this series is just for better pics&swatches. my opinion about the blushes stays the same, take a look at older posts.
NARS blushes contain 4.5 - 4.8g each for the powder blushes, and 5.5g each for the cream blushes.
they cost 29€/19,5£/26$.
Gilda is a matte coral. it has a fine silky texture and is very pigmented but blendable. with a tiny amount you get a natural summery pinky-coral flush. i like it very much, it make the skin on my cheeks look very even and smooth and gives me a fresh colour i especially appreciate in spring/summer days. as this is matte, you can use a highlighter if you want a bit more shine and shimmer, but i prefer the satiny finish it gives my skin on its own. the colour is very long-lasting, applying it 6 am in the morning, 12 hours later it's still vibrant on my cheeks, with a beautiful glow by melting into the foundation/natural skin oils.
|NARS Gilda in the shadow|
|NARS Gilda in natural light: swatched heavily + blended out|
|NARS Gilda in direct sunlight|
|NARS Gilda in direct sunlight: swatched heavily + blended out|
this is how it looks worn. please bear with my exhausted look, but i have to do my make-up shots post work ;)
of course i compared it to other (matte) peaches/corals.
top row: NARS Gina - NARS Gilda - NARS Amour
bottom row: Kryolan TC2 - MAC Melba - MAC Hipness
|in natural light: Kryolan TC2 - NARS Gina - MAC Melba - NARS Gilda - NARS Amour - MAC Hipness|
|in artificial light: Kryolan TC2 - NARS Gina - MAC Melba - NARS Gilda - NARS Amour - MAC Hipness|