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on 1/12/2014 1:34:00 AM
More reviews by bebedejuin
Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm
Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine
This is my first high end blush. My mother nagged me for years to put some color on my cheeks so as to not look so washed-out, but many blushes are too dark/obvious on my fair skin (most likely NC15). I read that this color seems to have been formulated specifically for us porcelain-skinned girls and doesn't have much payoff for anyone much darker than NC/NW 20. As someone who finds the art of blush application deceptively difficult, I am pleased that it's virtually impossible to overdo it with Sex Appeal. I love the matte powdery finish and natural glow it provides. It's certainly pricy but lasts a good while. I do tan pretty well in the summer so I skipped it during those months because I knew it wouldn't show up.
4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.
on 12/23/2013 9:56:00 AM
More reviews by shoeboxoftrees
Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Blond, Wavy, Coarse
My skin tone would best be described as the neutral baby of MAC NC/NW shades, probably between a 10 and 15, but not quite 15, with very slight warm undertones. There are no drugstore foundations that come close to matching my skin, nor are there many at Sephora that would work either. I have to use custom-blended mineral powder foundation. That is how ridiculously pale my skin is.This blush looks absolutely gorgeous on my skin. It is a MATTE (yay!) light peachy pink that can be used quite sheerly, or built up to a bit of a darker color. It didn't look like much in the pan, and swatched a bit powdery, but holy cow does it transform once on the cheeks. It looks incredibly natural and not ruddy, dirty, or too cool-toned. Even though it is matte, the color adds a warmth that looks like a glow even when there isn't a visible shimmer or sheen. This is my everyday HG blush, which used to be Benefit's Dandelion which is much more sheer than Sex Appeal. I feel like I am getting a much better value for my money with the NARS blush, as I don't have to dig my brush in to get color payoff as I do with Dandelion. I apply it as I do other NARS blushes, in which I touch the brush to the powder, tap off the excess, and apply. Sex Appeal is just as pigmented as NARS' others, it's just that the lighter colored pigments that may not show up on darker skin. Pros: -Natural looking-Matte-Pigmented-Color that can be used every dayCons:-NARS packaging is irritating as it gets dirty so quickly and I have yet to find a way to clean it well-NARS blushes may be out of some people's price ranges at $29/each. That said, the first NARS blush I bought was Deep Throat, which I use quite often. It's been at least 4 years since I bought it, and I still haven't hit pan. You definitely get what you pay for with NARS blushes.
5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.
on 10/14/2013 11:40:00 AM
More reviews by ninaeaster
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
This is the perfect blush for the very fair! I am NC 20 and this gives me a pretty pinky peach flush that stays for hours. The texture is soft and blends easily. I recommend using the real techniques blush brush for the perfect amount of pigment. I just wish it was cheaper.
2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
on 7/5/2013 12:15:00 AM
More reviews by Eastend_Snob
Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium
I actually really like this blush. I don't know why, but I do. I find myself reaching out for this more than any of my other blushes, including Orgasm and Benefit Dandelion. It's very light in the pan, but I'm also very fair so it works well with my skin. I like how it imparts a beautiful natural glow to my cheeks without making it look obvious, like I'm wearing bronzer or something like that. I like to wear minimal makeup, i.e. TM, lipgloss and mascara (if I remember) so this blush is the perfect little boost for me.
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
on 7/2/2013 12:52:00 AM
More reviews by ExoticAlbino
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure
This isn't my HG blush although I do really like it. It's hard to deny the sleek Nars packaging looks nice, even if I do never use the built in mirror. If you are warm toned & very pale (think NC10-NC15) this blush will also look beautiful on you. It is a very light, peach color with a tinge of pink. The color looks very natural on my porcelain skin. I wish other cosmetic companies would make a dupe of this shade. It's not the typical peachy pink I'm seeing so many of on the market. This is lighter, & peachier, without being orange. My only reasoning for wishing others would follow suit is because most Nars blushes are too dry in texture. I *only* use matte blushes, don't get me wrong, because there is a difference between texture & finish. I don't want anything that's shimmery because of my crater pores. But Nars blushes are so dry that at times they apply patchy on my cheeks. I think if Illamasqua made a Sex Appeal-esque powder blush I'd die of happiness. I'm not crazy about the $$$ price, either, but there are more expensive blushes on the market & this *will* last me a very long time. I don't know why I bought 3. Although if I lost them, I'd repurchase.
4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.
on 5/19/2013 11:48:00 PM
More reviews by deanna424
Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine
Perfect light peachy pink color that shows up nicely on my nw15-20 skin. It's never too orange on me. It gives me the perfect natural glow.
3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
on 2/17/2013 1:32:00 PM
More reviews by juniperkittenface
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
This color is absolutely perfect for pale skin-tones! It gives me a beautiful, healthy glow. However, it does not have the greatest ingredients and tends to break me out (the first ingredient is talc) so I don't use it for that reason :(
2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
on 1/22/2013 7:56:00 AM
More reviews by One1Cherry
Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm
Hair: Black, Other, Fine
My HG! This is a light peachy glowy blush that gives you super fresh, healthy looking cheeks. Its also matt, so gives a powdery finish. I love light peachy blushes, i have so many and i really love this. I'm NC 25 and this shows up on my skintone pretty well. The product is very fine and pressed well. It does not get powdery when i'm using my brush to pick up product. Very nice indeed.I basically have not complain about this blush.
on 12/19/2012 3:06:00 AM
More reviews by cgw1
Skin: Dry, Fair, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Curly, Fine
I am so disappointed by this blush. I've been thinking about it constantly for three weeks and I finally decided to pull the trigger. I truly believed it was THE blush for me. How wrong I was. I consider myself very pale, but I guess it's all relative. I'm around an NC20, probably closer to NC15 right now since it's winter. This blush barely showed up on me. It was barely detectable after 5 good swipes. That's crazy. After that may swipes it started to look powdery. I should say that I am used to more pigmented blushes, but I've recently gotten into the nude blush look and thought that would be perfect. I'm going to stick to Giorgio Armani blushes. I know everyone and their mom loves NARS, but I really haven't fallen in love with any NARS blushes and I've owned 7 at some point but always end up purging them. A good alternative to this blush is Cargo Molokai which is also a peachy matte blush that is a great nude and actually shows up.
6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.
on 9/23/2012 12:21:00 AM
More reviews by phoebeweatherfield
Hair: Red, Other, Fine
This is my HG blush, and I'm forever grateful to the NARS SA at the otherwise-very-intimidating Saks who introduced me to it. It's lovely on my pale skin, one compact lasts forever, and NO SHIMMER OR GLITTER. Perfect.
5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.
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