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    Out of the two I wear Gilda more then I wear Gina. Usually in more subtle looks. I'm MUFE HD 175 for reference. I have no idea how that translates to MAC.
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    "Back from trying them out. What got me interested in these colors is the fact that I don't want red or pink cheeks all the time. Or deep colored cheeks. I wanted something lighter. For anyone my complextion, Gina and Gilda are not colors to get if you want a bright blush. They are more of a compliment to my skin tone and are perfect if I want to do an eye focus, or just add a sweep of color. IMO These colors on darker skin are skin brighteners. They are neutral, but not brown based, which is the usual neutral go to for black women. They are matte, which I like.

    First I tried the Sheer Matte foundation in Tortuga, just so my skin would be more of a canvas for trying on these new colors. Sometimes its hard to see accurate blush results when I put them on in the store with nothing on my skin.

    I tried on Gilda, next it brightened me up immediately. Gilda turned out to be a very neutral, wearing makeup but not made up blush on me. I have yellow undertones on my cheeks which go away when I put foundation on, Gilda gave me a nice flush of coral. Not too pink or yellow, just brightness. My skin looked fresh.

    Then I tried Gina on the other cheek. I was thinking it was going to look ashy, but nope, it blended well. What Gina did was bring a little of my natural undertone back. Like Gilda, it brought a brightness back to my skin, but on the yellowish orange side. I really liked Gina, because it blended well and just like Gilda, freshened me up a bit. Gina was not as pigmented as Gilda, but I could see the results.

    Next I tried Amour. It really looked like the next color in line after Gilda. It was pinker than the two and i think it would be another good option later down the line. Gina and Gilda seem to be the most unique blushes NARS offers in compared to other brands. Today I hauled Gilda. I saw some online deals, so I will haul Gina next with a few other NARS items. Crazy Sephora doesn't have these!"






    OMG you really hit the nail on the head with the descriptions of Gina and Gilda. I could not articulate the very same words you said. Gilda shows up fine on NW45 skin like mine while Gina gives that brightening effect. I also use Gina to tone down other blushes if I've overdone them. I always thought the same of Amour- the pinker version of Gilda. I'll get it later on and then my NARS blush collection will be complete lol

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    I put gilda on and sprayed a little MAC fix+ on my cheeks after applying gilda. OMG! The coral really popped out and it was more dramatic and a bunch more pigmented. I just threw a little burts bees on my lips and done. Fresh and natural. I forgot to add these colors are very pigmented, and they build well!
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    i know its discontinued now, but no one said Crazed???
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    crazed is a good one!
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    I bought Crazed right after Taj Mahal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lovey99 View Post
    Back from trying them out. What got me interested in these colors is the fact that I don't want red or pink cheeks all the time. Or deep colored cheeks. I wanted something lighter. For anyone my complextion, Gina and Gilda are not colors to get if you want a bright blush. They are more of a compliment to my skin tone and are perfect if I want to do an eye focus, or just add a sweep of color. IMO These colors on darker skin are skin brighteners. They are neutral, but not brown based, which is the usual neutral go to for black women. They are matte, which I like.

    First I tried the Sheer Matte foundation in Tortuga, just so my skin would be more of a canvas for trying on these new colors. Sometimes its hard to see accurate blush results when I put them on in the store with nothing on my skin.

    I tried on Gilda, next it brightened me up immediately. Gilda turned out to be a very neutral, wearing makeup but not made up blush on me. I have yellow undertones on my cheeks which go away when I put foundation on, Gilda gave me a nice flush of coral. Not too pink or yellow, just brightness. My skin looked fresh.

    Then I tried Gina on the other cheek. I was thinking it was going to look ashy, but nope, it blended well. What Gina did was bring a little of my natural undertone back. Like Gilda, it brought a brightness back to my skin, but on the yellowish orange side. I really liked Gina, because it blended well and just like Gilda, freshened me up a bit. Gina was not as pigmented as Gilda, but I could see the results.

