Review: NARS Cactus Flower Blush

NARS "Cactus Flower" Cream Blush

This was the first NARS product I ever bought. It's a lovely watermelon color with a red undertone and gold shimmers.  I honestly don't use it as often as my other blushes because I have found that I prefer matte finishes. It's a shame because this is gorgeous. I've been trying to reach for it more often.
The glitter is very fine, the blush blends well and doesn't feel gritty at all!  It lasts a long time on my cheeks, specially since it's a strong red color. It's definitely not a color for everyone tastes because of the shimmer and the red tones, but the formula is great. I also use it on the lips sometimes (I use any cream blush on my lips).

Overall, I give this an A. Great blendability and no glitter fallout on the rest of your face. I know NARS powder blushes have a really great reputation but I haven't tried any yet. I bought this years ago on a whim and I thought it was a powder blush until I opened it! I got some of the E.l.f. Studio Blushes and they're supposed to be dupes for NARS so I can't wait to use those!  Here's a swatch: 

Happy Friday and have a great weekend!




20 comments

  1. Wow, cactus flower looks beautiful. Probably best worn in spring/summer. xx

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    1. Haha, I didn't realize that when I posted this. The color is very out of place with the season, but I guess I missed this blush since I hadn't used it in so long. x

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  2. I remember when this was first released- there was so much buzz about it! It really is such a beautiful shade. Thanks for the reviews and swatches!

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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  3. I will DEFINITELY be owning my first Nars blush in the next couple weeks. I have fallen in love with shimmery blushes...cactus flower perhaps?

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  4. such a beautiful colour!

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    xo

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  5. Ooh that's a lovely colour! I feel like I should branch out a bit, I always just wear the one same blusher xx

    kw-justlikeheaven.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. Nice colour! I still haven't tried Nars blush!

    http://initialed.blogspot.com

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    xx San
    owlspassion.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! I do, your blog is beautiful x

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  8. That looks so similar to Sleek Rose Gold! But Sleek is a bit more coral/orange and this is a darker pink. I only have one NARS blush (Orgasm) but I certainly would love to build a collection - they make amazing blushes :)

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    1. Yes, this is redder than Rose Gold but the shimmer is very similar. I don't have Orgasm, I know it's super popular and lovely. I do have a cheaper dupe for it. Thanks for commenting, love your blog x

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  9. that is a pretty blush color. I don't mind shimmers but I prefer them to be minimal, at least for the cheeks.

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    1. Yes, I'm a matte blush lover as well but the shimmer in this blush is so well done. I love it!

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  10. Oh wow this is just beautiful! I will definitely check it out next time I am in Mecca.
    Your blog is awesome by the way :D
    x

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  11. That is gorgeous. I love Nars products but I have never tried their bronzers or blushers despite hearing great things about them :)
    LaceyLoves x

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  12. This is such a gorgeous colour :)

    xoxo

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  13. I haven't had any NARS products yet and been so intrigued by their blushes. Unfortunately we don't have NARS in Holland (ppfff...), but would loovee to try this watermelon shade. It really looks like a pretty blushy shade! ^_^

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  14. Oh wow, that color looks amazing! Lovely and shimmery too. Might have to have a look at that when I'm next in work...

    x

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