Wednesday, 21 December 2016

NARS Sarah Moon Collection Blush in Impudique

NARS Sarah Moon Blush in Impudique Review
NARS' holiday collection this year is in collaboration with the French photographer Sarah Moon - think ethereal, flowing, dreamy images with bold accents. The collection is really beautiful, but there was only one thing I really wanted to pick up - the blush in Impudique.

Having seen Temptalia rave about this "Orgasm but so, so much better" blush - I had to check it out. You'll know from previous posts if you're a regular reader that I'm a fan of NARS Orgasm - but I do find it a little muted and more peachy compared to the in-pan colour. It's not the most long-lasting blush, either - particularly on my oily skin. Impudique still had some work to do to convince me, however..

NARS Sarah Moon Blush in Impudique Review and Swatches

..And convince me it did.

Impudique is a rich, medium-deep raspberry shade, with a very soft, sophisticated, warm golden shimmer. I promise you - the shimmer is so beautifully fine that it just leaves a smooth sheen on the cheek - no glitter in sight, and it is pore-friendly. If you find Orgasm is just too much - Impudique has a much finer pearl. Yep, it's pretty bright, and is extremely pigmented - a duo-fibre type brush is your friend here - but it blends so beautifully that this really isn't a huge problem. The texture is very finely milled and smooth, and isn't too firmly pressed in the pan. One sweep of a blush brush is more than enough for a cheek!

NARS Impudique Blush

You can see below Impudique compared to Orgasm in the pan. Bear in mind the blush on the left is new and barely used yet compared to Orgasm on the right - but you can easily see the textural and shade difference.

NARS Impudique vs NARS Orgasm

And below - swatched. Less shimmery, more punchy. Gorgeous.
NARS Sarah Moon Impudique Swatch vs NARS Orgasm Swatch
Impudique on the left, Orgasm on the right.
I find that Impudique lasts an easy 9-10 hours on my cheeks with hardly any fading - a massive improvement on longevity compared to its peachier counterpart. This is a really beautiful shade - to my knowledge Impudique is limited edition, so snap it up quick!

All products above bought with my own money. Some links are affiliate links.


  1. Such a lovely shade! I haven't tried any of the new Nars range yet. This makes Orgasm look like such a light blush xx

    Tamz |

  2. Oh my gosh what a pretty blush shade xx

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