This is the cheapest powder I have found that matches my very pale skin tone (NW15). It almost eliminates redness, and doesn't go on too heavy. The compact is pretty big, so it takes up a lot of room in a purse, which is my only complaint. EDIT: Over a year later, and I'm still using this. I dabbled in liquid foundation, but I always kept coming back to this It really does give a flawless look, it's not heavy like liquids can be, and it's less time-consuming to apply.
This is the blush I use on a daily basis. It is really pretty, and complements my fair skin well, but it's not a miracle blush. As others have said, you can find similar shades at much lower prices. EDIT 11/24/09: I wrote this review 2 years ago, when this and Benefit Dandelion were the only 2 blushes I felt the need to own. Now I own over 60 blushes and this is still one of my absolute favorites. It's a radiant pinky-peach with gold shimmer that gives me such a lovely glow. It definitely is too light to be an effective blush on any skintone darker than NW/NC25, but I think it might make a nice highlight instead. While I do still believe you can get a similar blush at a cheaper price, I think it's worth splurging on NARS, as it will last forever. I am still working on the same blush after about 5 or 6 years, which should tell you how long a NARS blush really lasts. I'm certain this will be the first blush I hit pan on, and I look forward to the day when I can repurchase this lovely blush, which I will. I am lighter than NW15, neutral leaning towards cool-toned. I wear Carmindy by Sally Hansen foundation in Porcelain, MUFE Mat Velvet + in 15, and MUFE F&B in #38.