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!