NARS Dual-Intensity Blush in JUBILATION & FRENZY (Swatches & Review)

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Hi my loves!

Well I’m back again with some more exciting products. Honestly, as soon as I saw the gorgeous highlighting shades in this NARS blush duo – I was SOLD! These are two of the new NARS “Dual-Intensity Blush” in the shades “Jubilation” and “Frenzy” (at the moment there are six blushes in total). These blushes retail for USD$45.00//CAD$52.00 and you can purchase them on/at Sephora. NARS has already come out with eye shadows with the same formulation so it was exciting to see that they have now added these blushes/highlights to their collection. On the website it states:

These dual-intensity, silky, wet or dry blushes are uniquely formulated with NARS’ exclusive Translucent Prismatic Technology, which allows for multidimensional effects. With a lightweight texture for a flawless finish and true color application, each duo features two ultra-modern shades that can be worn alone or layered together for limitless looks. Apply these shades wet to achieve a high-impact flush or dry to get a natural-looking glow.


I found it really cool that these blushes/highlighters can be used dry&wet! A little thing I always do while applying my highlighter is I spray my brush/face with a setting spray so the product intensifies much more. I love how this product is specifically made so you can apply it wet if wanted and it won’t hinder or ruin the integrity of the product.

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The packaging is simple and sleek and it has the same almost velvety texture as the other blush packaging from NARS.

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Each compact comes with a nice mirror which is always nice to have. The two different colors are separated and not attached (unlike the MAKE UP FOR EVER Pro Sculpting Duo) which is nice – but NARS states that the colors are made to be mixed if desired so don’t let the little separation sway you from experimenting.

The two duos I picked up both have a stunning highlight shade and in all honesty the highlights are what sold me. Let’s start with the duo in “Jubilation”.


A sparkling yellow gold highlighter and a shimmering soft nude-peach blush (that can also be used as a highlight on medium/dark skin tones) 

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Here it is swatched DRY


Here it is swatched WET


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A sparkling soft pink-gold highlighter/ shimmering bright tangerine orange

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Here it is swatched DRY


Here it is swatched WET


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Here are swatches of the two highlight shades from both Jubilation and Frenzy. They both look similar in the pan but Jubilation is much more of a yellow gold while the Frenzy shade is much more of a golden champagne.


You can really see the difference in the side by side swatches. I thought they looked identical in the pan but swatching them really proved different. They are both gorgeous highlights.

I also have a comparison swatch between these two highlighters and the MAKE UP FOR EVER Pro Sculpting Duo #2 Golden one that  I did a blog post on recently. I compared the MUFE one to MAC’s “Whisper of Gilt” & Estee Lauder’s “Heatwave”. They are literally almost exact dupes. If you haven’t seen that post I will link it here – I also have comparison swatches there. So for a better reference here are the three highlighting shades swatched together:


As you can see they are all slightly different – it just depends on your preference. I personally adore them all. They all have the same texture – it’s very smooth and highly reflective. I’m definitely having a good highlighting moment!

Overall I really love these NARS Dual-Intensity blushes. They’re extremely pigmented and blend into the skin effortlessly. They are on the pricey side but they are a higher end product so that is to be expected. Let me know what you guys think and which ones you want/have!

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XOXO Julia ❤

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