You Have the Right to Glow Quietly with NARS Miss Liberty Highlighting Blush

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Wearing NARS Miss Liberty Highlighting Blush on my cheeks and drinking a pumpkin chai latte!

Let’s band together, fellow makeup revolutionaries, and declare our freedom from big chunks of glitter! — because we, the blush lovers of the world, have a right to life, liberty and the pursuit of a subtle glow.


And this year, victory is ours! Demure, shimmery cheeks are just a NARS Miss Liberty Highlighting Blush ($27) away. After you don a few layers of this sheer, shimmery peach, don’t be surprised if you suddenly feel the urge to raise your fist, power-to-the-people style. I did (and then quickly lowered it when I remembered how long it’s been since I shaved my pits, whoops!). πŸ™‚

Miss Liberty, a member of the NARS holiday collection corps, calls attention to cheeks without shouting. A warm peach speckled with tiny pieces of silver glitter, it beautifully balances both color and shimmer.

nars miss liberty blush

It’s one of those colors that just makes me feel alive, and I think it’s a perfect shade for a soft cheek glow to wear with smokey eyes and/or dark lips.

PRICE: $27
AVAILABILITY: Coming soon to NARS counters, and available now online

UPDATE 10/18/11, 21:15PM: I’m happy to report that Operation Pumpkin Chai Latte was a success.


I popped over to Starbucks on my lunch break today and ordered myself a soy pumpkin chai latte, which, I guess, is actually a pretty common request, according to the barista who helped me. She also said that it’s her BFF’s favorite Starbucks drink.

Lo and behold, it tasted like pumpkin pie in a cup! Which is good because I love pumpkin pie. So good, in fact, that I plan to get another one tomorrow. πŸ™‚

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Heidi says:

    Miss Liberty looks so subtle and pretty!

    Oh, and congrats on the victory of Operation Pumpkin Chai Latte! That looks yummy!

  2. LOL @ the first photo! Your soy pumpkin chai latte sounds delish – sorry, Miss Liberty. You’re pretty, but you’ve just been outshone πŸ˜›
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  3. Aida says:

    Is it better than the other highlighter Nars launched in Spring, New Order?
    Because I bought that and it was a glittery mess, I barely get colour but I get gigantic silver chumks of glitter in my face (and I mean in every single pore of my face). It was a disappointment that I am afraid of Miss Liberty and I will have to order it online so, what do you think?

    • Karen says:

      Hi Aida,

      I kinda liked New Order… This new one is a lot more quieter; it’s more sheer, and the glitter pieces aren’t chunky. They’re small and more refined. I really like this blush. I think it lends a fun, subtle glow to the face. You can definitely see the glitter (even though the pieces are small), so if that’s an issue, it might not be for you.

  4. Jen W says:

    Pretty! I’m really loving this NARS collection.
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  5. Jamilla says:

    Love the LIberty and the Chai Latte!

  6. gio says:

    I love it, it’s so beautiful and subtle!
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  7. Jen says:

    I’m ordering that next time I’m at a Starbucks.

  8. Kim says:

    This looks so pretty! I love NARS products!

  9. Advah says:

    Love the blush, I’ll have to give it a try! With the cold weather settling in here, I’m in a crazy Xmas-y and sparkly mode!

    Also, this weekend I shall try the pumpkin chai. Not sure they have it in the UK though, so many delicious drinsk we don’t get here.. πŸ™ (we do, however, get a much higher price tag sigh)

  10. Sonya says:

    Aw pretty blush! You’re also making me crave a pumpkin spice latte… πŸ˜€
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  11. Mariam says:

    Too bad we dont have Starbucks in Denmark πŸ™ Dont even have Nars πŸ™ But thats a good excuse for travelling, which I LOVE!

    • Karen says:

      I love traveling too, Mariam. What places have you visited that you love the most?

      • Mariam says:

        I have lived in Berlin during my years at Uni. I felt home as soon as I landed and made some friends that I still like to visit. I also love to just visit all my favorite places there. LOVE that city! Since its only 1 hour away by plane and quite cheap I like to go a couple of times a year. Its a city that makes me very happy.
        The lovely spanish island Mallorca is also VERY lovely! That was no doubt the best vacation of my life (august 2011).
        Shopping-wise I also liked London very much. Would definetly go back.
        That must be my top 3 right now. I have never been to USA, but would love to. Thats a dream to come true hopefully.

  12. Nina says:

    yum yum — i also had a soy pumpkin chai latte for lunch yesterday!

    that highlighting blush is pretty … im afraid though that it would look a bit ashy on me. :-/

  13. Kim says:

    Subtle glitter? Perish the thought! HAHA! Miss Liberty is actually very pretty and I’m sure it’s a coincidence that the Starbuck’s mermaid kindasorta looks like the Statue of Liberty on your cup. πŸ™‚ That’s awesome that you found a Pumpkin Chai. I’m loving the idea of pumpkin pie in a cup!!

