17/10/2010

NARS Blushes: Angelika & Mata Hari ♥

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I've finally gotten hold of some pretty pink NARS blushes in Angelika and Mata Hari. Keep reading for my short review, photos, and swatches!


Angelika is a nice light fuschia-pink (if that makes any sense) with a lot of glitter, but these pretty much fall off your cheeks after you apply them.


Mata Hari is a more reddish pink that has a matte texture. It is also a shade darker than Angelika. It seems like an unusual colour to me; I don't think I have a similar shade of blush in my makeup stash!

Like most NARS blushes, the Angelika and Mata Hari are pretty well-pigmented, which kinda intimidates me. Fair to medium skins should take caution to not over apply (unless desired!). It would be wise to use a skunk brush to apply these as it lets you build up to the intensity you want. ♥

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Do you own any of these blushes? What do you think? ♥


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16 comments

  1. Mata Hari looks super gorgeous!

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  2. I love Mata Hari. It's gorgeous. I've alywas swatched Angelica but worried about the glitter. I heard the glitter doesn't show up on the skin though.

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  3. I recently bought Angelika and I'm in love with it.

    Which one do you like better? Angelika or Mata Hari?

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  4. @Ansa- Because the glittery chunks of Angelika are quite big, they tend to fall off my cheeks. =)

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  5. @Bluebell- I definitely love Angelika more than Mata Hari! I just feel like the texture of Mata Hari's weird. I can't really describe it though, I'm sorry if this answer is pretty useless lol x

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  6. Glitter picks up on my imperfections, so I definitely think Mata Hari would work better for me. Look so pretty!

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  7. Love the two of these! Gorgeous!

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  8. I love NARS blushes. I love the Mata Hari!

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  9. i love those ,very pretty esp mata hari! <3

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  10. I really like Mata Hari color. Plus if it's got a matte finish, then it must look sophisticated and nice.

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  11. i have matahari and i love it! i didn't buy angelika because it looks similar to matahari :P

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  12. Love their blushes but not the black rubber packaging, lol! i've had mine for 2 years maybe? and the black rubber casing is turning sticky and gluey (Ewww).

    thanks for the swatches though :) it's nice to know the glitter in Angelika doesn't show up much!

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  13. i don't own them but they look pretty : ) i've heard that nars blushes are really pigmented, which is great. i like shimmer and matte blushes, and i like that these are powder form.

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  14. what a coincidence! my angelika blush just arrived today =)

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  15. Mata Hari is soo pretty! I have Desire, but I think I need Mata Hari too....

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  16. mata hari is a good color but still deciding between nars mata hari and smashbox flush

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