|Peony petals are pretty, but their perfume is prettier!|
The compact is of course packaged in the classic rubbery NARS material, a modern and practical touch that I really like. I know some folks don't like how they tend to be powder magnets, but I haven't really had the same issue. It might be because I leave the protective plastic inserts in my compacts.
NARS Gaiety is a cool pastel pink. Though it has cool tones, I wouldn't say it has significant blue tones (my photos are leaning a bit more blue on my monitors than I'd like!) Its powdery pastel-like nature gives it a more brightening effect than some other pinks in the same spectrum. That said, it also may apply slightly more sheer for that reason as well.
I've drawn up some comparison swatches for NARS Gaiety blush to some of the other cool-ish pinks in my collection. Tarte Adored (click for review) is a darker rosier pink. MAC Peony Petal (click for review) is the coolest pink of the bunch. You can see how Gaiety isn't as blue-pink as Peony Petal. I was surprised to see how dark NARS Angelika swatched on my skin, as it's lighter in the pan. Illamasqua Nymph is a pretty bubblegum pink that's less pastel in tone. Of note, I don't own Dior Rosy Glow, but I've heard it's very similar to NARS Gaiety.
Thanks for reading! What blooms are decorating your desktop as of late? Have you tried NARS Gaiety? What pretty pink (or other) blush shades have you been reaching for this spring?
Beautifully shot as always, Dovey! Also, Angelina looks AMAZING.ReplyDelete
Ahhh what GORGEOUS photos, Dovey! I think Gaiety is most probably to cool-toned for me, but seeing the pics makes me want to swatch it anyways :)ReplyDelete
Peonies are my favorites. I had them in my wedding bouquet.ReplyDelete
Such amazing pictures! Your swatches are always so true to the actual color! :-) Gaiety seems way too cool toned for me.. might turn ashy.. I think Angelika is something that may work!ReplyDelete
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Awesome swatches! Im sure this is a beautiful shade but not for me, I think the palest I'd go is something like angelika! I prefer the more pink tone in it than the powder baby pink in gaiety!ReplyDelete
Beautiful shade! Pinks like this are so perfect for brightening the face. I recently picked up Bobbi Brown's Pale Pink and am looking forward to trying it. Love your photos of the gorgeous peonies!ReplyDelete
Amazing photos, as always! I need to swatch this blush now. It looks a little too pale/pink in the pan, but on your swatch it actually looks really wearable. Really curious if it will work on my fair skin tone.ReplyDelete
The blush is sooo pretty. I super like the color and the coverage. Its not too light and not too dark and its just perfect for this season. Love it!ReplyDelete
what beautiful pictures Dovey! gaiety along with sex appeal are my fav nars blushers. tarte adored looks so beautiful!! / Claire xxxReplyDelete
What a beautiful shade of pink. It's too cool toned for my liking though :( P.S. I love those shots with the peonies. :)ReplyDelete