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Splurge or Save: Blush Edition

by Suzana Rose

May 22, 2018

Top row: Hourglass , NARS , NARS , NARS .
Bottom row: NYX Apricot, NYX Red, NYX Flamingo, ELF .

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When it comes to blush, NARS make hands-down the best one around. Whether you're going for a soft glow, a natural flush, or a cute pop of pink, there's a cruelty-free blush for it at every price tag.

 and Apricot create a highlighted peachy pink cheek. If you're on the pale side, check out orfor the same effect. The scary-looking matte red blushes, and aptly-named Red, work great for dark as well as light skin; I'm pretty pale and , when applied lightly, gives me a natural-looking flush. Yes, a very light hand is the key, or you'll end up looking like a baboon's bright red bottom -- it's that pigmented. If pink's your thing, is also super pigmented and a little goes a long way.

Verdict: I like to splurge on blush. Don't get me wrong; NYX makes pretty good affordable blushes. But for me, nothing compares to the quality, pigmentation, and lasting power of high-end blush.

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  • Mikayla says:

    Are any of them vegan?

  • NiaLeah says:

    Hi Suzi! There’s another great brand that makes pretty awesome blushes around and it’s called Sleek 🙂 I read somewhere that they’re cruelty free but you can do more research about it. The pigmentation is pretty amazing and the casings kinda looks like Nars too. I think you’d like the products especially the blushes. Love from Malaysia!

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