So yeah, NARS Outlaw Blush ($28) disappeared off the face of the earth before I could haul it. As you know NARS Blush in Outlaw was available as part of the general catalog for quite a while.
When it disappeared I’m unsure. I just know that I never technically indulged in the shade and why that is, is quite the mystery.
Sadly, I can’t compare the formula of yesteryear to today’s current formula but I will say I like Outlaw as a color but the formula is a little bit meh.
Take a look!
You tell me what you think!
NARS Outlaw makes a reappearance for Fall 2012 and might just become part of the standard collection once again as NARS doesn’t notate it as a LE shade in their Fall line up.
The color is a warm, deep shade of clay berry red with a golden shimmer. Don’t get nervous the golden shimmer isn’t as prominent as the one you’d find in Orgasm or Super Orgasm. This sparkle is way more refined and subtle. The color has elements of rose, raspberry, red, and burnt bronze to me. It’s a complex shade which I absolutely love since it’s quite unique.
On the downside the color does run a bit drier or at least my sample did. It appears quite pigmented in the compact but it doesn’t technically commute to your brush. It lacks the “dust up” of a typical NARS Blush so a little building is required on my part to get the best color pay off. The dryness does cause an issue with patchy application for me so I end up looking a little clown-y if I’m not spending extra time and patience to dab the color on just right.
If you do pick this up, I’d suggest a bushy brush for application. This sheers out nicely and creates an even layer of color with a smoother finish. I typically like using a flat almost dome-like Bobbi Brown Blush to apply my blushes but in this case I had to reach for my MAC 134 to avoid patchy application issues.
The overall texture isn’t the greatest I’ve run across from NARS but the color is truly special and creates a nice glow on cheeks. I’m unsure if you need to run out and purchase it though since there are so many other NAR’s blushes with far superior formulas. Who wants to spend near $30 on a blush that has applies patch and has a dry formula?
Available now at NARS counters.
Do you own Outlaw?
Did you have these issues with the old version?
How about the new?