After filling in the Title field and as I type this review, I wonder how many hits my blog will get when people are searching for p0rn. I wonder if Google AdSense will delete my account for having inappropriate content because they do word searches rather than image searches and the words "sex fantasy" will come up and I'll be canned. I kinda wish NARS had a different name for this blush. Not because I'm a prude. (I'm not) Not because I think sexually racy names for cosmetics is passe. (I do) Not because I might lose my advertizing dollars...or should I say pennies. (It's happened to other bloggers I know) No. It's because the name of this blush is going to bring a sh*tton of pervs to my blog and they are a) going to be disappointed that there is no p0rn and b) they really won't appreciate the pure beauty of this blush! I hate false advertizing. (And yes I still get a huge number of hits for a review I did for a foot cream called "barefoot fantasy", and we all know they ain't lookin' for foot cream)
Yes. That's right. I think that the NARS Sex Fantasy Blush (NARS SF) from the Final Cut collection, exclusive to Nordstrom and narscosmetics.com (as of March 1, 2014) is STUNNING!
This pale, cool toned, pink blush is a sheer, matte natural looking blush. It looks as if I was blushing having just had some sort of fantasy of some sort. Yup. It's full of awesome.
The formula is a smooth and finely milled powder. It's not chalky at all despite being a matte blush. It glides on the skin like silk and imparts a very sheer, yet natural tint to the cheeks. I was surprised how natural this looked on my skin. There was little to no fall out and the blush lasted well, even on my oily skin.
But is it for everyone? Well maybe. NARS SF blush is very light and has a white base to it so if you have fairly dark skin you could make it work, but the application would need to be precise and light handed. If you have warm or golden toned skin, I don't think this color will work for you. It's just too cool toned.
Do you NEED this? YES...with a caveat. 1) You have neutral to cool toned skin . 2) You apply appropriately and don't cake it on. (that really goes for ALL blush) and 3) You are not embarrassed by the name. NARS blush is slowly becoming my second favorite type blush after my beloved Chanel JC. I love the diverse color selection and the fact that the compacts are thinner which means I can fit more in my makeup case!
NARS Final Cut blushes in Sex Fantasy, New Attitude, Love and Final Cute retail for $30 USD and are sold exclusively on nordstrom.com. (They will be coming to narscosmetics.com in March)
What say you? Do you like the blush color? What about the name? Will you all vouch for me when Google AdSense shuts down my account for "adult content"?