Wednesday, November 16, 2011

NARS Highlighting Blush in Miss Liberty Review Pictures Swatches


Let's get something straight right off the bat.  I am not a fan of the Twilight Series.  I'm OK if you are a fan.  It doesn't bother me that you like sparkling Vampires.  It's just that, I'm of an older generation where Vampires were evil beings that wanted to eat you.  Like in the movie Lost Boys. That was MY Vampire standard growing up...not the best standard, but still. As I matured so did my Vampire preference.  I abandoned Kiefer Sutherland and his fangs for Gary Oldman in the movie Dracula. When he wasn't all old and shriveled up he was freakin hot!  Winona Ryder kinda ruined the movie because she's basically the same character in every movie she plays, but whatever; Gary Oldman = HOT!  Then came Interview with the Vampire, a movie adapted from the series of books from Anne Rice. I had already read the book so when the movie came out, let's just say that I thought that Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt were not the best selections, but they still did a decent job with the movie...except for Louis who was a big whiny baby...then later, Queen Of The Damned with Stuart Townsend as Lestat was decent enough too.  Of course no one is going to replace Bela Lugosi. He is the ULTIMATE Vampire.  If you don't favor watching the ORIGINAL Dracula with Bela Lugosi I suggest you watch Ed Wood.  Of course Mr. Lugosi isn't in it, but Martin Landau as Lugosi is EXCELLENT.  In fact, this clip from the movie Ed Wood is so awesome I had to share it with you.  

Now before you press play let me warn you that A) This is NOT SAFE FOR WORK and B) Those that do not like hearing curses/swear words/Dirty Language should refrain from watching this clip.  You have been warned.


OK  So what is the deal with all the vampire talk?  Well it all has to do with the Sparkly Vampires that are oh so popular now.  Vampires from twilight not only are able to go out in the daylight...which is totally lame BTW...but they sparkle when they do so.  These Vampires are undead.  They are here on this planet for ever...so why are some of them so obtuse?  I know if I was immortal, the last thing I would do is go to freakin' HIGH SCHOOL!  High school was a nightmare...not only is it full of wretched teenagers it's full of wretched teenagers that are full of angst and apathy and hormones.  Noooo thank you.  Never again.  I still have nightmares about High School, where I forget my class schedule and end up flunking.  Ugh. It's the worst!  I'm getting off point.  My point is: Sparkly Vampires are NOT SCARY!


Which brings me to today's subject. NARS Miss Liberty Highlighting Blush.  If Sparkly Vampires are not scary, why are people so afraid of sparkling themselves? I have heard some murmuring that some people find that NARS Miss Liberty is TOO sparkly.  To that I say.  Karloff...Sidekick?...FU...Oh no.  To that I say. WRONG!


Sure NARS Miss Liberty Highlighting Blush has sparkle, I'm not going to deny that. But it's not sooo sparkly that you look like a drag queen...(which, by the way, isn't such a bad thing to look like).  This highlighting blush is really a peach colored illuminating powder.  It gives your skin a light reflecting glow.  The transparent pigments in the blush avoid a heavy look to the face so that you can wear it alone or on top of another blush without it looking caked on. The color is neutral enough that pretty much any skin tone can wear this. The luminous glow you get from wearing Miss Liberty is just the thing to give a beautiful look to the cheek and add dimension to your face.  You want to glow don't you?  Sure you do. Everyone does.  NARS Miss Liberty will get you that glowy look!


The so-called glitter in this product is so fine and so sheer it is hardly noticeable unless you are looking at your skin in a 10X magnifying mirror.  Here's a tip.  No one looks as closely at your skin as you do.  No one will notice because they don't take a magnifying glass to your face when they talk with you.  If anyone you know actually does this, I suggest you end the friendship ASAP...because that's just creepy.

This powder is soft and smooth and yes, it sparkles, but not so much that it would look garish in the office.  Come on, fluorescent lights are not flattering, why not wear NARS Miss Liberty so that at least you look alive?  AH HA!  That's it.  When things sparkle, they dance in the light. they LOOK ALIVE!  That's my issue with sparkly vampires.  Vampires are dead.  Dead things do not sparkle.

Do you NEED this? I have worn this almost every day since I purchased it. I am in love.  However, I am well aware that there are many "glitter adverse" people out there so I'm only going to say that YES if you don't mind some glitter.  I don't want to hear from you all about how this is a "Glitter Bomb". Child, this is no glitter bomb. It's sparkly. Deal with it...The Vampires don't seem to mind.

