Product Review: NARS Penny Lane Cream Blush

I was recently on the hunt for a good peach toned cream blush that would work well on my fair skin. I am already an avid fan of the Stila convertible colour in the shade Gerbera, but I wanted another product to try out because I was getting a little bit tired of using the same peach blush every single day. (and I am loving peach cheeks for Spring/Summer) After extensive googling, and at the suggestion of a couple of readers I decided to purchase NARS Cream Blush in the shade Penny Lane. Unfortunately, I am not really liking it at all. (Note: It was difficult for me to get a proper swatch happening, the product was applying in a very patchy sort of way that didn’t look good at all. In the end I had to apply it with my beauty blender.)

I don’t like the colour on my skin. Instead of being a nice light peachy pink as I’d hoped, it’s a sort of muddy brown-pink that isn’t very nice at all. This would probably look good on someone with a darker skintone than me, and would possibly make for a nice neutral pink blush for some. On me it just looks kind of… blah. As I am not one of those people who will tan during summer and then be able to try this product out to see if it has a different effect, I may just have to hand this one over to my sister or sister in law who were both genetically blessed with perfect olive skin. NARS Cream Blush retails for $60 AUD and can be purchased exclusively in Australia at Mecca Cosmetica.

November Empties & New Additions

Finished in November: Neutrogena Deep Clean Foaming Cleanser for oily/combination skin, Kerastase Bain Satin Shampoo, The Body Shop Loose Powder in #01, Benefit Erase Paste in fair and 2 Alaska Glacial Co. Mud Masque samples. New additions in November: Lancome Hypnose Mascara in Noir Hypnotic, MAC Powder Blush in Springsheen, NARS Creme Blush in Penny Lane, Neutrogena Oil Free Acne Wash, Bath + Body Works Anti-Bacterial Foaming Hand Soap in Vanilla Bean Noel, Warm Vanilla Sugar, Fresh Market Apple & Tropical Passionfruit.

Rouge Magazine Article

Hi everyone! This is just a quick post before I duck out to see Harry Potter (finally I can catch up with the rest of Planet Earth) to let you know that an article that I wrote for Rouge Magazine is up on the site now! So click on through to read my article “A Pale Girl’s Guide to Summer“, and leave a comment at the site if you are feeling generous &/or talkative! xx