    • Karen says:

      Man, it was BEYOND good. It took a lot of willpower not to go back and get a second cup.

      Now if somebody would invent pecan pie in a cup I’d be set!

      And LOL re: subtle glitter. I know you like yours big and flashy… but this might be a nice contrast to the rest of your collection!

      • Kim says:

        Oooh, that sounds good, too. The pecan pie, not the subtle glitter. πŸ™‚ Kidding, of course. Do you think that Orgasm has big glitter? It’s sad that I have to ask that, isn’t it?

        • Karen says:

          Somebody seriously needs to invent that drink. I know I’d buy it!

          As for the blush… the regular NARS Orgasm has glitter, but it’s very refined and subtle like this one. If you want big, blingy glitter then what you need is NARS Super Orgasm:

          It’s got big ol’ pieces of glitter!

          • Kim says:

            Oh, thank goodness – I thought I might need an intervention. I wear Orgasm everyday (I know, boring) and was looking at it thinking “it doesn’t look like big glitter to me, but what if other people think I look like a disco ball?”. That would actually be kind of funny, but I wanted to see if I had an appropriate glitter perspective! πŸ™‚ I originally did swatch Super as well, but thought it might be a bit too warm for me, iirc.

  14. Cinched says:

    Im really tempted to try one of those, tis the seasons! looks deslish

  15. Alison says:

    You crack me up, Karen! Don’t feel too bad about forgetting to shave; I forgot to put on deodorant the other day. Of course, I realized it the second I got to work, and then spent the entire day being self-conscious and periodically running into the bathroom to make sure I didn’t stink. Hehe πŸ™‚

    • Karen says:

      LOL! I think it’s the weather — when it starts to get colder I figure stuff is going to get covered up anyway, so why bother?

      Hope you’re having a lovely day so far!

  16. Arianne says:

    Oh my! It’s even prettier than I initially thought. I love Miss Liberty. πŸ™‚ Must have!

  17. That blush almost looks like Mac Cantaloupe. And OMG I have to try that latte…I love anything pumpkin!

  18. Joyce says:

    Miss Liberty looks great as a highlighter on you, but I’m not sure if I need another highlighter in my makeup collection because I already found my holy grail highlighter (Dior Amber Diamond), which looks absolutely gorgeous in the pan by the way. =)
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  19. morrigan says:

    Hey that blush looks a LOT like an elf one.. I can’t remember the name to save my life right now, but I’ve got it somewhere o.O

  20. LoveVex says:

    Oooo… very pretty. I need a subtle highlighter in my life.

    And is it weird that I love pumpkin pie but can’t handle chai?

  21. Karen,
    How does Miss Liberty compare to Deep Throat? It looks lighter so is it strictly a hightlighter even on pale girls? Also, you gotta try a Big Train Vanilla Chai–it tastes like Irish Cream–not that I know what that tastes like πŸ™‚
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    • Karen says:

      Hi Cindy,

      I’ll have to pop by Sephora and get back to you (I don’t have Deep Throat on hand). Hoping to swing by there later this afternoon. πŸ™‚

      Oh — I haven’t tried that version of Big Train yet. It sounds DELICIOUS!

  22. Christy says:

    LOVE highlighters πŸ˜€ This one is so pretty!
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  23. Vonvon says:

    Wow! This looks much better than New Order in terms of the glitter. Might pick this up.
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  24. Chynna says:

    I am LOVING Pumpkin Chai Lattes. And my local place makes something called a Cinderella Latte, which is really a Pumpkin Spice Latte with dark or white chocolate. Yum.

  25. amy says:

    Miss Liberty blush looks absolutely peachy keen. I really like Pumpkin Spice latte too and I am craving one now…
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  26. Samantha says:

    The first picture (your nom face) definitely got me laughing after a hard day at work, because my friends always say I make that face when I taste something amazing! I’ll ask my friend at Starbucks if they make them too, cuz I will totally pig out on those for the rest of the season. My Starbucks also makes something called a Caramel Apple Spice Latte, I know some stuff changes from location to location so I’m not sure if yours makes those too, but they seriously taste like apple pie and coffee had a love child… It is SO amazing.

    Just wondering, how long does Miss Liberty stick around on your skin?

  27. Mariana says:

    Looks great on you! I think you hit the description right on the nail, just enough color and highlight to give you what you need but not over the top.. And that pumpkin chai latte looks friggin delish!

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