Friday, May 29, 2015

NARS Christopher Kane Blush in Starscape

I was once again wandering the aisles of Sephora *danger danger* and, no shock, this blush caught
my eye. I don't think I've seen anything quite like it. This color, Starscape, is from the limited edition Christopher Kane range for summer. Christopher Kane is a UK designer who is known for his use of neon. His first independent show was filled with very short, neon bandage dresses that launched us into the neon trend in 2007. NARS Cosmetics has launched a new summer line around Christopher's concept of using neons as neutrals with a line combining both of the two, called Neoneutral. This blusher stuck out to me and is quite obviously from the neon end of the range.

Outside, the classic NARS matte, textured packaging is found with a pop of neon, metallic hot pink, reading 'NARS'. Inside, this vibrant, neon, flamingo pink may look scary to some, but on the skin it actually looks slightly more neon than the color of actually blushing. Perfect for summer. I love this shade on the apples of the cheeks. I used it in my last tutorial here. The matte formula is smooth and blends beautifully. Just be careful to build with a light hand. I love that this shade looks lovely on the lightest to the deepest skin tones. This is for anyone. 

I love the summer, bright ease this adds to any simple look. I have worn it with a black and gun-metal smokey eye and aslo a nearly bare face and it looks great. I do think that you have to kind of choose, though; lips and cheeks or eyes and cheeks because it can get a little clown-ish if you do it all. By balancing the neutrals in with this blush it becomes wearable.

I must agree with Mr. Kane in this quote "I often use neons as neutrals. They refresh and inspire." Neons can be the chicest thing when done well! Here's to playing.