Thursday, March 27, 2014

Nars Contour Blush in Paloma

Disclaimer: The product mentioned in this post was given to me. I am not affiliated with the company nor getting paid to advertise the product. This post is written with my honest opinion.

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I attended The Makeup Show Los Angeles 2014 (Part 1), the Blogger Preview Event, and we were gifted a wonderful swag bag. I was extremely excited to receive one of Nars new contour blushes that recently came out.

Product Review: Nars Contour Blush in Paloma

Where to purchase: department stores, Sephora, and online at narscosmetics.com
Price: $42 for 0.09 oz/ 2.7 g and 0.19 oz/ 5.5 g

Made in USA

Description from the packaging: A duo of contouring blush shades to create natural-looking dimension for the face with a lightweight luminous finish. A deeper shade enhances definition while a lighter shade illuminates the high points of the face.
Ingredients:
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Thoughts: When it comes to contouring, I'm a huge fan. Who doesn't need to hide their imperfections and highlight the positive? I ended up getting Paloma. I believe it's the middle shade.
Here's how the compact looks.
Here's a closer look at the duo shades.
Here's a closer look at the darker shade. It's a little more powdery than the lighter shade.
Here's a swatch of the shades.

Now for how it looks on me...
I contoured my cheekbones with the darker shade, and highlighted on the tops of the cheeks.

Now for my overall opinion... When it comes to Nars packaging, I have mixed feelings. They're simple, classic looking, and sturdy. All great qualities but one thing I don't like is that it easily collects stains/prints. I own a few Nars products and all of them have some kind of stain from the makeup. With that said, it still doesn't stop me from purchasing. The product inside makes up for it! It's silky smooth, pigmented, and goes on easily. The darker of the two shades is perfect for my MAC NC25-30 shade, whereas, the lighter doesn't even show up. I used it on top of my cheeks, forehead, middle of my nose, and my chin. At the present moment, I might use it to highlight my brows. If I don't use it for that reason, I might save it for my summer skin when I get darker. It should show up then hopefully. Lastly, it's long lasting. It lasted all day until I took my makeup off.

Pros:
* Comes in 3 shades for all skin colors.
* Comes with 2 shades; highlight and contour.
* Travel-friendly; sturdy.
* Easy to apply; smooth consistency.
* Pigmented.
* Darker shade for light-medium skin tone.
* Long lasting; it lasted all day.

Cons:
* Collects stain/prints on the packaging.
* Lighter shade hardly shows up on my skin.

Would repurchase: Yes.
Rating:  3.5/5 Tobey's Paws


Other Nars products I have reviewed/swatched:

Disclaimer: The product mentioned in this post was given to me. I am not affiliated with the company nor getting paid to advertise the product. This post is written with my honest opinion.

4 comments:

Lucie said...

The result is very natural! I like it :)

Sachi said...

i love it! It looks great on you! Contouring is the thing I need to learn next, I have zero skill at it

Ahleessa said...

Thank you! When it comes to cheek color, I go the natural way. I want either my eyes or lips to stand out.

Ahleessa said...

Contouring isn't that hard. You do a 3 and E from forehead, cheek, to chin. Plus, you have dimension unlike me. I need contouring to hide my fat... lol~

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