NARS Angelika Blush ($29 at Nordstrom) is a medium pink with blue undertones, gold micro-shimmer and silver glitter. Despite the blue undertones, it’s really just slightly on the cool side of neutral and works for me with my warm undertones.
I’ve already reviewed another Nars Soft Touch pencil called Dark Rite, which creased within 15 minutes over a really good primer. Skorpios creases just as quickly, though perhaps not in as many places. Still, I can’t think of any reason to recommend buying these. You may want to see my Dark Rite review for more information.
Nars Soft Touch eyeshadow pencils ($24, Sephora) is a cream formula that promise to “provide easy, portable, long-wearing application” with easy blending and “ideal” for use as a base under powder shadows. They are portable, I’ll give them that.
You may have heard that Elf supposedly has dupes for the Nars Blush/Bronzer trio in Orgasm, Albatross and Laguna. When I tried the Nars products on, it wasn’t just the $55 price tag that made me hesitate – it was also the shimmer, which I thought was a bit too much for daytime. The alleged Elf dupes were just $6 altogether, so I figured why not try them?