Nars Dual Intensity Blush Palette Summer 2016 Review

Nars Dual Intensity Blush palette went straight to my want-list as soon as I saw pictures of it circulating on Instagram.  I only have Fervor from the range so I have every reason to add some more lol:)

Some packaging details first:What Nars says about the palette:

NARSissist Dual-Intensity Blush Palette Work your angles with an all-in-one cheek palette. Highlighter, blush, and contouring tones double up with a dimensional, wet/dry formula. Universally flattering. Ultra-versatile. Cheek to chic and back again.

Set Features:
I – Soft Tulle
II – Damask with Gold Sheen
III – Peony
a IV – Titian

Here is the close up of the beauty taken indoors under natural day light:The swatches below were taken in direct sunlight.Soft Tulle: a pale, silvery pink with iridescent shimmer.  I find this shade swatched the patchiest.

Damask: a coppery rosy plum. It appears darker when used wet.

Peony: a deep, fuchsia-berry with a beautiful sheen.  This shade feels the driest when swatched.

Titian: a rosy brown with a sheen.  This shade swatched the best, silky to the touch and most pigmented out of the four.  It seems matte but has a beautiful sheen to it. When used wet, it becomes much darker.

After admiring the palette for a good few days,  the day I was brave enough to actually use it I have to say I was disappointed.  I used all sort of brushes and couldn’t really pick up the product very well.  One I have managed to pick up some product,  it was so hard to transfer it to my cheek without ruining my base.  Some serious sighing took place:(( I was disappointed to say the least.  The blushes last over 8 hours on me when I applied them dry.

I then reluctantly decided to use it wet.  I use a damped beauty blender and gently tab onto the blushes to pick up product then gently bounce the beauty blender onto my cheeks.  I was pleasantly surprised as the product was picked up with ease and translates on my skin extremely well, giving me a watercolour glow.  If I was to pick up too much product, all shades become very opaque and metallic that would emphasise my skin texture and pores.  When used wet, all shades last over 10 hours on me and I am very impressed.

I have read that others have use the palette successfully as eyeshadow too.  I have yet to try.

Overall,  I am happy that I picked up Nars Dual Intensity Blush Palette.  I do not think that it is everyone’s cup of tea, especially if you do not want to use it wet.  I also wish that the dry application was better so the palette is as versatile as advertised.

I purchased Nars Dual Intensity Blush Palette from John Lewis.

What do you think of Nars Dual Intensity Blush formula?  Are you picking up this beauty?

Until next time beauties!

Much love always,


This post featured purchased item.  My opinions expressed here are honest and unbiased.


  1. 23rd August 2016 / 10:13 pm

    Just picked up this palette because I loved one of their summer releases. I’m hoping that I’ll like it dry because I don’t want to wet my products!

    • Sandyxo
      23rd August 2016 / 10:53 pm

      I hope you would like it dry too? Failing that, do try it wet…you might be pleasantly surprised! Let me know how you get on.xo

  2. 28th August 2016 / 4:45 pm

    I guess I kind of knew these were ok wet due to the name “dual” but never thought to use them wet! The Damask blush looks gorgeous. Checking now to see if it’s sold in a single!

    • Sandyxo
      28th August 2016 / 4:50 pm

      I’m lazy but this palette does require wet application. Let me know if you purchase any?

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