NARS Gina Blush

NARS Gina Blush ($28.00 for 0.16 oz.) is described as a “true tangerine.” It’s a softened orange with a satiny sheen. It’s not vibrant, not an intense orange, but it’s much more orange and richer than peach (hm, I am amused that all descriptions are fruit-related!). This is actually one of the closest shades I’ve seen to Illamasqua Expose, which is darker, richer–but when worn softly, they look nearly the same. Illamasqua Lover is lighter, brighter. MAC Solar Ray is more shimmery and golden-tinged.

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NARS Gina Highlighting Blush
NARS Powder Blush Gina
A+
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
9.5
Application
5
Total
99%

NARS Gifting for Fall 2012


Get Ready to Give with NARS

NARS introduces three exciting new offerings for Fall 2012. Two limited edition eyeshadow palettes feature top-selling and iconic shades for endless beauty combinations, while a travel brush set helps achieve a look that makes an impact, on the go.

New Wave ($55.00)

  • Pandora (I) Sheer white shimmer
  • Jolie Poupée (I) Vibrant violet
  • Rated R (I)– Shimmering chartreuse
  • Outremer Bright true blue
  • Pandora (II) Matte black
  • Daphne Matte deep violet

American Dream ($55.00)

  • Bellissima (I) Shimmering beige with subtle glitter
  • Alhambra (II) Golden champagne
  • Silk Road (II) Rose gold with golden flecks
  • Galapagos Bitter chocolate infused with gold
  • Bali Neutral taupe
  • Tzarine (II) Steel grey

Travel Brush Set ($75.00)

Includes Blush Brush, Eye Shader Brush, Small Dome Brush, Push Eyeliner Brush in convenient travel sizes.

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NARS Undress Me The Multiple

NARS Undress Me The Multiple ($39.00 for 0.5 oz.) is described as a “ballerina pink with silver shimmer.” That should be upgraded to silver glitter–it’s much, much chunkier than sparkle. I don’t think I’d describe it as micro-glitter but regular glitter or a mix of small and large-sized glitter particles. The color itself is a pale, just slightly cool-toned, pink. MAC Lazy Sunday has a similar effect and look on, though it has no sparkle. MAC Full of Joy is much cooler-toned, to the point that it looks almost lilac. MAC New Order has gold sparkle and is slightly darker. Make Up For Ever #303 would have a similar effect on cheeks, though it has a frosted finish and is slightly cooler-toned.

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NARS Undress Me The Multiple
NARS The Multiple Undress Me
D+
Product
6
Pigmentation
9
Texture
7
Longevity
5
Application
3
Total
67%

5 Ocean-Inspired Eyeshadows

5 Ocean-Inspired Eyeshadows

When I think of the ocean, I think of blue, green, and teal all merged into one. Depending on the depth and clarity of the water, you might a really smoldering blue, maybe something closer to blackened blue, and at other times, a beautiful translucent aqua blue. I could have easily chosen five more shades for this topic, LOL! There were so many amazing shades to choose from.

What color best represents the ocean in your stash?

NARS Gilda Blush

NARS Gilda Blush ($28.00 for 0.16 oz.) is described as a “perfect coral with a hint of red.” It’s an orange-coral with a little burnt red tinge and matte finish. NARS Exhibit A is much more intense, deeper, and redder. MAC Modern Mandarin is brighter with a satin finish. Make Up For Ever #5 is richer in color but similar in color. MAC Out for Fun is a cream blush but very comparable in color.

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NARS Gilda Highlighting Blush
NARS Powder Blush Gilda
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
9
Application
4.5
Total
94%

NARS Gaiety Blush (Updated)

I reviewed this blush just seven months ago when it originally launched with NARS’ spring collection. This is mostly a summary and an update with newer, better quality photos along with the diffused flash/studio lighting for the full face photos along with an updated list of potential dupes (based on added product swatches).

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NARS Gaiety Highlighting Blush
NARS Powder Blush Gaiety
B+
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
4
Total
88%