Nov 022010
 

NARS Holiday 2010 includes Sex Appeal blush ($26).  This is a very, very soft light baby peach.

When applied, Sex Appeal provides only the faintest hint of color using a standard blush brush and normal application.

In some ways, NARS Sex Appeal reminds me of a MAC Beauty Powder called Tahitian Sand.  Both give the softest peach-toned color, although Tahitian Sand can be built up to a near-blush shade with heavy application.   Sex Appeal barely shows on my MAC NC15/Chanel Intensity 1.o (Cameo/Ivoire) skintone.  I’m afraid that I will not get very much use out of Sex Appeal–the color hardly shows at all.   My personal routine makes me more inclined to use a liquid or shimmery cream highlighter for a more pronounced glow.

Here is Sex Appeal heavily swatched next to a standard peach blush, Shu Uemura’s P Peach 47:

My feeling is that NARS Sex Appeal is very much a “your mileage may vary” blush.  For my fair, warm-toned skin, I believe that the color is truly a barely-there blush.  Does Sex Appeal work for you? Perhaps you can persuade me that I am wrong about this blush?

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  6 Responses to “NARS Sex Appeal Blush”

  1. No I’m afraid your’re right. I’m NC15 and this barely shows on me, it works as a light neutral flush if I do layer quite a bit but it will never be more than that. I’m wondering if I shouldn’t try to use this like a beauty powder, with a light dusting all over the face, or even as an eyeshadow? Like, over UDPP Sin? Anyways, Nars described this as a product for contouring and I really don’t get how that would work.

  2. What a beautiful color! I think it would work on cool toned skins as well as a neutral color.

  3. You’re not “wrong” if it doesn’t work for you!! But I thank you for posting this, as it sounds like just what I have been looking for. I’m fair and cool-neutral toned, and I have trouble finding blushes that aren’t too bright, too obvious, or too shimmery. I look forward to trying Sex Appeal and actually being able to layer it!

  4. I understand you don’t love it, but I think it’s beautiful! ;)

  5. I could have written racket’s post myself!

  6. It barely shows up and it looks like baby powder/chalky on any skin with yellow or gold undertones. Def not for deep complexions at all.

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