Just look at these. Just look at them! They are some of the prettiest pieces of makeup I've ever seen. The new NARS Dual-Intensity Wet/Dry Blushes* are gorgeous. It was love at first sight for these beauties. I spied them in a press release or on the internet long before they came out and I just needed them. I fell in love with the NARS Dual-Intensity Eye Shadows a while back and you may remember the post I did on them. Excitement was putting it lightly... And so with my new found love of blush and highlight I just knew I would love them, and guess what? I do, I definitely do, with my whole heart.
On first glance, you'd probably think that these are a little daunting. The coloured blushers especially look like they pack a whole lot of punch on the pigmentation front and although they can do that, they can also be on the subtle side of the pigmentation scale too. That's where the wet and dry part comes in. These beautiful blushes can be applied either wet to pack a bit more of a punch which will increase the pigmentation, where for more of a subtle colour then apply them dry. These are very build able which is why I love them so much. They are so easy to apply and it'd be really difficult to get that overdone look with these. If you apply a little bit at a time then you won't have any issues. I wouldn't recommend applying the coloured shades wet, I'd stick to the highlight shades as I don't think they really need it. Though, when you apply the highlight shades wet, something beautiful happens and that beautiful highlight that you would have gotten from applying dry is kicked up a notch and you're left with an even glossier highlight. I love this so much. Again it's build able so you don't have to worry about applying to much, and anyway, as long as your applying it to the high points of your face, you can't really have too much highlighter in my opinion anyway.
The shades I got my hands on are (L-R in the picture above) Craving: a beautiful sparkling seashell pink highlight/ shimmering bronze duo, Jubilation: a duo great for highlighting featuring a sparkling yellow gold highlighter and a shimmering soft nude peach highlighter, Frenzy: a gorgeous highlight/blush duo featuring a sparkling soft pink gold highlighter and a shimmering bright tangerine orange blush shade and Fervor: a shimmering soft pink blush and a deep coppery rose (I totes have my eye on this for an eye shadow shade in the winter!). I love them all and I have been getting so much use out of them all. I'd completely recommend applying the highlighters over a matte brush and the bronze shade in craving would be great for skin tones a little darker than mine, though I do add a tiny bit of this to my makeup to add a little somethin' somethin' extra. Though don't be heavy handed on this pale gals, you could end up looking a little too bronzed if you know what I mean. My favourite blush shade is the orange in the Frenzy palette because I'm totally loving this shade for spring/summer and Fervor will definitely be the firm favourite for the colder seasons (though, I still crack this out on the colder and rainy days).
You get so much for your money with these blushes. You get two shades in each palette and they are so multi-use with the wet and dry formulation so you won't find these go unloved. Add one or two to your collection and trust me, you'll find yourself addicted like me wanting more.
Perfect for the spring/summer!
What shades of the NARS Dual-Intensity Blushes have you got your eyes on?