Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and I’m feeling like going retro and digging deep into my blush stash. Nothing completes a perfect Valentine’s Day look better than an awesome pink blush. Nars makes the best powder blushes ever and they have four pink shades that are just different enough to justify having each one in your collection. The $30 you spend is worth every penny because these blushes last almost forever.
Nars Angelika Blush is a ‘cotton candy pink with gold and silver sparkle‘. That silver pan at the bottom of the blush solves the mystery of which shade is my favorite. I have 20 Nars blushes and this is the only one I have hit pan on – mostly because they are so pigmented I only need one light swipe to get great color that lasts all day. The sparkles in Angelika aren’t obvious, somehow they morph into ‘glow’ and really wake up your complexion. However, if you aren’t looking for sparkle, check out Desire – it’s the same shade only matte.
Nars Desire Blush is a ‘matte cotton candy pink‘. This is Angelika without the shimmer. I find that Desire is even more pigmented than the other blushes…a light hand is essential to avoid a clownish appearance. But used correctly this is amazing.
Nars Gaiety Blush is a ‘bright candy pink‘. It is a natural, fresh, and glowy lighter shade of pink. Gaiety is a newer addition to my collection, I love the cool blue toned pink because it is light with buildable color.
Nars Mata Hari is a ‘pink with a trace of crimson‘. This matte pink beauty leans a little plum. It’s a natural shade but use a light hand because it is super pigmented.
Any one of these gorgeous pink blushes will make a perfect Valentine’s Day. Look into your blush collection and get a little retro – which one of your classic shades gets you ‘in the mood’ for some fun on Valentine’s? – Lisa
*nothing to disclose but my everlasting love for Nars powder blush!
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