Hey True Believers!
Today’s makeup review is on the unreleased/up and coming Nars Contour Blush in Olympia! We bloggers were gifted with it in our goodie bags at The Makeup Show LA and I wanted to review it for you before it’s released on April 1st 2014! There will be 3 new permanent palette duos (Gienah, Olympia, and Paloma), one to compliment different skin tones/ranges.
Review and pics are below!
*this product was given to me by the brand and The Makeup Show.
“NARS Cosmetics introduces Contour Blush, the ultimate essential in makeup artistry and the secret weapon to creating natural-looking definition with a luminous finish. The beautifully balanced duos feature a lighter shade to illuminate the highpoints of the face and a deeper shade to enhance definition. Ultra-smooth, lightweight texture lends itself to a luminous finish and the specially designed contouring formula visual depth and dimension in a single swipe. To create the perfect contour on cheeks, apply the deeper shade of the Contour Blush to the hollows of the cheek and along the hairline, sweep the light shade across the cheekbone toward the temple to soften and highlight. Finish the look with a pop of your favorite blush shade on the apples of the cheek.”
Contour Blush ($42.00 Now available for pre-order through Nordstrom on March 15th. Available at Nars and Nars Boutiques on March 15th. Available everywhere on April 1st)
My Thoughts: They’re both matte finishes, with the highlight being a little on the chalky side. The darker/contour shade is very light in application and has a soft focus effect, so you shouldn’t fear of having a heavy hand with it. I actually had a hard time getting it to show up on me. I swatched over it a few times and could barely get it to show up. It’s buildable and blends easily. I feel that the contour shade is a little too red undertoned for me (I have a yellow undertone. I can probably use it as a blush instead of a contour) but the highlight shade was nice since it had a yellow base. It’s interesting that they would put a yellow highlight with a red based contour shade. I think this duo would be great for someone learning how to highlight and contour.