NARS • New Order Highlighting Blush • Highlighters
|Would buy this product again.||58%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I bought this because I like glitter and wanted to layer this on my cheekbones overtop blush for a glitter effect. When I swatched this with my finger on my wrist, there was a pretty layer of glitter along with a very light detection of highlighter. However, when I took this home and applied this with a highlighting blush, this did not show up at all on my NC 35 medium tanned skin. There was no color (despite the fact that it looks pale pink in the pan) and no glitter :( I thought that this would be like Super Orgasm in a highlighter version but I was very disappointed.
In order for the highlighter to show, I would have to pile a very heavy layer of this on, which at that point, would look cakey and powdery. Overall, this does not work for tanned skin tones but I imagine this would be very pretty on pale or lighter skin tones. Sadly I had to return this.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
C'mon, if sweet ole' Taylor Swift can ROCK it- so can WE!!! This is fantastic! One swipe on the upper apples of cheeks is all you need- so much fun, so simple and I love this with a nude lip and natural shadow for day and smokey eye for eve. For Vegas or a dim lit dinner, I swipe on apples of shoulders and decollete..in summer with St Tropez tanner.. highlight a swipe straight down the middle of your thigh and straight behind your lower leg! LOVE this sooo much. Take a brush liner and line the inner of eyes or right above black eyeliner on lids. It's endless!!!!!!!!!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
This highlighting blush should be called, "The Pinky Lilac Sparkle Bomb." Holy smokes - the sparkle fallout is insane! The first time I wore this, my husband commented on how much he liked the way my "cleavage was sparkling!" I hadn't even noticed - I had been too busy doing damage control where I had actually applied the blush! Don't get me wrong, I *love* glitter, thus my SN, but this was just too over the top.
The powder itself is a GORGEOUS, almost milky, muted pink with lilac tones to it. It's great for my cool toned skin, but I have rosy undertones, and this powder is very sheer. I understand it's a highlighter, but I wish it were a full pigmented blush. I never, ever run across cool toned pinky lilac blushes like this that don't "warm up" or lose the lilac tones once applied. =( This powder still gives a lovely wash of "cooled brightness" to the face, which is something a rosy cheeked girl, like myself, can appreciate, but the glitter really takes away from the overall usability of this product.
This blush blends beautifully, and the texture isn't rough the way some glittery powders can be. It smells nice, too. If it weren't for the glitter, I would definitely repurchase, as this would be a HG product in my makeup stash.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
I had searched everywhere for an icy cool toned pink blush and I had just about given up. All of them were too dark or too warm/peach. I was thrilled when I spotted this, but the glitter made me nervous because I'm not usually trying to look like a stripper. When I tried it on I was shocked. The perfect icy pink sheen I'd envisioned! The glitter didn't look stupid or cheap at all, it was totally wearable, even for day! It really perfects my skin and sets my whole face aglow. I get more compliments on my skin when I wear this. Sometimes shimmer products can make your skin look bumpy or make your pores look huge (even when your skin is good). The trick is in the application, you don't want to apply it like regular blush (blending with a fluffy brush), you will probably look ridiculous with glitter all over your face. I use the very edge of my blush brush and kind of gently tap it on the top of the middle part of my cheekbone. Then the light bounces off and reminds me of the cheek sheen I've seen in some old Marilyn Monroe photos. Very striking and ethereal. The pink in this is sheer because needs to be as blending would send the glitter flying. The pink may not show on darker skin, but it's perfect on pale skin. The first picture in the MUA reviews is much more accurate than the 2nd, which looks much warmer than the blush is in real life.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
Yeah, this is a glitter bomb. For me, it has absolutely no pigmentation and deposits nothing but glitter on my face which very quickly ends up absolutely everywhere. Which prompts me to ask, why is this £21? It doesn't "highlight" at all, neither does it do what a blush should do either. A big big disappointment from NARS.
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
New Order has tons of gold and silver glitter particles. The glitter isn't exactly fine either, the size borders on being kiddy glitter. Anyone within one-foot can see the individual glitter particles on my face. I would not recommend this to someone who just want a luminous glow on their face, the glitter particles are too big for that.
This is a great product, however, for clubbing or other nighttime social activities. On very fair skin, the pink color would show up as well, so it could work as a light blush.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
OK, it's true, New Order will most likely sprinkle your face with fairy dust... but it's such sweet fairy dust...
My skin is fair, neutral toned leaning to warm. I don't wear blush everyday, so i have a limited number of blushes in my makeup stash. Among them are some NARS blushes on the warm side -- Deep Throat (sorta like Orgasm without the glitter), Luster (pale apricot). But i wanted a cooler color in my arsenal. So i recently picked up both New Order and Gaiety (see review there).
