NARS week (and a half) continues with the peach-orange-apricot blushes! It will probably be easier for darker skintones to wear today’s shades — I think most raves come from olive/golden/tanned skintones. (Not sure what your undertone is?)
I’ve mentioned before that NARS has a reputation for being extremely pigmented. To be honest, that kept me away for a long time. I’m a reasonably pale girl, and it doesn’t take much for me to start looking silly. While no one should ever apply these blushes as heavily as I have here, the counter manager at NARS assured me that with the right application, almost anyone could wear any color. She also worked a bit of magic on the back of her hand, using a cream blush as a base, then rubbing a finger in a bright powder shade. She tapped the powder onto her hand (almost using it like a loose pigment — in very small quantity), and blended to create a custom shade. Very cool if you’re a makeup artist, but as you know, I hate buying two products to do the job of one.
Gina is matte orange-peach; Gilda is matte guava (because it contains a little pink). Taos is a plummy red with gold sparkles. Taj Majal is a carrot-colored blush that MAC would have called a Frost. NARS blushes are $25.