If for some reason we were living in a unthinkable world where you could only choose one beauty product to have with you for the rest of the life, most women would be armed and ready to take on the day with their mascara or their eyeliner. Not that those items aren’t high on my beauty priority list, but I would gladly choose rosy, dewey cheeks over looking like a pale vampire any day.
Since blush is my number one beauty essential, you can imagine I am very selective when it comes to choosing the perfect color and sheen. It took me years to find it, but I can honestly say that NARS Cosmetics has the best blush I’ve ever used, and ever intend to use. Their pressed powder in the color Orgasm leaves cheeks beautifully flushed with, shall we say… a certain kind of glow?
What’s great about this color in particular is that it’s universally flattering on almost all skin tones. It also has a golden shimmer that adds a subtle highlighting effect. If nothing else, I have made it my personal mission to share this glimmering postcoital look with as many people as possible, successfully converting most of my family, friends and even random people in Sephora. (Now, if only NARS would hire me to be an actual brand ambassador, pouncing on strangers at the blush counter would be a little less awkward.)
I use the Sephora Collection Pro Precision Blush Brush #73 to apply Orgasm right below the height of the cheek bones. Many people make the mistake of applying blush directly on the cheek bones, but the height of your cheek bones should be reserved for a contouring highlighter for an optimal look.