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post #211 of 482

I just have to say I absolutely am in love with Torrid blush on my skin.  I have had it for a while but it didn't get any love.  I have been wearing it almost everyday this week.  It's the perfect color for woc.

 

A couple of years ago, I was able to get it as a duo blush set with Albatross.  It was a great buy.  Two great colors!

 

post #212 of 482

Ok.  So I love NARS blushes and I only have two (so far). The first one I got was Taj Mahal (about a year ago) based on all the "brown girl must have" hype.  It is totally beautiful but I am not on the bandwagon after wearing it.  IMO it's like wearing an orange bronzer.  thats how I see it on my skin.  Not as a blush.  Stunning on but still.....I'd much rather have other colors.  Now.  Exhibit A was another "brown girl must have" that I didn't buy.  Well...i Just got this from Sephora on Saturday.and let me tell you...GORGEOUS.  It is as bright as everyone says but you MUST know how to apply it.  I barely dip my brush in and pat on my cheeks very lightly.  Building up the color as I go.  Seriously, if I could only have one blush forever, this would be it.  I don't even like red that much...I am a pink girl.  Any shade, even pepto pink.  So for me to be in love with this color is saying a lot.  I have about 6-7 MAC blushes but if I had it to do over again my list would look like this:

 

Exhibit A

Amour

Mata Hari

Lovejoy

Albatross (this is a beautiful highlight but I am not yet sure this is the best one for my skin tone.  It works on anyone and I would use it when I don't want that golden bronzed highlight look.  This one seems more neutral and really does look good.  I like using MAC Comfort MSF and MAC golden bronze loose pwdr for highlight)

AND maybe Torrid.  I try to avoid shimmer but this is sooooo gorg. Totally missed out on that torrid/albatross duo and the lovejoy/albatross duos.  I am waiting for either combo to come back.

 

I would love to try Crazed but I will not buy it sight unseen like I did with Taj Mahal.  

 

Did I mention I LOVE blush?!  

 

post #213 of 482

yaaaassssss.  A girl after my own heart! lol

post #214 of 482
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My Nars Blushes came todayyahoo.gif. I am in love. My husband and my bank account will not be happy with my new found love though. I'll be finding every excuse to wear these blushes. I don't care if its just to go pump some gas.



 

yaaaassssss.  A girl after my own heart! lol

post #215 of 482

triple post! delete...


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post #216 of 482

I have Orgasm which is pretty but I'm kind of tired of weaing peachy blush. My husband just got me a Nars Blush Palette in Foreplay and it includes this bright pink blush and its gorgeous!

post #217 of 482

I love all of my NARS blushes! Taj Mahal was my first and still favorite, but every one I have is beautiful. You can see my collection here: http://www.specktra.net/lists/display/view/id/43118.

post #218 of 482

My favorite blush of all time is NARS Lovejoy. It just gives the nicest rosy/bronze color to the cheeks. My least favorite is Taj Mahal. I know its a brown girl staple but I'm just not feeling it. If I'm looking to use an orange blush I always grab Sleek's Aruba which is a bright, matte orange. I can count the number of times on one hand that I've used Taj Mahal...sigh. I should've gotten Exhibit A or Cactus Flower.

post #219 of 482
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My favorite blush of all time is NARS Lovejoy. It just gives the nicest rosy/bronze color to the cheeks. My least favorite is Taj Mahal. I know its a brown girl staple but I'm just not feeling it. If I'm looking to use an orange blush I always grab Sleek's Aruba which is a bright, matte orange. I can count the number of times on one hand that I've used Taj Mahal...sigh. I should've gotten Exhibit A or Cactus Flower.


Aw really? That's too bad. I love Taj Mahal. I don't have any Sleek blush, but I like to use La Femme's Orange matte blush and then layer Taj Mahal over it like a highlighter. It's a really pretty effect. Maybe you can try doing that with Aruba and Taj Mahal to see how you like it.

post #220 of 482

oh oh oh i love mata hari its like the most dopest pink on brown skin

 

taj mahal is more like a bronzer but i love when i apply it all over especially in the winter

 

exhibit a is a must have for all skin complections...GO NARS for that one!

