|Would buy this product again.||88%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I think luster is one of those blushes that is easily overlooked because its such a boring bronzey colour. However, once applied to the cheeks, it is a different story. This gives me a pretty warm flush to the cheeks. This is what I expected "warmth" from BE to do but sadly that colour is too organey looking. This doesn't make me look like an oompa loompa and it's a great blush to really warm up the complexion without even using any bronzer. This product would definately be one of those used on Victorias Secret Models on their swimsuit shoots. 1 lippy off for me because I have very strong golden undertones which can look to warm, but the trick is to wear brighter pinky lip. Also works well with Nars's Dragon Girl lip crayon. It's also one of Nars best selling blushes according to the SA.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
I was in Sephora a few weeks ago and decided to swatch all the Nars blushes just for fun! Luster is very brown and dull in the pan and I would never have looked at it otherwise. I was so surprised when it swatched a beautiful peachy-beige that really complimented my skin.
Luster gives a soft layer of color and is perfect for a natural look without being a 'nude' blush. It's just peachy enough to remain a blush and not look like a bronzer. It lasts through a full work day and it hasn't disappointed me once!
I have also used it carefully (with a really light hand) as a bronzer! I've tried bronzers in the past but even the lightest were too dark or orange-tinted for me. Luster's beige base helps create some shadows on my face without being too dark and the peach makes it look like a natural, healthy color.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
On me (NW25) it's a golden apricot shade. I love the formula and texture. Staying power is alright. It's versatile though, as I have mixed this with some other blushes (i.e. Gina and Torrid). It's a great combo color.
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 — 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.