Such a nice colour it looks good with a soft lop because the cheeks become the point of interest and it blends well so you can a light glance of the colour or have a big pop of colour... dont be afraid with omg thats dark it can be used with a light hand.
NARS is one of the best brands around for quality and high-end covetability, but their prices are completely ridiculous and their formulations are dangerously laden with toxic carcinogenic chemicals and parabens. I got rid of all my NARS products after looking up the ingredient lists for the blushes. Even though the colors are probably the best on the market, I'd rather make do with the $3.00 lookalike version from ELF, which has no parabens and is virtually indiscernible from the "real" thing. Even the casing is similar enough.
Outlaw is a gorgeous color, no doubt. When I wore NARS, Outlaw was my shade of choice, and it suited me perfectly. Glides on like a dream, with so much color payoff that in almost 10 years I never even made a dent in the product - seriously, it's a dab-and-tap application, any more than that and you end up scrubbing your cheeks to remove the excess. So in that manner, I suppose the price isn't so outrageous considering how long this can last you. It always lasted all day on me, and the color stayed true and never turned chalky or faded. These are the pluses, and if you love NARS, they make it worth it. But to me, nothing is worth the potential health risks associated with the ingredients list!
I'd save my money, go with the cheaper version, and skip the hormone-disruptors and carcinogens - because honestly, who looks at someone's cheeks and says "Oh she's wearing NARS!" Nobody's gonna know, trust me.
NARS Outlaw is described as a soft rose with golden shimmer. To me, its more of a brick red color with golden shimmer that blends to give a nice reddish flush to cheeks. It has some plum undertones that really don't show up much. As you can see that it is predominantly red in most of the swatches.
It has a ton of pigment so I lightly dust off excess from my brush before applying on my cheeks. The coverage is buildable, which is ideal for me, so I could build up the color for night time or keep it soft and natural for daytime looks. It has a gorgeous golden shimmer that looks soo amazing on my warm skin tone. I like the texture of it. It never applies patchy. Even when it fades, it doesn't look patchy.
But as I said, this is a great blush but its not flawless so lets talk about the negatives. I was so disappointed to see how quickly the golden shimmer fades off. I think it stays on for just 3 to 4 hours and after which it appears more like a matte blush. So a highlighter is a must. Although, it may seem reasonable, so skip the highlighter with such a shimmering blush but the shimmer goes away soon! I think I should use a setting spray to lock the shimmer but honestly, I have used drugstore blushes that retain all the shimmer and the color for longer than this and at a quarter of the price!
The blush minus the shimmer, stays for 8-9 hours and then it starts to fade but I dint see it disappearing.
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