What I bought from SPACE.NK
A couple of months ago whilst out shopping in my local city of York I came across a new SPACE.NK shop that had opened. Up until recently SPACE.NK could only be found in major cities so to find one so close to home was very exciting. I love their mix of new up-and-coming brands, well known cult ranges and little luxuries. I couldn’t leave without treating myself, so I decided on this NARS Blush in Reckless.
Earlier this year I wrote a post asking if blusher is going out of fashion? The current obsession with contouring and strobing products has overtaken the need for a good old flushed cheek, but while I do love highlighters I still enjoy playing around with different shades of blush.
NARS packaging is so stylish and beautiful. The black blush compact has a rubbery finish and the lid lifts up to reveal a mirror inside, whilst the pressed powder itself is covered with a clear perspex cover with the NARS wording on it.
Reckless is a very pale pink, when I swatched it in the shop using my finger it looked almost as pale as a highlighter (and you could use it as a highlighter if you apply it very liberally) but when you apply it using a soft brush it isn’t as harsh as a highlighter. It is very shimmery though – so not for you if you prefer your blush to be matte – and the tiny particles of shimmer work themselves loose in the compact and get stuck to the rubberised outer which is a bit of a shame, but all in all I really love it.
The swatch image above shows the NARS Blush applied quite thickly using a finger, but it doesn’t look anywhere near this intense when you apply it to your cheek. I love all things shimmery and absolutely adore this blush, it’s quite an icy look and perfect worn with blues and greys. I’ve heard rumours that this one might be discontinued soon though so if you like it I’d suggest you buy it sooner rather than later!
There are over 30 different shades of NARS Blush available, including their very popular cult shade Orgasm. They’re not cheap at £23 each but the compacts are a good size and you get what you pay for. I’d really recommend them if you’ve got the money to treat yourself, I love my Reckless Blush and I’m planning to buy another in a more bronzey colour.
I’m going to be visiting SPACE.NK again soon, to see what else they have to offer. They stock some amazing brands including:
– BECCA make-up, some of the palettes are to-die-for and are next on my list to buy
– Tweezerman, in my opinion the only tweezers you should EVER buy!
The SPACE.NK website has some beautiful Christmas gifts too, including a page of ‘Gifts Under £30′ with brands such as Eve Lom, Kiehl’s, This Works, Diptyque and Caudalie. Plus they have their very own N.DULGE loyalty programme too so you can earn points each time you shop.
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