NARS Guy Bourdin Blush in Coeur Battant | Swatches


Swatch of Coeur Battant blush from the NARS Guy Bourdin collection

I've really tried to restrict my "self" spending during the holiday season... but it's so. hard. At least, it's very very difficult when NARS is released a Guy Bourdin makeup collection! Guy Bourdin was a famous Parisian fashion and style photographer. Notable since he was one of the first photographers to capture and create provocative, sensual, exotic or shocking shots while incorporating fashion into it.
It comes to no surprise that the makeup collection should contain some quite shocking items as well! 

I was able to grab one of last few Coeur Battant blushes at the Bay in Montreal - I was grateful, as everything was sold out at Sephora. Note to self, always check the limited edition stock at the Bay! 
This blush is a limited edition item and sold out like hot cakes on a hungry morning. Mmm, I could go for some of those...

It's a lovely and extremely extremely pigmented blush. I think I can go as far as saying this is probably one of NARS most pigmented blushes ever, and thus many people are calling it "cinematic". The SA that put this on my cheek tapped her brush lightly and then tapped it a few times to get the excess pigment off before lightly swiping it onto my cheeks. The colour is perfect for my skin tone, when applied lightly it gives me a very natural flushed look. If applied to heavily, it risks looking like clown makeup - so I wouldn't recommend this to any beginners out there.
I'm very happy with my purchase and would purchase it again once I run out, if I could. Although, with this amount of pigmentation, I'm skeptical to the fact that I'll ever be able to finish it!

I'm pleased that NARS did not decrease the amount of blush you'd receive in the product, nor did they increase the price for a limited edition/collection product. Unfortunately, they didn't change the packaging either. The red swipe that was on the cover of the box that contained the blush is lovely and would have been a lovely addition to the NARS blush packaging.
Coeur Battant from the Guy Bourdin line is 4.8grams and the price point is $32 CAD.

Did you try anything from the Guy Bourdin line by NARS?

À Bientôt Mes Amours,
Kisti Belle


  1. Wow, such a strong colour, and so pigmented! Would love to try this but it would never suit me!

    Belle x
    Mascara & Maltesers

    1. You never know! If you see it as a counter just lightly swatch it on your cheeks, it's a beautiful fuchsia. I was surprised that I liked it myself!

  2. Oh wow this is AMAZING! I don't know if this would look too much on my very pale skin, but this is such an incredible shade! It would have been nice for the compact to have the red swipe I agree :( xx

    Gem // Miss Makeup Magpie

    1. Yes ! They could've done a bit more so that the compact would standout. The pigmentation is just incredible!