My favorite nars cream blush. It's a natural looking nude-pink blush that looks very nice and understated on my nw15 skin. The staying power is very good as well.
asian, lighter than nc15
I LOVE this cream blush, unlike other cream blushes that stay dewy/greasy this one dries to a powder finish. It is a neutral peach, and is great for adding shape to my face. It is so neutral that it still works as a blush, but looks very natural as it some how sculpts the face. There is a very faint shimmer, but you cant see it once it is applied. I use this almost every day! Great if you have fair skin!
I have ordered today from Nordstrom to be shipped over here I can't find it anywhere in here. Actually, I haven't got it yet.. so this is just an intro :-) I will let you know one it's on-hand, tested and tried it. Will keep you posted lovelies! x
Penny Lane looked gorgeous swatched on my hand, like a lit-from within natural flush. However, it just didn't show on my NW20 skin. I thought it would at least be useful as a "no make-up" look, or a lightlighter, but I was never very impressed with the looks I achieved, so I ended up swapping it. It just didn't work out for me, but I can see how it could be gorgeous on others.
This one was a disppointment to me.. I like the texture when it is applied and the soft pigment is classy. However, I find that NARS cream textures are not up to par with its powders - they donīt last.
I've had Penny Lane for a while but it's only recently that I've started to use it regularly. At first I was'nt applying it correctly, i.e i was using my finger and far too much product and whilst blending it on my cheek essentially i was rubbing it away. I left it for a while thinking it was the consistency of the cream blush. Since buying the Real Technique's core collection I tried applying this blush with the contour brush that comes in the set. I stipple the product onto the apples of my cheeks and gives the most gorgeous glow. I am an olive/yello NC20/ Fiji in Sheer Glow, and this paired with laguna bronzer gives a great finish. I would certainly recommend this but be aware of how you apply it; perhaps the small 188 stippling brush from MAC could work well too.
It took me a while to warm up to this blush. My makeup philosophy is usually "more is more" (bad..I know). I love loud blushes, and penny lane is most definitely not that. After having it for 2 years, I decided to give it another try. Since I do a strong neutral smokey eye pretty much every day, this blush pairs perfectly because it's not OTT. It's a perfect understated mauve-y peachy color that looks amazing on me. I love that it's not too creamy (like some MAC cream blushes) and it dries to a powder. This is my new favorite blush in my collection. I can't stop wearing it. I deleted my original review b/c I never gave this a fair chance. I am NC20, and would recommend this to all pale ladies out there. It makes me feel very sexy/sophisticated in an understated way. Sometimes more is not more (as I am learning!) It's worth ever penny (heeehee). I will definitely re-purchase. BTW, I apply it with a duo-fiber brush (MAC) and then swipe some MAC Soft and Gentle on my cheek bones to really glow.
Nice color nothing special. Does not last. Quite expensive for so little product. I have a problem with Nars blush packaging. The hinge always snaps on me.
Hard to find nice everyday blushes for pale skin that doesn't make you look clownish. I used to be terrified of pink blush but this color looks very natural-like how your skin flushes on a cold day.
Taking a second look at cream blushes. Adheres well to oily skin and I actually think its better than powder for a fresh dewy look.
Definitely have fallen in love with NARS products and its worth the price as it lasts forever.
This is THE perfect natural blush. The color is a light nude-pink with slight brown undertones. On my NC30-35 skin this looks like a really light, natural flush. Works perfectly for heavier makeup looks! This is quite a sheer, light color so I don't think that this would show up on any skin tone past NC35. The fact that it's a cream blush allows it to meld into my skin for beautiful, natural results. This also lasts a very long time on my skin, if I apply it in the morning it is still visible by the time I wash my face at night. The texture is perfect, not too dry for a cream blush, but not too creamy and emollient. Would definitely repurchase if I ever hit pan on this!