I’ve had my share of flings with purple glosses 🙂 (still lovin’ ya, MAC Lavender Whip!), but I’ve never found the right blush to go with ’em.
Shimmery golden berry NARS Blush in Sin ($26) just may be the perfect partner for purple gloss. It’s been part of the NARS family (permanent) for some time now, but I just recently gave it a try.
Speaking of purple, has anyone else been crushing hard on purple lipgloss lately? I’ve been working my way through a phase triggered by the new purple glosses from Benefit and Too Faced (but I digress…).
Sin kinda intimidated me at first, sitting all dark and scary in the pan, but applied gingerly with a large, fluffy brush head, I think it lends a faint violet flush to my cheeks (or try a fan brush for even sheerer application).
I didn’t think a purple blush could look natural, but I really think Sin does. Like other NARS blushes I’ve tried, Sin packs a fine powder texture that blends easily, but doesn’t hang around as long on the skin. When I’ve put it on at 8, it’s been straight-up gone by 3, so I’ve bringing along a travel brush for touchups on the go.
It’s not a bargain blush at $26 (and I’d rather not have to reapply), but I’m sold on the color of NARS Sin. If you’ve got a tube of purple lipglosses looking for a friend, snag a swatch on your next trip to a NARS counter. Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: B
L.A. Candy: My world has changed forever!!
Okay, not really. 🙂 I finished the book last night, and I’m almost too embarrassed to admit this: I kinda liked it! Sure, it’s nothing revolutionary; I wanted something fluffy and fast, and that’s just what it delivered.
I gotta hand it to L.C. The girl’s got a New York Times bestseller now, and how many ex-reality TV stars can say that? A big YAY for cheesy, mind-melting teen lit!
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. Happy hump day to us all!