NARS Hustle Holiday 2019 Cheek Palette Review & Swatches

Hustle

NARS Hustle Wet/Dry Cheek Trio ($42.00 for 0.36 oz.) is a new, limited edition trio that features a warm, gold highlighter and two coral blushes (more more mid-tone and the other deeper and richer). The formula is a denser, firmer type–like a gel-powder hybrid–that works best with moderately dense brushes (e.g. fan brushes aren’t ideal). The upside is that they’re not powdering, and the powders tend to “melt” when applied to skin, which gives them a smoother, more skin-like finish.

The only issue I had with the product was more to do with the marketing; they’re supposed to be “sheer-to-buildable” and can be used wet for a “high-impact effect” but that seemed to be more in the context of the glow/shine. In general, I haven’t found that this formula is all that sheer applied dry, and they certainly will intensify in color and finish when applied with a wet brush.

Tarte Authentic (LE, $28.00) is lighter (95% similar).Tarte Goddess Glow (LE, $35.00) is lighter (95% similar).NARS Make You Mine (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery (95% similar).Guerlain Electric Light (LE, $56.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar).LORAC Twilight (P, $23.00) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar).Urban Decay Bliss (LE, $26.00) is less shimmery (95% similar).Hourglass Luminous Glow (LE, $40.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar).Make Up For Ever H106 (P, $23.00) is darker (90% similar).NARS Angel Pride III (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar).MAC Gold Coasting (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar).

Ingredients

NARS Crique Highlighter

NARS Crique Highlighter NARS Crique Highlighter

Crique

Crique is a light-medium gold with strong, warm undertones and a pearly sheen. The highlighter had opaque pigmentation in a single layer, which applied well to bare skin with a smooth, even lay down of powder that was easy to blend out. The consistency was smooth to the touch, dense but not stiff to work with, so it was never powdery but still blended out well. It stayed on nicely for eight and a half hours on me before I noticed fading.

LORAC Twilight (P, $23.00) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar).Urban Decay Bliss (LE, $26.00) is less shimmery (95% similar).Tarte Goddess Glow (LE, $35.00) is lighter (95% similar).Tarte Authentic (LE, $28.00) is lighter (95% similar).Guerlain Electric Light (LE, $56.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar).Huda Beauty Seychelles (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar).Make Up For Ever H106 (P, $23.00) is darker (90% similar).MAC Gold Coasting (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar).Viseart Ablaze (Highlight) (PiP, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar).MAC TheBlonds (LE, $41.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar).

Formula Overview

They’re not listed as part of the Dual Intensity formula, though they felt a lot like it (firmer but not stiff, a little dry to the touch but very blendable and don’t appear dry or dusty on the skin), and the description of the formula was similar–use dry for “shimmering veil of second-skin color” or wet for a “high-impact glow.” All three shades were quite shimmery applied dry, and they were metallic when applied with a damp brush. I’d disagree with these being “sheer shimmer” or “second-skin color” in any way dry–all three were mostly opaque to opaque dry, which is where the palette fell “short.”

 

Ingredients

CETEARYL ETHYLHEXANOATE · GLYCERIN · HDI/TRIMETHYLOL HEXYLLACTONE CROSSPOLYMER · SQUALANE · OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE · CHONDRUS CRISPUS EXTRACT · XANTHAN GUM · POLYSORBATE 20 · CAPRYLYL GLYCOL · ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN · 1,2-HEXANEDIOL · TIN OXIDE · PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-T-BUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE · SILICA · SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE · DICALCIUM PHOSPHATE · SODIUM HYDROXIDE · [+/- (MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR): IRON OXIDES (CI 77491) · IRON OXIDES (CI 77492) · IRON OXIDES (CI 77499) · MICA · TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891)]

NARS Born to Be Alive Powder Blush

NARS Born to Be Alive Powder Blush

Born to Be Alive

Born to Be Alive is a light-medium coral with balanced pink and orange undertones paired with a luminous sheen. It had semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation that applied evenly to bare skin and diffused beautifully along the edges for a moderate glow that never emphasized my skin’s natural texture. The consistency was dense without being stiff, so it picked up well with a moderately dense brush and spread out easily. It wore well for nine hours on me before fading a bit.

NARS Make You Mine (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery (95% similar).Hourglass Iridescent Rose (LE, $40.00) is cooler (90% similar).NARS Vu (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar).Charlotte Tilbury Seductive Beauty (Cheek Swish) (LE, $40.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar).Too Faced Sweet Peach Blush (PiP, ) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar).Hourglass Luminous Glow (LE, $40.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar).NARS Bowery (LE, $30.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar).Tarte Shimmering (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar).MAC Just a Pinch (P, $27.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar).Dose of Colors Amazemint (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar).

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.

 

Ingredients

CETEARYL ETHYLHEXANOATE · DIMETHICONE · NYLON-12 · SQUALANE · GLYCERIN · OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE · ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN · CHONDRUS CRISPUS EXTRACT · PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-T-BUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE · POLYSORBATE 20 · 1,2-HEXANEDIOL · XANTHAN GUM · HDI/TRIMETHYLOL HEXYLLACTONE CROSSPOLYMER · SILICA · CAPRYLYL GLYCOL · [+/- (MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR): MICA · TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891) · CARMINE (CI 75470) · IRON OXIDES (CI 77491) · IRON OXIDES (CI 77492) · RED 30 LAKE (CI 73360) · ULTRAMARINES (CI 77007)]

NARS I Need a Man Powder Blush

NARS I Need a Man Powder Blush

I Need a Man

I Need a Man is a rich, deeper pink-coral with subtle, warm undertones and a luminous finish. It was richly pigmented with opaque coverage achieved in just one layer–definitely not sheer or buildable. While the denser consistency makes it easy not to pick up too much product, I feel like a gentle swirl still yielded quite a bit of color. Your best would be to gently swirl your brush on the back of your hand initially, and then applying for sheerer, more buildable coverage. The blush blended out well and had a nice sheen to it that didn’t emphasize my skin’s natural texture. It lasted well for nine hours before showing signs of fading.

Dior 999 (P, $44.00) is darker (90% similar).NARS Angel Pride III (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar).NARS Lovesick (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar).Laura Geller Papaya (P, $26.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar).Surratt Beauty Ponceau (P, $32.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar).Becca Snapdragon (P, $34.00) is more shimmery, more muted, cooler (90% similar).NARS Fetishized (LE, $30.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).Chanel Malice (71) (P, $45.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar).By Terry Tan & Flash Cruise #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar).Colour Pop Jelly Fish (DC, $8.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar).

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.

 

Ingredients

CETEARYL ETHYLHEXANOATE · GLYCERIN · DIMETHICONE · NYLON-12 · SQUALANE · ZINC STEARATE · OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE · CHONDRUS CRISPUS EXTRACT · POLYSORBATE 20 · CAPRYLYL GLYCOL · ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN · 1,2-HEXANEDIOL · XANTHAN GUM · PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-T-BUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE · HDI/TRIMETHYLOL HEXYLLACTONE CROSSPOLYMER · SILICA · [+/- (MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR): IRON OXIDES (CI 77491) · IRON OXIDES (CI 77492) · IRON OXIDES (CI 77499) · MICA · RED 30 LAKE (CI 73360) · RED 7 LAKE (CI 15850) · TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891)]

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