this series is just for better pics&swatches. my opinion about the blushes stays the same, take a look at older posts.
NARS blushes contain 4.5 - 4.8g each for the powder blushes, and 5.5g each for the cream blushes.
they cost 29€/19.50£/26$.
Zen is a matte medium gold brown. initially i bought it to use as a contour shade, but i find it a little bit too yellow-toned to be a contour-only shade, it is more a contour-bronzer-hybrid. it's rather pigmented so i need a light hand with this, but it applies evenly and creates a warm shadow to sculpt your cheekbones. i think it's most suitable for about NC25/NC30 skin. i haven't used it as a blush, though, but i think it's like a bronzer effect. most times i apply it with a big tapered brush like the MAC 138 or Hakuhodo S103.
this is how it looks applied, together with NARS Angelika on the cheeks.
compared with other matte brown blushes: Zen is much warmer than NYX Taupe and less red than MAC Harmony.
|NARS Zen - NYX Taupe - MAC Harmony|
|NYX Taupe - MAC Harmony - NARS Zen|