Monique Valeris is the founder of Decor Musings, which houses roundups of the most stylish home products out now, highlights of her flea market shopping adventures, interviews with interior design experts, and tons more. Happy decorating!
One of my latest must-have beauty products is the Exhibit A blush from Nars. When you first look at the color, you definitely feel a bit intimidated by how bright and pigmented it is. It seriously scared me for a very long time, but after hearing so many people rave about it, I had to put it to the test myself. And let me tell you—I'm so glad I did. My only advice is to use it with caution. I can't stress this point enough. Since it's so pigmented, it's crucial that you apply it with a very, very light hand. Otherwise, you'll quickly look like a mad person with rosy red cheeks. Ha. (This happened to me the first time I played around with it.)
The gorgeous red color of Exhibit A led me to think about how fabulous this shade would look in a room. I'm not the kind of person to paint a room red, or even go for a red sofa. Instead, I like the idea of using a bright color like this for a major accessory of some kind. This led me to this photo of a New York bedroom with stunning red silk curtains. It's a bit exotic, has a luxurious feel and just screams, "Look at me." It's kind of how I feel when I'm wearing Exhibit A. It's that kind of party.
Photos: Elle Decor/William Waldron; narscosmetics.com