This blush doesn't *really* work for me, am a slightly tanned, Asian yellow-skinned tone (MAC NC30). I swept this across my face as per my usual blushes and it looked really bad and muddy, like I haven't washed my skin in ages...and enhanced all my pigmentations and acne scars...shockingly bad!! I tried it again, with very very very minute amounts on an angled brush and patted it on gently...and it sorta works! Very small amounts needed IMHO, especially if you have yellow-based skintone! So am sitting on the fence for this one...
When I first saw this blush, I immediately thought of how gorgeous it would look in the winter with paler skin--I imagined coming inside from the freezing cold with beautiful flushed cheeks and this blush does just that! It is a raspberry color with gold shimmer that is very pigmented! When I first bought it and tried swatching it, it appeared on my finger but when swatched, it didn't appear on my hand. I was worried... but when applied on the cheeks with a brush (stippling brush or a regular blush brush with a light hand)it was just as pigment as every NARS blush I have! Now that I think of it, it would also look beautiful on deeper skin tones as well. Lovely!!
This is the review for the NEW outlaw. It's a nice color, workable texture, but not appealing definitely. I own the old one and I love it. It is my everyday blush in cold days - lovely color, super blendable and great lasting power. I never mind the golden sparkles disappear in the brushes. When I heard that NARS changed the formula, I was exciting and visiting the counter to try it on. However, I tried it three times and I hardly love this as much as the old one. It's a mid tone red with golden shimmer and that's it. I personally like the darker old version more. Quality-wise, it's rather sheer, yet less blendable and hard to pick up with brush. I am not quite sure if the sheerness and less blendability are from fewer product picked up or simply the formula. Also, the lasting power isn't as good. I never tried on from 8am-11pm, which is the normal long day for me, but it fades noticeably somehow even from 11am-9pm. I'm so glad that I got the old one.
Nobody does blush like NARS. Others may provide suitable dupes as far as colors go, but no one can match the finely milled, infinitely buildable wear of their formula. I previously owned Orgasm and Amour, and Outlaw is my new favorite. I am fair (NC20) and I apply this blush with either a fan brush or a dome-tipped natural fiber brush with a light hand. My favorite blush of all time is the discontinued Laid Back creme blush that MAC put out. This color is Laid Back in powder form--a nice, even, reddish pink that errs on the cooler side of neutral on the skin. Whether prefer the look of pinched cheeks, spanked cheeks, cold cheeks, athletically flushed cheeks--this blush has your number. Outlaw, like Laid back, mimics the color of a rush of blood to the skin, and isn't this what a good blush is supposed to do? Despite her name, Outlaw is equally at home in the office as she is sexxxed up with smokey eyes for a night on the town or a hot date. Laid Back will be my forever love because I prefer creme formulas. However, Outlaw has easily dethroned Orgasm as my NARS favorite. I don't think you can beat this color/formula combo in a powder blush.
When I walked into Sephora that day, I definitely wasn't planning on purchasing a NARS blush. But as soon as I walked by Outlaw, it accidentally hopped into my hand and I had to leave with it. This color is amazingly gorgeous, and I just couldn't stop staring at it. I knew I wasn't leaving the store without this blush.
It applies like a dream! I like to use a light hand, so it's not too over powering, and a little goes a very long way. This was my first NARS blush, and actually my first NARS purchase! And I'm very impressed with it. So glad their blushes live up to the hype. I am lusting after more NARS blushes now!
While Outlaw can look fairly ordinary in the pan -- a dusty reddish rose shade -- I promise it is anything but dull on the cheeks! I use a MAC 187 (for reference, my skin is NW5-10; NARS Siberia is a spot on match) to dust it on very lightly, since it's heavily pigmented -- and it applies as a beautiful pinky-rose flush.
Outlaw is, without a doubt, one of my top three favorite NARS blushes, and I have it with me all the time. I wish NARS had not discontinued this shade!
This may be the most beautiful blush I own (and I own a ton of blushes including almost every blush made by NARS). It's such a complex color. I find that NARS blushes that contain shimmer give much more dimension to the cheek. They impart a sheen more so than any noticeable shimmer or glitter and this one is no exception. This comes off on my NC20 cheeks as a light raspberry with gold tones to it. I can't quite describe the color! BUT when I wear this blush I feel so gorgeous and I typically wear it with a berry stained lip and almost nothing (perhaps a champagne wash) on the lids and lots of dramatic mascara. Otherwise, I want all focus on this lovely color! If you can get your hands on this blush, don't hesitate! I wish it weren't discontinued, if I could buy a backup of this, I would!
I bought this on the advice if the Nars SA. Well i wish i hadn't. It looks nice in the pan but on my NC40-42 skit it just looks muddy. i've tried to apply it really lightly but it's still too dark. I have stopped trying and found much nicer blushes that always look amazing.
I was originally going to buy Oasis but then I tried it on and it didn't do anything my for my skin tone. So I tried this blush instead and was pleased with the results:) surprisingly, Outlaw looked so much prettier on me than Oasis!! (NC50/C8 for reference) Outlaw is a lovely deep rose-raspberry pink with a subtle shimmer. Compared to other NARS blushes (say, super Orgasm or Angelika for example), there's no chunky gold glitter sparkles here, more of a slight shimmer which isn't too noticeable. I love the versatility of this blush! In my opinion, this is okay for daytime if used sparingly, as well as nighttime. Like all most of the NARS blushers I own, and I own quite a few, this is very pigmented, and a little goes a long way. If I had to buy this again I would! NARS is discontinuing this blush once stores run out of stock it'll only be available on the NARS site until it's all gone.
This can be really really stunning on me at night, when I want a plummy glow. For reference, I'm an NC or C30, 120 in MUFE HD, asian with light skin and yellow undertones.