Nars Douceur was my first blush that was not in the family of pink, coral or peach blushes. I passed it up when it was first released as LE as I had this idea that any brown blush would look too muddy on me. I caved in as I read more and more great reviews about it. The minute I applied Douceur on my face it all made sense what all the hype was about. So this post is really dedicated to those of you who are still contemplating whether to get it or not! I love Douceur so much so I bought Nars Penny Lane Cream Blush which looks very identical to it in the pan.
The texture of Douceur is consistent with other Nars blushes – smooth, pigmented and easy to blend.
I also really like the cream formulation of Nars blushes. Penny Lane is neither too dry nor too creamy – very easy to spread the color without settling into the pores.
Douceur is a lovely soft dusty matte brown color with a hint of pink. It is a sophisticated color, in an understated way.
Penny Lane has more pink undertone. For those of you who are still not convinced in using a brown blush, this is a good start. It can be worn alone for a natural sophisticated look, or layered underneath brown blushes such as Douceur, or Madly to bring out the pink tone.
Douceur on me:
I personally love to apply Douceur along the hollow of the cheeks up the temples, rather than having it on the center of the apples. It creates this modern, polished and sophisticated look that is very office appropriate. To show you its versatility I paired it with bold orange lips. (of course I am not that daring in real life haha).
Bottom Line: Love it. I am on the hunt for more blushes in a similar hue. Any recommendations please let me know!