Nars | Air Matte Blush & Air Matte Lip Color

Nars Cosmetic’s Air Matte Blushes and Air Matte Lipsticks were on my radar since their launch date but since we were continuously under a lockdown and stay-home order I wasn’t able to get my hands on these earlier. Yet I am excited to share a great selection of colours that were sent out from the Nars Cosmetic team here with you all.


The AIR MATTE BLUSH is new and limited edition cream blushes that carry a whipped and mouse texture and wears feather-light. It has a soft matte texture and melts into the skin. They’re easy to apply and blends like butter into the skin. It doesn’t emphasize the pores at all. The collection has a great range of shades and colours and I find there is something for everyone to play with. There isn’t so much pigment in these blushes so if you like soft and flush of colour on your checks then you might like these. Here is a closer look at the entire collection:

  • Hushed is a nice light nude shade
  • Darling is a bright light pink
  • Rush is a nice coral
  • Freedom is a beautiful mauve
  • Gasp is a rose bronze
  • Scandalous is a gorgeous burgundy
  • Torch is a beautiful bright coral red
  • Orgasm is a peachy pink with coral shimmer

If you’re a long-time Million Idole reader then you know I have an obsession with cream blushes for my everyday look especially during the drier months and these performed average on my skin. You may want to layer the lighter shades with a stapling brush to show up on the skin as well as some colour are very close in shade to really see the difference once its blended (orgasm, Darling, Freedom). It’s sad to say Orgasm is super light and barely shows on my skin but the golden glow is very visible. For me, Freedom was one of the shades that showed up well on my skin as well as Scandalous was a shade I would wear. The lasting power is average.


Air Matte Lipsticks carry the same concept, they’re lightweight mouse textured lipsticks that wear comfortable. There is a great selection of shades but a lot in the red zone with limited nude shades. Maybe because red lipstick is trending well this year. There are 10 shades in total and I have 3 shades to swatch today for you.

  • Mud Rush is orange-red
  • Thurst is a deep warm beige
  • All Yours is a pale peach nude

The lasting power is just like a regular lipstick at first impression but it leaves an exceptionally pigmented tint, especially with reds that are awesome. Reapplication is only required only if you wipe the lips with a napkin. It stays well while it does transfer on your cup or white shirt. For me, Mud Rush is a cool orange-red that looks really nice on my skin tone when I need that pop of colour. I don’t wear reds often but if I do it is a shade I can pull off easily during the spring/summer days. Thurst is too deep for me and All Yours is too light for my skin tone but I absolutely love the combination of two to create a nude ombre look.

The applicator is well designed. It spreads the product well all over the lips effortlessly. The packaging also well made that is easy to carry along in your makeup bag. I don’t mind the reapplication, I loved the finish and texture on my lips without feeling dry and doesn’t show up deep lines or dry patches.

Overall I find the Air Matte Collection could be hit or miss depending on your skin but the Air Matte Blushes didn’t meet my expectations while I did like the Air Matte Lipsticks for their lightweight texture and comfortable wear. There are some shades in Blushers that don’t really show up on skin while the deeper and brighter shades look nice and settle well on the skin. I loved how the Lipsticks leave a nice tint that gives a nice blurred finish plus I didn’t have to worry about replication or smudging my red lipstick around my face when I tried the Mud Rus. You can now find the collection available at all Nars counters as well as Sephora.

Press samples provided and courtesy of Nars