NARS Taos Blush ($27) belongs to an elite battalion of blushes in my beauty brigade called the One Swipers, a group of blushes able to deliver all-day color from a single swipe across the pan.
What makes it special?
These One Swipers pack a lot of pigment, so a little goes a long way — which is great when they’re as expensive as a NARS blush. Taos, here, should last until forever, or at least until Bella and Edward break up (whichever comes first).
A platoon leader in the NARS permanent collection, Taos is one of those vibrant colors that I always notice when I walk by an open pan. A bright rosy red with golden shimmer and a wisp of coral, it’s like NARS Torrid’s darker red doppelganger.
I’ll wear it year-round, typically with neutral eyes and lips, but I find myself reaching for it more often around the holidays because of how much I like the way it looks with red lips.
When darker divas ask for blush recommendations, Taos is one of the first blushes that comes to mind, and I think it looks fan-freakin’-tastic on dark complexions, on both warm- and cool-toned babes.
Being so heavily pigmented can also make Taos a little tricky to apply. One too many sweeps from my favorite fan or skunk brushes, and Taos can take cheeks from having a rosy flush to looking like the cheeks of a scary circus clown, so whenever I use it, I try to remember to “dilute, dilute, dilute” the color by grazing the brush across the back of my hand (or a tissue) first before bringing it to my cheeks.
Christmas came early!
Talk about epic collisions of awesomeness! It’s really happening! Christopher Meloni, the former Detective Elliot Stabler, has officially joined the cast of True Blood, and he’ll be a regular, too, playing an elder vamp who holds the fate of Bill and Eric in his well-muscled undead hands.
Christopher will always be Detective unStabler to me…but I think I can find some room in my heart for another handsome vamp.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
The NARS Unsung Heroes series features some of my favorite products from the NARS permanent collection
- NARS Unsung Heroes: Mata Hari Blush
- NARS Unsung Heroes: Luster Blush
- NARS Unsung Heroes: Lovejoy Blush
- NARS Unsung Heroes: Pro-Prime Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base
- NARS Unsung Heroes: Amour Blush
- NARS Unsung Heroes: Gothika Lipgloss