NARS Loves Me Blush ($30) is a new, limited edition shade that launched with the NARS x Erdem Summer 2018 Collection. I’m a major fan of Orgasm and upon seeing Loves Me I instantly wanted it as it looked like a deeper, warmer shade of Orgasm.
It’s actually not Orgasm-like at all and quite unique and different in comparison. So, if this was perhaps swaying your decision to get it or not rest assured you won’t be doubling up with more Orgasm-like shades.
NARS calls it a strawberry pink with golden shimmer. I’d go so far as to call it a watermelon shade with pretty flecks of fine gold shimmer. The color is intense! A little goes a very long way! I was quite happy with the pigmentation but the formula is a little drier and denser than NARS’ standard range of powder blushes but it still applied and blended out seamlessly on my skin with a solid ten hours of wear time that showed little to no signs of fading.
It arrives in limited edition packaging which is icy grayish blue compact. Lord knows I was excited about this since it doesn’t retain fingerprints or gross makeup residue the way NARS’s black rubber compacts typically do.
In the below pictures I used this in two different ways. The first one I used it by itself with a light, sheer application. I’m heavy handed and could very, very easily overdue this shade. I tried very hard to keep it as light and fresh as possible. In my second photo I paired up with one of the new and wonderful Wet n Wild Flights of Fancy Color Icon Baked Blush shades in Don’t Flutter Yourself. This added a nice glow to my cheeks.
NARS Loves Me Blush gets a Muse Approval! As a NARS Blush fan this shade didn’t disappoint! It’s packed with pigment and adds a delightful touch of golden pink to cheeks.