I wanted to choose something different from all the blushes in my box, not Orgasm of which I already have three (better) dupes.
Compared to other NARS blush names that are quite provocative (starting from Orgasm, Super Orgasm (!), Deep Throat, Sin...you name it.), Oasis sounds (and looks) serene and quiet.
And it is different enough to justify shelling out near $30 for a blush. ;)
NARS Blush Oasis
Oasis is a complex color that is a little hard to describe.
NARS simply says "Sparkling Pink Champagne", but it looks more complicated than that. (or it is just that I have never had pink champagne.)
I would describe it as a muted mauve pink berry with light gold shimmer. ;)
As you see in the swatch pic, the champagne gold shimmer is quite big (although not as big to be called glitter), but it doesn't show up as much once applied. It just leaves a healthy glow on my light/neutral complexion.
The pigmentation is excellent but it is not chalky at all.
I can achieve a very sheer color using a stippling brush or get more flush with a conventional blush brush.
The staying power is pretty good, too.
Today I didn't set my foundation with loose powder, but this blush lasted on me for good 5 hours or so.
I paired it with muted mauve lips & grey smoky eyes for today's look, but NARS Oasis also looks nice with brighter berry lip colors.
Makeup products used for this look
(from the top)
L'Oreal Voluminous False Fiber Lashes Black Lacquer
Paul & Joe Light Cream Foundation in Alabaster
NARS Oasis Blush
L'Oreal Colour Riche Balm in Tender Mauve
Revlon Just Bitten Kissable in Honey
Revlon Colorstay Eyeshadow Quad in Siren
Maybelline Color Tattoo in Audacious Asphalt
Palty Glitter Gel liner
I still prefer the usual shimmery pinks for my everyday cheek color, but I am impressed with the quality of this blush.I think this unique color is a good addition to my blush collection and I might want to get more colors from NARS in the future.
Do you own Oasis?
What is your favorite NARS blush color?
Thanks for reading. ;)