NARS Contour Blush in Olympia | March 2016

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So, I took some time off from my blog. I know I’m bad but, I had to sort through a few things in my every day life. As you all can see though, I have come back in full force, ready to go with this post (although late) and this post, which is quite frankly, just hilarious as four year old normally are quite funny. If you haven’t watched either of those videos, highly recommend you watch BOTH of them (watch the second first for a good laugh). Either way, It is time, for my review of the NARS Contour blush in Olympia, which is the lightest of the 3 shades in this range, because, obviously, I’m ghostly pale. Let’s get into the pros and cons!

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Pros:

  • Super pigmented: If you want a contour that is extremely buildable, but also still very pigmented, this one is the one for you. It really has such beautiful pigmentation, and even on my fair skin, I find it difficult to put too much on. I feel that it is also fair to point out here that I love me my contouring. 
  • Creamy: how do you make a powder creamy you ask? I have no idea, but this guy is definitely that. The powder is so finely milled that it just feels like a cow’s utter (you know, because that’s where cream comes from) found your face and decided to just make you some butter. That is probably a very strange analogy, but you know what I mean, right? 
  • That highlight though: I know that the contour shade is the bigger of the two, but the highlight shade in this palette slays my life, and I wish I could buy it seperately because it’s so small in here that I will be so sad when it runs out. It truly is a fabulous, beautiful color that looks phenomenal on us fair beauties. We all know how us fair ladies struggle to find things that don’t make us look like a Caspar the friendly ghost, or an Oompa Loompa. This highlight definitely succeeds at preventing the ghost part. It is also one of the best nose highlights ever. 
  • The packaging: for some reason, even though it is simple, I am obsessed with Nars packaging. It is so sleek and elegant and timeless. Yet also extremely durable and can really take a few hits, partially due to the fact that it is thick plastic and the top also curves up a little bit, giving the powders some wiggle room so that if you drop it, it won’t be ruined (unlike my Champagne Pop by Becca which smashed so easily. I did take it as an opportunity to learn to repair powders though). Note: It is also slightly hilarious that I have an elf correcting palette that comes in the exact same packaging, but for some reason, it doesn’t look nearly as pretty, probably because the Nars logo is just chicness at its finest, but maybe that’s just me. 

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Cons: 

  • The contours shade sometimes looks red: Don’t get me wrong, I still love it, but sometimes the contour shade in this palette has a red overcast to it. It is still super beautiful and different, but I highly recommend to anyone looking to try this product that they go and check it out in store before purchasing it online, as some people’s skin may not agree with the shade. I love it, but other people may not. 
  • I wish the highlight shade was bigger: I don’t think that requires further explanation. It’s just so pretty that it deserves more space so I can use more of it. 
  • That price though: We all know that before we hit purchase in our shopping cart that the thing jacking up the cart is the Nars products, and the Laura Mercier translucent powder (because we can’t live without it). That’s what I expect from a Nars product though, so for me, it isn’t a deal breaker because I also know that I have yet to try a product I hate from them, and that’s saying something when your skin disagrees with a lot of products.  So I do not mind forking out the extra dough, especially because I will use their products all the time. I know not as many people have that luxury though, so the high price point is something to consider before considering buying this. 

I hope these pros and cons are very helpful when thinking about purchasing this product, especially since you will be dropping a nice chunk of change. It really is a beautiful duo, and it’s small enough that you can carry it with you, yet durable enough that you won’t fear for its life in your bag. But at the same time, I do think you need to go and play with it in Sephora first to find out if it is right for you. So, overall, with this product, I won’t give it is solid yes or a solid no, as I definitely don’t think everyone will love this product, but I definitely think you will like it. 

Have any of you tried the Nars Contouring Blush? What are your favorite products to use for highlighting and contouring? Let me know down in the comments below! 

Be Kind and Be Loving!

XOXO

–Rachel

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