“Don’t judge a book by its cover,” says the English proverb. And why shouldn’t we? Answer: because looks can be deceiving, as they are for Nars Mounia powder blush ($25).
When I swatched this shimmery reddish brown coral with golden pearl before I left for Florida, I was convinced it was going to cause crazy clown cheeks. It looked almost like bright paint in the pan and on the back of my hand.
Undeterred, I busted out my Shu Uemura 7.5EX fan brush ($35). Because Mounia was so intense in the pan, I applied slowly, shooting for very thin, sheer layers.
To my surprise, the shade didn’t look anywhere near as bright on my cheeks. It delivers a bright yet natural, just-pinched flush — not at all what I expected.
That’s Mounia on my cheeks and colors from the JK Jemma Kidd Fashion Palette on my eyes and lips.
With bright red cheek colors like Nars Mounia, I like to wear neutral lips and eyes because if I don’t — if I wear too many bright colors at the same time — it looks like there’s a party on my face, LOL!
Nars Mounia Powder Blush
Use: A bright yet natural red blush
Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: A+
Nars blushes cost an arm and a leg, but since Mounia packs such a pigment wallop, it should last a little longer than the average blush.
Do you remember the last time a blush or eyeshadow surprised the heck out of you?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,