Friday, September 21, 2012

Nars Constantinople Cream Blush Review, Photos and Swatches!

Nars Constantinople Cream Blush

Nars Constantinople Cream Blush ($28) is described on the Nars website as a deep rose. Deep Rose shades are probably the most flattering shades of blush for my warm, medium skin (with yellow undertones). Constantinople (say that five times fast...) looks just like just that in the pan - a deep, neutral rose.

Now here is my sob story - because of my yellow undertones, this color morphs into a coppery bronze/terracotta shade (This is my polite way of saying orange). I own so many similar shades, so it was a bit of a disappointment that the color didn't stay true. On my cheeks, its pretty similar to MAC Gingerly Blush or even Becca Peach Beach Tint. Nars Lovejoy is also a deep rose shade, but it's much more of a true rose on my cheeks, whereas I don't get rose at all from Constantinople.

So, if you typically have a problem with colors going orange on you (this happens with a huge percentage of my blushes - just about any pink turns into a coral-pink on my cheeks) than, it will most likely happen with this blush. If you have a cool skin tone, I can see this blush showing up truer to pan.

Now that I got that out of the way, the actual performance of this blush is fantastic. It's super creamy and super pigmented - I found it to be creamier than Lokoum (the only other Nars Cream Blush I own). Because it's pigmented and creamy, it can pick up a lot of product, even with a duo-fiber brush. So, I typically like to dab my middle and ring finger on the surface and dab it on my cheeks, and then use a duo-fiber brush to blend.

I'd say the color lasts a good 5-6 hours on me before it's almost gone. Dusting a light powder over top extends the wear by a bit.

This blush didn't really win me over - Don't get me wrong, it's pretty, but it's not at all what I hoped it would be. I have way more than enough blushes that look almost the same on my cheeks. Nevertheless, I do really like the formula of Nars Blushes, so this won't be my last Nars Cream Blush!

And like I said, those with cooler skin tones would probably benefit better from this blush. I could see it giving perfectly flushed cheeks to the right skin tone.

What do you think of Nars Cream Blush? Have any favorites?

The Round-Up
  • Creamy
  • Very pigmented
  • Easy to work with - I like using my fingers to apply the right amount of product to my cheeks and blending with a brush.
  • Turns orange on my cheeks - no rose tones what-so-ever
Price: $28, Nars.


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  2. It looks gorgeous in the swatch photo; too bad it didn't work out for you. I love Gold Member and Cactus Flower so far. :)

    1. I bet it would look very pretty on you! It swatched more true to color than how it looks on my face. *sigh* Oh well. I've always wondered about those too! Cactus Flower seems like a popular choice, as well as Penny Lane.

  3. It looks so lovely. I haven't tried any Nars cream blushes yet. It's bad that the shade didn't suit you well.

  4. the color looks really very pretty in the swatch! Too bad you don't like it :( I really want to try a NARS blush.

  5. wow, it's gorgeous in pan....wonder how it would show up on me

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