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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

In the Limelight: NARS Blush in Gaiety Product Review

It has been a while since I last owned a NARS blush and I thought it was over for me and Francois NARS *yeah, yeah, dream on*. I developed an immense liking for sheer blushes and that caused my deviation from pigmented ones such as those from this brand. Anyway, it was on my birthday that I received a shade I never imagined would look nice on me which is Gaiety. Its strong blue tones scared me at first but boy this proved the saying "first impressions lasts" so wrong. Anyway, here's my review.



Gaiety is described as a bright candy pink shade on the NARS website.


What I like:

  • NARS almost nailed it with the shade description that this is a bright candy pink shade. I would personally describe it as a blue-toned bubblegum pink though. It is very pretty. Although it looks kinda scary on the pan because of strong blue tones, it gives a nice flush on the cheeks and somewhat imparts a certain glow on the face.
  • It isn't the most finely milled blush and it might seem chalky at first but it eventually blends very well on the skin.
  • It has shimmers/sparkles but not visible on the cheeks which is good. You don't end up having glitter mess on your face.
  • Unscented, which I have always adored about NARS blushes.
  • Pigmented and a little goes a long way. Lasts for about 8 hours on my skin type though I am mostly in an air-conditioned area.
  • Has a shelf life of 24 months or two years and with the intense pigmentation it has, it can last you longer than that.
  • No allergic reactions, no break outs either.
  • Locally available at NARS counters in Rustan's.

What I don't like:
  • The compact has always been a con for me. As compact and sleek it looks, the rubber matte texture of it easily attracts dirt and gets sticky in the long run.
  • May seem pricey for a mid-range brand but the quality and shelf like makes your Php 1450 worth it. 

Overall rating: 4.75/5 Such a gorgeous pink blush that pink blush lovers will love.

Will I buy again?  I might. One pan will certainly last a long time.





Have you tried NARS Gaiety? How do you find it?

Cheers,

16 comments:

  1. I was supposed to get this one instead of Desire, but I was a bit freaked out by the silver glitters. I do hope you can post a photo wearing this.:)

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    1. Will try to post one. Re: glitters, don't let it scare you. It is barely visible. :)

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  2. Hey Pammy, I would love to see Gaiety on you. The swatches are so pretty.

    I only owned one NARS blush, Orgasm but I hate the compact. NARS is coming back to sg so maybe I'll eat my own words and buy another blush or eye shadow duo.

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    1. Try this!!! It's really pretty. :)

      I'll look for a picture of me wearing Gaiety. :)

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  3. WE HAVE THE SAME BLUSH!!! luveeeettttt!!! i miss you pammycakes! <3

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  4. This looks so pretty on your skin tone. Ako naman, my love affair with Nars blushes is just beginning. Gaiety is on my list of blushes to check on my next visit to Nars. Other ones are Sin, Mata Hari, and Gilda. :)

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    1. Try Gaiety! I never thought I would like it but it's such a pretty blush that gives a nice flush on the cheeks. :)

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  5. This looks so pretty on your skin tone. Ako naman, my love affair with Nars blushes is just beginning. Gaiety is on my list of blushes to check on my next visit to Nars. Other ones are Sin, Mata Hari, and Gilda. :)

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  6. I wonder how close is Gaiety and Angelika is. I have Angelika and I am afraid that they're too close

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    1. I agree. I have Angelika, too. They look too similar, except for the chunkier glitters in Angelika.

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    2. I agree. I have Angelika, too, and they appear really similar, except for the chunkier glitters in Angelika.

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  7. it's pretty sis!, btw, I'm thinking of getting Nars Outlaw, do you think it's okay or is it too pigmented?

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  8. I'm keeping myself from buying more blush right now, but I want to buy either Orgasm and Deep Throat next. I'm afraid that I might not be able to pull Gaiety off, hahaha, but it looks nice on your skintone!

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  9. hi pam :) i finally got the gaiety. thanks so much for your review! it's really helpful ;)

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