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NARS Blush Dupes
Nars blush dupes are sometimes hard to identify as the colours are so vibrant. One of the most well known colours for Nars blushes is the famous Orgasm blush. This is a peach tone that contains hints of glitter. NARS has created a whole slew of products around the Orgasm line. They have expanded the range of blushes to “Super Orgasm” which is an even more sparkly version and a lip balm. You can read about my NARS Orgasm Afterglow Lip Balm Dupes here.
I find that I love NARS as a brand but their blushes are quite expensive. Sephora retails NARS Blushes for $38 to $52 CAD for larger sizes. Drugstore blushes and drugstore brands create very similar formulas and colours that you can get for less than half the price.
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What is so great about NARS Blush?
Do I really NEED a blush from NARS? I certainly do not but I do like the formula. When I use a blush from NARS, I get an even application and the colour really shines through. However, I am not opposed to purchasing a product that is cheaper and does the same thing. I did purchase the NARS Cheek Palette that has 5 blushes plus 1 highlighter. You can read my review of the NARS Cheek Palette here.
However, if you feel like you don’t want to spend your life savings on blush then you’ll definitely want to educate yourself on some amazing NARS blush dupes! I’ve compiled a Nars Blush Dupes list of the most popular blushes from NARS so you can get similar Nars Blush colours for less.
Here are the best NARS Blush Dupes for Less:
NARS Blush Dupe in Orgasm is the Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso
As mentioned above, the NARS Orgasm Blush (Available at Sephora) is the most popular NARS Blush right now. However, if you haven’t heard of Milani Cosmetics – they are a drugstore makeup brand that is slightly more in the middle. They make beautiful rose blushes but this baked blush allows for the shimmer to shine through similar to Orgasm.
NARS Deep Throat Blush Dupe is Revlon Blush in Ravishing Rose
NARS Blush in Deep Throat is the perfect summer pink. I love wearing a pinky blush especially with the no makeup makeup look (read about my no makeup makeup tips here). The NYX Powder Blush in Pinched comes in a textured form that allows the brush to catch the colour for easy application. Sometimes it is so hard to find the perfect pink but NARS Blush in Deep Throat is the perfect pink and is an extension of the orgasm line.
NARS Luster blush is more on the peachy brown tones and can be used as a contour colour. Sephora describes this colour as apricot.
Patrick Ta Monochrome Moments Blush in She’s Sincere
If you read my Patrick Ta Blush Review here you’ll see that I found this shade “She’s Sincere” to be similar to NARS Luster blush. Since NARS Luster is on the apricot shade side, you can use it as a contour almost. Sometimes you may not want to wear pink blushes but She’s Sincere doesn’t go on too organgy and allows for you to sculpt the cheek bones.
NARS Dolce Vita Blush is slightly deeper than the other blushes I mentioned above. Dolce Vita is the perfect terracotta blush that I will usually start wearing around the fall months. I love using this shade of blush when I do not want to wear bronzer. The best dupe for this is Mac Cosmetics “Raizin”. Not as cheap as some of the other drugstore brands but MAC Blushes cost $28 CAD.
There’s also the NARS Dolce Vita Lip Gloss that matches the blush tone. I won’t provide a dupe of the NARS Dolce Vita Lipgloss because I think this one is pretty amazing and the formula of the NARS lipglosses are amazing! You can also read about my NARS lip gloss dupes here.
NARS Bumpy Ride Dupe is Essence Mosaic Blush, Hourglass Luminous Flush and Patrick Ta Monochrome
NARS Bumpy ride is from the Spring 2017 collection by NARS and is a bit overlooked because it is pretty sparkly. It can also be found in the NARSissist Wanted Cheek Palette 1. For this dupe I had to find a drugstore blush that had a great sheen but wasn’t too sparkly.
The best drugstore pick for the NARS Bumpy Ride dupe is the Essence Mosaic Blush which retails for only $4.99 at Walmart, London Drugs or Shoppers Drug mart.
Hourglass Luminous Finish is also a great dupe for NARS Bumpy Ride if you can’t find it but it is still a bit pricey.
Lastly, I did more digging and found that Patrick Ta’s blush “She’s Passionate” is a 90% dupe for NARS Bumpy Ride. Click here to read the review and see the swatch of Patrick Ta Blushes.
NARS Blush Sin Dupe is Tarte Blushing Bride
NARS Blush in Sin is one of my favourite shades for winter. Since I have light skin, I tend to shy away from darker blushes. But for me when I wear a dark blush I do not need to wear any sort of contour and it still lightens up my skin. NARS Blush in Sin also has flecks of gold in it so even though it looks darker in some swatches you’re still getting a colour that flatters almost every skin tone.
