I just received taos today, this blush is a lovely earthy red coral that is extremely pigmented. The tiniest bit will go a long way. I am a mac NC 42 and I really had to blend this out in order for it to appear natural. I think this would look amazing on darker skin tones especially if you have strong golden undertones. I've only used this once and I really liked the outcome.I was going for a beachy golden goddess look today. I used wet n wild goddess bronzer dusted over my forehead, nose and as a contour. This adds a bit of golden color to my face and blends in well with my complexion. I dusted taos over it. I used a dab of revlon lip butter in berry smoothie and the kissable balm in honey over it. The completed look was exceptional, I looked bronzey but natural and taos added a nice color to my face and blended very well with the wet n wild goddess. This blush is very long wearing. I would stay away from it if you are a lighter skin tone. I really wish I was a bit darker because it looks amazing on darker skin. I tried it on my mom whose about nc 44 and it was beautiful on her.
Previous reviews describe this as a red color but I definitely think it is more of a peachy/coral. In my opinion this is a more pigmented version of Orgasm. I have fair skin and this looks great. It's perfect when you are wearing a heavy eye and only want a subtle glow. Very expensive but worth it because you use so little each time.
This is a heavily pigmented blush so be warned while applying...use a light hand and dust gently over cheekbones. I am a tan/olive skinned/NC40 complexion and believe that the brick-red color complements tan/darker skin tones. It has a shimmer to it but does not appear garish in bright lighting.
Other than that, NARS blushes are very high quality and last you a long time! The blushes are very pricey but quite worth the investment as these shades are unique. The packaging is pristine and high-end with a good quality mirror inside.
very long lasting, make me wanna invest in nars blushes since this was a gift from a friend.
this particular shade is not a fav of mine, i do like it. Might buy some other shades.
Beautiful brick red colour and great pigmentation. I like to wear this in winter and team up with plum lipstick and looks amazing :)
For the aussies out there I got this cheap off Strawberrynet for $25AUD with my loyalty discount, def worth buying it on there compared to $50AUD.
The product looks nice - red with shimmers but on my face it does not seem to look right. I don't really see the shimmers but I don't think the color suits me well. I prefer the matte exhibit A much more to this blush.
I bought this ages ago and couldn't figure out how to use it because it's sooooo pigmented. I have NC 30 skin and this blush is dark. The key is use lightly touch your brush to the pan, tap excess off and then buff lightly onto the skin, blending, blending.
What inspired me to try again was a gorg pic of a very fair woman on here wearing it.
It's such a pretty colour and has taken over from my fave Torrid (1st NARS I've hit pan with) as my every day go to.
I've also tried with a skunk brush, but honestly, a regular blush brush is fine.
This may not be a true red, more a terra-cotta red, but it's intensely pigmented never the less. Really intense. And it looks really intensely red on my light-golden skin. And I've already got some red on my cheeks, so it exacerbates this. Not a good look. Some below have rightfully referred to Bozo. I've owned Taos for about 6 years and have finally decided to give up its ghost after trying it once again. I pull it out periodically in varying seasons, and even with just barely (and I do mean 'barely) touching the top of the pan with a fan brush to the point where I can't even see any product on the brush, it still looks like I was stuck out in the blazing hot desert for several days. A well named blush!
I respect Nar's pigmentation ethic. I respect this blush color; which is why I bought it in the first place. I admire those who can pull this off. It's got to be gorgeous on darker or less red impaired skins. But on me it's as if I've used a foundation to help cover up my redness only to turn around and put it back on -and then some-with Taos. Alas, twas not mean to be.
This is the first reddish blush I've been able to pull off. It's extremely pigmented with a bit of shimmer, but I find that the sheen helps to soften the color on the cheeks. I really like the feel of the powder as it is finely milled and oh-so-smooth.
This is a very VERY pigmented blush, but is still a gorgeous colour! Depending on you skin tone, I think you have to be careful when applying this. For my medium toned skin, I only ever need the tiniest amount to get good colour payoff, if i get too much on my brush I end up looking like a clown!
It's a very warm (dark) pink colour with tiny gold reflects that's visible on the pan but once it's on your skin you don't really notice it. You've got to be careful with this blush, but if you can use it right.. it's a FAB colour!