NARS Penny Lane cream blush is basically the cream equivalent of NARS Douceur (reviewed here) and, like Douceur, this little beauty is near impossible to photograph so you'll just have to believe me when I say my cheeks don't usually look so healthy. Penny Lane is described by NARS as 'nude pink' but there's definitely a hint of plum in there too which makes it perfect shade for pale skin to give a subtle outdoorsy look, even if you've been in the office all day and then trapped on the Central Line for half an hour. It's a little less sculpting than Douceur and there is also an almost microscopic quantity of shimmer in there too which gives the complexion a little boost.
This is the first cream blush I've tried from NARS and the satiny formula is already one of my favourites as it didn't sit in my pores the way other cream blushers have in the past. In terms of lasting power, I get a good six hours wear before it begins to fade slightly but layered with Douceur it will easily rattle toward the ten hour mark.
NARS cream blushes are £20.50 for 5.5g (but I bought mine from ASOS when they released a 25% off student discount!). As a final thought, I think this would be at its most stunning on redheads. So if you're a Pre-Raphaelite beauty, get thee to a NARS counter.