This classic offering from NARS gives me the perfect winter flush without looking ruddy on me. It is an easy one to work with as well, although I generally lack of skills and fancy brushes.
Being out there forever, Mata Hari isn't buzz worthy. But do check out this matte plum pink blush especially if you have neutral fair/light complexions. It is a unique beauty for sure.
NARS Blush Mata Hari
Mata Hari is not one of those super bright shades that stands out from the bunch.
However, having a nice mix of plum and red without loosing its cool undertones, it is quite distinguished from many pink blushes out there. A complex medium cool pink, if you will.
The silky smooth texture with clear pigmentation is consistent with other NARS matte blushes I've experienced.
Mata Hari was on my wish list for some time, but I hesitated because I already had NARS BLKR 413 (reviewed here), which is supposedly a deeper and brighter version of Mata Hari.
Next to each other, the color difference is enough to warrant having both (*sighs with relief*).
Mata Hari is definitely a tone or two lighter than BLKR 413.
BLKR 413 has a lot more red in the tones while Mata Hari leans more plum.
Maybe BLKR 413 is more suitable for the "Snow White" makeup look, but I have to be more careful with application because rosy can easily become ruddy with this one.
Mata Hari is not exactly a light color like NARS Sex Fantasy (which I find the easiest blush to work with on earth), but at least I don't have to worry too much.
Here is how Mata Hari looks on me.
For this look,
Foundation - By Terry Sheer Expert 02 Neutral Beige
Powder - NARS Light Reflecting Setting Powder (pressed) Translucent Crystal
Eye shadows - Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Sapphire, Lancome Erika F
Mascara - Dior Show Iconic Waterproof Mascara
Blush - NARS Mata Hari
Lips - Bite Beauty Lush Fruit Lip Gloss Popsugar
Hope you enjoyed this post.
(I can't believe I only got to blog once in January. I should try a bit harder rather than whining about the busy schedule! ;o)
Happy February, everyone!