Sunday, April 17, 2011

My Nars Blush Collection

Although I do not have a whole stash of these blushes I am happy with the little I do have.  

My Nars blush collection consists of Douceur, Sin, Taj Mahal, Exhibit A, and the Albatross/Lovejoy duo. 

Nars Douceur 

This is the only "safe color" I have from Nars.  It is a pinkish brown blush and I decided to get it because I do not own a pink/brown blush and since I like the quality and staying power of Nars blushes I decided to go ahead and get this one.  In the actual pan it looks like there are a few sparkles but once its on my cheek it just looks like a nice flush of matte pink/brown.  I reach for this color more when I go into work because it looks more natural than my other Nars color.

Nars Sin

This is a nice purplish berry color with shimmer.  I never had my eyes on this blush until I swatched it in store.  This color really compliments my nc44-45 skin.

Nars Taj Mahal

This is a beautiful golden orange color.  It is said that Nars made this blush with Naomi Campbell in mind, but of course you do not need to have dark skin to pull this color off. I think this color suits all skin tones alongside my next blush Exhibit A

Nars Exhibit A

This is a matte red blush.  Don't be afraid of the color... it actually looks beautiful on and you can build up the color to the intensity that you like.  I like wearing this blush with my Nars Heat Wave lipstick. This shade can be pulled off by all skin tones.

without flash
with flash

l-r: Exhibit A (heavy swatch; light swatch)
Taj Mahal (heavy swatch; light swatch)

Albatross/Lovejoy Duo

l-r: Love Joy, Albatross (heavy, light)

This was my very first nars purchase.  This set came with Dolce Vita lipgloss which I can't seem to find anymore.  
Albatross is my go-to highlighter for the inner corners of my eyes.  I don't tend to put highlight on my face because I do have a very oily t-zone but If my skin was dry, I would definitely use this as my face highlighter.  This color looks white in the pan but it doesn't swatch that way. I had trouble trying to capture the gold that albatross gives off when I put it on my skin.  
Love Joy is a rosey bronzed color.  I like wearing this shade when I go out at night. It is a very lovely color.


This blush is a bright pink and I am so happy I got this blush. It is perfect for this summer's bold cheeks trend.  I also like the fact that you can start off with just a sheer coverage and build it up.

1 comment:

  1. You should try Torrid its a great peach shade! I love Taj Mahal. I want Orgasm, albatross and Desire next!