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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

NARS BLUSH vs. drugstore brands

I was very pleased with my previous blush/highlighter/bronzer purchase, so I decided
to invest in some wishlist NARS Powder Blushes to see what all the hype was about.

NEW members of my blush collection include:

NARS Crazed
NARS Exhibit A
NARS Taj Mahal

These come highly recommended from many in the Makeup Community on YT.
The shades I selected were reported to be especially flattering on darker skin tones. I wear MAC NC50 Select SPF.

I hear that NARS blushes are universally flattering on all skin tones. They are highly pigmented, so please build application slowly. I suggest using a fanbrush or a duo fiber brush so as not to apply too much product.

I found the level of pigment saturation to be superb. The texture of the blush is of the superfinely milled! However. When comparing to drugstore blushes I already own I found that the e.l.f. brand closely resembled the final result.
Of considerable note, an outstanding difference is I only needed to do one swipe of product for NARS & three of the other brands to get the equal intensity of pigment. The e.l.f. has slightly more shimmer. If you are on a budget, I recommend investing in the e.l.f. products. Perhaps you can treat yourself to a NARS on a special occassion.

Swatches coming soon. Plz ck back for updates!
NARS-Crazed vs. e.l.f. Natural Radiance Blusher-Flushed

NARS-Crazed vs. Jesse's Girl Color My World Baked Eyeshadow-Volcanic

NARS-Taj Mahal vs. e.l.f. Natural Radiance Blusher-Glow

NARS Powder Blush $25 vs. e.l.f. Natural Radiance Blusher $1
Difference $24 savings.
The Choice is yours


  1. hi, i saw your comment on another blog about how you like to order from Auraline Beauty. I was wondering if you could do a review on the brushes you got from them (how they compare to macs or similar), or just let me know in a message. I've tried three coastal scents brushes, and I'm not impressed. The 187 dupe, badger fan brush and crease. I am pretty sure these are Crown Brushes.

  2. Hi Stephanie,

    I would be happy to do a review on the Auraline prods (brushes) I purchased. I too am convinced that the CS brushes are from Crown. Stay tuned. :O)

  3. ur welcome. comparative swatches coming soon. thanks for commenting

  4. thanks for sharing this,great post I like it,think need to add 1 or 2 Nars blushes on my wishlist,they look so pretty n pigmented especially the Exhibit A

  5. Sharon, I love my NARS blushes! They are highly pigmented. I don't think I'll ever hit pan. One only need lightly stroke the brush & so much color comes off! They're incredible! Thanks for commenting.


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