I love this blush! I bought Deep Throat but I don't really like it that much, you need a lot of product each time and it makes my skin look kind of "dirty" with the shimmer. This Gina one on the other hand it's really flattering in my medium toned skin, gives me a tangerine healthy colour, and you don't really need much product each time. I don't understand why this one doesn't sell better than others!
Gina is a nice orange color blush, it's obviously a summer color, but I think it just work for fair skin, If not,it will make you face looks a little bit yellow. my skin is fair, I think the color is OK，I didn't buy it again because I use it just in summer and I have to use another blush to mix with . continued >>
I thought I like this shade but my sister told me it made me look more yellow. I'm Asian with yellow undertone. The colour looks lovely, I can imagine this would be gorgeous on people with pink undertones. But those with yellow undertones, just pass this. It makes you look more yellow. But the quality of it is really good, so those who finf Gina doesnt work for them, go try Gilda and Torrid, they look wonderful on me!
I have finally found the perfect peach blush! Gina is a true peach and one of NARS' few matte blushes. The color looks really good on those with warm skintones and the pigmentation is great. All I need are 2 good taps with my blush brush for a fresh and peachy look. :) I will definately repurchase!
Ok, on the NARS site it's described as "Tangerine" I wouldn't say that description is off. It's a great color to have if you have any yellow tones in your skin. It does provide a certain amount of "life" to your cheeks that sometimes we don't have when we're feeling sick or down on the dumps and you don't feel like grabbing an intense color. Just use it sparingly because it is super pigmented. I use my MAC 109 to apply this and I just tap the brush 2 times into the blush and shake it off to make sure I don't put on too much. Again, I highly recommend it. (MAC NC42/43)
Gina is a beautiful blush for my NC 25-30 skin. It gives my skin a fresh look. I like that it is matte and build-able. I can do a light sweep for an everyday look or I can use more for a more dramatic look. I have been using this with a coral lip (Mac ravishing) for a mono-chromatic Summer look. The only negative is that it is not long lasting.
Hits and misses for me with NARS blush. There is no store that sells NARS in my country so I go on reviews/swatches online to buy blush. Unfortunately I did not like Gina for my skintone. I'm an NW 15/20 and peachy blushes look best on me. I was hoping Gina was a bit more peachy, but I found it to be a cool toned dirty orange color. In combination with the matte finish it just makes me look dirty, and not healthy, which I normally look for in a blush. Quality is great though as may be expected of NARS, just did not work with my coloring. Pigmentation and formulation is great.
This is a must-have for those with darker skintones! It's absolutely gorgeous on my NC42 skin and its very longwearing.
It is one of the only matte peachy blushes that doesn't turn pink on my skin like most do.
I'm a huge fan of peachy blushes, some of my favs are MAC Gingerly, Peaches, Melba, and NARS Gilda. I'm so bummed I missed the Ripe Peach blush. NARS Gina is a very similar to MAC's Peaches but tiny bit warmer and more pigmented. If you are into matte peachy blushes, this is a must!
I have been avoiding test-driving any of the NARS powder blushes for quite some time now, precisely because of the rave reviews that they receive - I figured that I had enough blush in my collection to last me through the next century or so (I never understood the hype about Orgasm, though, to be frank - on me it disappears and leaves nothing but a trail of annoying glitter in its wake).
Fast forward a few years to my encounter with the lovely Gina. As fan of peach blushes in general, I would have to say that this is my favorite peach blush of all time (and that's saying a lot). Gina is virtually perfect - matte, warm, and simply gorgeous when applied to the applies of the cheeks with my Smashbox fan brush. It is more pigmented than MAC blushes such as the beloved Ripe Peach or Peaches, and every bit as pigmented as Illamasqua's Excite - and a more forgiving shade than all of these, at that. At $26, this blush is not cheap, but the superior formula means that a little bit goes a long way, and my morning application lasts all day with a touch-up, despite my slightly oily NC35/40 skin.
All I can say is: NOW I get the hype about NARS blushes. This one is a must-have for any peach blush lover - absolutely.