I’ve said – ad nauseum – that I never expected to do daily makeup. Still true, friends. Even truer: Of all the cosmetics I expected to utilize on a regular basis, blush was dead last on my list. But sometime last winter, a friend recommended this blush – the legendary NARS Orgasm – and I thought, huh. Makeup doesn’t generally get to be legendary for no reason. Maybe I should give it a whirl.
So in a fit of extravagance, I plunked down $27 on my first ever blush. It’s a peachy-pink shade with the world’s subtlest shimmer. And I found that it made me look warmer, perkier, and even a bit more cheerful. Applying any blush at all helps define my face a bit, but this particular shade just made everything about my complexion sing. And, from what I hear, it does that for virtually all Caucasian complexions. (Haven’t heard as many rave reviews from women of color.)
Now on a blush binge, I bought several other shades from the drugstore, including one from my standby for face powder, Physician’s Formula. They went on like warpaint and made me look positively clownish. And it’s true that I only experimented a little and am still very much a novice, but for now I’m sticking to my NARS. I can get behind the “if it ain’t broke” philosophy on occasion, especially when it comes to cosmetics.
Anyone else a fan of this shade? Or other NARS blushes? Ladies of color, what brands and colors do you love? Share links if you’ve got ’em!
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