Loves Me Not
NARS Loves Me Not Powder Blush ($30.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a soft, light-medium pink with warm undertones and a soft, lilac pearl sheen. It looked more interesting as I buffed and blended out the powder on my cheeks, as it seemed to have a cooler, more noticeable sheen than I expected based on initial swatches. The pigmentation was good and covered my skin evenly. The texture was soft, slightly firm but not dry or difficult to blend out on my skin. It wore well for eight hours on me before I noticed signs of fading.
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).
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$30.00/0.16 oz. - $187.50 Per Ounce
From NARS’ website, their blush formula is described as “beautifully pigmented” and “soft [and] blendable.” NARS' blushes, since they've been released in such a massive range of shades over the years, can vary from shade to shade to some degree. Most shades are pigmented with firmer, slightly stiffer consistencies that can also run on the thinner side, which allows greater control when picking up product but some of the more matte shades could be a bit more blendable or easier to work with.
Some of the more newly-released shades have softer, more yielding textures that are a bit creamier and are easier to blend out, though most of NARS' blushes are fairly blendable. The wear typically ranges from eight to nine hours with a few shades falling above or below this range.
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