This by far is my favourite blush in my collection. It gives me a radiant beautiful glow that looks like it exudes from the inside lol, at least thats how i feel with it on. On dark skin it looks so great because orange really is so complimentary and it has a nice shimmer that is just right. This is my 2nd Taj Mahal because I dropped my first one on tile :( This is a must have from all the Nars blushes I have in my stash.
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I really like this product! This colour would look good on any skin tone, it's very universal! The first time I wore this, my peer asked if I had gone on vacation because I looked tanned. Well, this doesn't make you look tanned, but it definitely gives you a warm summery glow ;)
It is however, VERY pigmented, so you only need a VERY small amount, especially if you're fair. For that reason, this product lasts forever!! Mine still looks untouched after a year of use. Mind you, I don't wear blush all that often. This also blends very very well, looks very natural even though its a very unnatural looking colour in the pan. Really a beautiful product. I'd definitely repurchase!
I see why Taj Mahal is a crowd favourite and I now understand the hype. Looking at swatches and looking at it in person, I was terrified by the orange pigment. I thought, how could that possibly look good on my cheeks? Once I put it on my face it gave me a sunkissed glow and it is not too jarring or overpowering. A little goes a long way with this, I use a stippling brush to lightly apply it on my cheeks. I can see this lasting a while so it is a good value for my money. Highly recommended for POC and dark skin! I have olive skin and it looks great.
I just LOVE this blush and I mean LOVE LOVE LOVE! If applied properly using the right tools it will give you a beautiful glow. I find that using a stippling brush such as MAC 187 or Flirt's (sold at Kohl's) stippling blush brush works well too. Very scary looking in pan but so uniquely beautiful when applied. I highly recommend for NC 30 gals like myself and darker since it may be too warm for cool-toned complexions. Worth every penny and will repurchase. A true gem.
Yes i know i know im years late but NARS taj mahal was my first nars blush i am now a nars fanatic!!! very happy i decided to but this blush, first of many
i am medium dark skin tone and this came up beautiful on my skin, it looked nice and sun kissed!
LOVE LOVE LOVE!
+ i like the packaging fits perfectly in your hand one lippy off for the black coating which just gets so dirty!
I just tried it earlier. Woah~ Really pigmented but so pretty...
After using this for a few weeks, I must say it is the prettiest colour ever! I find myself reaching for this on all occasions. I even use this without foundation and it is so natural!
Looks frighteningly orange in the pan. But it gives off a healthy glow to my asian skin. Just not sure how to apply it without being too heavy handed yet.
I think I will invest in a fan brush like someone mentioned below.
Right now, I just brush lightly across the top with blusher brush and it still feels too heavy.
EDIT: I take off excess blush with a buffing brush and it creates such a pretty healthy glow. Woah!
Taj Mahal is a perfect burnt orange colour for the cheeks. Yes, if applied with a heavy hand, you will have carrot cheeks. The colour, when applied carefully, gives your face a healthy, luminous glow. The staying power is OK-- not sure if it stays on as long as the other blushes (eg mounia, exhibit a, desire), but it is definitely an investment. Although the color is orangey, i can use this blush with many different looks, and have even used it 6 out of 7 days of the week. Try it if youre intrigued!!
IN LUV with this blush! I am an NC50 in MAC studio finish concealer (for reference) and Taj Mahal compliments my tone beautifully. Looks extremely orange in the pan, however, applied gently it gives an alluring sun kissed sheen that looks healthy...doesn't look "made up" at all. Perfect for spring and summer! Although, I'm almost certain this shade is good for any season so I can't wait to don this during Fall this year...it reminds me of the beautiful colors of leaves when they change to those amazing reds and oranges in September. NARS blushes are EXTREMELY pigmented; thus, the high price point is relatively justified. U definitely get what u pay for. The packaging is sleek and very contemporary. The black casing gives it a super sassy modern appeal. I truly adore this blush!!!
Beautiful, beautiful blush! This looks kinda scary in the pan but once it is applied to the skin it looks amazing! I like wearing this blush when I go out on Summer nights! It gives me a beautiful sheen and I love it! I am NW35 for reference and I wouls reccommend this to everyone!
HOLY taledo.. I am in freakin' love. I am a light/med olive skin toned gal (NC25 for ref, maybe a little lighter in the winter). I just bought this on a whim because I have been on an orange blush-kick. A few weeks ago I ordered Illamasqua's 'Lover' blush, and I really do enjoy it but didn't get me EXACTLY what I thought it would. I heard a lot of talk about this guy but by looking at it I was turned off. Uhm, No. Don't let the carrot color scare you. WOW. This literally gives me the 'I just got home from playing at the beach all day' sunkissed/a little sunburn (which I really love that look) kinda look..and the sheen, ahh its a true golden godess look. Also, ANYONE can wear this. Seriously. My friend whom is very pale put this on and it looked absolutely stunning. It just brightens up anyones face, completely. The only problem I've have is the pigmentation. Its the most pigmented product I've ever dealt with, which if you're anywhere near light skinned, you will defiantly have to practice. Other than that I am so in love. This is the PERFECT spring/summer blush, and probably the only thing I will be wearing, and that says a lot because my blush collection is absolutely ridiculous. Also may I mention that every time I wear this blush I get asked what I have on my cheeks, or that I look like I just got back from vacation..its amazing. I could go on, and on. Just don't even sleep on it and GO by this if you want that sexy Victorias Secret sunkissed glow :). I know that they no longer sell this at Sephora, however, if you have a Nordstroms, and there is a NARS counter they will have this there, thats where I got mine! HOLY GRAIL summer glow :)