I love makeup releases. I love seeing what new (and sometimes not so new) products companies come out with. Some products I can’t wait to get my hands on and others I decide to pass on. The minute I saw the new blush palettes from NARS I couldn’t wait to get my hands on them.
NARS has released two blush palettes the Wanted I and the Wanted II. The colors make me think that Wanted I is meant for fair to medium skin tones and Wanted II is meant for medium to deep skin tones. I purchased the Wanted I.
Both palettes have 6 shades. There are 4 matte blushes, 1 shimmering blush, and 1 light shade that I think is supposed to be a highlight.
Compared to my Benefit blush palette the NARS palette is a lot smaller. But don’t think the pans are itty bitty, they are just slightly smaller than the full size NARS blushes (only 0.03 oz difference) – the packaging just isn’t bulky. I personally love how slim and streamlined the packaging is and there is a large mirror so its perfect for travelling.
The blushes are not too powdery but they are not too stiff. They are pigmented but buildable. I like blushes that are not jam packed with color. I like to have a faint wash of color on my cheeks. But if you like a bolder blush then these could still work for you because they layer nicely.
These swatches don’t even do the blushes justice, they swatch light but they apply beautifully.
I’ve worn these blushes the last couple of days and have used the colors Kingpin and Bumpy Ride and have used Unlimited as a highlight. They have applied beautifully and were easy to blend.
Overall I am so happy with this purchase. I love blush palettes I think they make so much sense because they are usually a great deal.
What are some of your favorite blushes or which brands? I’d love to know!