 

and nars constantinople cream blush is absoulutley FAB

 

i used to be intimidated by cream blushes but i must say! NARS CREAM BLUSHES ARE B O M B

 

 

 

good review hun...

post #221 of 482
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oh oh oh i love mata hari its like the most dopest pink on brown skin

 

taj mahal is more like a bronzer but i love when i apply it all over especially in the winter

 

exhibit a is a must have for all skin complections...GO NARS for that one!

 

and nars constantinople cream blush is absoulutley FAB

 

i used to be intimidated by cream blushes but i must say! NARS CREAM BLUSHES ARE B O M B

 

 

 

good review hun...


I still haven't tried a cream blush for the same reason of being intimidated. But I think I want to get all of the powder blushes on my list first before trying a cream. I'm not sure why, though.

post #222 of 482
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I still haven't tried a cream blush for the same reason of being intimidated. But I think I want to get all of the powder blushes on my list first before trying a cream. I'm not sure why, though.

 

I have NARS Lokoum and I adore it. It gives my cheeks a nice rosy/coral glow. I have ALOT of NARS blushes on my list that I want:

 

1. Exhibit A

2. Cactus Flower

3. Mata Hari

4. Crazed

5. Taos

7. Torrid

 

I saw your list of NARS blushes that you own! Impressive! :)

post #223 of 482
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Aw really? That's too bad. I love Taj Mahal. I don't have any Sleek blush, but I like to use La Femme's Orange matte blush and then layer Taj Mahal over it like a highlighter. It's a really pretty effect. Maybe you can try doing that with Aruba and Taj Mahal to see how you like it.

 

Ohhh...good idea. I'll try that over the weekend and see how it works!  I'll let you know. I've heard great things about La Femme blushes; highly pigmented and the cost is unbelievable. Which ones do you have and/or recommend.

post #224 of 482
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Originally Posted by MzBrownBeauty View Post

 

I have NARS Lokoum and I adore it. It gives my cheeks a nice rosy/coral glow. I have ALOT of NARS blushes on my list that I want:

 

1. Exhibit A

2. Cactus Flower

3. Mata Hari

4. Crazed

5. Taos

7. Torrid

 

I saw your list of NARS blushes that you own! Impressive! :)

Thanks! I couldn't help myself. They're all so pretty. love.gif

 

 

 

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Ohhh...good idea. I'll try that over the weekend and see how it works!  I'll let you know. I've heard great things about La Femme blushes; highly pigmented and the cost is unbelievable. Which ones do you have and/or recommend.

 

I'm a big fan of La Femme blush as well! I think I have all of them except for 10 colors. There's only a few more colors I want to get. I started with one palette from makeupmania.com, then got a 2nd one later on and then a third one a few months after that. I opted to get the palette because I thought it was a better value.

 

Here's my La Femme Blush List. Honestly, I don't think you can go wrong with any color you choose. But if you're only getting one palette, I would pick the following colors to get the most variety. It was really hard to select only these colors. I kept wanting to add more!

 

Terracotta

Russet

Indian Rose

Magenta

Golden Rose

Purple Passion

Bordeaux

Plum Frost

Golden Sunset

Brick Red

Cinnabar

Sunkissed Dawn

post #225 of 482

I've thought about getting La Femme blushes in Magenta, Cinnabar, Terracotta and Bordeaux! I'll look at the palettes since its a better deal. BTW, I tried Taj Mahal as a highlight with Aruba blush and it is beautiful! I've been wearing the color combo all week. Thanks for the suggestion. I'm so glad I didn't have to waste Taj Mahal it gives the best highlight and glow!

