Along with the winter months comes chillier weather – and it’s now that I think blusher should become a crucial step in your makeup routine!
Although I’m a fan of flushed cheeks all year round, it’s typically the time to push the coral and peachy tones to the back of the beauty draws and pull out the pinks and berries. I’m usually scared of using darker colours on the cheeks but this year I was keen to jump on that bandwagon!
I popped over to my local NARS counter, as one does when one is after a perfect blusher to suit their needs, and left with Seduction in my handbag.
Since purchasing I’ve worn it daily, and thought I’d share my opinions on the ideal festive blusher!
In terms of the packaging – it’s NARS, it’s always beautiful! Everything from the sleek, simplistic colours and design to the sturdy, satisfying *click* shut… It doesn’t take a genius to work out that this is a product encased in high quality packaging.
The texture is that typical rubbery feeling that is common throughout the brand, and although I think the matte appearance is quite chic, it does get marked easily and fingerprints are obvious.
As for the formula…
I only own one other NARS blusher, but it’s from the Dual Intensity range so the formula is quite different. I’ll be honest; I wasn’t really wowed by that one. The colours are pretty, but the pigment was so strong and stiff and difficult to blend out, and I didn’t think it was worth the money. That’s the main reason I was keen to try the original.
Well, I can see why everyone loves these blushers so much! The formula is beautifully soft and pigmented, but not too much so. It blends quickly and can be built up with ease. It also has incredible longevity and lasts so well, and when it does start to fade it does so evenly.
– Beautiful packaging
– Formula is very blendable, buildable and longwearing
– The colour is perfect for autumn/winter
– Fades evenly
– Can be used as eyeshadow too!
– Not a lot of product for the money (4.8g)
– Packaging gets fingerprints & marks on it easily
Despite the cons, I’m still slightly obsessed with this beautiful blusher and will 100% be purchasing more from this NARS range in the new year.
Have you tried any NARS blushes? Do you think they’re worth the cash?
❄DAY 5 OF BLOGMAS❄