|Would buy this product again.||88%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This blush is beautiful on my skin (I am a MUFE HD #117/ Mat Velvet+ #30). I love the versatility of the colour ó I've used it as a blush and for contouring. There's a beautiful subtle gold shimmer which I find really brings out the warmth of the colour. I will certainly be re-purchasing!
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
I love this blush. Not too much shimmer and shine and it can be laid down softly or more pigmented with a good cheek contour brush or blush brush. I love it so much that I went out and bought a back-up. First time I have ever done that with a beauty product but I have learned my lesson too well. If something is just so right for you, grab another before it is discontinued.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
In the winter, my face is too pale/ashy for Bobbi Brown Shimmerbrick, and because I'm Asian, most blushes make me look like 1) weird doll face 2)DRUNK AS HELL. I got NARS Luster the other day and I can say it is a miracle for neutral/slightly warm Asian skintones. It is peachy enough to be a blush, not muddy at all (I don't really wear bronzer ever), and makes me look healthy. Plus, my cheekbones are accentuated.
I am really happy to have such a natural looking blush in my makeup bag. I am not a daring person when it comes to blush. Most of the time I don't even wear it. But NARS Luster has changed my mind about blushes!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I have to admit that sometimes I am hesitant to post a review that is inconsistent with the majority. However, I am not a fan of this blush. I bought it, like others did, because of the overwhelmingly favorable reviews. However, I find that I have to force myself to wear it. I really just don't find it flattering to my fair skin. It looks a little bit muddy.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
Luster - described as "sheer golden apricot" - was the first NARS blush i bought. I have since purchased both stronger colors as well as highlighters by NARS. Luster is the color i wear most often of all of them, because it is light and it is not pink.
Nearly all NARS blushes are quite pigmented and they are buildable, so one does not have to go "full bore" with them from the start. Use a fluffy brush, don't get too much product on it, and and don't grind it into your skin if you want a lighter color. That way you can see the true beauty of these blushes, which give a lot of color with less product and a light hand. And, of course, if you prefer more color, another application can take it to the intensity you want.
I have very fair (between MAC 15 & 20), neutral toned skin and if i just fluffed blush all over my cheeks i'd look clownish. So i use a very light hand with any blush. I actually use a fluffy angled *eye shadow* brush (sephora Classic Angled Shadow Brush #20). This gives me control so i can apply it along my cheek bones, and not on the apples of my cheeks, that way i don't get too much color all over. Once i have blush where i want it, i buff with a clean face brush to blend the edges. Then i add a bit of highlighter on the top of my cheek bones near my outer eye, and sometimes a bit of matte face powder in a shade or two deeper than my skin tone in the hollows of my cheeks for contour.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Green
Definitely my favorite NARS blush out of the many that I own (I also have Orgasm, Deep Throat, Angelika, and Sertao). I am a fair-skinned redhead and I like how this seems to counteract any redness I may have going on as well as give me a nice, glowy-looking "tan". I don't feel the need to wear any bronzer with this blush as the color is already quite bronzey. I see this as being flattering on many different skin tones. I have been using this every day lately and I feel super pretty with it on!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Tan Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I bought this blush based on all the rave reviews, and I was not disappointed. At first glance I didn't think it would be dark enough for my NC44 skin, but it gives me a lovely, subtle glow that gets me compliments wherever I go. When I wear it, people tell me I'm glowing, not that my blush looks good. If you're looking for something subtle and natural, this is it.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I am NW20 and all my blushers are in pale pink an coral tones. This is my first bronzer like product.
I received it in the mail today and oh my my it looks gorgeous in the pan. Now I am completely at a loss as to how to make this product work.
Lovely texture as per usual NARS, easy to apply, just the right amount of shimmer. But it looks quite orange on me.
I understand that it will look gorgeous on skins darker than NW/NC30 or if you have a tan. If you look through reviews you'll see that the positive ones are all from people with the mentioned skin tone anyway.
But if you are pale like me it may not work on you.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Brown
For reference - MUFE F&B 34. I'm definitely in the minority on this one. Based on the awesome reviews I purchased this sight unseen online. My work schedule didn't allow time to run to the mall to swatch this. It looked beautiful in the pan, but once applied...it looked terrible. When applied with a light hand, you couldn't even see it on. Applied with a heavier hand - it looked like a ruddy orange-brown on me. I tried it with three different brushes - two different skunk brushes and a contour brush and the outcome was still the same. I guess I'll stick to my Lovejoy. In fact, when I returned it, the SA suggested I try Lovejoy - which I already owned. Go figure.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brown Eyes: Other
Beautiful blush! Admittedly it doesn't look anything special from first glance, but subtly warms up and highlights skin. If I want some extra blush, I use Bobbi Brown's Coral on the apple of my cheeks and use Luster more as a highlighter. If I want to go all out I use Lovejoy under on the cheek bones as definition.
