If you own a NARS blush ($26), you would probably agree that they are truly something special. NARS is responsible for making some of the most beautiful and coveted blushes in the makeup game, giving their competitors a run for their money. While I think NARS is an exceptional cosmetic brand overall, its their blushes that excel at cosmetic excellence! Whether you find a shade that works for you or not, they’re all beautiful in their own right.
Made with transparent pigments for a soft and sheer look. Imparts a natural, healthy glow for any skin tone and may be worn alone or layered together for more depth and intensity.
- Provides a sheer, natural hint of color
- Made with transparent pigments to avoid heaviness
- Broad selection of shades
NARS blushes in Taos, Taj Majal, Outlaw
Exhibit A, Albatross (highlighter)
Taj Majal, Outlaw, Deep Throat, Mounia
Exhibit A, Albatross (highlighter), Dolce Vita, Crazed
Exhibit A, Taj Mahal, Deep Throat, Mounia, Outlaw, Crazed, Dolce Vita, Taos, Albatross (highlighter)
Exhibit A, Taj Majal, Deep Throat, Mounia
Outlaw, Crazed, Dolce Vita, Taos, Albatross (highlighter)
Not every NARS blush is created equal. They have a pretty decent range of shades that vary from sheer to opaque. Some colors are better to be used as highlighters, while others are better as straight up blushes. For the more pigmented ones (like Exhibit A), you want to use the lightest hand you could possibly muster up, because you can easily apply too much and end up lookin a hot ass mess.
As a woman of color, I have to say that Taj Mahal is a brown-girl staple! It’s beautiful and will add that oomph to your deep skin, giving you copious amounts of fierce. It’s literally the “Instant-Brown-Girl-Glow”, if you don’t have it…buy it! The most popular NARS blush is Orgasm, which is really gorgeous on the right skin-tone — it honestly looks best on light to medium skin-tones. I can’t pull it off though, but I do have a dupe…Milani’s blush in ‘Luminous’ is pretty much an exact dupe of Orgasm, in case you want to try a cheaper alternative first. I like to use it as a highlighter. Even Deep Throat hardly shows up on me, but I’ve found alternate uses for it. Albatross is a beautiful highlighter that looks great on any and every skin-tone. It’s sheer and effing gorgeous. Please pick that one up!
Have you tried any NARS blushes? Do tell!
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