been compared to MAC Smooth Harmony Beauty Powder, which was a limited edition shade. I own it from the Heatherette Collection. I'm not sure if it has been relaunched in any later collections. I had purchased back ups since because I don't own anything like it. Smooth Harmony is an orange toned beauty powder that I would say is also a terracotta, but compared to Irresistiblement, it's apparent that it's much less terracotta, and more orange. Irresistiblement has more of a ruddy tone.

Have you tried Irresistiblement?


  1. I like the looks of the NARS one a lot better in the swatches. It can be difficult to find a good bronzer! I'm quite pale, so I need lighter ones with as little orange as possible.

    I might have to give this one a try. :)

  2. I agree with the comment above, Smooth Harmony is a little orange for me...can't wait to see the update! (:

  3. So pretty although I would probably wear this as a blush. I own Casino and even that one comes out reddish on me.

  4. I really like that is is more of a terracotta tone. I think that both of those tones look great on tan skin, I'm sure it will look beautiful during the summer.

  5. looks pretty ,, thx for sharing hun

  6. I'll be looking forward to the update! Although, I love the way it looks from the swatch you have shown. :)

  7. The NARS one looks great. I would wear it as a blush too, i like tan cheeks haha.

  8. The NARS one looks way better! Less orange! I'm still looking for the perfect bronzer, what's your favourite?

  9. I'm personally in LOVE with Smooth Harmony and wish I had gotten a backup (been checking CCOs unsuccessfully) but the NARS looks nice. I'll check it out. :)