Saturday, June 20, 2015
review: NARS dual-intensity blush
There is nothing like a good blush. The right shade can pull any makeup look together with ease. Perhaps this is why I have become such a blush addict over the years. Certain shades manage to pull me in...excite me...make my heart beat faster. So you can imagine my joy when NARS released a bunch of new blush shades. The Dual-Intensity Blush duos hit the shelves a while back. I immediately picked up the duo Fervor. All of the available shades were gorgeous - but there was something about this specific duo that drew me in. I simply had to have it!
The blush duo, Fervor, came with a soft pink shade and a rose shade with coppery undertones. The latter especially appealed to me. Largely because it was the one shade I had nothing like in my collection. It was different yet easy to wear. As you can see from the picture above, both shades are gorgeous and versatile. That soft pink is the perfect compliment to any makeup look. Originally, I was going to wear it on my wedding day. (Until my mom booked a makeup artist to do my makeup the day of. Much to my shock, horror, and dismay.) The coppery rose shade on the other hand is totally different, sultry, and the perfect compliment to a smokey eye.
One of the interesting things about this duo? It is touted as a "wet or dry blush duo," meaning that you can wear the blushes as is or wet your brush prior to application for even more intensity. While I appreciate the concept....I find these blushes look better used dry rather than wet. They are soft, wearable, yet still pack a punch. For me, I found the shades to be pretty applied dry. The dual intensity claim of the wet application? Not so much. Used wet I did not find them to have extra pigmentation. So! It is easy to get a gorgeous cheek look from this NARS blush duo. However, I would recommend using the product as is and skipping out on the wet application.
I am a big fan of NARS products in general. They have consistently wowed me with their focus on quality, pigmentation, and texture. These blushes met my expectations and then some. The colours are gorgeous and the texture is smooth. The only thing I did not like? The wet or dry claim. There simply wasn't enough difference between the two application methods.
Have you tried the Dual-Intensity Blush duos from NARS?
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It looks great!ReplyDelete
I love the Dual Intensity Blush! Ugh, your cheekbones pierces through my self esteem, you look so beautiful!ReplyDelete
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These are some really nice blush!!ReplyDelete
Linxnee-Beauty, Fashion, Lifestyle
Oh wow.. absolutely stunning shade and it looks amazing on you! Love how radiant it looks.. Nars never fails to impress me with their products, always top notch quality :)ReplyDelete
Lovely colors <33 you look so pretty <33ReplyDelete
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The colour looks gorgeous on you .ReplyDelete
Great review Shannon! It looks amazing on youReplyDelete
great colors. :)ReplyDelete
It looks great!! The product seems promising, and thanks for the honest opinion about what you didn't like (:ReplyDelete
You make anything look gorgeous! I haven't tried that eyeshadow yet!ReplyDelete
Great review, I should definitely try it out.ReplyDelete
That blush looks really good on you! I usually use only bronzing powder or creamy lipsticks as blushes nowadays. Thanks for stopping by my blog :)ReplyDelete
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