As part of the NARS Summer 2016 Under Cover collection, NARS released two Dual-Intensity Blushes — Sexual Content and Liberation ($45 each) — and they are, in a word, gorgeous! I love how NARS collections are always wearable but never boring.
The NARS Dual-Intensity Blushes have a very pigmented, soft formula that can be used wet or dry. When used dry, they’re softly luminous, but if you use them with a dampened brush, the shine is more intense.
These two blush duos are incredibly versatile and would work for a wide range of skin tones, and I love that both of the colors in each duo can work layered or alone.
Sexual Content has a soft peach on the left and a medium pink on the right, and both shades are so pretty! I think the left color would be a great everyday blush for lighter skin tones and a nice sheen/highlighter for darker skin tones. The color on the right is even more universal. The swatches below are with a heavy hand so that you can really see the color, but these can just as easily be applied lightly for a wash of shimmery color.
Liberation has a cool-toned baby pink on the left and a warm rosy/terracota shade on the right. I think the shade on the right is very unique and gives a lovely natural flush. On lighter skin tones, it may also work as a bronzer. Either way, both shades are super pretty and wearable.
Both of these blush duos are stunning, and I see myself reaching for them often. I really can’t pick a favorite because I think they’re both beautiful in their own way, but I’d say that Sexual Content is probably better for lighter tones, and Liberation would work better for darker skin tones.
But to be honest…since these colors are so very layerable, I’ll be wearing both!
In this picture I’m wearing the right shade of Sexual Content dusted over my cheeks, and I think it totally works!
These blushes are limited edition and available now for $45 each.
What do you think? Will you be picking anything up from the NARS Under Cover collection?