Have tried many, many blushes, but this one is a keeper!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I really thought I loved this blush and it got forgotten in my massive blush stash. When I went back to it, I hated it. It was straight up orange on my face with lots of shimmer. I guess I didn't use it enough before to really gain the hatred. Maybe I used it when I was less tan. Either way I swapped mine away and don't regret it for a minute. I would not buy this again, Nars just has so many unique shades to choose from that I'd buy a different one. I do want to add that Luster is similar to Mac Margin but I love Margin and can rock it if I'm tan or pale and Luster just isn't that versatile for me.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Black Eyes: Black
This is definitely one of my all time favorite blush!!! I am on my second one and don't know what I will do without it!!
Three years ago, I was strolling downtown Toronto on a hot summer day and the heat is melting my makeup and my combination/oily skin is looking a little gross, and my overly shimmery MAC bronzer/blush just wasn't helping at all. I decided to pop by Sephora and check out what they have.
I have always heard good things about NARS but I have always been using MAC and found it a bit difficult to transition to their stuff because of the $$$, but I thought I would give it a shot.
My first impression of Luster wasn't all that impressive - it just looks like any other normal bronzer with shimmer on display, but when I tried it on my face something magical happened to my NC35 Asian skin - it is glowing!! It gives my face the perfect "all day in the sun" color with a hint of golden apricot/peach, all in one swipe (a little goes a long way). I am more than delighted to find that after a day of walking around, it still stays on my face. I quickly went back to Sephora the next day to buy it and has been using it ever since. I have introduced it to quite of few friends and they are all really impressed with the quality.
Price is a bit higher than MAC, but I find that all NARS blushes are very pigmented so they last and last - definitely worth every penny. I just hope that they will never discontinue this gorgeous color :)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Tan, Cool Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
Love this blush. I'm an NC42/40 and this provides the most gorgeous healthy bronze/gold glow! The red carpet glow. Works well with my tanned skin and black hair. Very pretty shade; super pigmented and literally lasts all day. I put just a tad bit of my NARS Albatross on top and I am set! Gorgois!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight Eyes: Brown
This is definitely the best blush I've ever used before. It is amazingly blendable and goes on really smoothly. On my olive skin (NW35), this give s me a very golden glowy look.Perfect for days when you don't want alot of makeup or colour. You have to use a few layers of it before you see the peachy colour because it's not very pigmented but it's great for a subtle bronzy look. I use it as a bronzer sometimes or over another blush for that glowy natural finish.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Olive, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I love for my cheeks to have a glowing effect and this blush does just that. I like to wear it only on the apples of my cheeks with a bronzer or another blush. At first I wasn't a huge fan of this because it seemed like a gold shimmer on my nc45 skin and I hate gold shimmer on my cheeks. But after blending it well and not using as much it turned out to be great.
Sidebar: a friend of mine uses amber lights eyeshadow by Mac as a dupe!!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair, Warm Hair: Other Eyes: Blue
I received this in a swap and I wasn't quite sure what it would look like. Well, I'm an NC 20-30 and I LOVE IT!!! I've never seen a blush like this. It looks very natural, almost like a light, natural bronzer and highlighter in one. I never knew a color like this existed. I think it would look very pretty as a highlighter on darker skintones.
I bought MAC's blush in The Soft Meow trying to get this affect and this is much better.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I was afraid this blush was not going to show up on me just cause it looks to match my skintone but to my delight I was proven wrong. All of my blushes seem to be super bright corals, oranges, pinks, reds, and I didn't have any light or natural looking ones. Luster is this golden, faint apricot looking blush that is a great blush if you want the glow but don't want it to be evident. Luster provides this nice sheen of warmth on my cheeks when I want to go easy on the face.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
Fantastic to highlight on my C4/NC30 Asian Skin. I use this on my apples on top of bronzer and it leaves the best golden glow. I feel it's slightly more shimmery and frostier than Orgasm, but in a very rich and subtle way, leaving my cheeks lit and glowy!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
I am loving this blush this summer. Luster is a lovely apricot/peachy blush that is nice and warm. It leaves a nice sheen on my cheeks and isn't just orange on my very fair skin. I worked as a SA for a brand (not NARS) and had customers compliment my skin so much when I wore Luster. No one asked what blush I was wearing, but this just gives my skin such a healthy glow and it doesn't scream "what a beautiful shade of blush!". Luster is slowly taking Deep Throat's place in my heart as my favorite Nars blush and I would absolutely repurchase.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Iíve never really used bronzers because Iím scared to look like a orange oompa loompa lol. I did some research on this blush and I read a lot of reviews about girls being an NC30 (like me) and loving the fuck out of this blush. It is BEAUTIFUL! Itís a peach with a little bit of a bronze glow. It makes my skin look so warm and there is a shimmer but itís not an overpowering shimmer like NARSí Super Orgasm. I might like this blush a little more than Orgasm right now. I can definitely see myself re-purchasing this in the future.