Saturday, 24 January 2015
A Thorough Review: NARS Amour
This is the most pigmented blush in my collection. A light tap of a brush into the pan will give you enough blush for a subtle flush on the cheeks. Swirling your brush into the pan will most definitely produce clown cheeks. It's very easy to go overboard with this blush and I have to stamp off most of the blush on the back of my hand before going anywhere near my face. For this reason, I think this is not a blush for beginners. I recommend a very very light application and build until you receive the desired flush.
Amour is so unique in color and nearly indescribable. It appears to be a deep pink in the pan but when applied on the skin. becomes something much more. It becomes a wash of rosy pink with warm undertones and a hint of red. It is the closest blush I have come across that resembles a true flush. It's nearly exactly the same color that my cheeks turn when I blush. It appears as if you have been frolicking in the cold all day long. I've always been a fan of neutral and peachy blushes but I've really enjoyed wearing a "pinched cheek" look during January.
Matte. The sheen on the top of my cheeks in the above photo is MAC Soft and Gentle highlighter.
This blush performs like no other. When I wash my face at night, my blush looks freshly applied. It does not fade and it stays in place all day. It brings the term "long wearing" to a whole new level.
I have experimented with a few placements of this blush on the face and my favorite is to sweep it high on the cheeks and towards the ears to add definition and contour to the face. Although it also looks lovely on the apples of the cheeks. As I mentioned above, I like to remove most of the product off on the back of my hand before applying to the cheeks. I like to follow by blending it into the cheeks with a clean powder blush to really work it into the skin. My favorite way to wear Amour is on it's own with a pretty highlighter on the cheekbones I am sporting it in the above photo with Benefit Hoola Bronzer but I prefer the pale skin and pink cheeks.
OVERALL GRADE: A+
All in all, I've really grown to adore this blush. It makes me sad that I had not given it a proper go after owning it for over a year but it makes me happy to discover great products I already own. NARS Amour is a well-loved blush by women of many different skin tones and I would recommend to anyone looking for a flushed/pregnant/just ran a mile/just came in from the cold- look.
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