Nars Angelika Blush Review
Nars Angelika is a sweet cotton candy pink in the pan whose color looks kinda bright, but not intimidating. And it has these sparkles—yes, sparkles—that twinkle in the sun or in bright light. If you love pink, sparkly blushes, then you’ve probably also tried Nars Angelika.
Photos taken in natural light, in slightly cloudy weather, with no flash
Nars’s description of the color:
Cotton candy pink with gold and silver sparkle
I was pretty charmed by Angelika when I saw it, and even though when I initially tried it on my cheeks the result wasn’t as spectacular as I’d hoped, it didn’t look at all bad either. On me this blush applies a fun, energetic pink that doesn’t look too bright or too cool either.
The sparkles in Nars Angelika are not shimmers, but really more like small bits of glitter which can look unnatural and out of place on the cheeks, but I find that when I tap my brush after swiping it on the pan, a lot of the glitter falls off, and then throughout the day they fall from my skin too, so it doesn’t really bother me.
This is a nicely pigmented blush, which I only need two light swipes of, though it doesn’t seem to be as hyper pigmented as Nars’s other blushes that I can only use a stippling brush to apply it. I’m happy with the pigmentation of it and its texture, which is fine and blends well on the skin.
I really would’ve liked this blush but for the fact that after a few hours of wear, it’s no longer pink but turns into a peachy, orange-ish color. If I wanted a peachy blush I would’ve worn one, but when I want pink, I want pink. I’ve discovered that a lot of pink blushes tend to do this on me, I just supposed that maybe one from Nars, with its PhP 1450 price tag, wouldn’t. I suppose it’s the combination of the slightly cool pink in the blush and my medium skin with its warm, yellow undertones that turns the color that way, or maybe pink just has a tendency to oxidize on me, but yeah, it’s disappointing.
This wears long on me, for up to 7 hours, and pretty much just stays in place. The casing is the usual matte which can get messy even when placed inside its box, and there’s a mirror conveniently placed inside.
Is SO much more vibrant and attractive in actual =/
Nars Angelika Blush – Pros:
- It’s a beautiful pink shade.
- It blends easily, with no problems.
- It’s nicely pigmented. I only need to swipe my brush on the pan a few times.
- I find it to be long-lasting.
- It doesn’t make my skin itch or break out.
- Has a mirror inside.
- It’s locally available.
Nars Angelika Blush – Cons:
- The glitter in it might be a turn off to those who prefer a natural-looking finish to their blush. Personally it doesn’t bother me, since most of it falls off anyway.
- It oxidizes on my skin.
- I’m not sure if this’ll suit darker, warmer skin tones. I think it’s more ideal for lighter complexions and would look best on cool skin tones.
- It’s expensive.
This product and I just weren’t meant to be. However, of you’re looking for a sparkly, pretty cool pink powder blush that you think would suit your skin tone, and that’s also nicely pigmented and wears long, definitely check out Nars Angelika.
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