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Thanks! I couldn't help myself. They're all so pretty. love.gif

 

 

 

 

I'm a big fan of La Femme blush as well! I think I have all of them except for 10 colors. There's only a few more colors I want to get. I started with one palette from makeupmania.com, then got a 2nd one later on and then a third one a few months after that. I opted to get the palette because I thought it was a better value.

 

Here's my La Femme Blush List. Honestly, I don't think you can go wrong with any color you choose. But if you're only getting one palette, I would pick the following colors to get the most variety. It was really hard to select only these colors. I kept wanting to add more!

 

Terracotta

Russet

Indian Rose

Magenta

Golden Rose

Purple Passion

Bordeaux

Plum Frost

Golden Sunset

Brick Red

Cinnabar

Sunkissed Dawn

post #226 of 482

Ok...so in my last post I was determined to purchase La Femme blushes but I kind of got side tracked because of beauty.com this week! I ordered two NARS blushes (Torrid and Dolce Vita) and received 20% off! I'm not sure if it was a glitch or something but I went back today to get two more (as if I need to be spending money on anything beauty related!) and it wouldn't take 20% off. I ended up reading the fine print and the sale wasn't suppose to include NARS.

post #227 of 482

Torrid and Dolce Vita are beautiful. I also took advantage of the sale and got two NARS blushes. Outlaw and Gina. I didn't see anything about NARS being excluded in the fine print I read. You should call them.

 

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post #228 of 482

You right! I just saw a link from another beauty blog and decided to try it again and it worked!! I just bought Luster and Lovejoy!!  (I got Lovejoy as a back up since I hit pan) I'm not sure why a page kept popping up stating that NARS, Urban Decay, Philosophy etc. wasn't included? Strange.

 

I was torn between Gina, Gilda and Torrid they're all so pretty! My next NARS blush purchase although not for a long, long time will either be Gina or Gilda. I just saw a swatch of Outlaw and you picked a gorgeous color! Please come back and let me know how you like them. Did you purchase anything else?

 

 

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Originally Posted by CartoonChic View Post

Torrid and Dolce Vita are beautiful. I also took advantage of the sale and got two NARS blushes. Outlaw and Gina. I didn't see anything about NARS being excluded in the fine print I read. You should call them.

 

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post #229 of 482

I have several Nars blushes

 

Oasis

Super Orgasm

Gaiety

Amour

Douceur

Sex Appeal

Deep throat

Angelika

 

Maybe Desire ? It looks gorgeous.

 

Nars blushes are very pretty but I think I have enough, considering that I have many other blushes from different  brands. I much prefer to order 2 blushes from Ilamasqua and 1 from Tom Ford I must say ! But I do love my Nars blushes too !

post #230 of 482
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Originally Posted by MzBrownBeauty View Post

You right! I just saw a link from another beauty blog and decided to try it again and it worked!! I just bought Luster and Lovejoy!!  (I got Lovejoy as a back up since I hit pan) I'm not sure why a page kept popping up stating that NARS, Urban Decay, Philosophy etc. wasn't included? Strange.

 

I was torn between Gina, Gilda and Torrid they're all so pretty! My next NARS blush purchase although not for a long, long time will either be Gina or Gilda. I just saw a swatch of Outlaw and you picked a gorgeous color! Please come back and let me know how you like them. Did you purchase anything else?

 

 


Glad you got the discount to work! Wow, you've hit pan? I don't see that happening to me for a very long time. I'm waiting to receive a Sephora gift card and will buy Luster, Albatross and Amour as soon as I get it.

 

You can't go wrong with either of those choices. Torrid has shimmer. Gina and Gilda are both matte. Gilda is darker than Gina and more coral. Gina is more of an apricot color. I wasn't going to get Gina because I thought it was too light when I first swatched it a while ago. I changed my mind because I think the color will still work to brighten my face and give a natural glow effect. I don't expect the color to be visible, just a glow. Gina should be delivered on Monday. I already received Outlaw and love it. It's a very soft and pretty flush of rose on my cheeks.

