I have very light skin and I find that the blush is very workable to make it appear natural. The secret is to use a really light hand. I was kind of intimidated when I purchased it, as it seems really bright in the package but it leaves a beautiful flush in the end. I get compliments that I look really healthy when I do wear it so clearly it isn't fake looking on me. The only downside is the price, but I imagine that I will have it for a really long time as a little really does a lot.
I guess I am in the minority on desire. I was dying to try this so I swapped for it but it looked chalky and unnatural on my cheeks that I had to swap this away as well. I have had about 3-4 nars blushes and I am disappointed very time with the quality and texture of the blushes. I really wanted to love nar blushes but for now I'll prefer to stick to MAC.
This is almost my perfect blush. I need a tad bit of peach in my blush so I mix this with CoverGirl Classic in Natural Glow.
Desire is easy to apply and does not look chalky. If you want a dewy look scrape a little and mix it with a bit of moisturizer.
This is such a pretty pink blush. I love the flushed look it gives my cheeks (like I just came in from the cold!) Everyone in my family who has tried it on looks great with it! The only thing I hate about nars is the packaging. No matter how careful I am with it, it always looks dirty and I cant get it clean. I would purchase it if I ran out but I doubt I ever will
i was really skeptical about this scary looking little thing, but i brought it anyway...without trying it on my face as i brought it online. i was so determined that pink wouldn't look natural on me since i started wearing blush. story starts from the very first blush i brought which comes in a multiple stripes of pink, ranging from a pale pink highlighter, baby pink, medium pink and a plummy pink...i looked horribly with that on. none of those shades suit my NC15 to NC20 Asian complexion. then i was introduced to MAC "foolish me" which is a orange coral and i look so much better with that. since then i have rarely brought any pink blush except one from HR and i did not enjoy that either. it was a crazy idea to buy this knowing that either warm/cool toned pink has ever worked. i tried it on when i receive it with the LE eyeshadow today. love it! i have no idea how this whole color mechanism works, but desire works just beautifully, give me the youthful glow so naturally. it does not look overly feminine. it looks like a glow from within..with a light hand and a small stippling brush. if a pink work for me, i think it will work for anybody with any complexion.
For reference i'm nc30/35 and this blush is going to last me a loooong time! It is very pigmented (like all nars blushes, ime) and literally the smallest amount is needed with desire. In the pan it looks very scary; but once applied lightly it really is very flattering on my skintone. I usually like to use a heavier than normal hand when applying blush; but with this one I always have to remember to take it easy! Would def recommend to others with similar skintones.
I love this blush! I got it a few days ago and I been wearing it ever since. I always look super tired in the morning for the reason that I'm not a morning person, so I pop a teeny bit on the apples of my cheeks and I look nice and awake.
It is the most beautiful pink! It matte (I have acne scars so it does not accentuate them).
It is a bit pricey, but for the amount..it's well worth it! Def. Repurchase if ever needed
This is one of my favorite blushes of ALL TIME it gives such a healthy look to my very pale skin. I get compliments all the time at how healthy and lively I look. Def. a keeper in my stash its very pigmented so I just use barely a swipe on my brush and I get the sweetest flush of color. Best of all its matte! Will repurchase if I ever run out dispite the expensive price tag.
I absoulutely adore this blush as it gives the prettiest girliest pop of colour to my cheeks. It makes me look like ive been doing something cheeky/naughty and and it jst flushes the loveliest dolly pink on my cheeks. Its very pigmented and must be used with a light hand but it works really well for my NC30 skintone and I have been getting loads of compliments when I wear it. I also look very lively when i wear it so its a must for brightening your face when your tired etc. This is my second NARS blush and now im hooked and i definately will be adding more to my collection. That is how good they are! They last all day and the colours dont oxidise. Very pleased with this product and highly recommend it!
Desire works surprisingly well for my olive tan skin tone (leaning more neutral than warm)—I initially thought it would be too cool, but when applied with a light hand, it gives me a bright, in-from-the-cold flush. Love wearing it with black winged liner and MAC sweetie l/s for a polished look. Will repurchase if I ever run out.
For reference, I’m MAC NC37-42, LM t/m in Almond, LM mmu in Pure Honey, and Hard Candy t/m in Tan.