What NARS says: “Designed to be worn alone or layered together for more depth, NARS Blush provides a healthy glow to flatter any skintone.”
Some of you might already know that I am not a blush person. I far too often find blushes to look too clownish on my face and draw unwanted attention to the redness from my acne whenever I have it on. So I typically avoid it. The problem started when I noticed that bronzer didn’t go with every eye look that I wanted to do, especially if for some reason, I wanted to wear taupe (which only happens once in a blue moon!). The color balance was off and it just clashed with the contrast of the cooler and warmer tones. Right then, I knew I needed to venture into blushes. I felt like I had sinned by cheating on my bronzers, but they just can’t do everything! I’m sorry bronzers, but I don’t think my love affair with Sin will end anytime soon. It’s just too gorgeous.
Sin is described as a, “berry with gold shimmer,” and I think that’s spot on. It can almost look like you have some wind-burn if you put on too much of it, but if done just right, you look perfectly flushed. I don’t like to use this blush on the apples of my cheeks, it looks way better when it’s placed higher along my cheek bones, almost like a bronzer. A little bit goes a long way too, it’s intensely pigmented and it doesn’t take a lot to build it up. I like to use either my MAC 187 and stipple it on or use my Real Technique’s Blush Brush and very lightly sweep it on. The shimmer isn’t too noticeable like Orgasm either, it’s very delicate and refined. It also lasts all day too, and doesn’t fade or get patchy. It’s such a unique color and it can work with any look! That’s what I love the most about it.
I love pairing this blush with cat eyes and burgundy lips, it’s so daring and beautiful. I’ll definitely be showcasing it in a FOTD soon!
If you’re a blush fiend and you don’t have this, you need it. If you don’t like blushes and prefer to stick to bronzers, you need it. When I first bought this, I wore it for a month straight, I’m not even kidding. Every time I dig it out again, I fall in love all over. It’s just that perfect.
Where to buy: Sephora and NARS for $29