 

The only other thing I bought from Beauty.com are Lip Tars. I got Harlot, Butch and Banjee. I've become addicted to Lip Tars just like NARS blush! I'm trying to reach Sephora VIB status, so I only bought NARS blush and Lip Tar colors from Beauty.com that Sephora didn't have or was out of stock. I ordered more Lip Tars and a set during Sephora's sale. I wish I had my gift card then to also get the blush I want with 20% off.

 

I'd like to know what you think of your blush when you get them.

post #231 of 482
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Originally Posted by Dominique33 View Post

I have several Nars blushes

 

Oasis

Super Orgasm

Gaiety

Amour

Douceur

Sex Appeal

Deep throat

Angelika

 

Maybe Desire ? It looks gorgeous.

 

Nars blushes are very pretty but I think I have enough, considering that I have many other blushes from different  brands. I much prefer to order 2 blushes from Ilamasqua and 1 from Tom Ford I must say ! But I do love my Nars blushes too !


I'm trying my best to ignore Tom Ford. I don't think I'm ready to start purchasing from that brand yet.

post #232 of 482

Can anyone tell me where I can find crazed??? I have been looking for it everywhere and CANT.FIND.IT Ugh!!!!

 

I LOVE Nars blushes by the way!

post #233 of 482
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Can anyone tell me where I can find crazed??? I have been looking for it everywhere and CANT.FIND.IT Ugh!!!!

 

I LOVE Nars blushes by the way!


Crazed is discontinued. That's why you're having a hard time finding it. You may be able to get one at allcosmeticswholesale.com if you're lucky. They get a few in stock occasionally. That's where I got mine last year.

post #234 of 482

I picked up Lovejoy from the Sephora sale. I think I got it based on recommendations from this thread so thanks everyone. I also had Mata Hari and Exhibit A on my list, but decided Lovejoy would be the priority for now. I also picked up 4 NARS brushes from Beauty.com and I can't wait to try them. I got the Yachiyo, Ita, Small Dome, and Smudge brushes.

post #235 of 482
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I picked up Lovejoy from the Sephora sale. I think I got it based on recommendations from this thread so thanks everyone. I also had Mata Hari and Exhibit A on my list, but decided Lovejoy would be the priority for now. I also picked up 4 NARS brushes from Beauty.com and I can't wait to try them. I got the Yachiyo, Ita, Small Dome, and Smudge brushes.


Please report how you like the brushes. I've had my eye on Yachiyo for quite some time. I was surprised that Sephora only has 1 NARS brush, and that it's not Yachiyo. Lovejoy is such a pretty bronze color. I'm going to put it on now. I don't think I've worn it in a while.

post #236 of 482

I know. It's so weird that Sephora only carries the Botan brush. What gives?

post #237 of 482

I know that its been discontinued, just hoping that someone had an inside of where I can find it! UGH!!! I will monitor the website you recommended! Thanks for that by the way!!!
 

post #238 of 482
I have seven NARS Blushes. They are:
Taj Mahal
Exhibit A
Torrid
Dolce Vita
Gina
Outlaw
Mounia

I regret not keeping crazed. I was put off by its bright color due to my application at the time. Mounia is her quieter sister.
If I had my Yachiyo brush at the time I probably would have kept it. This brush applies the perfect amount of blush each time.
post #239 of 482
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Originally Posted by PrettyGirlDoc View Post

I have seven NARS Blushes. They are:
Taj Mahal
Exhibit A
Torrid
Dolce Vita
Gina
Outlaw
Mounia
I regret not keeping crazed. I was put off by its bright color due to my application at the time. Mounia is her quieter sister.
If I had my Yachiyo brush at the time I probably would have kept it. This brush applies the perfect amount of blush each time.


Those are great choices. I'm definitely picking up the Yachiyo brush during the next Beauty.com Friends & Family sale. Or sooner if they have a similar sale during Black Friday or the holidays.

post #240 of 482

I have Gina. This blush creates such a soft and pretty look. It's very natural and adds a nice warmth with subtle color to the face. I like it a lot.

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