This blush has almost gained a cult following among the blushing obsessed for being a perfect barely-there kind of blush. There have been rumors that this shade is being discontinued, but I haven;t heard anything from NARS themselves to confirm, but I would say if you’ve been eyeing this shade for a while putting off buying it, this may be the time to shell out and pick it up. Now, onto the review!
As with pretty much all matte blushes from NARS, this blush was very soft and velvety in texture, which makes it easy to blend into the skin. There is no kickup when you place your brush in it which is especially nice for matte blushes, which have a tendency to do that. The pigment on this blush is a bit on the sheer side, so it’s great for pale skin, but it is also build able! This makes it wearable for those with more tanned skin as well.
The shade on this blush used to be unique, but it’s become such an IT shade, it’s easier to find a dupe. It’s a dusty mauve tan. You can see in the swatch how sheer and light it is. The closest I can say this is in terms of color is the Tarte blush in Exposed, but that is much darker and much harder to blend. I would say as someone who averages at about NC30 – 35, that I’m at the top of the shade range that can wear this. The wear on this is acceptable but could be better, 6-8 hours, it’s just too subtle to withstand fading after that long.
This comes in standard NARS packaging, sleek black, slightly rubberized compact with a full mirror.
This blush comes in at $30 for 0.16oz of product, to me this seems a bit expensive for something this sheer. However this might be just the ticket for you pale skinned ladies!
Maybe not the best blush for medium + skin tones but I could see this being the perfect blush for this with fair and light skin tones. Though I still do love this subtle mauve blush, it’s perfect for my medium skin in the winter!
If your skin is on the pale side, what is your favorite blush? Or just your favorite blush in general! Until next time . . .