Carnal- Deep Plum Shimmer Blush- compare to NARS Sin




Carnal is a deep plum shimmery blush that is our clone of Nars Sin. On the surface you're probably thinking it's too dark, or that it will make you look bruised, but I'm here to tell you that it's gorgeous.

It has the earthy elegance of a 40's movie star- with that heady blend of worldly sophistication, and class. If Carnal were lingerie it would be more La Perla rather than Frederick's- that high end sexiness that's never too trashy or too demure. It's stockings, rather than pantyhose.

Carnal is perfect for occasions when a red or pink blush would be too lighthearted. It's a plum tone so it's flattering for most women- warm or cool. It is a deeper shade- but if you're pale you can wear this if you use a light hand and our fiber optic blush brush- and keep the rest of your look light and simple.

A note about clones: We clone products so you can have the colors that you love, but with much better ingredients. Because we don't use talc, bismuth oxychloride, binders, petroleum products or preservatives in our color formulas there may be some slight differences between the original and the SN clone.

Samples are 1/8 teaspoon in a 5 gram jar.  Full size is 1-1/2 teaspoons (7 ml)  in a 10-gram sifter jar. 

Ingredients: Mica, Silk Powder, Silica, FD&C Color, Iron Oxide, Titanium Dioxide

Additional Info

Finish Shimmer
Color Family Plum
Tone Neutral
Shimmer Scale 3 (0=Matte 5=Glitter)
Depth 4 (1=white, 6=black)
Pigmentation 4 (0=no pigment 6= pure pigment)
Dye Free No
Vegan No
Gluten Free Yes


Review by Judy S
After all the rave reviews I hate to be the one that disliked this color, but I did. It looked much more ashy plum in the jar than what I saw on the monitor. On my monitor it the plum was clearly evidence. What I got was something that looked more ashy grey than plum. But due to all the great reviews I decided to give it a try to see if the color transformed into something I would like. Unfortunately, it looked more like an old bruise (ashy plum) that a blush on me. Maybe on a person with different coloration than mine it would look wonderful, but on me it just did not work. Sorry. Other colors that worked for me were Babydoll, Poppy, Guava and several others. I will try the lighter plum color (someone called it Carnal's little sister) to see if that will work for me.

Age: 50 plus Eyecolor: Green Haircolor: Fair-Medium Skintone: Blonde Skintype: Sensitive

(Posted on 11/8/2015)
Review by Che G
I love this blush!! I've always found it difficult to find the right shad for my very pale cool skin and so I often just never bothered to ever wear any. I decided to give this a try after seeing the great reviews (and I loooove anything plum!) and I am so glad I did! The best word I can describe this is is "mystical" ^.^ It complements my pale skin and dark features soooo well and adds a bit of magic and classiness to everyday makeup. I find I often have to blur it out a lot too though because it is SO pigmented a little bit goes a very long way.

Age: 19-24 Eyecolor: Brown Haircolor: Fair Skintone: Black Skintype: Very Dry

(Posted on 9/6/2015)
Beautiful, I thinkReview by Lisa L.
Beautiful, I think this is my fav blush so far.. Its really nice on my light olive skin. This will work for diff looks and esp for fall and winter makeup. I didn't have to use much to liven up my skin.

Age: Not Answer Eyecolor: Not Answered Haircolor: Not Answered Skintone: Not Answered Skintype: Not Answered

(Posted on 11/6/2011)
I love carnal!myReview by Susan J.
I love carnal!my skin is a lighter version of olive and i love warm colors and i really like this it fits really good with warm brown makeup and with purple ofcourse.

Age: 19-24 Eyecolor: Brown Haircolor: Olive Skintone: Brunette Skintype: Combination

(Posted on 3/4/2011)
This blush isReview by Colleen W.
This blush is so pretty. It is one of my favorites so far. I always reach for it when I am wearing purple.

Age: 36-43 Eyecolor: Hazel Haircolor: Fair-Medium Skintone: Brunette Skintype: Combination

(Posted on 12/16/2010)
I like Carnal.Review by Audris T.
I like Carnal. Surprised me too! Hate plum shades in general but this is the exception and a very happy one I am about.

It goes on quite sheer, so that makes application a breeze and gives a certain mysterious allure to the face without trying too hard. The shimmer isn't that perceptible on me. Makes a good evening blush for fairer ladies and probably works as an everyday blush for darker dames.

Staying power for this is one of the better ones amongst SN's blushers for me. 5*

Age: Not Answer Eyecolor: Not Answered Haircolor: Not Answered Skintone: Not Answered Skintype: Not Answered

(Posted on 11/6/2010)
This is aReview by Jennifer L.
This is a gorgeous blush for my very pale, warm skintone! I find that on my skin, it warms up to a warm berry shade -- more pink than in the jar, but not a bright or girly pink at all. It's a lovely rich shade that would go with many different looks, but is especially perfect for fall and winter! I do apply this with a fiber optic brush since I'm so pale.

