Originally Posted by MissTT
Thanks, love. I just read an opinion that said Gilda is best for cool tones b/c of the pink and Gina is better suited for warm tones. I'm terrible at seeing color differences or recalling them so I appreciate your patience with my stupid questions. It's funny b/c if you saw me in person you wouldn't think I struggled this much with identifying makeup that works for me. Well, at least I think I end up pulling stuff off. And crazypants, how do you NOT have any MAC blushes? I was certain you did. Even I caved and bought some this year.
I think I'll get Mata Hari, Liberte, and Gina/Gilda (I can't decide yet lol)
Please, you know I'm still figuring stuff out as I go along. I don't notice the cool/warm difference with Gina and Gilda. To me the colors are very similar and they both seem warm. Gina leans peach (yellow/orange) and Gilda leans coral (pink/red), but the difference is slight. I can see Gilda a bit more on me probably because the pink/red of the coral color makes it a little darker and more visible on my skin.
I got into blushes way before I got into lipsticks and glosses. I thought blush was an easy way to add color to my face when I first started wearing makeup. I would put on blush and nothing else. MAC Coppertone was the first blush I ever bought. Then I purchased a MAC blush palette with more blushes shortly after that - Ambering Rose, Desert Rose, Plum Foolery, Raizin, and Sweet As Cocoa. I was trying to figure out what my next blush would be to fill the palette when I bought Taj Mahal. I fell in love with that blush and started buying more NARS blushes like crazy, but I still had my MAC blushes. Then I got my first La Femme blush palette and I didn't see the point in keeping my MAC blushes after that. The La Femme blushes blew me away with price, color selection and staying power. Both of my NARS and La Femme blushes are more pigmented and last longer on me than the MAC blushes did, so I returned them all except for Coppertone. I keep it for sentimental value since it was my first blush.
Don't get me wrong, I do think MAC blushes are pretty. They just don't last on me and always fade after a few hours. I've been tempted sometimes to buy MAC blushes again, but they always seem similar to either a NARS or La Femme blush that I already have.