So I have this color but have not been using it. After reading these reviews that mention this blush is great for contouring, I decided to try it that way. It really is gorgeous for sculpting! I also tried adding a pop of color to the apples of the cheeks and yes, Deep Throat does look pretty with it...but I also tried Bobbi Brown Blushed on the apples with Douceur as the contour and this combination was even prettier on me. I think this summer when I have a tan, the Deep Throat will be the better "pop" color but until then, I will pair NARS Douceur with Bobbi Brown Blushed. Very excited to wear this new combo to work next week!
I was searching for a nice, neutral and subtle blusher, that would also add a bit of contour.
I am NW15-NW20 and all the other recommended contour color such as Chanel Notorious or Nyx Taupe didnt seem to be seemless on my skin to me. They seemed too ashy somehow.
I was very happy to find Douceur which was supposed to do kinda both - add some color and sculpt a tiny little bit. I love the colour, its a light brown with a natural old pink to it that flatters very fair skintones.
I apply it on my cheeckbone and also a bit below and it looks amazing, it creates a natural shadow under the cheekbone and brings forward the apples of the cheeks.
I wear it often just like that, but when i really want to look put together i would add a bit of Deep Throat only on the apples of the cheeks. Creates a very nice subtle natural and healthy look.
I love this blush. It's my most reached for blush out of the 100+ blushes I own.
I love the fact that it's easy to apply especially for when I am applying my make up on the move - it is hard to overdo and gives an amazing natural look. If you want a gorgeous everyday natural look this is the blush for you.
If I had to pick one blush for the rest of my life it would be this as you can dress it up and down. I have NC15 skin and it gives a healthy glow.
I always apply Urban Decays Dew Me over it and it lasts all day long.
After a lots of research by googling and swatches I ordered this online. This time no dice./ Expected a nice neutralish pinky-brown blush to use with smokey eye or strong lip look. It looks as boring in the pan as it does on cheeks. I`m fair but colour payoff is very poor. Hardly get it to show and lasting power is poorer than in Nars in general. I wonder if it`s a common problem with Nars blushes since I never get an over-application with Exhibit A either ( stippling, fluffy brush ).
For " neutral " or brownish blushes f.e. Mac Prism, Benefit Dallas, Lancome Brun Roche, Arden Sunblush, Blasco Warm Cocoa ( deeper ) are my go-tos.Tbh I like my Illamasqua blushes more now. Currently using Nars SG Mont Blanc.
Love, love, love Douceur!! I ordered this blush without seeing it in person from Sephora. When the box arrived, I opened it my kitchen with its fluorescent lights and my first thoughts were YUCK! It looked muddy brown like the dust my husband tracks in on his boots. I was thinking that this one was going straight back to Sephora. I'm so glad I decided to give it a try first. Gorgeous! It certainly doesn't look muddy on my skin. Unlike their other colors, it's a pretty sheer blush for Nars, I find that I need lot more to get the desired amount of color on my cheeks, but at least I don't have to worry about over-doing it with one swipe like my Sin blush from Nars. It is a great contour color and looks better IMO to use than my Too Faced bronzer with a light hand. This is the only Nars blush that I'm seeing a dent in so far because it takes more to show up. I've never encountered this color in another line. I'll definately re-purchase when I'm done.
I find that the pink/mauve undertones in Douceur create a more natural-looking contour than matte bronzers I have tried (Benefit Hoola and Too Faced Chocolate Soleil). The colour starts off sheer but builds easily so application is basically foolproof. It is also very blendable.
I use a MAC 168 angled brush to apply Douceur under my cheekbones, under my jaw, and into my hairline. It lasts for the better part of the day before starting to fade and never gets patchy.
I highly recommend trying out this product if you have found that other contouring shades are too harsh or orange-y.
This is more of a contour shade than a blush to me. But boy is it great for faking razor-sharp cheekbones. I apply this along the hollows of my face with the NARS ITA #21 brush and blend upwards and toward my temples. Then I pop a bit of a brighter blush, i.e. Orgasm, on the apples of my cheeks. I am in love with the look. I would also wear this alone for a more subtle, natural definition. It immediately adds dimension to my face.
Once again Nars has made a blush that is interesting and very good. I love this on my NC25 skin. It is the most unusual of all blushes. I can tell you that the effect of this pink-brown color is as if you had first applied a bronzer, then a pop of pink on top. How can one product in one pan do that? I have no idea, but it is truel
A lovely soft 'daytime' colour that is impossible to overdo yet warms up and sculpts the face in the most flattering way. I did my daughter's makeup a couple of days ago, and really saw how subtle and beautiful this is; easily blendable and forgiving.
This would be a perfect blush for the newbies...which includes me as I went decades hating blush!
This is the first blush that I've completely used up and repurchased. I have fair, irish skin with freckles and ruddiness, so blush is not something I have worn regularly in the past. Even when I tone everything down with foundation, my dark, warm brown hair and blue eyes are so high contrast that a lot of blushes just seem to lean too cool or too warm and take the look over the top. Not the case with Douceur -- it's absolute perfection -- wearable, pinky-brown perfection.
As to similar colors, at first glance it seems like there are a lot, however, they all apply just a tad differently. I used to use Benefit's Dallas and while it's similar, Dallas reads a little bit redder on my skin and is very easy to overdo. It's also softer, more powdery and once it's on, there's no blending it out if you used too much. Douceur, in contrast is definitely more sheer, but also more forgiving. There is a tiny bit of scattered gold shimmer in Dallas that I can see in sunlight, while Douceur has a very subtle pink micro-shimmer that is undetectable on the face even upon close inspection under sunlight. It's not because the shimmer falls off the brush -- it's too tiny for that -- it's because this is more of a satin finish that mimics the glow of healthy skin once applied. I've also used Tarte Exposed and Josie Maran Fever, which are similar, but more pink, so not as flattering on my skin and not as versatile. The closest comparison I've found is Too Faced Mocha Mi Amore, but it's a bit lighter and lacking that pink reflect I see in Douceur that gives it such a realistic finish.
Most days I wear Douceur by itself, but it goes well with other blushes if you want to pair it with a brighter color on the apple. I'm not usually looking for more color, so I sometimes use a little Becca beach tint in Fig on the upper part of my cheek for more glow with Douceur layered on the lower part for definition. Before Douceur came along, I sometimes used Dallas and Mocha Mi Amore as winter bronzers, but Douceur is just as good for that purpose as it gives a believable glow to fair skin without making it look sunburned or sparkly. So, despite the price, I continue to go back to Douceur for its skin-like finish and its foolproof texture. I've always wondered why everybody made such a fuss over Nars blushes -- now I know!