June 14, 2010

NARS -- PENNY LANE CREME BLUSH (Review)

This is my first time using any creme blush from NARS. I have tried and loved NARS Multiples, so I was pretty positive that I would like the creme blushes too.
The product no doubt is a nice one, but the color is a wrong choice for me.


NARS CREME BLUSH IN PENNY LANE

This blush is creme to powder kind of blush. Its light weight, non-sticky and blends beautifully. I use my fingers to apply this. It is soft and does not dries quickly. It gives enough time to blend and then turns into a satiny, powdery finish. The creme blushes from MAC are very thick and sticky, which I don't like. Also Stila Convertible was pretty sticky. I have the creme blush from Illamasqua, which I like. Its light weight and non-sticky.
There is one MAJOR difference that I noticed. The Illamasqua creme blushes give a dewy, wet kind of look and the NARS Creme blush gives a matte, satiny look.


SWATCH OF PENNY LANE

The color I have is Penny Lane and its one of the most neutral, blush color I have. Its a very pale peachy, mauvey, Pink Blush color (crap color description, I know). The color pay 0ff is Ok. Its a pale blush to begin with, but the color is buildable. On my NC40/42 Skin, it did show up, but after applying 2-3 layers. I would prefer using it as base under my blushes. Its pretty natural color, so I could use it almost under every color blush, without actually messing/altering the original color.


PENNY LANE (Blended)

The staying power is nice, like every NARS Blush. I liked the formula, but I don't think that this color is must have kinds. Its one of those shades, that you need when you want that "no make-up look", just to give some definition to the face and cheeks. Its like "my cheeks but better" kind of thing...lol!!

The packaging is usual, Black, rubbery NARS packaging, with a mirror. Its so natural in color and less pigmented, that you could just throw it in purse and apply without using a mirror. You really need not be very careful while applying this.

Sometimes, its great to have less pigmented products. They do come handy!! At $26, its very pricey and honestly NYC Creme Blush Stick can do a similar job (using as blush base), if you get the right, muted, neutral color.

This would be a good color for lighter skintones, but for skintone like mine, I could use it only as blush base. For $26, I would want something that I can use on its own or in multiple ways.

p.s: For getting an idea about my skin type, skin tone etc, please refer the 'About' section on the navigation bar at the top of this page.

7 comments :

  1. Great review, darling! I, being so pale, could try this!!
    XX

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  2. Great review! i always wondered about nars cream blushes but i doubt i would get this colour.

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  3. I love cream blushes...nice review!

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  4. Great review! I actually love Penny Lane but I can totally understand your point of view on this product. Cactus Flower is a nice brighter cream blush from NARS that is definitely more pigmented.

    Michelle
    x

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  5. I love your blog :)

    I swatched this at Sephora the other day and passed on it for the same reason.

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  6. This has been on my wishlist for ages!
    I can see what you mean that it doesn't suit your tone that much though... perhaps Constantinople would be better for you...?

    xoxo

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  7. Thank you for the review! I was just about too buy this, but as I am also quite tan I think I will shop around before hand :D xx
    hellobeautiful61.blogspot.com
    xxxx

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