Review // NARS Christopher Kane Starscape Blush

If you've followed my blog any time after 2012, you probably won't know that there was a time when I was massively into designer fashion. This blog was all about recreating designer trends on a budget, I bought a Marc by Marc Jacobs skirt from Net-a-Porter, had a subscription to Vogue. Then I realised I'd never earn enough money to actually buy all the Meadham Kirchhoff and Moschino that I wanted so I kind of backed away slowly. However, when there are designer collaborations with brands I can actually afford, I'm all over it. Christopher Kane was one of the designers I followed closely back in the day, so I was super excited to hear about his partnership with NARS. 
Box of Christopher Kane x NARS Blush Starscape
To be honest, I was pretty disappointed with the range. As I mentioned last week, I'm not much of a lip gloss fan, and I never wear highlighters. Pink blusher, on the other hand, is my thang so I snapped up the Starscape blush sharpish. I only own one other NARS blusher which is, of course, Orgasm and it didn't live up to the hype for me, so I was pretty anxious to find out how Starscape would fare.
With the exception of the deep pink metallic logo, which I love, the design is almost identical to other NARS blushers. The packaging of NARS blushers is perfect because they're so thin and take up such little space. I can easily slot it into little gaps in my dressing table storage or squeeze it into my make up bag. The black plastic is very secure, with a click-shut lid and mirror.
Bright pink NARS blusher

On the NARS website, Starscape is described as "neon pink", and they're not exaggerating! This is a matte, highly-pigmented, bright pink. I'm all over the too-much-blusher game but even I have to take care with this as it's very easy to apply too much. However, this does mean I only need to use a tiny bit, so it will be ages until I hit pan, and I've found there's very little fallout on application.  

After I'd applied a little too much, I figured I'd leave it as some of it would wear off before long. Wrong! Two hours later, I caught sight of myself in a public mirror and was a little embarrassed by how bright it still looked! Not only is it super duper highly-pigmented, but it lasts for ages. Very impressive!

After my disappointment with Orgasm, NARS have won me back! I'm really impressed with how little I needed and how long it lasted. Now I just need to master the whole not-applying-too-much thing!

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  1. Pretty! I had my eye on the eye shadow but it's out of stock everywhere!!

    Jacynta xx

  2. Interesting how you didn't get on with Orgasm much, every else seems to love it. Loving this shade but I think for me it's one I'd keep for a night out by the sounds of it's brightness.

    Mel ♥

  3. Oh wow, I love that bright pink shade! I've never tried any of the NARS stuff before but I've always heard good things. I may just have to try for myself. - Tasha

  4. I've not tried any of the Nars blushes yet but this one looks amazing! I can only imagine how pigmented it is! That's a pity that you weren't too keen on Orgasm - it's so hyped up. I think I might get my first Nars blush for my birthday as I've heard so many great things about them x

  5. This looks amazing! I'm definitely a pink blusher kind of girl but this might be a little bit too pigmented for me.. I can imagine you really suit it though!

    Anna | Anna Hopeless

  6. I think that's possibly a little too pink for me! Glad you love it though x

    Martha Jane |

  7. Wow, that is one bright pink! :D

    Dannie x


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