NARS Freedom Air Matte BlushNARS Freedom Air Matte Blush ($30.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a medium, pink-coral with refined, heat undertones and a semi-matte end. The feel felt like a light-weight, velvety mousse–skinny, light-weight, and “dry” like a silicone-based primer however nonetheless had a number of slip. The product utilized terribly, no matter making an attempt to make use of a brush or fingertips to take action. It felt extra powder-like as quickly because it got here into contact with my pores and skin; it was nearly an on the spot dry-down.
The blush balled up into small, pill-like bits when utilized to reveal pores and skin. I used to be in a position to make use of sufficient stress to easy most of it out on my arm, however I couldn’t use that very same stress on my cheeks–particularly not over basis, because it simply resulted in lifting and shifting my basis throughout.
When utilized with fingertips, I used to be capable of get a sheer layer of product that went on inconsistently. The extra I attempted to mix it out or unfold it out, the extra product that lifted away and left even sheerer protection behind. I couldn’t construct up the product in any respect as making use of a second layer lifted the primary layer nearly solely off my pores and skin! It was solely worse if I attempted to take action over a basis (even set with powder).
What little transferred and stayed on my cheeks–nevertheless blotchy and uneven it might have regarded–lasted for six and a half hours earlier than fading a bit.
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for particulars on basic efficiency and traits (like scent).
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$30.00/0.21 oz. – $142.86 Per Ounce
The formulation is meant to have a “delicate matte end” with “sheer, buildable protection” that’s “completely subtle” and “fantastically blends and blurs for second-skin colour that lasts.” Per the model, the formulation may be utilized with fingertips or a brush, and I did not have good luck with fingertips in any respect. A brush was marginally higher, however I failed to attain even protection with any technique or software that I attempted.
The quantity of stress one wanted to get a easy software simply didn’t lend itself for precise cheek software; I may get considerably smoother, extra even protection on my arm, the place I may actually push and rub at my pores and skin, nevertheless it’s not sensible to do this to at least one’s cheek (which is much less of a flat floor), significantly if one has any base merchandise on (welcome to Elevate Metropolis!).
The feel of the blush felt ethereal and mousse-like, nevertheless it instantly pilled upon contact of my pores and skin, and I simply could not get it to easy out in follow. I attempted making use of the product to the again of my hand to try to heat it up, nevertheless it was fast to dry down and nonetheless fairly pilled, and by the point I transferred product to my pores and skin, there was nearly no protection obtainable. If I attempted to construct up protection, the preliminary layer simply pushed or lifted off my pores and skin, so all the pieces regarded worse the extra I fussed with it.
What little product translated (and as poor because it regarded on), it stayed there for six to seven hours earlier than fading. They delivered on the sheer protection, however they weren’t buildable, blendable, smoothing, blurring, or long-wearing.
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DIMETHICONE · HYDROGENATED POLYISOBUTENE · C30-45 ALKYL DIMETHICONE · JOJOBA ESTERS · OCTYLDODECANOL · MICA · HDI/TRIMETHYLOL HEXYLLACTONE CROSSPOLYMER · DIMETHICONE/VINYL DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER · DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER · NYLON-12 · SILICA · PASSIFLORA EDULIS SEED OIL · SORBITAN OLEATE · MAGNESIUM OXIDE · ALUMINA · TOCOPERHOL · PHENOXYETHANOL · [+/-(MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR): BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE (CI 77163) · IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499) · RED 28 LAKE (CI 45410) · RED 7 LAKE (CI 15850) · TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891) · YELLOW 5 LAKE (CI 19140)] ·
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