Well, I’ll be darned… There’s shine in that thar blush!
After seeing the new NARS Gaiety Blush ($28) in its pan, and even after the first quick swatch on the back of my hand, I was sure this candy pink would apply as a straight up matte, but it turns out that this member of the new NARS Spring 2012 collection has a secret up its sleeve — it likes to shine. Coupled with its medium pigmentation, this sweet sheen transforms Gaiety from a pretty pink blush into a thing of beauty.
Imagine the light flush you get when your crush notices that you’re wearing your hair differently. For me, that’s Gaiety.
For a natural look, I buff one layer on my cheeks; for more oomph, I go with two. But whichever route I take, Gaiety has a knack for improving my mood.
Hard-core NARS inamoratas may notice how much Gaiety resembles NARS Desire Blush in its pan, but I think their differences are more obvious when you get them on your skin. Gaiety appears slightly more purple to me, while I’d characterize Desire as a full-throttle pink. Depending on the severity of your pink blush wanderlust (mine’s a very severe case!), if Desire already has a place in your heart and home, you could probably skip Gaiety. Would you want to, though? That’s the question.
AVAILABILITY: Coming to NARS counters and online January 13
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,