Yet another late post which means: Words. Few. However, you all know by now that I always say that and then still end up rambling. So…enjoy?
I am ashamed at how long its taken me to show you guys this blush. YOU GUYS. THIS BLUSH. NARS Boys Don’t Cry blush ($48CAD) from the Pierre Hardy collection is probably one of the best makeup purchases I’ve made all year, if not THE best. A total 10/10 for me! How can you go wrong with a) a NARS blush, that b) is a gorgeous bold coral red (or pink grapefruit, as it’s described)?! Answer: YOU CAN’T. It’s all sorts of WIN.
The ‘awesome’ quote above was on a card I bought for my mom for Mothers Day (which, stupidly I forgot to give her – next year maybe?), and I just had to use it as a prop. Because this blush is, in fact, AWESOME. See all my use of caps today? It’s for a reason, people.
Of course, the beautiful gold design above is an overspray, and disappears after a use or two, which is just fine with me. What you’re left with is this:
I feel like this shade of blush was honestly made for my skintone – it’s so damn flattering! Or maybe it was just made for everyone’s skintone – it’s got both a warmth and a coolness about it so that I think it would work on most people. It also buffs out beautifully so that you can wear it with a light hand, or more intense if you so desire. Below, I’m wearing it first with a more subtle touch – this was an actual look I wore (which incidentally accompanied the eye makeup in this post); in the rest of the shots I applied the shade more heavily so it would show up more strongly in photos.
Please note that the hardcore glow I’ve got going on in these photos is due to Becca’s Shimmering Skin Perfector and not from the blush – it is a matte formula, though not powdery at all so it melds with the skin beautifully. I like that I can wear it over liquid products and it doesn’t get blotchy throughout the day like some other products I own. In fact, this blush wears well throughout the entire day with very minimal fading overall, even in humidity.
I really don’t know what else I can say about this blush that you can’t see clearly with your EYEBALLS – it’s frickin’ GORGEOUS. I never really thought about a blush this shade before until suddenly there it was, and I am SO happy that I picked this up – as many of you have said, it’s A LOT of blush at 0.45oz (NARS blushes are usually 0.16oz), and I was intimidated as who really needs that much blush!? But now that I have it, I would pay for even MOAR if it meant having this shade in my possession. Of the 30+ blush I have, since it’s purchase I’ve worn this consistently more than any of my other shades. And since it’s essentially seasonless (it can go all summer-flushed or windblown with ease), I don’t see that changing any time soon.
A big YIPEEEEEEEEEE to blush, and THANK YOU to NARS for making a shade like this
Did you pick up Boys Don’t Cry (or Rotonde)? What shade of blush gets the most love from you in your collection?