    Next I tried Amour. It really looked like the next color in line after Gilda. It was pinker than the two and i think it would be another good option later down the line. Gina and Gilda seem to be the most unique blushes NARS offers in compared to other brands. Today I hauled Gilda. I saw some online deals, so I will haul Gina next with a few other NARS items. Crazy Sephora doesn't have these!
    Thank you for such a great review. I am definitely going to give these another try! Thanks!

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    I only own two as I just got into wearing blush this summer. I got torrid first and exhibit A with friends and family discount with Sephora this past fall. Torrid just gives me a subtle glow that isn't too much in your face. I can't see it on but other people can. Weird. Exhibit A shows up beautifully on my skin tone. I tried Desire but it wasn't for me.Taos is the next one I want to get.

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    I recently tried Mata Hari with a light hand over a bronzer as suggested by Sam Fine in the Jan issue of Essence....love it!
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    ^Hmm...I'm gonna try that -- except with Desire instead of Mata Hari. I always pair my pink blushes with Brunette MSF or a highlighter shade. Never thought to do pink + a bronzer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by couturesista View Post
    Exhibit A is a must have and so is Cactus Flower, try layering the two , OMG blushgasm for sure!
    I'm going to try this out. Thanks for the idea!
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    I think Exhibit A is a must have for anyone -- NC10-50.. I have tried it on almost all skin colours and it is a work of art.


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    I will admit it looks scary in the pan but so lovely on the skin!
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    I know Albatross is considered a highlighter. But its an awesome NARS highlighter/blush to have. I just used some under my sheer matte and my skin is GLOWING. seriously, and its not too much. I also used it under some of my MAC blushes, like burnt pepper and full fuchsia for a little extra sparkle.
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    I just picked up Taos yesterday. Why didnt I have this blush already?!
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    lol Dili.. sometimes we are get caught up in all MAC stuff... dunno.

    I just got Sex Appeal, on the premise that maybe it would really rub off on me

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    Quote Originally Posted by DILLIGAF View Post
    I just picked up Taos yesterday. Why didnt I have this blush already?!
    Taos was my first one. I adore it!
    Tried and True HG products: M.A.C Face and Body, MUFE Camo Cream #20, Ben Nye Banana Powder, MAC 208 brush, Wet and Wild Mega Eyes Cream Eyeliner, MAC 168 brush, MAC fix+, NARS Smudgeproof Eyeshadow Primer
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    I have Taos and i love it. It's gorgeous.
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    Nobody ever forgets their first one Dili

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    I'm NC35, and I absolutely love Mata Hari. It's matte, and it's a bright purpley-pink colour. And it's suuuper pigmented so a little bit will be enough.

    I also love Albatross for a highlighter too!

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    taos, taj mahal and crazed are love!
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    Awww I don't have Crazed blush, I wish they would bring it back. Does anybody know if Nars "repromote" items like MAC??
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    Not re-promotes per se, but I know that NARS periodically does Vintage collections where they bring back discontinued shades of lippies, nail polishes, etc. I haven't heard of them ever bringing back any of the blushes though...
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    I love Nars Madly blush, I picked it up in Chicago while visiting in August..I've used everyday since then. I'm NC 43.
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    So, I now own Orgasm, Mata hari, Taj Mahal and Gina. I think I'll get Gilda (sp?) and Taos next.
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    Nars blushes are my absolute favorite. Taj Mahal is beautiful. It really is the black girl's "glow within" blush. It lived up to all of my expectations. I also use Torrid and Exhibit A. I like Albatross as as highlighter and Casino as a bronzer.

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    I agree. I think most Nars blushes are universal. I've heard that Orgasm and Laguna are iffy with darker skin tones but I believe every other color fits must skin tones well.

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    Being as though I an not very impressed with too much of what MAC has to offer so far I think I'mm purchase 2 more blushes....Exhibit A and Gilda.
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    I have gina and gilda and I LOVE gilda. I like gina too but gilda just gives me a really pretty glow.

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    I got Cactus Flower a couple of weeks ago I am going to try this look.

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