NARS Dual Intensity Blush Fervor (Product Claims) : Purely pigmented color with seamless customizable coverage. New Dual-Intensity Blush defies genre with a silky, wet/dry formula of unprecedented artistry. Appy dry for a healthy glow and wet for translucent, second-skin finish. Six modern shade pairings coordinated to wear alone or pair together for a range of dynamic effects and versatility. Housed in a new, modern compact design. NARS exclusive Translucent Prismatic Technology features pearls and pigments perfectly suspended in transparent soft base to allows for multi-dimensional effects with a uniquely weightless, luxurious texture.
Price : US $45.00 (JPY 4600 + tax)
NARS Dual Intensity Blush Fervor Review
NARS is one of the favorite brands and their blushes are an industry standard! When they first launched their Dual Intensity Blushes, I wasn’t so sure if I wanted try them out – they seemed quite shimmery in swatches and I’m not big on these kind of finishes. I did however want to check out the shade Panic which contained a bright hot pink and hot coral shade. At the NARS counter a couple of days back, I swatched these blushes and was surprised by how natural they looked on the cheeks – no signs of the shimmer that had seemed rather obvious in the swatch. Fervor caught my eye because the coppery rose shade (right) looked really natural on my cheeks and I decided to go for this instead of Panic that had seemed very appealing initially.
I love the velvety finish and magnetic closure of the packaging. It looks really classy and modern and thats something I associate with the brand. The downside of this packaging is that it catches fingerprints and smudges all the time so gets dirty easily. The square blush pan contains 2 blush colors inside and a mirror on the underside of the lid. The blushes have a repeating right angle pattern that adds an interesting touch.
Coming to the formula, the blushes feel really silky and feather light (the darker color feels silkier and softer). The color isn’t too heavy and easily buildable. The formula is a breeze to blend – it applies beautifully with barely any effort. I’ve mostly used this dry for a soft wash of color but these can be used wet as well according to the brand. Using them wet gives a more metallic kind of finish which is nice for the eyes but not very flattering on the cheeks as it can get uneven and draw attention to pores etc.
Fervor contains 2 shades of blush – a satin peachy pink and a shimmery coppery rose. The peachy pink blush (left) has subtle silver shimmer and is very light and natural on my medium complexion while the coppery rose blush (right) is bolder but looks beautiful blended out. I like to use the 2 shades layered together and I really like the resulting color – a warm luminous pink. The shimmer from the darker blush is very refined and adds a nice glow to the cheeks. The blushes stay well on my cheeks – I get an easy 7-8 hours with barely any fading or patchiness.
Overall, I’m quite pleased with the NARS Dual Intensity Blush! I love the classy packaging and the silky, luminous quality of the blushes. Fervor is a great color for all skin tones – the satin peachy pink and coppery rose shade make a great pair and can be worn alone or blended together for a warm glowing pink cheek. I’m not entirely on board with the whole dry/wet application part but if you leave that out and just use these as regular powder blushes, they work quite well!
Rating : 4.75/5
I’ve worn the 2 shades layered together below –