When I mentioned the Nars Matte Multiple I picked up in my last haul, lots of you were itching to see a review. Overall Nars are a brand that seem to get most things right, from bases to blushes, the formulations are beautiful and the colour ranges always have a little something for everyone. But the Matte Multiples were an exception as I wasn't completely sure on them at the start. Don't get me wrong, I like this one but we were off to a rough start.
After a little (or a lot of...) trial and error, I found that the best form of application for me is the Real Techniques Stippling Brush. If I have enough time I like to dampen the brush a little before buffing the product into my cheeks. This sheers out the product and makes blending easy peasy - but it can also be buffed in dry for a more pigmented application.
I do find that this is an easy one to over-apply, and with it's amazing staying power (I got rained on yesterday - heavily rained on I might add - and this stayed put) it can be incredibly difficult to blend out once things set. Great for long days, not so great when you haven't had your first tea of the day and get a bit over excited with your makeup.
Overall I'd say if you're on the hunt for a matte or long lasting cream blush then Nars are a safe bet. If you're no so fussed on the finish being completely matte but want a cream formulation with a bright shade range then the Topshop cream blushes are a much more affordable alternative (with much better blend-ability) and so-so staying power. I'm not head over heels for this one, but the colour is a beaut and I will definitely still use it. Until next time Nars...