I'm beginning to build up quite the collection of NARS blushes. The compact is sleek and rubbery; it's the sort of thing I don't shriek about should I accidentally drop it on the floor. That's not to say I purposefully go out of my way to let my notions hit the floor -- however, accidents can and do happen. Unlike their eyeshadows, with NARS' blush formula what you see is what you get. If you want that colour in the pan, By George, you can achieve just that.
Luster is a "sheer golden apricot" hue I love to reach for now that the sun is shining for hours on end in the southern hemisphere. With my complexion being lighter these days I still yearn for that natural sun-kissed glow sans sitting in a tanning bed or hitting the beach -- those days are over for me. With Luster I really don't need much; whenever I go overboard I run the risk of making my cheeks look dirty. Believe me, it's happened; if you happen to do the same, apply a small amount of powder foundation atop the blush in order to undo.
Sometimes I like to infuse a bit more pink into Luster by layering it under Illamasqua's Naked Rose -- the brown undertones of Naked Rose helps to preserve and combine with Luster. I see lots of potential in Luster's multitasking abilities; bronzer, contour, blush or eyeshadow. Give it a whirl!
What's your favourite go to blush for summer or winter for that matter?
The Bagful breakdown:
Total amount for NARS Luster:
- $45.00 AUS / $28.00 USD
Value for money spent (performance and quality):
- 8 out of 10 bags — Solid performer.
Likelihood to purchase:
- I can't get into the Andy Warhol collection. Nothing's beckoned me.