I have been raving about these blushes to everyone since I've started using them. They are really amazing, you have to try it to know what I truly mean! I bought these a while ago when they were on sale at Hautelook for $20 each. There was even a better deal at the Rock and Republic site but they were quickly sold out of the colours I wanted!
Let's start out with the packaging. It comes snuggled into a circular cardboard box. The inside of the box has an embossed R&R as shown in the picture - pretty! The actual blush compact itself is pretty heavy but gives it a luxurious feel. No cheap plastic :P It has a magnetic snap all around the compact which I thought was pretty cool. Much better than a cheap plastic hinge/lock. Inside is a large pan of blush and a huge mirror as well. Very intriguing packaging that matches the quality of this blush excellently :P
First up is X-Rated. It's a super bright matte hot pink. I've been quite obsessed with bright blushes ever since my Joe Fresh bright pink blush in Bloom. Looks scary in the pan but on the cheeks it gives an amazing glow! The same thing with this blush. But the thing I really love about these blushes is that you literally need a light pat into the pan with your blush brush and it gives you enough colour for one side. The first time I used this I used WAY too much because I had no idea how pigmented it was. I would show you what this looks on my cheeks but I can't seem to take nice pictures of blush colour, it's impossible :(. But I swatched it on my arm, and then made a gradient of colour you can create depending on how much you decide to use. I promise it's beautiful on the cheeks with the right amount ;)
I orginally wanted the infamous Call Me but they didn't have it available that day when I bought it. Lust looked like the next best thing to Call Me, and it definitely was something I don't have. It has small shimmers in it that gives your skin a bit more dimension than the matte X-Rated. I had the hardest time trying to take a picture of the true colour of the blush because it kept turning out cooler/more blue than it does in person. The alone shot of the blush pan is a better representation of the colour.
If I were to choose between Nars blushes and R&R blushers I'd definitely go with the R&R blushes. One of these would last you a reeeeally long time just because you need so little to achieve the colour you want. Not only that, they are one of the few blushes that actually last on my face throughout the day. GOOD STUFF! Try them if you get a chance, you won't regret it!
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Thanks for reading! hugs&kisses :)