Last year (2015), I attended The Makeup Show LA 2015 Part 1. They were kind enough to give us a goody bag from the Blogger Preview Event.
I took this picture from my Instagram. I kept looking at the picture and realized I haven't reviewed anything. I'm not too sure why! Anyways for this post, I will review the blush I received from NARS (middle bottom).
NARS Dual-Intensity Blush in Jubilation
Where to purchase: NARS stores, department stores, and online at narscosmetics.com
Price: $45 for 0.21 oz/ 6 g
Made in Italy
Description from the website: Purely pigmented color with seamless customizable coverage. New Dual-Intensity Blush defies genre with a silky, wet/dry formula of unprecedented artistry. Apply dry for a healthy glow and wet for translucent, second-skin finish. Six modern shade pairings coordinated to wear alone or pair together for a range of dynamic effects and versatility. Housed in a new, modern compact design.
NARS exclusive Translucent Prismatic Technology features pearls and pigments perfectly suspended in transparent soft base to allows for multi-dimensional effects with a uniquely weightless, luxurious texture.
Thoughts: I was extremely excited when I received this. Honestly, I was planning on getting one of the blushes at The Makeup Show. I just wasn't sure which one.
Now for my overall opinion... First of all like all NARS packaging, it has that soft black packaging. It has a lot of marks from my fingertips. I'm not the biggest fan of NARS packaging. I like the simple, black packaging but I hate the marks. With that said, it comes with a mirror making it travel-friendly. It's also tiny and has a magnetic opening/closing. You do have to take a brush with you if you take this for traveling. If you don't take a brush, you can use a Q-tip or even your fingers. Secondly, the blushes are soft and smooth. It feels like butter. It reminds me of a lot of medium to higher end products. The design, texture, and being able to use it both wet and dry reminds me of NARS Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow Palette but for the face. With that said, the blushes are compacted but there are slight loose powder. It is nothing compared to other powder products I have seen. It's very minimal. Third, you can use it wet or dry. I cannot say how it is wet since I did not use it that way. I only used it dried. With that said, it goes on easily and it's opaque. Since both blush are more on the golden side, I used it more as a highlighter than blush. Plus, I think it's too light to be a blush for my skin tone and I'm not too sure if I want to have sparkly cheek colors. For that reason, I'm not too sure why they call it a blush not a highlighter. You don't have to follow the rules. I applied it on the high points of the cheeks, tip of the nose, and cupid's bow. Lastly, it lasted all day on me. It did not fade or come off.
* Simple, classic, black packaging.
* Comes with a mirror.
* Magnetic opening/closing.
* Soft and smooth consistency; it feels like butter.
* Can be used wet or dry.
* Easy to use.
* Used it as a highlighter.
* Lasted all day on me without fading.
* Lots of finger marks on the packaging.
* Very minimal loose powder.
Would repurchase: Yes.
Rating: 4.5/5 Tobey's Paws
Other NARS products reviewed/swatched:
Stain Lip Pencil
Disclaimer: The product mentioned in this post is given to me. I am not affiliated with the company nor getting paid to advertise the product. This post is written with my honest opinion.