August 6, 2014

NARS Blush TAOS : Review

NARS Blush TAOS (30,00€/ 4.8 g), if you're in the US, you can get it cheaper at $30.00
The ultimate authority in blush, NARS offers the industry's most iconic shades for cheeks. Natural, healthy-looking color that immediately enlivens the complexion. A light application of even the highest-intensity hues delivers a natural-looking flush.
  • Silky texture in matte and shimmering shades
  • Micronized powder ensures soft, blendable application
  • Iconic NARS shades

NARS makes the most iconic Blushes ever, and I had always wanted to try one of these, so last year when my sister went to Paris, I asked her to get the NARS Blush in TAOS and I here are my thoughts on it!

The NARS Blushes come in a Black suede finish casing . The casing is velvety to touch and from the very moment I first held it in my hand, I felt I was holding a piece of luxury. The velvet suede has a tendency to catch dust and that is why I always keep the blush in the outer carton that it came in. The case has a mirror and no applicator inside which is okay, because we hardly ever use use the small applicators that come with brushes,isn't it?

NARS describes TAOS as Warm Desert Rose. To me it looks like a warm rose with subtle Golden sheen. The shade is very unique and it was easy for me to pick this shade since it was highly recommended for deeper complexions.

TAOS is a super pigmented blush, a light and gentle swipe of the brush is all you need for some gorgeous glowing color on the cheeks. The color payoff is indeed remarkable! Also it is super easy to blend. The formula is very smooth and silky to touch, even the golden sheen is very fine and well blended with the powder. In case you're wondering if the Golden sheen would enhance your pores, trust me it won't.

As you start blending in the color, the sheen becomes more obvious, and hence, I usually keep this blush for evening wear. With TAOS, you might like to skip the highlighter!

The formula is extremely long wearing, and lasts a whole day of , even on hot and humid days, when the rest of your face makeup has melted away, the blush is still there in all its glory. I will say a minimum of 10 hours without fading. 

Overall, I am extremely happy to have tried TAOS from NARS. I can now imagine why the world loves NARS Blushes so much. With an impeccable formula that refuses to budge, but is easy to apply and blend, and with a  pigmentation that you can swear by, it is hard to find a dupe for this. Taos is a gorgeous color for all complexions in my opinion, and if you intend to buy one, and just one blush from NARS, this should be it!!

Highly recommended!!



  1. its gorgeous on you Agnibanya! this is definitely a must try..its looking stunning! very warm n perfect for indian skin tones :)

    1. Parita, I was sure you would love have so many of these, no?? I can now understand the hype behind it :)

  2. That's a pretty shade! I haven't tried my hand at the NARS products, but would love to buy at least one. Loved your FOTD :)


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