The color in N.O. is quite sheer - but it is definitely pink - while it's pale, it does show up, at least on me. On me the shimmer seems to tend to gold in the almost lilac base. It is also full of fine sparkles - this isn't big glitter, but one can definitely see the shiny bits. I generally use a small fluffy angled eye shadow brush to apply my blush to my cheek bones. And doing so with N.O. i did not incur any fall out. If you use a bigger fluffier brush and cover more of your face, however, i would expect you'd see fall out in other places.
By evening, when i went to take off my make up, i could see very fine silvery sparkles in other places, which i didn't think was excessive. But if you hate glitter, New Order is definitely NOT a product for you. If you wear some glittery stuff but have some hesitations, then you probably would prefer to limit it to night time use. I'm content to wear this during the day. Applied with a light hand the shimmer is not disco-ball-ish, it's no stronger than many other highlighting blushes by other companies (like, oh, say MAC). As i said, the micro-sparkles do travel a bit, but it's like being sprinkled with fairy dust. I thought it was kinda pretty.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I was prepared for the worst with this one! The color looks gorgeous in the pan, a light, cool, soft pink with small glitters; but I had read some unsatisfactory reviews and wasn't expecting this to work for me. But it does!! I'm NC20, and this gives the prettiest soft pink glow to my cheeks. It isn't the glitter bomb I was prepared for; in fact, the glitter is subtle (bigger than shimmer, but smaller than most glitters) and can be knocked off your brush before applying, if it's too over the top for you. This doesn't have great lasting power (the only reason I didn't give it a "5" rating), but it works well to layer over other shades to give them a little kick and sparkle.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Green
I am in love with this!! some say it is more of a highlighter, which is true, but i would use it for a light pinky/golden blush :)
as for nars, it's the same thing:
- nice packaging
- expensive price
- dont need a lot, because it's pigmented
overall, i think its worth it :)
when youre in the light or sun, this color comes out beautifully
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
Everyone is going to say this: It's glittery.
Ok, we done now?
Since when is glitter such a bad thing?
There's glitter in EVERYTHING: eyeshadow, lipgloss, even mascara.
For some reason, glitter on the EYES is ok, but not on the CHEEKS?
It's a pale, bubble gum pink, that is very buildable. Mixed with Moon Beam (from Benefit) it's a GREAT highlighter. If you keep your eyes and lips neutral while wearing this, it's very cute. If you hate glitter or sparkle, stay away from this product. Otherwise, I'd def. buy it again.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Dry, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I bought this a couple of days ago and although I agree with the other review, it is very glittery, I do have to say that I am in love with it. Maybe its the pale lilac pink colour or the sparkles but I was lured towards this straight away and picked one up. On the website it does recommend using this as a highlighter, rather than a blush. I am very fair and so the pale pink shade does show up on my skin, but I also have redness and so I tend to steer away from pink blushers anyway. However, I have used this as a glittery dust along my decolette - i think i spelt that wrong - and it does a nice job. I did use a teensy amount as a highlight along my cheekbones and it definately catches the light, the first time I tried it it did shift and was all over my clothes, but then i patted a tiny amount of cream blush on first and followed with this, patting it in, rather than sweeping on and although a little trickier, it didn't have as much fall out.
If you want pink and glittery, you'll love this, if you want a highlighter that gives a sheen or a glow - perhaps something else.
FYI - I always like to put a little disclaimer in that I do work for Estee Lauder, but because of this I never rate or review any Lauder products, or products from its partner brands.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
I really want to like this. Another NARS highlighter? It's named after my favorite 80's band? How could I not love it? But I don't. The product has some issues and maybe as I work with it more I will like it better but here it goes. For starters, this is sold as highlighting blush but it's really pale and unpigmented and not a blush. It is a highlighter and it does have a very light cool pink color to it. It the pan it looks even cooler toned and more lilac with tons of shimmer. It's just not happening. I'm not anti glitter and I have a lot of glittery NARS swag but this is just a frustration. To use it as a blush you have to apply so much that you shimmer and sparkle like a disco ball. I'm talking mad glitter. It's reasonable small glitter but not micro and very noticeable more like something you would see in an OTT eyeshadow from NARS not a face product. What makes this even more of a challenge to use is the glitter drift... all over your face. Applying it last, using a separate and dedicated brush will help but you are DOOMED anyway. It will be everywhere by the end of the day no matter how careful you are or what you spray over it to keep it in place. Today, I called the new NARS store in New York for ideas, I was told it's awesome, go figure, and to pair it with luster blush as it looks great over blushes. It did look nice but again, the drift. It could be a nice blush for more costume type looks. It makes an awesome fairy look when paired with Queen Shadow pencil and I think it may play nice at night under dim lights but overall it's just too much trouble. There is a whole host of highlighters out there that will not misbehave and I will wear them, unless it is Halloween.
****update, tried my best. this is not up to NARS standards. Lowered to 1 star and will be returning. This is not a mainstream product and even someone that can deal with a little glitter will probably hate this. I'm terribly disappointed.****