Cool toned bright pinks have entered my brain, and have yet to leave. Convinced they will be my blush of choice this winter season, I set out to find right one to add to my collection.
The Sephora VIB sale was the perfect opportunity to seek out and determine the winner.
Entering, fluorescent blue pinks
Don’t be scared!
I’ve tried blue toned pinks in the past, and they were all an epic fail on my warm toned skin, I gave up.
I realized though, they may have looked dull on me because they were just not bright enough, so I went out to purchase the brightest scariest looking ones (makes sense)
NARS Desire and Bobbi Brown’s Pale Pink
In the pan they both look shocking but swatched you can see the difference.
Desire is more pigmented, brighter, and darker.
Pale pink is pigmented but not as much as NARS, less bright, and more slightly lighter.
I applied these blushes on my cheeks for about 3 days. I used 3 difference blush brushes
round top blush , flat blush brush, and the NARS yachiyo brush)
One brand on each cheek every day.
Results were the same in each test.
Bobbi Brown’s Pale Pink won.
NARS Desire on me, does not look good.
With the round top and flat blush brush the application was patchy, and the color changed on my face almost instantaneously to an almost red pink. It looked quite ruddy on me, really. Desire also seem to sit on top of my skin most of the day and never seem to meld into my makeup.
Pale Pink blended far better, created more seamless edges, and believe it or not, looked more natural.
Desire made my skin looked a bit sloppy with the coloring, Pale pink seems to just bring out a more natural blush effect.
Enter the NARS Yachiyo brush!
The brush that supposedly makes all NARS blushes that look crazy, look incredible.
First, this brush picked up Desire FAR better than the other two I had tried previously. It also blended the product into my skin to be more evenly distributed, and helped meld into my skin more
(this brush really knows what to do with NARS pigment!)
I still chose Pale Pink.
Though the results ended well for Desire with the right tool, it still seemed to sit on top of my skin, where I want a more seamless effect.
I own numerous NARS blushes and love them, but for me, this time, Bobbi came up on top.
*Small preference note* This had nothing to do with the actual product but I am a bit relieved Bobbi won this. I hate flipping through my NARS products to find the right one I am looking for, I do enjoy the see through top once in a while!
Who can miss a beauty color like this? J