11.18.2011

NARS Taj Mahal: The Brown Skinned Beauty's Dream Blush

NARS is notorious for making extremely pigmented blushes with names that, well actually make you blush. Ever complain that a blush doesn’t show up on your skin because it is not pigmented enough? Well you will never have that problem with Taj Mahal…

"NARS Taj Mahal"

Taj Mahal is a burnt orange with a golden sheen. A brown girl’s dream blush, especially if you have warm undertones. Don’t worry though, Taj Mahal can be worn by any complexion it’s just all about the application.

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Can be applied lightly as a highlighter to the cheekbones or all over the cheeks for a nice glow, used as a bronzer, or can be applied full on for true to pan color. I suggest building up the color layer by layer using a light hand though… you do not want to over apply this. Taj Mahal is smooth like butter and blends well, not dry or patchy at all.

Products Used

Face

Black Radiance Complexion Perfection Shine Control Primer
Sleek Luminaire Highlighting Concealer in L05 to conceal under eye
Revlon ColorStay Foundation in Cappuccino mixed w/ NARS Orgasm Illuminator
Ben Nye Neutral Set Setting Powder

Cheeks

NARS Taj Mahal Blush
Sleek Contour Kit in Dark to Contour
NARS Albatross Blush to Highlight

Eyes

UDPP
Urban Decay e/s in Smog all over lid
Urban Decay e/s in Darkhorse on outer v, crease & lower lash line
Urban Decay e/s in Virgin to highlight brow bone and to blend
Inglot AMC Eyeliner Gel in 77 Matte Black on upper lash line and waterline
MAC False Lashes Mascara in Extreme Black
Wet ‘n Wild Ultimate Brow Kit in Ash & MAC Studio Finish Concealer in NW45 to define brows

Lips

MAC Lipglass in Explicit

 

NARS Blush retails for $27. Too much for you? Try NYX Powder Blush in Cinnamon or Copper. Cinnamon is a little lighter and Copper is pretty close just a little darker, sorry no swatches as I sold mine.

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