I know a lot of you like powder blushes, but I wanted to dedicate a moment of worship to a classic berry shade of cream blush that just does so much to make me look happy and not sallow (I once got asked if I had jaundice by a friend. In my defense, I hadn’t slept all night and was highly dependent on Dayquil to stay alive). I am also very much washed out in this pic as it was taken in natural sunlight, without flash, and at around 2:30 pm. However, the blush is still visible, and I hope, pretty,
NARS Montenegro glides on like a dream and blends even better. I can pat it on with my fingers, use a small stipling brush, or a foundation brush to add thin layers of colour. The blush looks like an uneventful cold purple in the pan but on my cheeks it transforms to a happy, delightful, flattering berry shade. One huge plus is that it really brings a sparkle to my eyes. Madness? Maybe. However, I will swear on the casing of my first lipstick that this blush can lift the tiredness and sallowness from my face ad make my eyes look so bright. It’s a gorgeous colour that is so underrated and would look stunning on desi skin.
Since the colour is so buildable, this blush would flatter a wide range of skintones, even if you happen to be darker than nc45 (my shade). It would look equally pretty on lighter skintones. Really, I don’t think this blush is meant specifically for lighter or darker skintones. It’s a great staple in my stash that I always fall back on to make me look human (again, I blame Dayquil for this partly).
I know that the clogging of pores is always an issue with cream blush, so I would really advise you to try it out in a store and see if you react unfavourably to it. However, I have no problems with NARS cream blushes although I break out immensely from MAC blushcremes. If it turns out to not break you out, you have a great prettifying staple here.