This video is safe for work. It is by one of my favorite bands, Bauhaus.  This song (and the band) is in my FAVORITE Vampire Movie of all time, The Hunger!


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23 comments:

  1. I have been debating on picking this up. Would you say this is the best highlighter you would use for everyday, or is there something you like better?

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  2. this actually has a nice pigment on you... this is the first swatch where I've seen some color on it! Now I want it lol

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  4. JessBee: It depends. Do you want fine glitter with no frost or Frost only or a combo of both? Do you still want it peach colored? There are so many awesome highlighters out there. I can wear NARS Miss Liberty every day but I am not afraid of glitter..but I could also wear Dior DiorSkin Shimmer Star in Amber Diamond if I wanted a more frosty look than glittery. I could also wear Stila Kitten All Over Shimmer Powder which is a combo of both. :-)

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  5. This looks beautiful! i have fair skin, so most of the time I just want to look ALIVE, and this looks perfect for me. I need this. lol

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  6. BlushingNoir: This is a fairly heavy swatch, and the inside of my arm is ghost white...so your results may vary

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  7. I agree with Gin. I too have super pale skin and just want to look alive. Usually shimmer makes me look like an aspiring snow princess. This is so pretty though! Looks like the perfect balance of tawny color and shimmer. And word up on the vampire speech! Twilight is super lame! Kids these days wouldn't stand a chance against a real vampire!

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  8. I suspect we are of the same age group thereabouts as I got all your vampire references...but I still like Twilight though some parts make me really cringe like Robert Pattison...his character in the book had way more respectable "sparkle"...lol!

    Re blush...GORGEOUS!

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  9. I love this highlighter. NARS always does such a great job of providing products that other lines don't. Like you guys are all saying, it looks great for pale skin.

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  10. Not sure I'd need this as a blush but I'm thinking it would be a gorgeous lid color :-p

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  11. Ahh no I've been shying away from this until I read your review! I was really afraid it would be too shimmery. Must. Check. Out. In. Store.

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  12. I LOVE Ed Wood!!!

    This blush looks really awesome. WORD!!

    Bella got shafted!

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  13. I'm not gonna lie but Robert Pattinson has kinda a voodoo hold on me where I on moral grounds cannot stand his movies, but I still swoon at him. I know, I'm pathetic.
    I like Miss Liberty, but I don't love it. I'm pretty tan, so it seems more sparkly than anything and doesn't so much for highlighting. And I have other highlighters that do show up on my skin that look lighter so hmmmm....
    The Orgasm Iluminator however, LOVE. If you're darker skinned it is MAGNIFICENT.

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  14. Strango610: Sorry I had to edit your comment as I don't allow blog links or website links in comments, but I wanted to keep your comment because think it would be really helpful o those with darker skin. You confirmed what I thought about Miss Liberty. That is is better suited for fair skin as it shows mostly just glitter in darker skin...glad to know there is a nice alternative.

    Oh and swooning over Robert Patt is OK. He's nice to look at if you like that sort of thing. I tend to go for the huge hulking viking type, myself.

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  15. Haha no problem Elvira. I wouldn't mind the viking type myself except.....for the blond hair. I love me a dark haired man.
    Also, for an even more pronounced glow, shimmer, and color you could get the Super Orgasm Iluminator, awesome for tanned, or darker skin. It doesn't suffer the HORRIFIC glitterbomb effect of the blush. How I loathe that blush. I mean I am NOT one to shy away from sparkle but I CANNOT stand it. It doesn't know how to sparkle correctly.

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  16. I wear this one in conjunction w/ Sex Appeal. I like the shimmer in this one better than that Hungry Heart duo. Maybe, because the color goes with my skin tone. I certainly like this one better than Angelika, I couldn't stand the silver glitter in that one, drove me nuts!

    This blush also makes a great eyeshadow!

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  17. for another highlighting alternative try MAC'S creme colours in Shell, its a beautiful soft shimmer not to glittery at all!!! its a sheer fine pigment.

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  18. I got a CP for this during the Sephora F&F sale and I can't wait for it to come in the mail ^___^ I'm definitely not going to be scared of it, someone's going to have to hold me back from smearing it all over my face.

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  19. Elvira, I also loved the "Ed Wood" film. Would love to watch the original Bela Lugosi "Dracula" one too. xx

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  20. I am medium skin toned, and so no pigment comes up on me at all, just glitter! which i love.

    i got this because i like that the glitter was more peachy based. the more pale glitter like in the hungry heart duo makes me look paler

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  21. Bauhaus, Ed Wood, Vampire metaphors AND Makeup reviews?!?! I just found my new favorite blog.

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