It is really hard to find any dupes for NARS Sin because it is such a unique shade. It’s also one of the older released shades so you may not be able to find too many dupes.
You can tell how these two colours are very similar to each other because they are both on the mauve shade with a hint of dimension. One of the best dupes for NARS Sin is from Tarte called Blushing Bride from their Amazonian Clay Collection. Again this colour may look really dark in the pot but it goes on with a similar sheen and texture that is perfect for any skin tone.
NARS Torrid Blush Dupe is Clinique Peach Pop
NARS Torrid is one of the most popular NARS Blush shades. It is a coral blush perfect for spring and summer. NARS Torrid does have a shimmer to it so the dupes will also have shimmer.
Clinique has come out with these beautiful blushes called “Cheek Pop”. The colour that is a dupe for NARS Torrid is called “Peach Pop”. This colour has the perfect sheen and dimension to match Torrid. The formula of Clinique Cheek Pop is also really similar to the way NARS blush blends.
NARS Taos Blush Dupe is Clinique Cheek Pop in Cola Pop
Nars Taos Blush is a very deep shimmering red brown with flecks of gold. It is well suited for darker skin tones and it much a winter shade. NARS Taos is a popular blush shade from NARS and is a staple in a lot of makeup collections.
The best dupe for NARS Taos is Clinique Cheek Pop in ‘Cola Pop’. This is the perfect dupe because it replicates the shine and finish of NARS Taos. It is probably the closest NARS blush dupe I’ve seen in terms of formula as well. It is finely milled but also has a buildable sheen that lasts all day!
NARS Gina Blush Dupe is Mac Cosmetics Coppertone
NARS Gina Blush is a matte neutral shade that isn’t too shimmery. In fact, NARS classifies this as a matte tangerine because of the coral undertones.
The best dupe for NARS Gina is Mac Cosmetics Coppertone. Coppertone has the same matte finish but with a coral undertone. It is a really pretty neutral shade that isn’t too orange!
NARS Oasis Blush Dupe is Mac Mineralized Blush in Love thing
NARS Oasis blush is a perfect sparkling pink champagne blush colour. Emphasis on the pink sparkles! If you don’t like shimmer then this blush is not for you. That’s why Mac Cosmetics Mineralized blush in “Love Thing” is the perfect dupe. Mac Mineralized blush is baked so you get a really beautiful glimmer and shine when you apply it to the apples of the cheeks.
The formula really works well to dupe NARS Oasis and a lot of people turn to mineralized blush from Mac to get a dimensional look without big sparkles.
NARS Gaity Blush Dupe is Clinique Cheek Pop in Pansy Pop
Is this colour not the most fun you’ve had in a long time? Gaity by NARS is honestly one of the best and brightest pinks I’ve seen! I love this colour and do think it looks a lot like the NARS Angelika colour.
As I’ve mentioned a lot in this article, the Clinique Cheek Pop collection seem to be the best dupes for NARS blush. Pansy Pop is the closest dupe to NARS Gaity and you can find it on Sephora’s website as well.
NARS Nico Blush Dupe is NARS Ilicit
You may be looking for NARS Nico Blush but that my friends has been discontinued. The good news is that NARS just came out with a new set of blushes for Spring 2020 that has an exact dupe of Nico. The best dupe of NARS Nico Blush is the new one called “Zen”.
Nico is also more of a pale beige highlighter shade so you can look at it as a multi-purpose product. Zen is a bit more updated with more shine and texture for a healthy glow. Other NARS Blush Dupes
Of course, I could spend all day matching NARS blush dupes! There are some other blushes that I would recommend since the formula is so similar. Don’t forget, you can also use drugstore blushes as a great alternative to luxury blush formulas. I definitely think that drugstore blushes have come a long way!
- Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush – $38 CAD – This blush by Tarte has made the best seller makeup list for quite some time. You can read about my top makeup picks for 2018 here. The Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush is a 12 hour wear that stays all day and has a similar milling to the NARS blushes.
- e.l.f. Makeup – e.l.f. blushes are really similar to NARS. You can find ELF Blushes at Rexall in Canada and the price point is super reasonable. Check your nearest Rexall Flyer for e.l.f. Products.
- Revlon Powder Blush The Revlon Powder Blush comes in a similar colour range to all of the NARS Blushes you find. It retails in drugstores for about $9.99 Canadian and has an amazing formula that goes on smoothly.
There you have the best of NARS Blush dupes. Remember, it’s not the price of the product that will make your skin glow, it’s really about the formula. Drugstore blushes are just as good as the NARS ones at times so be sure to do your research with beauty reviews like this one!
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