Hey guys, I am so excited to finally lay my hands on NARS blush in the color “Taj Mahal”.. YES! It’s literally called Taj Mahal which is originally the famous white marble monument in India which is breathtaking.. Although the blush is not white in color (and thank god for that!), its a gorgeous orange blush that I didn’t have in my collection.. well, not any more.. 🙂
This blush retails for $29.oo USD and is sold on the NARS website and online at Nordstrom & Saks fifth avenue .. It is not sold in stores carrying NARS cosmetics (Sephora, Nordstrom, Saks fifth avenue).. The NARS website describes this blush as a “Blazing burnt orange with golden shimmer” and they couldn’t be more right about this color..
The blush comes in typical NARS packaging with black velvet-like plastic container with a mirror inside.. There is a ton of product inside – 4.8g! – it’ll surely last me forever..
This shade is flattering on many skin tones, especially medium to dark skin tones..
This picture does the best in terms of showing you the true color of the blush..
Top: Heavy Swatch
Bottom: Blended out
Taj Mahal is a deep orange blush with a golden sheen to it.. You can notice this in the swatches above.. This sheen makes for a good natural highlight on the cheekbones when using this blush.. This highlight looks more like a golden sheen and you don’t see glitter on the face.. The orange tone in the blush makes it a very good summer blush..
Here’s me with a light touch of the blush.. It looks lovely especially when light hits and reflects off the finely milled golden shimmer in the blush.. Like all NARS blushes, Taj mahal is very pigmented and lighter skin gals would have to be light handed during application..
More pictures demonstrating the orange hue and the golden sheen in the blush.. I hope you all are enjoying the summer..
P.S. Ignore my bare eyes..
Other products on face : NARS velvet lip pencil in Damned, MUFE concealer in #7, Brow powder, Bobbi brown corrector & concealer and setting powder..