Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
For reference I'm about NC42 / Barcelona in NARS Sheer Glow. Taj Mahal is one of my favorite blushes! The color itself looks scary/clownish in the pan. But once applied lightly, it gives me a beautiful glow! I love wearing this when doing neutral/brown eyes or anything with gold. Just like the other NARS blushes I own, the quality of the blush and lasting power is great. Its pricey for a blush, but I don't think I'll ever run out of it b/c I need to use such a little amount to get a good color payoff.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
Amazeballs! At first, when the Sephora cast member recommended me this shade I thought she was perhaps a little bit unhinged. But she turned out to be right! Shows what I know.
Every time I wear this, my skin looks amazing. My skin looks luminous, I look more alert and it really helps to define and highlight my cheekbones! Extremely flattering for medium skintones!
The only thing I would caution is that it is extremely easy to overdo it with this blush. It's super pigmented, so you only need a tad. Actually, less than that. More like a teensy bit. Otherwise, you run the risk of looking like a clown.
Good value, though! I've had it for just over a year and I still haven't made a dent on it. It honestly looks like I haven't used it. Because of the crazy pigmentation, I kind of wish NARS made a smaller version of this – maybe make it like a duo like Orgasm/Laguna? Just want to be able to get my money's worth and get to the bottom of the pan!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Dark, Warm Hair: Black, Kinky, Medium Eyes: Black
This by far is my favourite blush in my collection. It gives me a radiant beautiful glow that looks like it exudes from the inside lol, at least thats how i feel with it on. On dark skin it looks so great because orange really is so complimentary and it has a nice shimmer that is just right. This is my 2nd Taj Mahal because I dropped my first one on tile :( This is a must have from all the Nars blushes I have in my stash.
I have a review of my fave nars blush with Taj Mahal included. Check it out.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I really like this product! This colour would look good on any skin tone, it's very universal! The first time I wore this, my peer asked if I had gone on vacation because I looked tanned. Well, this doesn't make you look tanned, but it definitely gives you a warm summery glow ;)
It is however, VERY pigmented, so you only need a VERY small amount, especially if you're fair. For that reason, this product lasts forever!! Mine still looks untouched after a year of use. Mind you, I don't wear blush all that often. This also blends very very well, looks very natural even though its a very unnatural looking colour in the pan. Really a beautiful product. I'd definitely repurchase!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Tan, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I see why Taj Mahal is a crowd favourite and I now understand the hype. Looking at swatches and looking at it in person, I was terrified by the orange pigment. I thought, how could that possibly look good on my cheeks? Once I put it on my face it gave me a sunkissed glow and it is not too jarring or overpowering. A little goes a long way with this, I use a stippling brush to lightly apply it on my cheeks. I can see this lasting a while so it is a good value for my money. Highly recommended for POC and dark skin! I have olive skin and it looks great.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
I just LOVE this blush and I mean LOVE LOVE LOVE! If applied properly using the right tools it will give you a beautiful glow. I find that using a stippling brush such as MAC 187 or Flirt's (sold at Kohl's) stippling blush brush works well too. Very scary looking in pan but so uniquely beautiful when applied. I highly recommend for NC 30 gals like myself and darker since it may be too warm for cool-toned complexions. Worth every penny and will repurchase. A true gem.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Brown Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Yes i know i know im years late but NARS taj mahal was my first nars blush i am now a nars fanatic!!! very happy i decided to but this blush, first of many
i am medium dark skin tone and this came up beautiful on my skin, it looked nice and sun kissed!
LOVE LOVE LOVE!
+ i like the packaging fits perfectly in your hand one lippy off for the black coating which just gets so dirty!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Black, Medium Eyes: Brown
I just tried it earlier. Woah~ Really pigmented but so pretty...
After using this for a few weeks, I must say it is the prettiest colour ever! I find myself reaching for this on all occasions. I even use this without foundation and it is so natural!
Looks frighteningly orange in the pan. But it gives off a healthy glow to my asian skin. Just not sure how to apply it without being too heavy handed yet.
I think I will invest in a fan brush like someone mentioned below.
Right now, I just brush lightly across the top with blusher brush and it still feels too heavy.
EDIT: I take off excess blush with a buffing brush and it creates such a pretty healthy glow. Woah!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
Taj Mahal is a perfect burnt orange colour for the cheeks. Yes, if applied with a heavy hand, you will have carrot cheeks. The colour, when applied carefully, gives your face a healthy, luminous glow. The staying power is OK-- not sure if it stays on as long as the other blushes (eg mounia, exhibit a, desire), but it is definitely an investment. Although the color is orangey, i can use this blush with many different looks, and have even used it 6 out of 7 days of the week. Try it if youre intrigued!!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Medium Brown Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
IN LUV with this blush! I am an NC50 in MAC studio finish concealer (for reference) and Taj Mahal compliments my tone beautifully. Looks extremely orange in the pan, however, applied gently it gives an alluring sun kissed sheen that looks healthy...doesn't look "made up" at all. Perfect for spring and summer! Although, I'm almost certain this shade is good for any season so I can't wait to don this during Fall this year...it reminds me of the beautiful colors of leaves when they change to those amazing reds and oranges in September. NARS blushes are EXTREMELY pigmented; thus, the high price point is relatively justified. U definitely get what u pay for. The packaging is sleek and very contemporary. The black casing gives it a super sassy modern appeal. I truly adore this blush!!!