PC Review: NARS New Coeur Battant Blush and Goodbye Emmanuelle Lipstick

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From the moment NARS released the images from their Guy Bourdin collection, I needed that Coeur Battant Blush. Usually as fall comes around, I’m a NARS Desire blush kinda gal (purplish pinks are great for fall!), but there was something about the bright punchy magenta shade that gave me goose pumps. For starters I generally gravitate towards blushes that brighten me up and accentuate my cheekbones. This does both. And it packs some serious color!

Nars Coeur Battant Blush

With shades closer to NARS Orgasm, I don’t do a calculated application or pay close attention when absorbing the powder onto my brush. Not to say I don’t even my cheeks out, it’s just light enough that I could do it with my eyes shut. Coeur Battant is the opposite. I use the softest stroke across the shade and get great impact on my cheeks. If anything I’m careful not to dispense too much product and overdue it. The amount of pigment this blush packs is incredible. And like all things that are NARS blushes, they go on smooth and is long lasting. Often I’ll go over my blush with an all over bronzer to warm it up and change my look.

NARS  Goodbye Emaneuelle

I also received the limited edition Goodbye Emmanuelle lipstick. Enriched with Monoi butter and Vitamin E it definitely feels closer to one of their lip treatments, it’s on the heavier side. Described as a “hot pink”, I would classify it more like a very pretty pink with just the right amount of shine — and actually a shade I would have expected to launch in spring/summer over holiday.  It’s not too intense or outrageous by any means and alternatively works as a beautiful everyday color. And it doesn’t really get darker the more you apply, it stays in that pretty in pink range.

Nars blush and lipstick

Learn more about the NARS Guy Bourdin collection at narscosmetics.com

{Disclaimer: I got a sample}