Friday, November 12, 2010

NARS Sex Appeal, A Grow-er not a Show-er

I'm sure a lot of you are with me when I say when swatches of NARS Sex Appeal started popping up, I immediately decided to pass on buying. I mean, what's the point? It's INVISIBLE, right? Noooooo. It's really not. It is underneath Douceur on the swatch above. You can kind of see it but still not very impressive. What is impressive is what happens when you put it on your cheeks. Ach, Mein Gott! I can't speak for everyone, but for me - light skinned with ruddy cheeks - this blush is absolutely gorgeous on. It somehow counteracts the redness in my cheeks and gives me a really healthy, natural, pinky peach glow.

I took my mom to the Sephora VIB event last night. I saw Sex Appeal and decided to give it a try. So, not looking in a mirror (because I know how I am and I would have found something to love about it regardless) I put some on my cheeks while my mom looked on. What was the response of every girl's harshest critic and greatest champion????  The  woman who constantly says "You have too much makeup. You don't need to buy anymore" changed her tune to "Oh, Erika, that's gorgeous. It's so natural looking and it really perks your whole face up." Really, mom? Well, I looked in the mirror and she was right, so in the basket it went. I also picked up Douceur while I was there because somehow I'd neglected to buy it before. PS - Thanks, mama, for going shopping with me. As always, good times! :)


Musing on Beauty said...

I'm still not completely convinced about Sex Appeal, but I'm determined to make it work since I have it, and I have to admit it gives a nice warmth to the face.

Dovey said...

I was on the fence about this too. (Actually I still am) but it's really interesting to see your positive review! I'm light but not fair, so I've really been going back and forth. I think I'll need an in-store test to be the ultimate decider, before the VIB sale is over!

luv2smilexo said...

LMAO love the title of this post :P

Erika said...

@Musing - have you tried it with a really firmly packed brush? I used it w/ Lancome Mineral blush brush and it sucked but when I used my Shu #20, it actually shows up nicely.

@Dovey - definitely see if you can try it in store.

@luv2smile - :D that's the first thing that popped into my head when I tried the blush on, lol.