Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Review: Nars Powder Blush in Gina

Hello Everyone,

Hope you all are having a great week. 

Blush Gina is described as True Tangerine by Nars, which is quite right, a lovely dirty orange shade. It doesn't has any hint of pink, but, just true dirty dusky orange. Great for those with warmer skintones, especially Asians and Indians. Yay!

Its a matte finish blush, no shimmer to emphasize pores or chunky glitter to fall all over the face. Blush with great pigmentation, really a very tiny bit goes a long way. You don't need to swirl your brush in the pan but just tap a couple of times and you get a nice warm glowing cheeks.

This blush has a great staring power too, stayed almost all day long without fading. When I say all day, I mean 7-8 hours. So, yes it stays put for good 8 hours with showing any hint of fading, after which, I felt that it got a little bit faded, but didn't feel the need to touch up.

It comes in signature Nars rubbery sleek black casing. Packaging is quite sturdy and sleek that you can easily throw in your purse/ handbag. Comes with a mirror which is great for touch ups. Though, the rubbery velvety   finish of the casing attracts hell lot of dirt and looks shabby. But, this is true for any Nars product. So, this isn't really a con for me, as I knew it before I bought this product, that this is going to happen.

I very much liked the blush and would recommend to everyone with warmer skintones. Not sure how it would fare with cooler toned lovelies.

Price: $28 only.

So, here are the pictures, swatches and how it looks on my NC 40ish skin:

In the pictures above, I have paired it up with neutral eyes and lips, to emphasize the shade of the blush.

On eyes, I am wearing Jardin Aires pigment on lids, Swiss Chocolate in the crease and bottom lashline and ablack liner.

On lips, I am wearing Revlon Colorburst Lipstick in Blush with MAC lipglass in Nymphette.

I hope you all liked the blush and found the review helpful, do let me know in the comments below.

Have a wonderful week ahead.


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  1. The shade is lovely but I like a touch of pink/coral in my blushes. I'll probably go for Gilda instead. Suits you well :)

  2. @ Ankita: Yeah, its an orange shade. I think I will update the post that it doesn't has any pink undertones.

  3. 'gina' looks lovely on u....i was torn b/w 'gilda' n this one roughly a year ago coz tangerine cheeks wer totally in @ the time but finally settled on the former...my skintone is nc30 ish (a bit on the paler side)but i have a warm undertone so wasn't sure whether this would suit me....im totally lemming tajmahal but im really confused...do u think it'll suit me?? n hey could u post a closeup of the eye makeup please??im lovin the 'jardin aires' on ur lid...

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  5. loved it on u eesha..u look so pretty

  6. @ Preetha: Thank you so much dear :-)

  7. @ Pout Pretty: Thank you xoxo
    @ Soph: Thanks for appreciating xoxo
    Yes, I think Gina will suit you very well. You must use a lighter hand though. :-)

  8. Beautiful blush! It looks great on you!


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