So you may already be thinking that NARS have sold these multiples for quite some time now but woah mama no! These are MATTE. I love anything matte when it comes to make up, matte lipsticks, powders, bronzers, the list could go on. But I've never tried a matte blusher in stick form before! I wouldn't say this was completely matte, I would say it's got a slightly sheeny finish which I wouldn't necessarily say is a bad thing as it makes it so much easier to blend.
They've got a great colour selection : they have 4 blush shades and 3 contour/bronze shades, so you're sure to find something that you'd like but the colour I went for was 'Anguilla' and it's a beautiful peachy pink shade which would absolutely beautiful in the upcoming summer months.
Unlike the old NARS multiples you can't use these on your eyes unfortunately however it still looks super beautiful on the lips and cheeks. You can apply this both wet and dry, obviously the pigmentation is a lot stronger when used dry however the lasting capabilities when applied wet is amazing, and also would be great for summer as cream products are the way forward in hot weather!
To use this dry you can apply it straight to your cheeks or lips from the stick or you can use your finger and use the dabbing technique to blend it in. My favourite way is using it wet, I bought a little spray bottle from Muji which I use alongside it. I apply some to the back of hand and spray a little water over the top, mix it in and then dab it on my cheeks and you can either blend it with your finger or with a brush. It gives such a beautiful, natural, healthy finish.
They retail for £30 which is very steep in terms of the way blushers go, and I'm really unsure as to how long it is going to last because it's a cream product but maybe ask for one as a gift as opposed to buying one yourself!