NARS Satellite of Love Highlighting Blush
Reach to the Stars for a Satellite of Love
NARS Satellite of Love Highlighting Blush ($28.00 for 0.16 oz.) is described as a “sparkling gold sand.” It’s a peachy brown with a hint of orange and pale gold shimmer and sparkle. It adds warmth, a little tan coloring, and noticeable sparkle and sheen to cheeks. Chanel Lucky Stripes is similar but more shimmery than sparkly. NARS Miss Liberty is lighter, more beige. MAC How Beautiful! is very light and beige. Chanel Empreinte de Chanel is more golden, yellower.
The Highlighting Blush formula is supposd to impart a “luminous glow” that can be worn alone or paired with other cheek products. This particular shade has a bit more sparkle than sheen, though a lot of the sparkle gets lost between the pan, your brush, and your cheek, but it did emphasize my pores just slightly. It has decent color payoff (it’s about what you see in the pan) and buildable to the color you see in the pan. Because it is a lighter shade overall, on deeper complexions, it is going to add very subtle warmth but not visible color–more a highlighter than anything else. Lighter complexions can use it as both a highlighter as well as a blusher (well, probably bronzer). The texture was a bit on the dry side, but it was nice and blendable on the cheek. It wore for seven hours before there was noticeable fading.