If you think that my only obsession is nail polish, you’ve got another thing coming. When I first started getting interested in high end make up a couple of years ago, I was hesitant to pay luxury prices for brands like Chanel, Clé de Peau, Guerlain, Dior…etc. I found my happy medium at Sephora with NARS, MUFE, Benefit, Too Faced and Urban Decay. NARS quickly became my favorite brand for two products: lip gloss and blush. I have about 16 of their blushes so it was hard to really cut it down to my absolute favorites so I could share them with you. There are two images of each blush: the first one in direct sunlight and the second in the shade.
Taos – Warm desert rose
Desire – Delicate bright pink
Deep Throat – Flirty, sheer peach
Exhibit A – Matte vivid red
Taj Mahal – Blazing burnt orange with golden shimmer
Dolce Vita – Matte dusty rose
Albatross – Luminous glow for highlighting
Taos, Desire and Deep Throat
Exhibit A, Taj Mahal, Dolce Vita and Albatross
If you’re familiar with NARS, you may notice that I left out their most iconic product: Orgasm. Orgasm was the first blush I purchased and I do like it, but I wouldn’t call it one of my favorites. These blushes are incredibly pigmented and finely milled so you have to use a light hand unless you’re purposely trying to look like a clown. I still use these blushes regularly, but I prefer some of my Benefit blushes–especially Bella Bamba.
NARS products can be purchased at many places like Sephora and narscosmetics.com, so you shouldn’t have any problems finding them if you want to try them out. They retail for $28.
Do you own any NARS blushes? Do you have a favorite? What are some of your favorite make-up brands?