|Would buy this product again.||90%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other, Fair Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I finally found my favorite nude this is it blonde venus on my nc45 skin is just very natural looking a little caramel nude with just a hint of peach and to be a little hint of red its beautiful I love this lipstick I espcailly love it on days when I don't want to look so made up. It's a keeper please nars never stop making blonde venus.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Oily, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
One more rave for Blonde Venus. Perfect neutral, peachy nude color. Exquisite texture, creamy, fairly long-lasting. Smooth application which leads to gorgeous lips w/o screaming: "Look at my lipstick!" For a very pale, cool skinned blonde (though by no means a "Venus"), this is a terrific everyday lipstick.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
It fascinates me to see this described as a "nude" or a "peachy" color -- because on me it's apricot! In other words, a golden orange, not a pink/peach one.
I bought this to wear under the Velvet Gloss lip pencil in Hopi, to give Hopi something to stick to, and BV is the closest match among Nars lipsticks. I'm not crazy about BV without gloss over it -- the Satin formula is still more matte than I like -- but the color alone is flattering on my lightly pigmented, warm-toned lips.
For reference, I'm about NC10-15, Becca Sand, Px Ecru. In Nars foundations, I'd mix Siberia and Gobi to get the right pale, warm color.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I am inlove!!! This is the perfect nude for my skin complexion.. I love that it has a peachy beige color and it does not wash me off and does not look like a cheap nude like some MAC lipsticks do... Packaging is okay, not too fancy but still the color is amazing!!!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
This l/s arrived today from my Sephora order. I got Honolulu Honey as well. I think this and Honolulu Honey are very very similar. BV is probably a shade darker, a bit warmer than HH. I still consider this a nude lip color (reminds me of the lip colors Angelina Jolie would wear). Great paired with smokey or neutral brown eyes and pink cheeks. I'm glad this worked out for me considering that I've never tried it in-store. Definitely a great color I will always have. =) (For reference, NC40-42 , Asian skintone)
Age: Unknown Skin: Acne-prone, Dark, Warm Hair: Black, Relaxed, Coarse Eyes: Black
I agree with juicy69. I'm an NC45 and I love Blonde Venus. I too found Honolulu Honey a bit light for me. I prefer Blonde Venus even to my MAC Ravishing lipstick although they're both about in the same color family of Corals. Blonde Venus is like a lovely, easy summery color when you want to put a lipstick on that's effortless and also seems to go along with all the sunshine outside, if it gets sunny where ever you are! LOL
I must also add the last time I bought a Nars lipstick it was Manhattan, which was beautiful and neutral but it had the most horrible metallic plastic-y taste, so I'm glad to see that Nars finally did something to rectify that bitter, disgusting situation. Because I bought the Blonde Venus fairly recently and wouldn't you know it? I could actually live with it, and even eat with it without wanting to wash it off!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Very Oily, Dark Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I saw many tutorials on YouTube for WOC for Nars Honolulu Honey and wanted to buy that but it was just too pale for me. I tried Blonde Venus and feel in love. Mind you that I must wear gloss, clear or tinted, because the lipstick alone needs a little shine to make it wearable for me. On me the color is peachy nude and is a perfect match. I can wear a lip liner or not. Now the price was a bit steep but I do love the look on me. I can't beleive there aren't more reviews from WOC for this lip color.I am MAC NW45/50.
Update: Just found another beautiful HG lip combo for Blonde Venus. I applied Revlon Life's a Peach over it. It gives a pinky peachy iridescent look. Very Pretty!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
This is so fabulous :) Probably my favorite lipstick ever because it's natural enough for a simple daytime look but also looks great paired with smoky eyes for nighttime. It's basically a very neutral pale peachy brown that goes on so as to add just the slightest amount of color. It also moisturizes very well and adds a slight shine. I'd say it looks even better with a pale brown lip liner, but I'm a lip liner fanatic so I'd say that about anything :) Definitely a must-have.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Dry, Fair, Warm Hair: Red, Fine Eyes: Green
Like most Nars lipsticks, I find it more drying than other brands. This is a creme formula and has decent staying power, though nothing lasts through eating for me.
The color is a very pale peachy beige with no shimmer. My favorite way to wear it is with a neutral pencil and a sheer pink gloss for a sophisticated look that is not overpowering with a fully made up eye. It works well with Chanel Rose Bronze blush. I am a yellow based PPP with copper hair and this combo is a current favorite of mine.
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I wasn't expecting to like this lipstick as much as I do. Blonde Venus is a peachy beige and it's perfect for perking up my naturally rosy-mauve lips. Very pigmented, smooth and creamy, although I think mine is close to turning bad so it smells funky like old crayons.
Compared to Napoli, Napoli is sheerer and has more pink in it. I no longer have Honolulu Honey but my recollection is Blonde Venus is more pigmented and darker than HH. Blonde Venus is a neutral color to me, but I could see this turning up too muddy fair skintones.
