Taj Mahal has been on my lust list for longer than I can remember! So when 'opportunity' came around, I took it and made this beauty mine! I am a sucker for NARS blushes in general and have always had an excellent experience with them; with the exception of Orgasm only because I find the texture to be a little too glittery for my liking.
I don't have an excessive blush collection but I think I have all the colors I would ever want minus a shade like Taj Mahal! So it was meant to be. It does look a bit scary in the pan because it is an unusual orange color. It is very pigmented that you really need to very lightly touch your brush to the blush to get a beautiful color pay-off.
Taj Mahal is a exactly what I would call a burnt orange shade that would be just perfect for the fall season, because it fits right in! In pan it looks like it's matte but if you look closely you can see teeny tiny flecks of micro glitter in it. Once applied, it instantly adds warmth and glow to complexion without any visible glitter but more of a sheen.
|L - Natural Sunlight R- Flash|
When lightly applied, it looks more like apricot on me. I have not tried to play up the intensity with it just yet, because honestly I am scared to look like a clown! I think this blush will look amazing on darker/tan skin tones. I would probably stay away from it or use it very cautiously if my skin were any lighter than it currently is. Overall, I am very very happy with Taj Mahal. NARS quality is undefeatable when it comes to blushes, what can I say? I can't wait to use it as part of many other looks!
I used my Sigma Angled Top Synthetic Kabuki brush (F84) to apply this blush. I think I dipped a little too much in the pan so I ended up with way too much color on my face as you can see below.
|Oops too much blush!|
So I went back and tried again with a super light hand. I think that resulted in a better look!
What do you guys think about Taj Mahal?