Age: 25-29 Eyecolor: Blue Haircolor: Fair Skintone: Blonde Skintype: Very Oily

(Posted on 10/28/2010)
..So on anReview by TANVI M.
..So on an impulse, I decided to sample this blush out. I received the package yesterday, and decided to try this blush on. When I first looked at the jar, it was dark. But when I tried it on, it's BEAUTIFUL. It's a very unique shade, and goes really well with my sun-kissed golden skin. I LOVE it. I'm absolutely going to placing a full sized version of this blush...right now...=D

Age: 19-24 Eyecolor: Brown Haircolor: Tan Skintone: Brunette Skintype: Sensitive

(Posted on 7/8/2010)
Carnal is AWESOME.Review by Danielle S.
Carnal is AWESOME. I was skeptical because it's dark in the jar and it's not really a color/tone I've ever even seen before, let alone worn, but it is so gorgeous. I use a fiber optic brush because I'm super pale, but it gives me this pinky-mauve sort of sunburned but in a good way look, really defines my cheekbones, and LASTS--it really stays put for hours and hours. Love this!

Age: 25-29 Eyecolor: Blue Haircolor: Fair Skintone: Blonde Skintype: Combination

(Posted on 6/25/2010)
I can't imagineReview by Rosemary C.
I can't imagine this color not working for anyone. I have tan/olive skin and it's sooo pretty. I would use a fiber optic brush though :)

Age: 25-29 Eyecolor: Brown Haircolor: Olive Skintone: Black Skintype: Sensitive

(Posted on 3/21/2010)
Lovely! I useReview by Michelle W.
Lovely! I use the Silk Naturals fiber optic blush brush and have no trouble with a light application on my super pale skin. It's a very flattering color that would suit most anyone.

Age: 30-35 Eyecolor: Brown Haircolor: Fair Skintone: Red Skintype: Combination

(Posted on 1/22/2010)
This blush isReview by Kinjal S.
This blush is beautiful! I was sceptical of how the color would look on my warm skin tone so I got a sample. I'm so happy I did because it blends beautifully with my skin! It gives me a nice warm flush. This will be my staple everyday blush and will definitely be ordering a full size.

Age: Not Answer Eyecolor: Black Haircolor: Tan Skintone: Black Skintype: Not Answered

(Posted on 10/18/2009)
I bought aReview by Lauren C.
I bought a sample of Carnal a while ago, but was always a bit scared of it. Upon Karen's recommendation, I wore it to my son's wedding. It was absolutely beautiful. Very grown-up and elegant. With SN's blushes, I've learned not to shy away from how they look in the jar. Put them on very lightly to start, with a stippling brush. The blushes are smooth, sheer, blend beautifully and go a LOOOOOONNNNG way!

Age: 50 plus Eyecolor: Hazel Haircolor: Fair-Medium Skintone: Blonde Skintype: Dry

(Posted on 5/23/2009)
Exactly like Nars'Review by Tracey S.
Exactly like Nars' Sin blush. I owned the original a few years ago but due to the cost couldn't bear to replace it when it dropped & shattered all over my bathroom floor.

This is gorgeous. If you have always worn pink or more natural looking blush don't be put off by the shade in the jar, get a sample to try. It has lovely golden sheen (but not glitzy or overly shimmery) and the plummy colour seems to alter to suit the skin tone of the person wearing it.

Age: 30-35 Eyecolor: Green Haircolor: Fair-Medium Skintone: Brunette Skintype: Normal

(Posted on 2/2/2009)
I so loveReview by Rhys M.
I so love this blush. I didn't think I'd be able to wear it, because I'm as pale as they come and it looks Very Dark in the jar, but I do have the fibreoptic brush, so I tried it.

Just a few grains did the trick - a gorgeous, sophisticated plum wash. It's not a true shimmer blush - there's just enough to keep it from being flat.

Absolutely stunning, and probably my favourite blush for evenings (though you can dress it down for daytime, too). Everybody needs at least a sample of this one - the plum is true, so it will work with both warm and cool skin tones.

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(Posted on 5/15/2008)
I received aReview by Christina L.
I received a sample of this from Karen's blush contest and to date this my favourite SN blush. I'm Asian with light-medium skin and Carnal works perfectly with my strong yellow undertones. It looks deep purple in the jar, but just a few grains give a gorgeous reddish plum flush to my cheeks. The best part is it looks so natural that I can wear it from day to night.

Age: Eyecolor: Haircolor: Skintone: Skintype:

(Posted on 5/2/2008)

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