NARS Paloma 2

NARS Contour Blush in Paloma |Photos, Swatches, Review

NARS Paloma 1

NARS Cosmetics has released a new Contour Blush ($46 CAD) duo. There are three shades available with each including a lighter shade to illuminate the high points of the face and a deeper shade to enhance definition. I have the shade Paloma to share with you. The formula is a matte powder with a very lightweight, smooth, soft texture. It offers a natural skin like results without chalkiness.

NARS Paloma 2

I’m not sure if the lighter duo Olympia would work better for me but the lighter shade in Paloma is pretty much the same, if not a touch darker, than my skintone so with the lack of shimmer I don’t get any highlighting effect from it. The darker shade works beautifully for contouring though or even as a bronzer. These duos are even perfect for a natural, everyday eye look.

NARS Paloma 5

Here I am wearing Paloma subtly to contour my cheekbones, jawline, a little around the forehead and temples, as well as a light touch down the sides of the nose. I have applied the the lighter shade as well to highlight the high points of my face but you can’t really see it.

NARS Paloma 4

The three available shade duos are:

OLYMPIA Ivory/Rose
PALOMA Pink beige/Deep rose
GIENAH Honey/Amber

I love that NARS has released these as more brands need to make highlighting and contouring more accessible, convenient, and achievable as NARS has done with these Contour Blushes. I think all 3 may be a must for my pro kit. 😉

Available April 1 at select NARS retailers (including Sephora, Hudson’s Bay, Holt Renfrew and Murale) and

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  • thebeautybadger
    March 27, 2014 at 1:54 PM

    I’ve never tried a countouring blush like this but it looks lovely on you. Your skin looks so flawless in that photo!

    • Nora
      March 27, 2014 at 5:01 PM

      I’ve never tried one of these either but this looks amazing!

  • JaguayanFlawer
    March 28, 2014 at 1:42 AM

    Paloma looks great!! I can’t wait for these to arrive to Mexico, I’m always looking for a good contour shade!!!

  • Clever Girl Reviews
    March 30, 2014 at 11:05 PM

    Love the look on you!


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