NARS is feeding my current berry shades fetish.  Their spring 2013 releases include the new Seduction blush, a reddish berry shade with subtle micro shimmer.

NARS Seduction Blush-001


In the pan Seduction looks berry and under indoor lighting it looks deeper and more violet than under natural light.  It’s a controversial shade, not for its color, but because so many beauty fiends find it more appropriate for fall.  I beg to differ.

Seduction is a shade that will help balance the more common floral shades worn on the eyes during spring.  For anyone who hesitates with typical pastels, lilacs, and mints, this one is for you.

Heavy, Light, Brush


I’ve read that Seduction is extremely pigmented and difficult to apply.  I have to disagree there also.  Seduction is a deeper shade.  And any blush lover knows that deeper shades require different application techniques.  Above it is swatched heavily, lightly and blended, and then applied with a flat blush brush from Tarte.  Using a flat blush (shaped like an over-sized foundation brush) gives a very natural flush.  Anyone with fair skin simply needs to remember to take care while applying.

Here Seduction (center) is compared to Milani Fantastico Mauve (left) and NARS Dolce Vita (right).

Fantastico, Seduction, Dolce


When worn, NARS Seduction blush gives a gorgeous pinch of color that works especially well for medium and dark skin tones.

 NARS Seduction Blush



Price:  $28.00

Availability:  Sephora, NARS, and NARS Counters

Summary:  NARS Seduction blush is a welcome new shade for spring 2013.  It wears especially well on warm skin and can be worn year round.  Pairing Seduction with a variety of eye and lip shades will change its suitability seasonally.

10am Beauty Approved?:  Yes