Friday, 18 February 2011

NARS Enchanted Cream Blush.

I have a really bad habit of checking the ‘new in’ sections of the ASOS website a couple of times a week & I don’t know why I do it to myself because I always find myself lusting over something beautiful that I can’t really justify purchasing. Normally I manage to talk myself out of things but sometimes I fail. When I saw an array of NARS products in the beauty section I couldn’t help myself and I just had to get something. I was quite surprised at just how pricey NARS products are though so I did limit myself to one thing.

I’m sure you all know that blush is my thing. I just love it and I don’t know why. There’s something about them that makes them feel more substantial to me and therefore worth the investment, I don’t think I’d be able to spend £17.50 on a lipgloss for example. It just seems a bit much to me! So I knew the item I got would be a blush. 99% of people I asked said they preferred the powder blushers from NARS to the cream ones so I was all set on Mata Hari which looks gorgeous and I still really want it, but I fell in love with one of the cream blushers called Enchanted and I had to have it. It was the description ‘a soft peach with gold sparkle’ that sucked me in because it sounded so lovely and perfect for the spring & summer. Thankfully ASOS were running their 20% off for students promotion because full price this costs £20.50. Ouch!

The colour in the pan is stunning, I absolutely love it and I would say for most skin tones this would definitely be a highlight. I’m super pale so I can make this work as a blush with a bit of building up. I’ve found the best way to apply it for me is to dot a fair but of the product on to my cheeks with my fingers and then to blend it out using a brush. The result is lovely and I love the gold sparkles in it. I know sparkle isn’t for everyone & while it is quite easy to brush them off once the blush is applied I appreciate that doing that every time would be a bit of a faff.

Foundation: Bourjois Healthy Mix.
Concealer: Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection.
Blush: NARS Enchanted. 
Eyes: Collection 2000 Big Fake mascara.
Lips: Illamasqua Obey & Australis Lipgloss. 

Would I purchase another NARS cream blush? No, probably not because I absolutely adore the Illamasqua cream blushers which are cheaper and the formulation sits so much nicer on my skin. I am curious to try a NARS powder blush but I just think they’re a little pricey. With all that said I don’t regret getting Enchanted because it’s a beautiful colour, I can see me using it a lot during the summer and I think the gold sparkles are beautiful!

Have you ever tried any NARS products? Would you recommend their powder blushers?
xoxo

20 comments:

  1. This is beautiful, I have NARS powder blush, but I love cream ones, might have to get this, such a beautiful colour xxx

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  2. I do this too! So naughty!!
    I love it it look gorgeous! I'm after albatross by Nars xx

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  3. There aren't many NARS blushes I don't own - I'm slightly addicted!
    This is one, however, that seems to have slipped my radar - I don't know how because it is beautiful! Must get this soon.
    NARS powder blushes are amongst the best out there, in my humble opinion.

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  4. Such a pretty colour.
    Have tried Nars myself and love it. But really wanna try Illamasqua's products too :)

    So glad I've discovered your blog, btw. Loving it.

    xx

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  5. Looks really natural on your skin.

    I can't justify the price of NARS as a student, handing over £11 at mac for an eyeshadow was bad enough!

    x

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  6. I've never tried NARS, the prices are a bit too expensive for me to justify. I've only ever used powder blushers (my favourites are mac dollymix and illamasqua nymph) but I'm considering picking up a cream blusher at some point! x

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  7. thanks for the swatch on your face :) i've been wanting to see how it looks on cheeks for ages!

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  8. This looks gorgeous, such a pretty colour and it really suits you. I have a Nars powder blush which I love (thankfully as it was pretty pricey) but I've never tried a cream blush before. x

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  9. @Gem - It's lovely. Not my favourite formulation and you really need to build the colour up!
    @Cowbiscuits - Haha I'm glad I'm not the only one!
    @Welsh Beauty Blog - I think I'll end up trying a powder blush one day! :)
    @Miss A - Ahh I love Illamasqua, you definitely should try their products. :)
    @Fudgesmoothiesmakeup - Ahh I know, I sometimes have a mild heart attack when I find out how much things cost!
    @Charlene - They are super pricey! I really really like cream blushers.
    @Jennifer - No problem!
    @Lily - Thank you! Ahh yeah, how annoying would it be if you ended up not liking it! Eep.
    @Mila - :)

    xoxo

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  10. The colour of this this blush looks beautiful on you, I don't own any Nars products because the price always puts me off, but I really want to try a blush :) :) x

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  11. I think that blosh colour looks lovely with your skin tone because it isn't too harsh.

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  12. It just looks so gorgeous! It suits you wonderfully too :)

    x

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  13. I died when I saw Nars on Asos, not going to be good for anyone's bank balance I can imagine. I've never tried a cream blush from them, but their powder blushes are my absolute favourite. That blush looks lovely on you :)

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  14. I have both Deep Throat and Lustre powder blushes from NARS and I have to say they are my fave blushes from my whole collection. They blend so easily and just look pretty no matter what the rest of my face is doing :D xo

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  15. The blusher looks gorgeous, I really want to buy a NARS blusher but I'm always so put off by their prices especially the ones on ASOS!

    I gave you an award :)

    Carla X

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  16. great review, and you look so pretty!
    and love your blog background too it's great :)

    XOXO, BECCA
    http://www.fashion-train.co.uk

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  17. What a lovely color! I've just picked up NARS Penny Lane and it will be my first cream blush from them as well. I'm excited to try mine out.

    Beautiful!
    ♥ Jessica

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  18. @Phoebe - Thank you! They always intrigued me too, definitely worth buying one, but research the colour for sure!
    @Yona - Thanks :)
    @Rachel - <3
    @Jo - Haha definitely not! I think I'll try a powder blush if they get a colour I'm after back in stock!
    @The BHB - Ahh everyone's convincing me to try a powder blush too hehe.
    @Mad Giraffe - Thank you!
    @Karleigh - <3
    @Becca - Thank youu!
    @Jessica - Ooh I hope you like it!

    xoxo

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