Disclaimer: Brand names do not move me, I am not a name brand whore. I want products that WORK.
This one works. Pretty color (as described in many reviews here), pretty packaging, color stays all day. BUT so does my Almay, Revlon, CG, Phys. Formula, Prestige blushers.... um, you get my point. If 25 bangers is too much for your wallet for a blusher, don't sweat it. You can get just as good in the local drug store. My Almay peach #130 (2-3usd biglots) is a dead dupe for gilda. Almay looks like it has tiny sparklies in the pan but on the skin, still a smoking twin for Gilda.
In closing, yes, the hype is true, it's a nice product but you can get just as good for a few dollars.
Would not repurchase because of price. T'aint necessary.
Awesome....I love this blush. I bought three in one go and I love all of them. I got this, Dolce Vita and Mounia. Each one has to be applied with a light hand though, as these blushes are so pigmented. They blend in so easily though, so you don't really ever look like you've PUT blush on, just that you've got a healthy colour on you. I think if you want to treat yourself with a blush, get a nars blush. They're wonderful.
As all NARS blushes, they feel silky when you put them all, and are very pigmented. This color is very coral, with a hint of orange and very little pink in it. It's great for nude makeups or a year-around and all-occasion blush. I personally like a little more pink in my blush (like Orgasm, but without the sparkles), but this looks good either layered on to get a tanned cheek, or dusted on to put a little color.
PS. I love the NARS packaging.
This is my go-to blush - it's the perfect peachy shade for any season, no matter how winter-pale or tanned my skin is. It's extremely buildable - the pigment is rich, so it can get very vivid - and it feels so silky that I can't even feel it on my face. Very expensive, but I've only had to buy it once, and I've had mine for at least two years now.. plus, it looks so good that I really don't need to look for anything new.
This is a real coral shade that is so beautifully pigmented! I suggest using a skunk or fan brush for this for a lighter hand, but I also tried it with my normal blush brushes from Clinique and Everyday Minerals, and the results were just as great. Gilda gives my NC25-30ish skin a very nice natural glow since this coral colour is without shimmer, it really looks like I'm naturally blushing. It's easy to build on your skin for a more dramatic look for the evening. The colour is also great under bronzer for a nice glow. Would definitely repurchase when I run out.
This is the first NARS blush I have ever owned. I was super excited because I have heard all the hype -- and yes the hype is true! The saleswoman picked the color out for me and at first I was a bit hesitent because it looks very bright orange in the pan and I have fair skin and I feel like my face gets easily washed out. However, she put a little bit on my cheeks, eyelids, and above my brows to brighten up my face and I just fell in love right there!!!! It doesn't go on bright or harsh at ALL, yet it is buildable so you can go from a bright, cheery natural day look and then deepen it for a nice evening look, too. It's a true peachy glow and I like the fact it doesn't have shimmer. I have been using it everyday for over a month and haven't even slightly dented the product, so I know it will last forever!
I love this blush sooo much. It's the perfect deep peachy orange to pull a sexy summertime look together. It's my only Nars blush at the moment. I have 3 other MAC blushes and although I really like them as well, this blush has gotten to be my summertime staple. I'm NC43 and it looks awesome with my tanned skin. It is very luxurious. Goes on very smooth, not powdery at all. Blends like a dream. Definitely HG for the summer!
This is my first Nars blush and now I finally know what everyone's been raving about. I still think that blush should not be this expensive, but this is truely a high quality blush. Extremely pigmented and soft. I use either a skunk or a single dab of a normal blush brush and blend. I'm NC25/30 and extremely yellow.
i dont like this ony my NC25-30 skin. i look dirty and i think it is too cool for me since i have strong yellow tone. i really wanted to love this because it doesnt have any shimmer which i really look for all blushes out there. i have no choice but to swap this for another nars blush.
I love this blush. It looks perfectly natural on my tan skin, and that is exactly the look I'm going for. Great quality, great pigmentation. I have a medium brown skintone with golden undertones, I'm about an NC30, I'd say, and this blush is my natural blush. I think the key for all Nars blushes is to not use a heavy hand. If you're heavy handed, it'll look too bright. You need a very light hand, or maybe just a mac 187 or skunk brush, to help with the blending. .I barely tap my brush into the pan, I don't even swipe my brush across the pan, just a gentle *tap* once onto the surface, and that's enough blush for one cheek. The way I apply this one is by starting at the apple of my cheek and blushing upward. The rubberized packaging can get little stuff stuck to it, but I think it still looks very sleek and professional, and when I'm paying 25 dollars for a blush, I expect a certain degree of quality. It doesn't come with a brush, but I think it's for the best, as it keeps the packaging sleek and compact.