Sin is not quite as pigmented as other NARS blushes I’ve tried, but I still love it. It takes a few swipes for it to show up on my NC37-42 olive-tan, neutral to warm skin tone. Very blah looking in the pan, but on my cheeks, Sin looks like a light berry-rose with subtle Albatross-like shimmer. This is quickly becoming one of my all time favorites.
Gilda holds HG status for me—perfect matte, pinky-apricot shade for my olive-tan skin tone. I’ve worn it almost every single day for almost a year and there’s barely a dent in it! For reference, I’m MAC NC37-42, LM t/m in Almond, LM mmu in Pure Honey, and Hard Candy t/m in Tan.
I never thought I would like a red’ish blush and Taos definitely surprised me. In the pan, it looks almost brick red, but when applied lightly on my cheeks it imparts a rosy-coral glow. The shimmer is not garish at all as it reminds me of Albatross—just an ever so slight dusting of white-gold mixed in. If you’re curious about red blushes, I recommend Taos—great quality blush to have in your arsenal. For reference, I’m MAC NC37-42, LM t/m in Almond, LM mmu in Pure Honey, and Hard Candy t/m in Tan.
Desire works surprisingly well for my olive tan skin tone (leaning more neutral than warm)—I initially thought it would be too cool, but when applied with a light hand, it gives me a bright, in-from-the-cold flush. Love wearing it with black winged liner and MAC sweetie l/s for a polished look. Will repurchase if I ever run out. For reference, I’m MAC NC37-42, LM t/m in Almond, LM mmu in Pure Honey, and Hard Candy t/m in Tan.