On me, this looks like Deep Throat without the shimmer. I love it. I tried Gina but that was waaaay too orange for my NC30 skin. Gilda has just enough pink to give it a more natural look, but it is most definitely a peach blush. (DT shows up peach on me, I know for some people it's more pink). It takes more of this blush to show up on me unlike most of my other NARS blushes. Maybe it would work better for lighter skintones. I'll keep using it, though.
I like this blush...I really do, but I can get the same effect from Benefit Coralista (which I already owned before I bought this). The color isn't the EXACT same, but close enough. NARS $25 / Benefit $28. I guess it depends on which you prefer.
I like both (and since I own both) I'll wear them until they're gone. Probably won't repurchase though.
It looks a bit orange in the pan, which scared me off at first. However, when applied it is absolutely gorgeous. It's everything I always wanted MAC's "Melba" to be. LOVE IT!!!
I loved the color when I saw it on the shelf at Sephora and I just had to have it. I didn't know when I would wear it or whether or not I would really like it on my face (I just tested it on the back of my hand,) but I've had it for a few weeks now and I really like it so far! This blush has so much pigment and it really bright so I always make sure that I'm only using a tiny little bit. If you use to much you tend to look like a weird porcelain doll (esp. if you're a bit pale).
Love it, love it, love it on my cheeks! However, use only a slight of hand when applying this...it is, after all, an extremely high-pigmented blush (or else risk looking like a doll gone horribly wrong). My pale skin really brightened and warmed up with this apricot coral concoction. I tried Orgasm before but the contrast on my skin just made it even more unnaturally pale.
Gilda is a great blush to go with a nice nude lipstick and smudged, lined eyes...
I love the colour of this but the first time I tried it on my hand I got a really weird rash with tiny bumps which has only just sort of healed.
I thought it could have been something else, seen I always try products on my hand so a couple of months later, I went back to try it on a clean patch on my hand but got the same weird rash almost immediately after.
Luckily I didn't try it on my face.
While I'm fine with Orgasm, Zen, Amour and Nico (the only other Nars blushes I have tried on my hand a face), this one had a really strange effect on me.
Other than that, I love Nars blushes and this colour.
This is my first NARS blush. looks great in the summertime when i'm a bit darker, not sure how it will look in the wintertime. as others have stated, this is a peachy/orange/coral color - and a little bit goes a long way. i love that it does not have any shimmer, i'm oily so the last thing i want to do is add shine to my face! this instantly adds a healthy glow to your face, i love it.
I loooove Gilda. It's such a gorgeous peachy coral color. I love that it's matte but can easily be shimmery with a swipe of a powder highlighter or even another shimmery blush like Deep Throat or Orgasm for more dimension.
Ok so this is probably the most PIGMENTED blush you'll find. I personally love it on my NC40 skin. Its an apricot peach color which only needs a slight sweep of your brush to get a big effect on your cheeks.
A massive positive is that there is absolutely NO shimmer at all, completely matte.
Works better on my skin when i'm a bit more tan though - if you're fair skinned i'd probably stay away from this though to avoid looking clown like :)
i love Gilda.. *swoon* got this when a lovely MUA'er CP'ed it for me when she went overseas.. Gilda gives me this awesome pink guava/apricot glow on the cheeks that looks very natural yet noticable. love to pair this with natural/neutral looks. light hand application & a good blush brush is all you need with this baby.
Pros: hella pigmented,gorgeous matte color,very blendable, awesome staying power,sleek & elegant packaging. didn't break out my dry & sensitive skin too. Gilda made me look fresh & very youthful when i wear it =D
Cons: umm,the price? lol. but i don't mind since it's such a great quality blush.
Color: matte pink guava color, like a pink with orange tone. i may describe the color as apricot too. def. a very pretty blush.
Packaging: sleek & elegant black packaging with the great quality mirror inside. slim & sturdy too. easy to bring for travel or to put inside purse for touch-up.
Repurchase: yep, in a heartbeat if i can finish it..
Reference: NC35/40. tan skin w/ yellow or golden tones. dark brown eyes & hair. dry & sensitive skin.