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination Hair: Other Eyes: Green
How this perfect nude eluded my discovery until now is a mystery. It is gorgeous. It is so perfectly suited to my coloring (brownish/blondish hair, green eyes, NC27) that I can't believe I've lived without it so long. I do like Honolulu Honey but sometimes it is just too light and looks concealer-y. BV hits the perfect note of nude with enough color in it to make my mouth look sexy and alive. The shade on me is like a blend of honey, caramel and a hint of rose, then lightened. It looks good with a variety of blushes. Love it, love it, love it!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
this shade really shouldn't look good on me, I am definitely cool toned with dark hair, and blue eyes, but for some reason I tried it out and I love it. It looked slightly orangey on my lips when I first applied it but after rubbing my lips together it is a great nude and although a bit drying, long lasting on me. It is a great lip plumping shade too.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I was glad to find this a near match to the NARS pencil Fantasia, which looks fantastic on me: dark hair, light skin, blue eyes. It is a v. good lipstick, a peachy nude, probably my favorite nude next to Nouba. My only slight beef, is that wheras I found the pencil much to dry, I think i would have preferred Blonde Venus to be slightly drier, like Pigalle, vs. their slippery versions. By no means glossy, and lasts a reasonable amount of time, but I sort of think the depth of color would be better if it was a tad drier.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
This lipstick would be the mother of all nudes if it were more pigmented!!! I love the shade but it's just so sheer!!!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
I have to say that this is my FAVORITE Nars lipstick ever (I own 6 others). It is a peachy beige that looks gorgeous with a dramatic eye and neutral cheek, but it also works well for a natural look. This lipstick is perfection in a tube. I had wanted a nude peach color, and I had my sights set on Barberella. But when I tried it on, it was too light for me. I also tried Honolulu Honey, which gave me concealer lips. Then Blonde Venus caught my eye, so I decided to try it and I was so amazed! I also LOVE that it is matte, because with dramatic eye looks I find a matte lipstick works better than a shiny one. And if I want to add some shine, I can always add a gloss on top. And the staying power is phenomenal!! I have to say I didn't find this lipstick super orangey like some other reviewers. Instead I find it to be a beige with subtle peach tones.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
This is my second NARS lipstick. Barbarella was my first. I didn't like that one because it was a sheer, too hard to see on my lips, and wore off almost immediately. I like Blonde Venus better. It has a decent amount of staying power. I always wear gloss over it, for those of the reviewers here who had a drying problem with it. It is not nude, but an orangey-nude, like the reviewers below have noted. But I like it. It flatters my features. (I am an NC-25 for reference.) I am more used to other lip brands and feel cheaper lip brands work just as well, so I won't repurchase this. But it is a nice color. I love NARS lipstick packaging. The outer case feels so smooth.
EDIT: I have added a lippie because I find I wear this much more than I thought I would. It is a very flattering, beautiful color. I would repurchase this since it is different from my other orangey lipsticks.
**EDITED On 5/12/12: Removed 3 lippies. I hate the smell of NARS lipsticks so much that I can't wear them. Threw it away.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Red, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
I thought this was a cool beige as described on the NARS website.
It looks orangey in the tube and on me it looked like tan with a gray-ish cast. Ewww. In general I've found the NARS website descriptions to be deceptive when it came down to seeing or trying the real thing.
The other turn off about this is the plasticy smell that seems to get worse over time. I think I may have had an old lipstick...I guess the ingredients go rancid over time making the smell worse.
The formula is very, very, drying to my lips. Not my best NARS experience. The best thing about the lipstick was the tube packaging- very cool. Will not repurchase.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Other Eyes: Brown
This is my first NARS lipstick. Not really knowing what to completely expect from it...
Blonde Venus is a satin finish lipstick that applies very evenly, no blotches... not too thick or uneven. I have semi-pigmented mauve lips, this shade applies onto me as a mid-tone brown/beige. I wouldn't consider this as "nude" for me but it's a very wearable color. The thing I like about this lipstick is that the texture provides a very "natural" coverage without it seeming like I caked on lipstick and one layer of it already provides a really nice color. Texture-wise this really reminds me of MUFE lipsticks, not too drying but not slippery at all and stays on pretty well (much better than MAC which I seem to have to reapply too often). I generally really love MUFE lipsticks for it's staying power and texture but my main issue with their lipsticks is the overpowering fragrance. Being withou the same price range, NARS seems to be quite similar in every way except it's fragrance free.
Unfortunately it might lose it's appeal to some because there isn't a fancy fruity scent or the infamous vanilla scent however I tend to be a cosmetic user who enjoys "fragrance free" things considering the amount of things we use on our face/head alone that has a scent to it... I never like being a walking perfume bomb. Yes indeed this lipstick might not smell immaculate and might even smell cheap to some because the lack of fragrance allows you to smell the scent of the ingredients actually in this but it's so faint from the tube, you won't notice anything once it's applied.
I give this a 4 because it's not really a special shade and it seems to be really inconsistent based on other reviews with how this shows up on other people but overall this lipstick is quite nice for my personal taste that I would buy another one and definitely would buy another NARS lipstick in general.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Oily, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I have repurchased this product atleast six times. It is by far the most gorgeous peachy nude in the history of the world. It is also thick, emolliant and long wearing. If Blonde Venus was human, I'd marry it. Will make you look like you have Angelina Jolie's lips.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
This was my first NARS lipstick and I had sort of mixed feelings about it but overall I'm glad I bought it. The texture tends towards more matte than slick for me, but it goes on pretty evenly. The color is definitely not a "cool beige" as described but is instead a light tannish-orange coral color. I'm very fair and now that I think about it, this would probably look better on ladies with more tanned skin, but as I get into the summer months I can definitely see myself using this. On very pale skin it just looks too orange, but against a tan in the summer it would look great.