This is one of my 1st blushes. Like most of my stash, I bought this due to a review on youtube. Im a NW 50 and this blush gives the most amazing natural flush. I think this is a color that can suit all skintones. I was also scared of pink/purples blushes because of my skintone, but ladies dont be intimidated, we can wear colors like these too and not end up looking like a clown. Of course, like all NARS blushes its super pigmented, all I need to do is tap my brush into the pan once and literally thats all I need.
When I first saw it in the pan I thought it was very bright and would look awful. However, it makes my skin look flushed and gives a "cool" as opposed to "warm" look if that makes any sense. So I'd prefer this blush in colder months and I use Amour in the warmer months. I have warm undertones so I usually steer clear of pinks, but this happens to work well with me. Perhaps it's because I'm so pale. I really don't have a lot of makeup and the products I do have are typically cheap, but I really love NARS blushes and foundation (Sheer glow in Siberia). This was $27. $29.50 with tax at a Sephora.
Looks natural, translucent and is matte. Of course that's only a pro if you don't like shimmer/glitter/sparkle in your blush
A little goes a very long way. I know that's been said in many reviews, but it's true!
Packaging isn't great. It picks up makeup and smudges.
Pricey ($27 where I purchased)
Perhaps not for everyone. As I said, it's a "cool" color so I am assuming people with warm undertones might not think it looks right.
WOW! this is a very bright, gorgeous pink. It gives the cheeks an amazing glowy flush. So perfect for spring coming up!
In my quest to find the perfect NARS blush (ie my beloved Outlaw), I found this. The color is extremely intimidating in the pan and the store didnt have a tester so I took my chances when i bought it. I'm so happy that I did. I just dip my MAC 187 brush into this twice and I've got the best, most natural looking flush ever. I'm normally NC 25 and tan to about an NC30-35 and it looks great either way. It gives me that "I just worked out" glow without the unnecessary glitter. Highly recommend! Just please keep in mind that your blush brush has just as much to do with it as the blush itself! (I tried this with a regular blush brush and I looked like bozo. MAC 187 is perfect!)
I thought Mata Hari was out of this earth pink, but this one is even more crazier and I love!
Not only is this a cotton candy pink, it is extremly pigmented, so if your not careful and use a light hand, you are guaranteed to get aunt Sally's cheeks.
I'm NC30 in terms of foundation, and I dont believe this blush is for every skin tone, I think this blush is better for lighter skin people. Although stating that it's not suitable for every skin tone, I find it workable, and everyone needs a cotton candy pink blush ;)
I'm neutral on this. I wanted a pink blush and after reading so many great reviews on this, I decided to give it a try. Well I was definitely disappointed. Yes it does look intense in the pan, and yes it goes on light when applied lightly and yes it blends well, but my problem was that no matter how sheer and light I applied it, it made me glow almost a neon pink...like a highlighter. I don't know if I'm making sense but even though I apply very lightly, it still gives me this highlighter glow that made me look either too clownish or too superficial. I will stick to Nars Orgasm.
This is a wonderful pink blush. As pictures in my profile demonstrate, I LOVE pink blushes. And desire is one of my favorites. I am a cool-toned PPP (NW15), and Desire, with a light touch, is great for me. I use my NARS Yachiyo or MAC 188 brushes to apply it. I bought NARS Mata Hari in the past and loved it, too (used it up in fact), but it's warmer-toned than Desire. After I read that Mata Hari is warmer-toned than Desire, I bought Desire instead of getting another Mata Hari, and Desire works even better for me. So Mata Hari is probably better for NC/warmer skin tones while Desire is better for NW/cooler skin tones. Desire gives you that "in-from-the-cold" pop of color that is so perfect for cooler months but works well year round. I would definitely repurchase but this one should last quite a while since my blush stash has increased a lot since I used up Mata Hari, so I tend to rotate my blushes more now. Desire is a great blush to have, and I recommend it -- especially for cool-toned PPPs.
One of the best pink blushes out there! It's a matte poppy bright, barbie pinkish color that works for any skin tone. You can build the color up to your own liking, but one feathery light sweep is enough to show on your cheeks. Even if the blush is quite expensive, it will last a long time. Worth your money.
Turns out after testing similarly hued blushes, one next to the other on my wrist, Desire is actually warm(ish). Benetint Posietint is similar, but cooler. Stila Custom Color blush is also cooler. And there was another that I tried, but I can't remember which, but all of them are cooler than Desire. In fact, Desire almost had an orange tint in comparison to the others. Maybe that is why it works for so many different skin tones. I love it. It is true you do need to use a light hand, but why not? You use less and it lasts longer. It provides a lovely, I've been to a spin class look. Don't be afraid of this, I wish I had taken the plunge earlier. It is now my go to blush.
Another great blush from NARS. It looks intense in the pan, but it delivers a gorgeous light pink flush - perfect for cooler toned fair skins or anyone who wants to brighten up their face. All NARS blushes wear very well - I never need to touch up even after a looooong day.