Today's blush is Nars Desire. Another matte blush, it is a gorgeous cool pink, similar to Bobbi Brown's Pale Pink of yesterday. One difference is that this is somewhat more pigmented. I love the color of Desire, but I think the formula is not as smooth as R&R. Here is how it looks in the pan.
It's beautiful, right? I really do like it, but I have to say that Nars aren't my favorite blushes for a couple of reasons. First is the packaging, it gets dirty and over time, the rubber breaks down and has a tendency to get sticky (ick!). Another reason is that while they're more pigmented than most blushes, they lack the smoothness of R&R and the glowiness of Chanel Joues Contraste blushes. I used to have almost all the Nars, but only 5 or 6 remain in my collection. Here are the swatches again. Nars Desire is #5. It is slightly warmer than Pale Pink, but not quite as much as Angelika.
Nars Desire really is a pretty blush, that is wearable by anyone. Just make sure to apply lightly at first, then add more as needed. It's easier to add more than take some off! =) Tomorrow will be the 6th day of Bright Pink Blush Week. Come back then and I'll talk about one of my faves, Shu Uemura P Wine 24. In the meantime I'd love to hear your thoughts on Nars blushes and if you agree (or not) with me.