NARS Exhibit A Blush ($26.00 for 0.16 oz.) is a fiery orange that’s as pigmented as it looks in the pan. It is an intimidating shade to be sure, because it does go on something FIERCE! even when you are careful. Exhibit A has a matte finish, so it won’t accentuate fine lines or pores, and it can easily be buffed and blended onto skin so it looks natural and not quite so obviously orange.
When I wore this the other day, I used MAC’s 184 Brush, because it gave me the ability to really apply it subtly and softly against the angle of my cheek. The width of the brush allowed me to deposit the initial burst of color onto the majority of my cheek, and then I could feather it out with soft strokes.
It doesn’t pull too red, and it certainly doesn’t pull yellow, which makes it wearable regardless of your undertones. I particularly love this blush on our darker skinned beauties (plus, it shows intensely even on darker skin tones). Don’t let this blush scare you — it can be worn and worn without fear. Just be sure to have your buffing brush and some loose setting powder on hand to blend and diffuse it!
P.S. — U.S. NARS customers can get a trio of miniature-sized lipglosses in Stolen Kisses, Risky Business, and Moonfleet with code TEMPTALIA on orders of $25 or more, expires 8/15.