NARS Torrid Blush : Review, Swatch, FOTD

 

Whenever I think NARS, I think of the blushes the brand has become so well known for! NARS was the first counter I was headed for when I went beauty shopping in Japan. I first checked out the cult favorites – Orgasm and Super Orgasm but both weren’t very flattering for my medium skin tone (less color, more shimmer). My eyes then landed on this gorgeous golden apricot blush – Torrid!

Price : 3000 JPY (Rs 1868) + Tax  for 4.8 g

 

NARS Torrid Blush
NARS Torrid Blush

 

NARS Blush Torrid
NARS Blush Torrid

 



 

 

What NARS says about the powder blushes :

The ultimate authority in blush, NARS offers the industry’s most iconic shades for cheeks. Natural, healthy-looking color that immediately enlivens the complexion. A light application of even the highest-intensity hues delivers a natural-looking flush.

  • Silky texture in matte and shimmering shades
  • Micronized powder ensures soft, blendable application
  • Iconic NARS shades

 

NARS Torrid Blush
NARS Torrid Blush

 

 

My take on the Product

 

NARS blushes come in a sleek black flip open packaging with a rubberized outer finish. While I like how compact it is, the packaging is a magnet for fingerprints, dust and such and tends to get grubby looking in no time – not something you want your high end makeup to look like! I ardently wish NARS would change the packaging of their products or include a velvet sleeve with the packaging to protect it and keep it clean.

Everything about Torrid is absolutely amazing – from the smooth buttery texture to the intense pigmentation to the stunning color! The texture is quite silky without being loose or powdery and I totally get why NARS is the ‘ultimate authority in blush’! It melts into the skin with a few strokes of the brush, blending seamlessly. Like most NARS blushes, a tiny amount goes a long way so a light hand is recommended during application to avoid getting too much color on. The staying power is excellent, an easy 7-8 hours with minimal fading and no patchiness.

Torrid is a beautiful apricot/coral shade with subtle gold micro shimmer. The shimmer is really fine and very well done, you can hardly see it on the skin (I’ve included a close up swatch shot below) except for soft glow it imparts. The color warms up my face, adds a soft radiance and a healthy glow – I’m completely floored by how flattering this blush is on medium to dark skin tones. I find nude lips easier to carry when I have Torrid to my cheeks. But it pairs just as well with bolder warm lip colors as well!  I think this is to darker skin what Orgasm is to paler skin tones. (FYI – It was awarded Best Blush for Olive skin by Instyle).  I highly HIGHLY recommend this blush!

 

Rating : 4.75/5  (-0.25 for the packaging)

 

NARS Torrid Blush
NARS Torrid Blush

 

NARS Torrid Blush
NARS Torrid Blush

 

NARS Torrid Blush
NARS Torrid Blush

 

NARS Torrid Blush
NARS Torrid Blush

 

NARS Torrid Blush
NARS Torrid Blush

 

NARS Torrid Blush
NARS Torrid Blush
NARS Blush Torrid
NARS Blush Torrid

 

 

Have you tried NARS Blushes? Which is your favorite coral/apricot blush? Share your comments below!

 

58 Comments

    1. Thanks! You’re quite pale so you could carry Orgasm well too. You should also check out Amour as well if you get a chance to try out NARS. Its lovely!

    1. Amour and Torrid are excellent picks Rachna! I have these two 🙂 You could check out Gilda, Gina, Luster, Mata Hari next. A lot of people like Dolce Vita as well.

      1. Nars Deep Throat is also excellent shade for people who liked Orgasm but hated the shimmer.. Ankita you should try it..will look fab on you. Infact its quite forgiving compared to other NARS blushes for blush newbies like me 🙂

  1. I think you mentioned this blush on Instagram recently. I saw it on the counter this weekend and checked it out (since I rembered your comment). You are absolutely right about the Orgasm and Super Orgasm blushes. They will do nothing for most Indian skintones. I wanted to buy Torrid but it was sold out but thankfully I found something beautiful from Innisfree today!!!
    It is not the same of course but in the same shade range *happy dance*
    BTW You look Gorgeous in the photos!
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  2. i’ve been checking ur beautiful blog since last couple of weeks. and i must say u r doing a great job..!! and i have a compliment for u .. U r sooo cute.. 🙂

  3. Beautiful color and loved the overall makeup too. And I have to ask you what is the lip shade that you have used here…it is gorgeous!

  4. Hi Ankita,
    Lovedddd your review.. I just ordered this one earlier this morning & boy am I glad that I did!!!! After reading your review I am even more proud of my purchase! 🙂 cant wait to receive it now!

    Btw my fav Nars blush which I am loving right now Deep Throat!

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