Friday, December 14, 2012

NARS Blush in Gina: Review + Swatch!

I have one of my favorite NARS blushes to share with you today, Gina.  Gina is a peachy orange sorbet with a matte finish, and while it may look a little intimidating in the pan, with the right look, it's perfect!

Gina is one of those colors I never would have tried without seeing it on someone else.  Thanks to people raving about it in the blogging community, I decided to give it a whirl, and have found it is a wonderful summer orange blush.

Like other NARS blushes, Gina has great pigmentation and wears really nicely.  With a shimmery nude on my lids and a glossy balm on my lips, Gina makes a really pretty summer statement blush (especially with my summer freckles!).  It's a fun one.

NARS blushes come in rubberized black compact casing.  I love the design of these compacts: there is a good product-to-casing ratio (as in, not an enormous case with a tiny little pot of product in it).  Additionally, a full-size lid mirror is in each compact.  The downside of these is that the rubberized finish attracts every fingerprint and fleck of makeup.  They get dirty very quickly.

NARS blushes retail for $28 (0.16 oz/ 4.8 g) and can be purchased wherever NARS cosmetics are sold.

I would definitely recommend trying this out in store before buying, as this is the sort of color people will either love or hate.  I think this would work best on light to medium complexions, it may be too orange for anyone really fair, and probably wouldn't show up as well on deeper skin tones.

Is there a certain blush color you stay away from?  I try not to limit myself, but anything deep magenta/red certainly scares me a bit!
xx, Allison


  1. I have this blush and I love it! Do you have Gilda? I love that one too!

  2. Looks grorgeous I'll have to swatch this one at sephora! Xx