I feel like a million beauty bloggers are going to disown me right now but I am about to say I hate this NARS Dual Intensity Blush in the shade Adoration
When I first saw them online I was like all the heart eyed emojis then when they launched I was a bit like I'm not that wowed but then the make up addict in me got the better of me and I ordered one from Nordstrom.
It's pretty to look at-I like the packaging, I like the pretty embossing and I like the concept. But the blush itself is just doing nothing for me.
The problem lies in the texture for me-they have the exact same hard texture as the Dual Intensity eyeshadows. Don't get me wrong, the singles I have of them I love. As for the Dual Intensity palette-the shades are a bit meh for me but the formula I like. I use them wet and dry no issues. But I don't think that concept works for a blush. There is no way in hell I am putting a damp blusher brush on my cheeks, messing up my foundation after I have spent an age blending it in.
As I can't even contemplate the thought, I have not tried these blushes wet.
My normal MAC 168 blush brush is far too fluffy for this formula and barely picks up any pigment no matter how hard I dig in. I had to chose a much stiffer brush but even then on the cheeks there wasn't that much pigmentation and it felt uneven and patchy. And Adoration has a frost finish which is overkill for daytime. The raspberry pink shade kind of makes me look like I have metallic rosacea and the angel delight pink shade is presumably supposed to be used as a highlight but it's too pink and too frosty for me to pull it off.
As a final insult, the lasting power is awful and it doesn't last on me more than a couple of hours.
I am unsure how NARS got the eyeshadow version formula so right yet the blusher so wrong. Off the top of my head I can literally name 10 blush formulas that are better than this one and I'll definitely be sending it to a nice new home in my next blogsale.
I would love to know your thoughts on these if you've tried them!!