NARS Darling Air Matte BlushNARS Darling Air Matte Blush ($30.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a brighter, light-medium pink-coral with delicate, heat undertones and a principally matte end. It had sheer coloration protection, which wasn’t straightforward to construct up in individual; if something, the extra I attempted to construct up the colour, the much less coloration adhered to the world because the product lifted up and bunched up in locations. It was imagined to be sheer, nevertheless it was additionally imagined to be buildable, which it was not.
It utilized finest with a fluffy, artificial brush, however the system was troublesome to work with because it pilled up on itself and was very troublesome to clean out for a fair software of coloration. It didn’t enhance by warming it up between fingertips or on the again of my hand. The stress needed to essentially push and nearly grind out the pill-like bits was extreme and didn’t actually work on my cheeks (that are much less of a agency/flat floor like my forearm). The colour was laborious to get to look even, and it was actually the sheerness that made it look satisfactory in any respect.
It didn’t apply nicely over base merchandise because it was susceptible to lifting and shifting basis/concealer round. It was finest over naked pores and skin, although “finest” is type of like “not the worst” on this context. There was seen fading after six hours of wear and tear.
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$30.00/0.21 oz. – $142.86 Per Ounce
The system is meant to have a “comfortable matte end” with “sheer, buildable protection” that’s “completely subtle” and “superbly blends and blurs for second-skin coloration that lasts.” Per the model, the system could be utilized with fingertips or a brush, and I did not have good luck with fingertips in any respect. A brush was marginally higher, however I failed to realize even protection with any technique or instrument that I attempted.
The quantity of stress one wanted to get a clean software simply didn’t lend itself for precise cheek software; I may get considerably smoother, extra even protection on my arm, the place I may actually push and rub at my pores and skin, nevertheless it’s not sensible to try this to at least one’s cheek (which is much less of a flat floor), significantly if one has any base merchandise on (welcome to Carry Metropolis!).
The feel of the blush felt ethereal and mousse-like, nevertheless it instantly pilled upon contact of my pores and skin, and I simply could not get it to clean out in follow. I attempted making use of the product to the again of my hand to attempt to heat it up, nevertheless it was fast to dry down and nonetheless fairly pilled, and by the point I transferred product to my pores and skin, there was nearly no protection accessible. If I attempted to construct up protection, the preliminary layer simply pushed or lifted off my pores and skin, so all the things seemed worse the extra I fussed with it.
What little product translated (and as poor because it seemed on), it stayed there for six to seven hours earlier than fading. They delivered on the sheer protection, however they weren’t buildable, blendable, smoothing, blurring, or long-wearing.
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DIMETHICONE · HYDROGENATED POLYISOBUTENE · C30-45 ALKYL DIMETHICONE · JOJOBA ESTERS · OCTYLDODECANOL · MICA · HDI/TRIMETHYLOL HEXYLLACTONE CROSSPOLYMER · DIMETHICONE/VINYL DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER · DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER · NYLON-12 · SILICA · PASSIFLORA EDULIS SEED OIL · SORBITAN OLEATE · MAGNESIUM OXIDE · ALUMINA · TOCOPERHOL · PHENOXYETHANOL · [+/-(MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR): BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE (CI 77163) · IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499) · RED 28 LAKE (CI 45410) · RED 7 LAKE (CI 15850) · TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891) · YELLOW 5 LAKE (CI 19140)] ·
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