Before Angelika I only had one other Nars blush (Orgasm) which I didn't like very much bc it hardly showed up on my NC35 skin so I was sketchy about which Nars blush to try next. Everytime I went into Sephora I would walk around the Nars blushes for about half an hour until I swatched all of them on my hand. Nothing ever stood out to me. I finally decided that I wanted a pretty pink blush since my blush stash is full of corals and peaches. I bought Angelika on a whim and when I opened it I was in awe at how beautiful this blush really is. It's a pretty girly pink with slight glitter in it. I was a little scared that it wouldn't be pigmented on me but I was so surprised to see that it is! I am in love! Now I'm more anxious to try other Nars blushes. The only thing I don't like about the blush is the name (no offense to any Angelic(k)a's out there)!
After swapping this away about 2 years ago I decided that I know more about makeup now and can apply this correctly. I tried Dollymix first for that happy pink look but it doesn't have enough "life" for me and looked really flat on. Here comes back angelika! Yep, it is sparkly. Not glowy but definitely sparkly. I find the sparklies can be toned down with a swipe of another brush but I generally don't cause they wear off partially after a couple of hours. This is a very cool blush and looks great with a crisp white shirt and loads of smokey grey liner. For everyday I wear a very neutral eye, just AAE and some gunmetal liner and pale pink lips and it makes me look so polished.....and young! Yep, I'm 34 wearing this glittery pink blush but I feel like it gives me more youth and vitality to have bright cheeks in the spring and summer. I'm not sure I'll use this in the winter....we'll see. But it's still a keeper!
I love this blush!!! It's a very pink shimmery blush that's really perfect on my tan skin. I agree that it's really girly and feminine but not in a soft and natural way more in a rosey pink cheeks way. I use this mostly in the winter and it gives me a really fresh, vibrant look. It's funny, when I was at the department store checking out the blushes, the lady at the counter kept on talking me out of getting it because she said the pinks are really horrible on tan skin and kept suggesting boring brown and orangey colours. So I finally told her I was buying it for my sister :). I really think it goes perfectly with my skin and probably would look nice on other skintones as well. Some days though, it can be a little too 'blushy' for me if I want a softer look. Also, although there are sparkles in the palette, the don't seem to transfer to skin at all. All in all, a very good blush. :)
this is my favorite blush of all time. i use it everyday. ive tried about 70 blushes, and this is one of the only ones ive kept.
I love girly pink blush and I think this is the perfect one for me! Although this looks glittery, but the glitters sure do not show up that obviously on the cheeks, which is why I love it so much. I love the girly, not too shimmery glow on my NW20 complexion :)
I would definitely buy this again, though I'm not sure how I'm going to do so, as we no longer have Nars over here :( (In fact, I'm totally in love with Nars blushes now!)
(I'm an Asian, MAC NW20 / Chanel 20 Clair / Shu 575, dark brown hair and eyes) continued >>
A true pretty dolly pink with silver shimmer. Angelika doesn't flatter me as much as my beloved Orgasm, but it's a cool toned pink blush that I need. The shimmery silver particles are rather big and don't end up on the cheeks. On me this is a cute bright pink that gives me a nice pop of color. Applied lightly and it looks very sweet and natural.
Beautiful cotton candy with shimmer. Looks so angelique! I thought it might look weird with my bright red hair, but it gives me this cute glow.
I am not a big fan of the sparkles, but I use a skunk brush and it does a better job.
I don't know why I bought this. It's too bright pink for me, and the chunky glitters are not very flattering. Also, you have to be extra light-handed when using Angelika, otherwise it will turn you into a cheap barbie doll...
I like other NARS blushes better.
Pretty bright girly pink with silver sparkles. If you tap or blow on your brush before applying the sparkles don't show up but you still get some faint silver shimmer showing. I wouldn't say this is my favourite blush, mostly because it is a little cooler than what I am used to wearing. But I needed a blush to go with my cool makeup looks and this fit the bill.
Angelika is such a gorgeous color! It is medium pink with beautiful sparkles! Because it is so very *pink*, it seems like it would be more suited for "cool" skintones, but I have a warm skintone (yellow undertones - very fair PPP skin) and Angelika looks so pretty on my skin! It looks like a pinkish-raspberry flush ... like I just got done running around outside and my cheeks are flushed with color. And the sparkles! Oh the *S*P*A*R*K*L*E*S*!!! How I do love sparkles! The sparkles are so beautiful, although only about half of them make it onto my cheeks, but that's okay because they shimmer so beautifully in the light and make me feel so pretty and feminine! Angelika is a gorgeous color in the pan and a gorgeous color on the cheeks! *Love* it!