by Suzie Bonaldi


New In From Nars

When I mentioned the Nars Matte Multiple I picked up in my last haul, lots of you were itching to see a review. Overall Nars are a brand that seem to get most things right, from bases to blushes, the formulations are beautiful and the colour ranges always have a little something for everyone. But the   Matte Multiples were an exception as I wasn't completely sure on them at the start. Don't get me wrong, I like this one but we were off to a rough start.

After a little (or a lot of...) trial and error, I found that the best form of application for me is the Real Techniques Stippling Brush. If I have enough time I like to dampen the brush a little before buffing the product into my cheeks. This sheers out the product and makes blending easy peasy - but it can also be buffed in dry for a more pigmented application. 

I do find that this is an easy one to over-apply, and with it's amazing staying power (I got rained on yesterday - heavily rained on I might add - and this stayed put) it can be incredibly difficult to blend out once things set. Great for long days, not so great when you haven't had your first tea of the day and get a bit over excited with your makeup.

Overall I'd say if you're on the hunt for a matte or long lasting cream blush then Nars are a safe bet. If you're no so fussed on the finish being completely matte but want a cream formulation with a bright shade range then the Topshop cream blushes are a much more affordable alternative (with much better blend-ability) and so-so staying power. I'm not head over heels for this one, but the colour is a beaut and I will definitely still use it. Until next time Nars...


  1. I love the look of the shade you picked up!

    I saw this at the NARS counter and the lady tried it out on my friend. It did look pretty scary at first but when she blended it out, it was totally fine.

  2. Im not too fussed about these and I’m a huge lover of NARS powder blushers. Like you said, might just invest in a couple of topshop cream blushers instead!

  3. I've never tried anything from NARS, but they seem to have an amazing range of beautiful shades that are just so right :o) Xx

    Makeup by Candlelight

  4. This sounds quite good. My favourite cream blushes are No7s. They don't have a great shade range but they're lovely!
    Water Painted Dreams xxx

  5. I'm a big fan of the Topshop Cream Blushers, but these sound fab too! xx

    A Little Treat | Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

  6. I've had my eye on this since they were first released but have managed to resist. They sound like a bit of hard work! But even knowing that I think I may have to give in eventually x

  7. I've been seeing these errywhere recently and was wondering what they were like! Sounds like a bit too much hard work for me though.. not too fond of having to wait for ages for something to blend!

    XO, G from grace'd

  8. What a beautiful shade, it looks perfect for spring time. Nars products are really great and I wish I could try more of them.

    Kelly | secondhandspring

  9. Love the shade of it! Looks absolutely beautiful!

    Alex | PinkElephantBlog

  10. The fact that there is half the product from the other multiples, puts me off! But the colors are just too pretty to pass! Id like to get my hands on the bronzy colors though!

    FOTD | Forgotten makeup heroes

  11. Gorgeous !

  12. the colour is lovely but i need to be able to blend if i make an awful mistake ! Thanks for advising the topshop ones, i've never tried their range of make-up and after many reviews i think i'm missing out
    Lauren x
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  13. I love multiple use products - I'm lazy and I like having one product that's both a blush and a lip product, but I think I'd have to pass on this. But the color is quite lovely!


  14. This looks so gorgeous, I love the concept too! x

    lillies and lipbalm

  15. What a seriously fab shade - I love it! Such a pretty image too :)

    Josie xoxo Fashion Mumblr

  16. Thanks for the honest review - I adore Nars and have considered purchasing this a few times. Definitely gonna deliberate!

  17. I can imagine how this product would be difficult to blend. Thank you for the wonderful and honest review. Although I love Nars, I'll take your advice and perhaps opt for Topshop :) xx

    The What's In Between

  18. Perfect color! /

  19. Such a lovely natural color! :)

  20. Such a pretty colour. I really want to try our a few more Nars products, I've loved everything so far xx

    A Little Lucy

  21. love!

  22. Hello pretty! Gorgeous colour. May just contribute towards my Space NK spend to qualify for their goody bag tomo!


  23. I have never tried a Nars product before which I know is crazy but this shade looks amazing x
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  24. The shade looks lovely!

    Becca from Becca Said x

  25. The packaging alone makes me weak at the knees...



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