Wearing two layers of the new NARS Unlawful Blush on my cheeks
MYSTERY CALLER: Hey, girl.
KAREN: Hey… (?)
MYSTERY CALLER: What are you doing?
KAREN: Um…well, I have a wicked bout of insomnia right now, but what else is new?
MYSTERY CALLER: Damn, that sucks.
KAREN: And despite the fact that it’s closer to dawn than dusk, I’m playing with some new fall makeup from NARS.
MYSTERY CALLER: Fun!
KAREN: I know! I actually just applied a new blush of theirs called Unlawful — wait, who is this, and why are you calling me in the middle of the night?
MYSTERY CALLER: Well, that’s for me to know and for you to find out.
KAREN: OK, that was creepy…
MYSTERY CALLER: Wait, don’t hang up on me. Trust me, you’re a fan.
KAREN: Alright… OK, well, this is totally weird, though, but what the heck. It’s the middle of the night, and I’ve obviously got insomnia, so I might as well just go with it.
MYSTERY CALLER: Yes! Now, about that blush… I want to hear all about it.
KAREN: Uh, huh… Have I mentioned how TOTALLY WEIRD this is?
MYSTERY CALLER: You have.
KAREN: Right… But I’m not one to pass up an opportunity to talk about makeup, even if it is with a mystery caller in the middle of the night.
So, Unlawful. It’s a real showstopper — a warm-toned opalescent bronzed amber pink packed with tiny flecks of silver glitter, and it’s very pigmented, too.
That NARS decided to add silver glitter to it seems kind of unusual, because as warm as it is, I would have expected NARS to go with gold instead.
But the silver works. There’s just a lot of it.
OK, a ton.
You can’t really tell in pics, but you get up close and it’s a total glitter-fest.
I mean, the flecks are almost microscopic. They’re really tiny, which keeps the shade from delving into tacky territory, but it’s great. With this, you really don’t even need a highlighter.
NARS Unlawful Blush, $30
Ultimately, it depends on how you feel about glitter. It’s all really subtle in pics, but it’s like, “Hey, how YOU doin’?” in real life.
MYSTERY CALLER: A friend of mine told me that Unlawful is from the new fall Night Caller collection? Is that right?
KAREN: It is. I always look forward to the NARS fall — wait, can you hold on a second? My cat just walked into the room, and if I don’t pick him up and show him some attention he’ll throw a fit.
Come here, Tabs.
MYSTERY CALLER: Take your time…
KAREN: Anyway, the fall collection is dope! Ten pieces. Along with the blush, there are a couple of eyeshadow duos, two Satin Lip Pencils, a new multiple and, oh! — a new line of glittery eyeliners based on the NARS Night Series eyeshadows.
Do you know those?
MYSTERY CALLER: Actually, no. Frankly, I know more about acting than I know about eyeshadow.