Nars Blush

Nars Blush

I picked up a Nars blush some time ago – colour Mata Hari. I chose it because it seemed to be rather matte in the reviews – I’m not too gung-ho about sparkly blush although it does lend a glow to the face. It’s just a matter of personal choice.

So anyhow, I picked up this Nars blush, and its a lovely rose-petal pink colour. However, it just didn’t seem to spread well on my cheeks, and they always ended up looking kinda blotchy after application. I tried a number of brushes, but nothing really seemed to help, and I’d always rub my face with a bit of tissue to remove the excess blush and just blend the remainder in, until there was almost nothing left on my face.

Then finally I went online and tried to look at some youtube vidoes that tell you how to apply the Nars blush, and while I didn’t find what I was looking for – maybe I didn’t search hard enough – I did come across a great tip that worked like magic.

Use a kabuki brush and buff it in.

Now why didn’t I think of that! I have a fabulous Guerlain kabuki brush that I use everyday with my Bare Essentials mineral foundation. I buffed the blush in with my kabuki and voila, I was gorgeous. I had an instant, lovely, pink glow on my cheeks, that stayed put for the better part of the day. Nars blushes have amazing staying power, so no surprise that! So now I’m finally thrilled with my purchase.

I live in Bangalore, and my (what else?) IT professional hubby makes a trip to the US almost every month. My shopping list consists mostly of Sephora products, so I unfortunately don’t have the luxury of returning them if they don’t suit me. I just try to make the best use of what I have in such cases. So if a moisturiser makes me break out – it goes on my neck! I thought my Nars blush was going to be relagated to daily wear for random stuff like grocery shopping, and for lunches out or parties I’d use this Clinique sample that I love and I’m planning to buy next. Clinique Sunset Glow. What a blush! I love it. I’ve been using it forever, but without going into details let me just say the Nars blush is formulated with better ingredients, and has more staying power. I have wanted to try it out for a while now and now that I’m using my kabuki, I’m Happy! 🙂