From the comments some of you left on my Facebook Fan NARS Giveaway (which by the way ends tonight at 11:59 PM EST), there’s a population of you cuties who haven’t tried a NARS Blush yet. I hate to be all dramatic and what not, but I’m about to be all dramatic and what not: YOU’RE MISSING OUT!!! LOL. If a phobia of blush is what’s stopping you, stop it right now and read Blush 101 for some tips. If not being familar with the line is giving you pause, then I’ve put together a list of blushes perfect for every skin tone. What I love most about the NARS line is that it contains super pretty, super pigmented, and totally wearable shades (many of which come in matte finishes so those with skin texture issues can find a blush that doesn’t highlight their imperfections) for every single woman on earth. Every one. And I’m willing to place a bet on that claim, too…lol.
Even if you’re a beauty on a budget, set aside $5 a week for a month and when the end of the month comes at least walk out with Orgasm, the line’s award winning shade that looks good on damn near everybody whether you’re Nicole Kidman or Alek Wek.
Most skin tones can blindly pick a shade of NARS Blush and it will look great. I myself switch between Taos, Exhibit A, Mata Hari, Mounia, Gina, Gilda, Sin, Orgasm, Outlaw (which seems to be sadly discontinued), Taj Mahal, Amour, Desire, Dolce Vita, and Torrid and I’m a MAC NW47. And a blush fiend as it seems.
Anyway, here are some suggestions below on what to try first for your skintone. You may find that you can wear additional shades that aren’t listed below (because that’s what’s so great about NARS Blush) so feel free to check out Blush 101 for tips on how to find your perfect shade of blush.
Tips on using this guide:
1. I would never get a single post completed in a timely manner if I were to list each and every beautiful shade we women come in, plus some colors work on a multitude of skin tone variations. When looking through this guide, go for the skin tone category that closely matches your skin. If you’re still stuck, contact me.
2. If NARS isn’t in your budget, still use this guide to help you decide which colors look best on your skin tone so you know what to look for with other brands.
Fair skin (Nicole Kidman) Orgasm, Oasis, Zen, Nico, Madly, Dolce Vita, Gina
Medium Skin (Sarah Jessica Parker) Deep Throat, Orgasm, Desire, Ninotchka, Oasis, Sin, Torrid, Sertao, Mata Hari
Light Olive Skin (Kim Kardashian) Orgasm, Deep Throat, Torrid, Desire, Sin, Silvana, Madly, Angelika, Gina
Olive Skin (Padma Lakshmi) Amour, Exhibit A, Gilda, Gina, Lovejoy, Taj Mahal, Taos, Dolce Vita, Mounia, Orgasm, Torrid
Tan/Golden Skin (Jennifer Lopez to Beyonce) Lovejoy, Luster, Orgasm, Mata Hari, Desire, Dolce Vita, Angelika, Torrid, Sin, Taj Mahal
Caramel Skin (Halle Berry to Queen Latifah) Orgasm, Taj Mahal, Exhibit A, Torrid, Taos, Dolce Vita, Desire, Mounia, Lovejoy, Gilda
Dark Skin (Nia Long to Gabrielle Union) Exhibit A, Mounia, Taj Mahal, Orgasm, Dolce Vita, Desire, Gina, Taos, Torrid, Amour
Deep Skin (Kelly Rowland to Alek Wek) Orgasm, Exhibit A, Taj Mahal, Mounia, Taos, Desire