Makeup holiday collections are something I look forward to every year. Makeup companies always rival each other in terms of exquisite packaging, uniqueness of shades and of course second to none in quality. The Nars Laced with Edge Holiday 2014 collection is not that far behind its competitors. I utterly adore the package which houses my Nars Almeria blush. In addition to the signature Nars rubberized pan, embossed white markings which resemble a geometric pattern of plumeria wrapped the package. I only picked up Nars Almeria since I find it an appropriate shade for fall and I already broke the bank from purchases on other holiday collections. I just decided this year to pick one or two from holiday collections instead of getting everything from it.
Nars Almeria Blush is characterized as a tan rose. On my skin, it appears as a warm deep rose with a satin finish. It lasted for 11 hours of wear on me. The texture is fine but feels slightly dry. It is very pigmented that for a woman of color, I only need to apply the product with a fan brush to refrain from looking overdone. I did not notice any fall outs when applied with my dense fan brush with pure goat hair. Another advantage with long lasting, highly pigmented blushes is that they will last for a long time since you do not require a lot of product.
The Bottom Line:
As of this writing, it has already sold out in most online retailers. Nars Almeria is not your typical fall berry blush since it adds some warmth into ones cheeks. One thing I’ve noticed about this year’s holiday collections is a touch of warmth on every color. In the past years, holiday collections are always about something that’s shiny, shimmer and cooler toned. It has gravitated to the essence of warmth and festive. For those who got fairer skin, begin by just swiping your fan brush once then start building from there. As much as possible, steer clear of going overboard. I’ve used Nars Almeria on 3 different looks to appreciate more its versatility when used on a variety of hues on both eyes and lips. What’s on your list from the Nars Laced with Edge collection?
Nars Almeria Blush A
Overall Quality: 9/10 Formula: 9.5/10 Pigmentation: 10/10 Application: 9/10 Longevity: 10/10
Price: $30.00 / 4.5 g. / 0.15 oz. pan
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