|Would buy this product again.||77%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Brown
Wow. I'm so out of the loop - I had no idea that this was discontinued. But good news I've found a pretty close - not close enough to call a dupe - but close enough to mention on here blush. For reference - I'm a MUFE F&B 34. I love this blush. It's a wonderful matte shade that can do double duty for contour/blush. I mentioned in a palette review that this shade definitely reminds me of MAC Harmony. I decided to swatch it just now on my hands and they are definitely in the same family in terms of hue and shade. When heavily color swatched on my hand, Harmony is more plum. I decided to try them on my cheeks - the true test - and they looked pretty darn similar. Unless you're really going to pack it on, Harmony may be pretty decent substitute for someone lemming this blush.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Oh drat, this NARS blush has been discontinued! RIP dear friend! Fortunately I have years to go until I hit pan and I can say that I actually do use this blush every now and then. I alternate this blush with Zen as contour colors. I suppose Laguna and Casino bronzer would be suitable as well for such purposes, but I do recall those two have a slight bit of shimmer, so Iíve never explored them personally.
Ninotchka is similar to Zen in thatís itís one of the darker shades, about the same dark tan-ish color as Zen. Itís definitely more mauve-y than Zen, less orange Ė I can envision this being a nice natural blush for darker skin tones. This definitely translates as more of a bronzer suitable product for me, even though I have only used it to contour in the hollows of my cheeks, my temples, and jaw line.
This is definitely a moderately pigmented monster, so I do use a thin stippling brush and tap off excess before buffing it into those recessed areas.
I canít say Iíll be devastated should I ever shatter this product (Iíll NEVER use it up!) because itís not especially unique, but it does have that legendary NARS staying power and silkiness. Swap for it, if you care to try it, but no need to drive yourself nuts tracking it down on eBay.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Dark, Neutral Hair: Black, Relaxed, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I was lucky to pick this up from the NARS website(available for a limited time only), as this is discontinued, I love using this for a no make-up, make-up look. On me this is a slight rosy brown colour, very subtle(NC50 for reference) I would buy this again if needed.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Oily, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Black
I got this from NARS website, it's very dark brown matte blush. I haven't used it as blush since I'm pale during winter but it's great for contouring!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Dry Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I like this blush a lot, pretty matte (no shimmer) brown color with a hint of peach. since it is matte then it is perfect for contouring the face. When applied lightly on my NC37 skin tone it gives a pretty sunkissed look and contours my face nicely, if I wanted it to look more peach then a heavy hand is needed. quite a versatile color. Great blush and bronzer in one.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Other Eyes: Green
I love this blush. Very natural rosy brown, not orange. Sadly discontinued, but I'm sure mine will last the rest of my life. For a similar shade, try BB Clay.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I abobsolutely love this blush. I was using Bobbi Brown Brown Berry but thought it looked too bright. Ninotchka looks completely natural, is a pretty color, and really accents my cheekbones Highly recommended!
UPDATE: I took a lippie off because this is just a little too brown and muddy looking.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
I love this blush!! I am so disappointed NARS does not carry this anymore. This blush is slightly complex and hard to describe. I agree with reviewers below that it's a great contour blush, sort of between a blush and a bronzer. It's a dark dusty rose w/the tiniest hint of taupe brown. It's truly gorgeous and I love wearing this in the winter with my pale foundation it gives that late 80's/early 90's pale matte face with a streak of tawny blush on the sides. That's what this reminds of, it's kinda cool though and very pretty.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
great for contour or use in the summer as a cross between bronzer and blush. Lasts all day, doesn't irritate my skin, comes off easily. Will repurchase.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
The perfect blush for medium-tan skin for men and women. On men, very little blush it works well for shading in cheecks, nose, and under chin to give you that nice model face structure. I love how it doesnt make us men look feminized. For women, works well for giving cheecks that natural glow. This is a real good product.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Dark Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I use this blush for contouring my cheek bones. It's the perfect shade, not too dark, but not gray on ashy on my skintone. very easy to apply, smooth and velvety on my face.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
Didn't work for me. I'm fair with a pink undertone. I was hoping that this would be a pinky-brown on me. Instead, it was just brown, a brown that looked like dirt on my face. I like Nars blushes and have had good luck with Lovejoy and Orgasm but I won't be using this one.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Ninotchka is a soft neutral brown in the pan, but when dusted VERY LIGHTLY on my light PPP skin, it gives a pretty "glow" of healthy skin. It is not as "bronzey" as a bronzer, instead it is much more soft and gentle. If applied too heavily Ninotchka will look very brown/dirty on my skin, but if applied *VERY* lightly across the tops of my cheeks (where the sun would naturally hit my skin) it creates a beautiful soft and healthy glow that brightens up my whole face ... like I was just outside all afternoon and picked up a hint of color from the sun. It creates the soft color of "health". Very pretty!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
In love this blush, it gives a great conture for my face, and it's perfect for my skin, and it's long lasting. I get many compliment when I have this blush. Great product, and not that expensive.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I first tried Ninotchka in the Skin Deep Palette and liked it so much I decided to buy the full sized blush. For some reason the full-sized blush appears somewhat darker than the pan in the palette. Either way, it is a very nice neutral blush to wear with more colorful/dramatic eyes and lips. It looks like a scary muddy medium brown in the pan but on the skin gives a lovely matte suntan finish... it really accentuates cheekbones and plays down any redness in the cheeks. I am an NC30 and I have to be careful and apply it lightly because too much can make cheeks look dirty. I wish they would come out with a similar color with shimmer because sometimes Ninotchka can look dull, especially when paired with neutral eyes and lips.
EDIT: Taking off 2 lippies because I realized this was oxidizing/turning orange on me by the end of the day. Too bad because the texture and lasting power is great.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Dry Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
My HG blush. I am as pale as they get with red/brown hair. This has to be applied with a light hand or I look like I just ran a marathon. The color looks kind of muddy in the pan, but has a rosy, tawny glow on me. It also really helps with emphasizing the cheekbones! I love the fact that there are no sparkles (matte) and it stays put all day loing! My fave blush of all time!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
I got this in my Rapture Palette. It's a tan shade that's really versatile: I like to apply a light layer for a classy polished look. I also use it to contour my face and I use this as well as a bronzer (it's darker than Laguna, and has no shimmer, so it's great fo everyday use, especially for oily T-zone girls who, like me, tend to stay away from too much shimmer).
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Black Eyes: Black
I have gone through 2 these blushes and I just adore it. It adds warmth to my light complextion. It looks deeper than it actually appears on the skin. The texture is smooth and very easy to apply. Price is a little high but again it is worth it. Better for winter and fall.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This used to be my regular color but I think since I stopped frying my skin in the sun (that is, now I'm pale!) the color started to look heavy and orange on my beige skin (I'm half Asian). Love Nars blushes, though, because they're so layerable - fantastic quality. Just not my color any more.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
If I could, I'd give this a 3.5. This blush appears to be a brown-rose on me. Actually it reminds me of my HG matte blush- PRISM by MAC. In the pan it appears to be a beige-brown shade, but on my cheeks it's almost a dull rose, and not muddy or brown at all. I still prefer the texture of Prism, but this is a good substitute. I'm a GGG c40-nc42. LSF 7 or 8 and NARS St. Tropez.