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NARS Highlighting Blush Powder In Miss Liberty

NARS Highlighting Blush Powder in Miss Liberty retails at USD28 for 4.8g of product, made in Canada. I believe this blush was initially introduced in their Holiday 2011 Collection. In this post, I would like to share some quick thoughts and tips on this gorgeous highlighter with you.

At first glance, Miss Liberty seems like a glitter fest – well, it is and I think this highlighter may not be for everyone.

Two more pictures of Miss Liberty.

I am sure by now, you probably have noticed my weakness for highlighters. I love glowy skin and to achieve that, I rely on highlighters. There are many highlighting products available on the market but Miss Liberty is one of the more unique one I own – because of the amount of shimmering flecks.

When using Miss Liberty, I am very careful – I usually use a smaller brush like Hakohudo G5518 – Highlight Brush (round), G5521 Highlight Brush (pointed), realTechniques Contour Brush, MAC 109 or Shu Uemura 14H.

And instead of dusting it on, I use the press and roll method to apply. This will prevent the shimmer flecks from flying all over and really, with a highlighter that contains this amount of shimmer, you want to concentrate only on parts you want to highlight and leave rest of the face as shine-free as possible.

Below is a swatch of Miss Liberty on dry skin, without any base – under natural sun light without flash.

It’s quite a task trying to capture the shimmer, I hope the small amount of shimmer at the end is visible to you.

Although Miss Liberty contains a large amount of shimmer, the texture is smooth and doesn’t feel gritty at all. It adheres to the skin beautifully without shifting or melting onto other parts of the face. A quick tip to avoid any complications is to gently press Miss Liberty onto the highest point of the cheek bones after foundation, before setting with loose powder.

If you are happy with the amount of shimmer, skip applying loose powder on the area but if you think you have applied too much, you can lightly dust a small amount of loose powder over to dilute the attention.

A little goes a long way because this product is very well pigmented.

I enjoy using this highlighter during the evening for dinners and parties. I also like pairing it with very minimal makeup during the day as this highlighter picks up light very beautifully – my cheek bones become the focus point with a light touch of matte blush.

With the correct dosage and application, I promise you won’t look like a disco ball.

Thank you for reading.

11 thoughts on “NARS Highlighting Blush Powder In Miss Liberty

  1. Joey, do you use this highlighter more to your cheeks or to your eye? Or do you only use this to add sparkle to your eye? This is quite a unique highlighter. It’s different with what we usually see.

    • Hi Memoiselle,
      I use it on the highest points of my cheek bones – that “C” shape contour but never on the eyes as I am not sure if the shimmers are suitable for eyes..
      This highlighter is quite unique and intense tho..
      Would you have the chance to swatch it where you are?

    • Hi Memoiselle,

      I’m late commenting on this so I don’t know if you will see this but here goes :-) I use Miss Liberty on my eyes all the time and have had absolutely no problems with it. I have applied it by itself over a primer and to add a bit of sparkle to other colors. It has never irritated my eyes or the delicate skin around them.

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