The One that Almost Got Away: Nars Coeur Battant

Nars Coeur Battant
Nars Coeur Battant

There’s no fate like makeup fate. I had ordered Nars Coeur Battant when it came out last year, but long story short, a few months later I found out the order did not go through. By that time, it was too late to get it at a normal price — some websites were offering it at mark-ups and I just couldn’t justify the spending. Lo and behold, a few weeks ago a barely-used one turned up in a local makeup forum, and voila! My precioussh is here….

Coeur Battant is a standout amongst the Nars blushes I own (Exhibit A, Taj Mahal, Cactus Flower, all legendary cheek adornments) and have tried (a few others). It is true to color (a bright magenta), hella pigmented, long lasting, matte and overall just pretty-fying. The swatches below were taken in the morning (with Milani Bella Rosa, which arrived around the same time — reviews to follow). I also could not resist putting on a swipe on my bare-just-jumped-outta-bed face.

Nars Coeur Battant (left) and Milani Bella Rosa

Nars Coeur Battant on bare face
Nars Coeur Battant on bare face

I later cleaned the bright swatches with the almighty Muji cleansing oil. It was hours later, during lunch, that I saw a pink blob still remained on my arm. Initially I wasn’t sure which was the culprit, but upon comparison with the morning photos, it’s Coeur Battant! It’s a persistent one, this, just like moi. Francois should really make this one permanent.

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