Friday, March 9, 2012
New Nars Addi(c)tion: Oasis Blush
I have to say I'm pretty proud of what I did there with the title.... It's true, I'm going to be a total Nars junkie when I actually have a real job and a real income. For now, I will have to settle with a few calculated purchases to satisfy my Nars lemmings. My most recent addition to my Nars blush collection is Oasis. Oasis blush is a dusty rose blush injected with tons of gold glitter and shimmers.
Nars recently increased the price of several of their products, blush included. Now a single blush costs $28. Ounce for ounce, this puts Nars in the same price bracket of many luxury makeup brands including Chanel and Dior. Nonetheless, it will take me years to finish up a single blush so the price is justifiable.
Oasis is smooth and pigmented, something one should come to expect from Nars. The matte dusty rose base is beautiful and natural when blended out. This kind of color gives my complexion a more sophisticated air that my favorite peachy pink blushes cannot. The one downfall of Oasis would be the glitter or shimmer. At first I did not realize how many light reflecting particles were loaded into this blush. But sure enough, Oasis is packed with glitter which translates onto the cheeks. I have to be careful when applying this because I risk looking like a disco ball if I do not dust off excess glitter with a powder brush. If you do not like shimmer or glitter, skip this blush and opt for another Nars blush instead. Although I'm glad I have Oasis in my collection, I don't reach for it as often as other blushes due to the glitter.
Oasis is the second Nars blush I own and I hope to purchase quite a few more in the future.... Have you tried Nars blushes? What are your favorite shades?