Gems is a beautiful shade of slight subdued pink-coral with a fiery gold shimmer laced throughout. It’s hard for me to call it a coral, because there is a very pink color base to it, yet the brightness of the rising sun shimmer makes it pop. For me, this was love at first swatch — this is a shade I could see myself wearing all the time, no matter the occasion.
It’s just one of those shades that suits me well and makes me feel great wearing it. I’ve always considered makeup more than just utility — it’s about the feeling and experience and joy I get from using it. This just makes me happy! Even outside of my makeup haze, I really do think this is a very flattering shade that a lot of people could wear and find work well for them.
The Rouge G formula is fantastic — smooth, silky, wears and fades well, and goes on opaque overall. The only real detractor is the wowza price tag. When it comes to Rouge G, I really do believe you’re paying mostly for the packaging. I just can’t deny the formula rocks — I just wish they’d make the formula available with some cheaper packaging!
By the way, Gems looks amazing with Guerlain’s Perle de Lune KissKiss Gloss (also from this collection) layered on top.