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:
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?!