This is a flat cool toned hot pink blush. No shimmer, no sparkle, just matte and flat. It's pretty, and works well on my warm olive skin. To be honest however, I would not repurchase this. There are other pink blushes out there that are much prettier than this one and for half the price. I still do love this shade of pink however. When I don't use bronzer underneath this blush it gives me those doll cheeks. I use this every now and then, so I don't think I'd run out or need a reason to repurchase. I don't regret buying this. It's a very good quality blush whether I can find cheaper dupes or not. =D
This is a very clear, bright pink shade that leaves a matte blush. It is a very Snow White-effect for PPPs, but I think it would be absolutely lovely on darker skin tones, as well. It has none of the shimmer of many other NARS blushes, but it retains their staying power, if not more.
If you find that Benetint/Tarte Blushing Bride and the like are either too red or too damp, try this. The sheer pink shade is a bit different from those, but the HG status is far more deserved. This blush lasts all day, and it reads more like you've just dashed across the school-yard than you've been running laps around the track.
Edited because although this is a fantasic color, I've since fallen in love with the far-superior Sin.
Heard a lot of good reviews of this Desire blush and i had gotten it in hongkong while holidaying there. The color look pretty bright pink in its pan. However, it does not reflect the pink on my skin. It appears darker, more redish on my cheeks. color was more peachy then pink. However, the pigments is very lasting and the blush last the whole day.
Will not re purchase again though the packaging is compact and elegant.
very bright pink in the pan, but truly a natural clear sweet light pink on the cheeks & yet, it gives a subtle pop of color. i really do reach for this blush all the time, especially on those mornings when i'm super indecisive & in a rush. love this blush! i found it to be much more wearable than mata hari or angelika, which both seemed to impart a darker hue. i like the end result of desire--a fresh face!
This is a beautiful blush actually one of my favorites.Since swatches are not so great online.I can describe it as a pretty pink that looks like MAC's"playfull eyeshadow but 30% darker.I like that the blush is also versatile.If your in a hurry not only is it your blush applied quickly it can work as an eyeshadow the same.Since its so soft and pigmented a few strokes of the blush brush gives off alot of color to work with.I've always liked the packaging and all I can say is this blush is beautiful.It is also a color that will work with all light to medium skintones.I'm an NC 25 - 35 in the sun.The color works great with any shade foundation, eyeshadow,lipstick,bronzer or even alone.That should say alot about Nars "Desire".
I love this blush!!!
I initially wanted something a bit more mauve/ a bit darker but the SA said that with my colouring Orgasm or Desire were the best. I'm a PPP with dark brown eyes and medium brown hair
Since I was not quite sure about Orgasm (not quite sure that peachy colours suit me so well) the SA applied this on my cheeks...
Love at first sight. Quite easy to apply and blend and it goes with most of the e/s I have so I only really need this colour.
I've had this for 6 months more or less and although I use it every day there's hardly a dip... It comes in the usual black rubbery case, same size as the e/s duos.
It's well worth the money IMO. i'll certainly be repurchasing and I might try Orgasm anyway just to see...
Definently my HG blush. I have medium fair skin with dark brown to black hair. I like to think it gives me that kinda innocent snow white look. I also like to pair it with Burts Bees pink creamy blush. The Burt's bees is a little deeper pink so i use it to give depth and lightly blend up so when i apply Desire, it sets into the creme to last longer.
I LOVE this blush. This is one of my truest, most holy HGs. It is beautiful, and gives me a healthy flush like none other. This is the most natural yet the prettiest blush that I have ever found and I have tried many. This is my go-to when I don't know what I want, when I want to look naturally gorgeous, or just when I'm feeling generally unpleasant and want something to pick-me-up. Get this - you won't regret it.
I got this in the mail yesterday and wore it to work. I go SOOOO many compliments!!! People were like wow you look so healthy and young! This is da BOMB! This is the colour I actually blush,(I'm cool toned fair to light) so it is a perfect colour for me. The texture is such high quality. Very pigmented so I had to be careful not to put too much on. I never had such a beautiful blush in my life and I'm so happy that I listened to all you wonderful MUAers.
This is officially my Holy Grail Blush.
UPDATE: Ok...this is no holy grail...it's just too bright and red and unfortunately I'm just not finding it very wearable anymore. I look too ruddy in it, especially under artificial lighting.
the perfect matte just right pink color. it looks super bright in the pan but doesnt go on as bright, its a lot softer on. almost the exact same of NARS angelika, but without the ugly silver glitter. gives the perfect pink outside from the cold flush. a NARS staple, if you ask me.