Say hello to Boys Don’t Cry—another kinda impulse, kinda not buy from NARS. I’ve been eyeing this blush since the collection came out, aka Summer 2013, aka almost an entire year if not more. I remember falling in love with it online and swatching it every time I pass by NARS, just because I didn’t need any more blush. Especially not 13g more blush…
But, what can I say? I got caught at a weak moment.
This is a limited edition blush, so I’m not even sure if it’s still available since it did come out a year ago. The SA claimed that this was the last piece they had in stock (Rustan’s Makati), but she also gave me the wrong brush, so I don’t know if I believe her. More on that later.
Boys Don’t Cry is a “High Voltage Blush” and is described as a “pink grapefruit” shade. It is quite a reddish coral with a bit of gold overspray (just at the top, for design). It is also so freaking pretty.
In comparison with a standard NARS blush: Boys Don’t Cry has 13g or 0.45oz of product whereas your typical NARS blush just has 4.8g or 0.16oz worth of product. Of course, the price differs, too. Like a lot.
Check out this swatch. So pretty. As you can see, this blush is super freaking pigmented. I kind of feel like it makes me look like a rouged-up harlot.
Fortunately, this blends really easily and can be sheered out when you accidentally apply too much.
I wanted to see if I unwittingly bought another blush in a shade that I already had. Here are the “reds” I have swatched next to Boys Don’t Cry:
As you can see, in terms of redness, this trumps Tarte’s Natural Beauty, which I believed to be my reddest blush, by a lot. It’s a straight up reddish coral, and I am quite in deep like with it. Hopefully you can still find it in stores. I think a similar blush might be NARS’ Exhibit A, though this has stronger coral tones.