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Swatches & Review: NARS Dual Intensity Blush in PANIC

I let my NARS Dual Intensity Blush sit in my kit for months because it’s so pretty, I couldn’t bring myself to use it!

Panic is a part of NARS Dual Intensity range which you can use either wet or dry. I prefer to use these blushes dry because I find they get a little clumpy when wet. They have a shimmer to them (not glittery) which gives the cheek dimension and glow. The finish is very luminous and it looks natural on the skin. Panic is the only color I own, but some of the other shades in the line look like they could even be used as a highlight instead of a blush.

NARS Dual Intensity Blush Panic Works on a Variety of Skintones

I originally bought the NARS Dual Intensity Blush in Panic to use on deeper skinned clients but I’ve found that it can work on almost any skin tone because not as intensely pigmented as I thought it would be. While the colors look intimidatingly bright in the package, they have the ability to go on very sheer if you use a light hand and a fluffy brush. You can also build it up to get more color payoff and pigmentation.

For women of color, I’d use a more dense blush to apply it so you can capitalize on the pigment. The slight luminosity of the blush gives off a natural glow that doesn’t look dusty.

Swatches

NARS Dual Intensity Blush Panic Swatch

NARS Dual Intensity Blush in Panic Swatches

NARS Dual Intensity Blush in Panic

Will it be Going in my Kit?

Yes

Cruelty Free?

NARS is a cruelty free brand, but they are owned by Shiseido and they do test on animals.

Natural and/or Environmentally Friendly?

No

Ingredients:

Left Side Ingredients: Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Dimethicone, Glycerin, Nylon-12, Zinc Stearate, Squalane, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Polysorbate 20, 1,2-Hexanediol, Carrageenan, Xanthan Gum, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Hdi/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Silica; May Contain: Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Red 30 Lake (Ci 73360), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850); Right Side Ingredients: Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Glycerin, Dimethicone, Nylon-12, Squalane, Zinc Stearate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Polysorbate 20, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, 1,2-Hexanediol, Carrageenan, Xanthan Gum, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Tin Oxide, Hdi/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Silica; May Contain: Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Red 30 Lake (Ci 73360), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850).

 

Have you tried NARS Dual Intensity Blush? Let me know in the comments what you think of it!

Disclaimer: I purchased this product myself and have not been contacted by the company to make a review. Some links may be affiliate. 

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