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I completely forgot about Luster, despite wearing it just 3 days ago. LOL. You’re right, it would work really well for fall and with browns, though I think the golden burnish is great with a summer tan too! πŸ™‚

OMG I can’t believe I almost passed up Hidden Treasures! Didn’t care for the swatches online but decided to go into the Store to see how it swatched. I will say if I could blush naturally, that would be the color!

Tarte Exposed is my go-to fall blush. Not too warm toned or shimmery & gives you a natural “just came in from outside on a chilly day” sort of look!

Maybe Chanel Rose Initiale ( but I purchased just 2 blushes lately, Supernova and Rose Initiale in fact ). The Guerlain duos look beautiful, and definitely the LancΓ΄me blush is very bad.
So Rose Initiale to me.

I just bought NARS Outlaw a few days ago and I think it is perfect for fall! I can see I am going to use it alot as the seasons change. I am a total Chanel JC girl but Chanel doesn’t have anything like Outlaw.

Me too, Moena! I’m pretty light (NC20-25), but even I wish it was a bit more pigmented. I don’t have any real problem getting it to show up on me with a couple swipes, but I personally like the more pigmented NARS blushes where a small tap of the brush to the blush is enough.

How does that blush wear for you? I’m always interested in buying it, but I never do. πŸ™ Does the shimmer show heavily and is there any fading or patchiness? Also, if you answer this post, what is your skin type and shade? As I’m very fair with dry skin. -_-

Megan, Cactus Flower is one of my top 3 favorite blushes, so maybe I can help out until EvreMedusa replies. I love the colour of Cactus Flower and think it gives a look that is utter sex appeal! I’m Olive with yellow undertones; NARS Punjab in foundation or MAC’s NC 25-35 (depending on season). My skin texture is normal/combination. One of the things that I love is that you can apply it sheerly for a more pink-mango-coral look, or more heavily for a more pink-red look. The gold shimmer is light. No shiny disco ball effect here. Just a gorgeous, light shimmery gold glow.

On my skin, it will fade a bit after about 7.5 or 8 hours. Not much, but a bit. HOWEVER, I do think a part of that (this summer at least) is due to the fact that I live in Houston which has 100% humidity and brutal tropical summers. Almost no makeup survives untainted and undamaged as a result. In any event, for me, 7.5-8 hrs is fine but perhaps it might be an issue for you? Or perhaps your dry skin would make it last less? I don’t know. If you’re super dry, perhaps you’d have to put moisturiser on before hand? I don’t know, as I’m unfamiliar with what dry skin would require, blush-wise. But if you put on moisturiser anyway, it shouldn’t be a problem, I don’t think. It’s not a *creamy* cream blush and it almost has a bit of faint gel-powder feel to it (if that makes any sense). I’ve never had any problems with blendability or patchiness. I think on your very fair skin, Cactus Flower will be lovely but, to be honest, I think Cactus Flower would be lovely on ALL skin types. πŸ™‚ Hope that helps.

Ah, thank you so much! I’m from Georgia so humidity here is all that I know. Super heavy, sticky summer heat. Ha ha. I moisturize a lot, which I should say my cheeks aren’t dry, my t-zone is dry…which is somewhat odd to me, but that’s my skin. Ha ha. As far as blush is concerned, I never have problems with blush fading unless it’s been a loooong day, but for the most part blush is fine for me. My skin is neutral, but can lean warm or cool depending on the day,lighting,etc. Thank you for your response! You’re super helpful!

Stila’s Poppy Convertible Color. It’s even better for winter, but I just love it for any of the colder months! Such a beautiful color and it looks very natural.

I’m glad to see everyone is saying Nars Sin. I just got it today for my birthday and I can’t wait to use it! I also really like Mac Frankly Scarlet and Mac Breezy.

All from NARS: Outlaw, Mounia & Lokoum. Outlaw because it’s my favorite blush, then the others for various reasons. The cranberry-raspberry aspect of Mounia will be great with greys and blacks in colder weather (though I’ve worn it in the summer, too) & the dusky rose aspect of Lokoum will work for a really natural, softly flushed look. Oh, and there is always Montenegro for when I’m going for the Snow White look. But I suppose that’s more winter than fall.

Sadly, it is discontinued, Megan. But I got mine off eBay and for a bit less than usual, regular NARS’ prices. They often have one up for auction, usually every 2 weeks or so, so I would definitely check there and so some sort of saved search/notification. It’s absolutely worth it, imo. It’s SUPER, SUPER pigmented, silky, buttery and more of a raspberry than the rose-pink Outlaw. Here are some very true-to-life swatches if you or anyone is interested: http://www.gettingcheeky.com/2011/04/treatise-on-nars-mounia.html

MAC Plum Foolery and Breath Of Plum are my favourites. I feel like I need to check out Nars Sin and Outlaw after seeing everyone else’s comments!

I pick my blush based on what I’m wearing, not really seasons. If I had to pick a shade that I wear a lot during the fall, I would pick Nars Taos.

We don’t really have fall per SE on the Gulf Coast of the US, and what are considered Fall colors don’t do much for me. On chilly days Nars Sin is a good one, but since half our not-deathly-hot season is highs in the seventies I just flip through blush compacts until the right one appears. There’s a very neutral color from MAC, the Cruella DeVille blush, that I use a lot in cooler months.

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