January 28, 2010

Review : NARS Blushes

without flash

NARS Blushes in (from left):
Super Orgasm - Taos
Orgasm - Crazed

with flash

PRODUCT INFO from NARS' site:
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

RETAIL PRICE: Php 1,350 or about $28.

WEIGHT : 4.5 grams

SHADES : More than 25 Blush shades available.
Some popular shades are Orgasm, Deep Throat, Luster, Angelika, Desire
.


WHAT I LIKE:
* A little goes a long way
* Pigmented
* silky texture, glides easily
* finely milled
* all 4 blushes have gold shimmers! i love shimmery makeup..
* compact has a mirror
* lasts for more than 5 hours on me - amazing staying power!

WHAT I DON'T LIKE:
* the rubber casing - it easily attracts dirt
* expensive compared to MAC!

MY THOUGHTS ON EACH COLOR:

>
Orgasm (peachy pink w/ shimmer) - the infamous NARS blush! My MUA friend Jessie used this on my wedding day and prenuptial shoot ( <-click links to view pic) that's why I'm in love with this blush. But I read this color doesn't show up on all skintones, better test this first before purchasing. This is my first NARS blush btw.


>
Super Orgasm (peachy pink w/ gold glitter) - they say this is Orgasm on steroids =) The gold glitters doesn't bother me coz its not noticeable at all (it falls off), but it really looks
chunky on the pan. The color is kinda pinkish compared to Orgasm, and its more pigmented than O. This is loosely pressed compared to the other 3 blushes coz of the chunky glitters.

> Crazed (raspberry w/ shimmer) - you'll look crazy if you over-apply this blush! It looks scary on the pan, but when used with a light hand its a very pretty pink! If you're too lazy to apply makeup, just apply this blush to brighten your face + lipgloss.

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Taos (desert rose w/ shimmer) - this doesn't look desert rose to me, its a reddish-coral IMO. Correct me if I'm wrong.. =) I think this shade flatters all skintones. Like Crazed, you only need to tap the brush once on the pan since this is very pigmented.

TIPS:
I tried several brushes in applying NARS blushes.. Bare Naturals stippling, Ellana baby buki & Everyday Minerals angled blush brush, but the one that works best for me is Ecotools' blush brush coz of its shape. I only need to tap the flat surface of the brush on the pan and swipe directly on my cheeks. The size is perfect for my cheek area, not too big nor small. I also read from Girltalk, Etude's stippling brush works best with NARS blushes too.


ADDICTION FACTOR:
I'm starting to get addicted! Waah.. but I think its really worth it coz their blushes are really pigmented, I think each pan will last me 1 - 2 years!

RATING :
5 out of 5.

Swatches (without flash)
NARS Blushes from Top:
Crazed
Taos

Super Orgasm
Orgasm


Swatches (with flash)


Till next time,

20 comments:

K said...

I used Orgasm on my wedding day too! :D

Dominique -aka- 美華ちゃん said...

Ohh this makes me want Super Orgasm even more! P.S. You just gained a new follower :)

herroyalbleakness said...

I wore Orgasm during my brother's wedding but it didn't last long enough than what I expected from it (PERHAPS i EXPECTED TOO MUCH? It lasted a good 6 hours, kaso I thought I wouldn't have to retouch the entire day heheh). But, yes, it's a pretty color!

I have crazed and I can't seem to make its staying power work like O's. Hay. perhaps because I can't layer on too much. I'm lazy retouching pa naman.

Curious bout Taos...hmmm...fits all skin tones, eh? wanna check that out.

Khymm said...

@ K - its really a pretty color noh?

@ Dominique - Followed your blog too! thanks for the comment.

@ herroyalbleakness - yes mas ok yung staying power ng crazed noh? try mo TAOS really nice. Sis pammy loves it too..

LADY JOAN said...

Im craaaaaaaving now for a Nars Orgasm blush! bad bad Khymm! hheehe jk!

Shifa said...

taos is stunning! :D

pankeke said...

I love their blushes!! you should try out angelika... it's a baby pink with shimmers =) i lubs it !!

MaryRC said...

my nars blushes last me at least 1 year each and i use them tremendously in my kit! the rubber casing, while it attracts dust, its great for impacts, they rarely break, unlike MAC blushes that break VERY easily.. with my kit on the go and bumping around, I cant have fragile powders.

great review!

Love, Sweetcheeks said...

oioooooooo nars overload. love love love <3

mapple said...

nice colors! i like them all ^^

☆Anastacia☆ said...

Super Orgazm looks so good!

oOchaOo said...

love love nars! heehee :)
kaka-addict :p

Askmewhats said...

I would definitely like to purchase more NARS blushes as they are really good!

Crystal said...

nice nga ang nars blushes noh? long lasting.

Rai said...

I love NARS blushes!

CamRenRai16(SHOBE) said...

i like taos....blush addict ka din pala khymm~~ hehe

Sush said...

NARS blushes are so addicting, Its so hard to pick just one when buying hehe. I only have orgasm though and casino bronzer. I really dont like that the rubber casing attracts dirt too. I kept the casino in the box after my nars' casing got dirty

Catmare said...

i love love nars orgasm blush. i use it everyday.=)

pensandlens said...

expert in make-ups.

Love your blog dear.

will come back for more tips.

Always,
Sweet
http://pensandlens.wordpress.com

Quin of Vanity said...

I will buy my first NARS blush this month but I dont have any idea what shade will suit me :( can you give me an advise? Im fair-medium skintone with yellow undertone. I am torned between deep throat, taos or Gina, help X( Thanks bunch!

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