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NARS Makeup as a Brand
Nars blush dupes are sometimes hard to identify as the colours are so vibrant. One of the most well known colours for Nars blushes is the famous Orgasm blush. This is a peach tone that contains hints of glitter. NARS has created a whole slew of products around the Orgasm line. They have expanded the range of blushes to “Super Orgasm” which is an even more sparkley version and a lip balm. You can read about my NARS Orgasm Afterglow Lip Balm Dupes here.
I find that I love NARS as a brand but their blushes are quite expensive. Sephora retails NARS Blushes for $38 to $52 CAD for larger sizes. Drugstore blushes and drugstore brands create very similar formulas and colours that you can get for less than half the price.
What is so great about NARS Blush?
Do I really NEED a blush from NARS? I certainly do not but I do like the formula. When I use a blush from NARS, I get an even application and the colour really shines through. However, I am not opposed to purchasing a product that is cheaper and does the same thing. I did purchase the NARS Cheek Palette that has 5 blushes plus 1 highlighter. You can read my review of the NARS Cheek Palette here.
However, if you feel like you don’t want to spend your life savings on blush then you’ll definitely want to educate yourself on some amazing NARS blush dupes! Don’t worry – I’ve compiled all of the information below so you can view the variety of shades that are available.
Here are the best NARS Blush Dupes for Less:
NARS Blush Dupe is Orgasm is the Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso – $11.49 CAD
As mentioned above, the NARS Orgasm Blush (Available at Sephora) is the most popular NARS Blush right now. However, if you haven’t heard of Milani Cosmetics – they are a drugstore makeup brand that is slightly more in the middle. They make beautiful rose blushes but this baked blush allows for the shimmer to shine through similar to Orgasm.
NARS Deep Throat Blush Dupe is NYX Cosmetics Powder Blush in ‘Pinched’
NARS Blush in Deep Throat is the perfect summer pink. I love wearing a pinky blush especially with the no makeup makeup look (read about my no makeup makeup tips here). The NYX Powder Blush in Pinched comes in a textured form that allows the brush to catch the colour for easy application. Sometimes it is so hard to find the perfect pink but NARS Blush in Deep Throat is the perfect pink and is an extension of the orgasm line.
NARS Luster blush is more on the peachy brown tones and can be used as a contour colour. The new L’Oreal Paradise Enchanted Fruit-Scented Blush is the perfect colour to match NARS Luster. Not only is this the perfect peachy brown tone but it smells like peaches! Of course, this can be considered similar to the products by Too Faced which all have a gorgeous scent attached to them.
NARS Dolce Vita Blush is slightly deeper than the other blushes I mentioned above. Dolce Vita is the perfect terracotta blush that I will usually start wearing around the fall months. I love using this shade of blush when I do not want to wear bronzer. The best dupe for this is Mac Cosmetics “Raizin”. Not as cheap as some of the other drugstore brands but MAC Blushes cost $28 CAD.
There’s also the NARS Dolce Vita Lip Gloss that matches the blush tone. I won’t provide a dupe of the NARS Dolce Vita Lipgloss because I think this one is pretty amazing and the formula of the NARS lipglosses are amazing!
Other NARS Blush Dupes
Of course, I could spend all day matching NARS blush dupes! There are some other blushes that I would recommend since the formula is so similar. Don’t forget, you can also use drugstore blushes as a great alternative to luxury blush formulas. I definitely think that drugstore blushes have come a long way!
- Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush – $38 CAD – This blush by Tarte has made the best seller makeup list for quite some time. You can read about my top makeup picks for 2018 here. The Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush is a 12 hour wear that stays all day and has a similar milling to the NARS blushes.
- e.l.f. Makeup – e.l.f. blushes are really similar to NARS. You can find ELF Blushes at Rexall in Canada and the price point is super reasonable. Check your nearest Rexall Flyer for e.l.f. Products.
- Revlon Powder Blush The Revlon Powder Blush comes in a similar colour range to all of the NARS Blushes you find. It retails in drugstores for about $9.99 Canadian and has an amazing formula that goes on smoothly.
There you have the best of NARS Blush dupes. Remember, it’s not the price of the product that will make your skin glow, it’s really about the formula. Drugstore blushes are just as good as the NARS ones at times so be sure to do your research with beauty reviews like this one!
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