Today I picked up a new blush at Sephora. I’ve been looking for a matte pink blush for a while but I couldn’t decide between NARS Impassioned or NARS Threesome. Sadly Fresno lacks a Nordstrom so I couldn’t compare the two side by side so I decided to buy Impassioned and wait to buy Threesome. NARS sure has some awkward names for their shades but I’ve never had one that I disliked.
NARS Impassioned is described as a “rich orchid” and is $30 USD for 0.16 oz. It is a muted rose color with neutral to warm tones. In my head, I envision Threesome to be more cool toned and a tad bit lighter so that can justify another blush purchase right? Stocking up on light matte blushes wouldn’t hurt anyone. I like to lightly layer a pale matte blush over a cream blush to create a water color effect.
Please excuse my chipped nails, I was testing out a Dior nail polish and gel top coat. Both didn’t last very long since I’m pretty rough with hands. I have the blush watched on the left and blended out on the right of my arm. This is part of the permanent range of blushes but Threesome is a Nordstrom exclusive and limited edition. So I can’t wait too long before I add that one to my collection. The formula is soft and finally milled. I was worried that it might be a little powdery since it was so matte but on the skin it doesn’t appear to powdery.
This is a versatile blush color that I would wear everyday. I think it would be harder to pull off if you are more of a medium to deep complexion. The formula is easy to blend and easy to sheer out if you prefer a less pigmented look. There isn’t a huge wow factor to the blush but it’s nice addition to my collection.