Cactus Flower: Love this shade! It's a bright warm pink, so perfect for spring and summer. I like wearing it with subtle gold or pale champagne eyeshadow and a soft coral lip. I find Nars cream blushes to be a bit drier and less easy to blend than some others, but they do stay put well. My only complaint about this shade involves the gold shimmer - normally my huge pores don't seem to be magnified with shimmery blushes, but for some reason the shimmer in this is very noticeable and seems to really highlight my pores. Still, it's a gorgeous unique color so I'm happy overall with it.
Deep Throat: This is, quite possibly, my favorite Nars blush. It's a true peach with shimmer that makes me look glowy every time I wear it, which is a feat not even Orgasm can acheive (sorry, O!) Since it's light it works best on fair skintones - I think if you're dark you'd have to pile a lot on to get it to show up.
Gilda: I was worried this would basically be Orgasm without the shimmer (which I find to be very pink on me) but this shows up a lovely true peach, suitable for almost any skintone. It's different enough from other Nars blushes in this color family to own it - slightly warmer than Deep Throat but not as warm as Gina or as orangey/coral as Torrid. As with all Nars blushes it's pigmented and long-lasting. Very pleased with this!
Gina: I wasn't sure if this would be too dark for my fair skin since it looks like a slightly dark flat peach, almost terracotta in the pan. But once applied it becomes the perfect orangey peach, not as bright as Shu P Orange 55 (my other favorite orange-peach blush) so it's more subtle. While it's not too warm/orange for my skin, I think it would be even more flattering on medium and dark skintones. Since it's matte and I like shimmer, I put on a bit of highlighter over it - Bobbi Brown Beige or Apricot shimmerbricks are great.
Lovejoy: This is a pretty bronze shade with rosy undertones. It can be considered a neutral shade when applied, but has some rosiness to it - it doesn't go on brown (at least on my skin.) This would be gorgeous on darker skin tones too. I like to wear it with bronze or coppery colors on eyes and lips, but it would look great with red lips too, provided you use a light hand if you're fair.
Madly: This is a gorgeous tawny neutral shade. It reminds me of a muted version of Lovejoy, which is one of my favorite Nars blushes. In the pan it's difficult to tell how it'll show up on the skin. I was afraid it might be pink, orange or muddy, but thankfully it's a beautiful shimmery neutral on me. I think it would be flattering on a range of skintones but probably suits medium, warm-toned complexions best. That being said, I'm light and it looks great. I particularly love pairing it with smoky eyes, and it's neutral enough to wear with slightly cooler eye shadows. Of course it can also be worn with gold or beige on the eyes and bronzey or nude lips. Overall it's a versatile, unique shade...if you're on the fence, buy it!
Mounia: This is a shimmery dark reddish color that's on the cool side. It's very pigmented but not as much as some other Nars blushes. If you have fair skin and have a hard time wearing Crazed, even using a light hand, try this. On me it shows up warmer than it is in the pan. I found it to be very wearable if I used a skunk brush, and I think on medium and dark skins it would give a beautiful flush.
Oasis: I love the color of this blush but hate the glitter. It's a gorgeous and very wearable neutral rose (looks like a cross between Sin and Madly) so I think it would suit most skin tones. While it looks shimmery in the pan, unfortunately on my cheeks it becomes glittery - not a good look if you've got oily skin and big pores. I do love the color and think it's unusual enough to keep, but I wish the finish were a bit more toned down.
Orgasm: Ah, the infamous O! It's a warm pink with gold shimmer, which makes it appear ever so slightly peachy-pink on the cheeks. It looks great with the gloss of the same name as well as pinky-coral lip colors. I will say that I'm not sure how well it would show up on dark skintones - I think since it's light in color and not incredibly heavily pigmented, it works best on medium and fair skin. But as we all know it's more about the name than the actual color!
Sertao: Truly a gorgeous and unique shade, shimmery golden beige. I was afraid it would go orangey or muddy on my very fair (NC 15-20) skin, but it gives a beautiful sunny glow and looks especially great over bronzer. I'm not sure if this would be anything more than a highlighter for darker skin tones, but for pale and medium skin it's fabulous. It's really versatile too, works well with any warm or neutral colors on eyes and lips.
Sin: This was my first Nars blush and remains my go-to plum blush for fall. It's a very light, cool plummy pink with soft shimmer. I love that it's not too dark for my fair skin and that it would work on almost any skintone. I say "almost" because not sure it would show up on very dark skin and it may be too cool for some very warm tones, but I highly recommend this if you're neutral/cool, light/medium.
Super Orgasm: This is basically a glitter-rific version of the original O. Some say there's more pink in it than the regular one, but colorwise they show up exactly the same on my fair skin. I was a little afraid the gold glitter would be over the top, even for nighttime, but I was pleasantly surprised to find that the really big, scary-looking pieces fall right off my face and the smaller, slightly more subtle particles stay. In my opinion this is actually less glittery than Oasis. Overall I think this is perfect for a night out when you want a little more oomph than just a touch of shimmer.
Taos: This is a gorgeous rich brick red shade with slight shimmer. I think it's most flattering on medium to dark skin and warmer skin tones, but I'm fair and cool-toned and if I use a light hand, it gives a beautiful flushed look. The key is to use a skunk brush and blend. It looks even better over bronzer too.
Torrid: This is probably my favorite summer blush. It's a bright orangey-coral shade with shimmer - perfect alone on my fair skin or over bronzer. I think this would work on everyone, even those with very cool-toned skin.
Belle du Jour: I have to be very careful with nude lip colors as they tend to wash me out, but this has enough warmth and pigment so that it doesn't make me look dead. It's an opaque tawny tan (not orangey or brown) that completely covers up the awful blue/mauve undertones in my lips, which I adore because some sheer nude colors don't cover enough and turn pinkish. This color looks the same on my lips as it does in the tube. I do find the texture to be pretty dry - right after I applied I couldn't even rub my lips together. But I mix it with clear shiny gloss or balm and it's fine. For me it's not an everyday nude shade. For that purpose I think it's best suited to medium and dark skintones. That said, I'm fair-skinned and can wear it provided I do a strong or bold-colored eye. Overall this is a good buy, especially if you have trouble wearing nude lip colors.
Captiva: Gorgeous deep plum shade but very dry texture. The color is a matte plum with the slightest reddish-brown undertones, very dramatic but not too dark for fair skin. As with most Nars lipsticks the texture is pretty dry and somehow the color sinks into the outer edges of my lips. I'm going to try applying it on top of a lip pencil and some balm to see if that helps. Otherwise this is a very nice and wearable shade for the cooler months.
Flamenco: This is a great shade and fairly different from Nars' multitude of red lipsticks. It's a medium red in every sense of the word - not too bright or dark and no distinct warm or cool tones, and is suitable for day or night as well as any skintone. I took a lipstick off for texture (always find Nars lipsticks to be a tad drying) but the color lasts long and doesn't bleed at all even without a lipliner. If you've been wanting to try a red lip but afraid of it being overly bright or dramatic, give this one a try, since it's enough color to make an impact but not over the top.
Flaming Dust: This looks like a warm/neutral red in the tube, but on me it's a very cool red with pink undertones. On me it works best as a stain (rubbed on lightly with fingers), but you could wear a liner underneath to give it more punch, or top it with a red gloss. I love pairing it with a light application of Nars Crazed or Outlaw on cheeks and neutral eyes. This color would be especially flattering on fair, cool-toned ladies with blue eyes, but pretty much anyone could wear it because it's not such a fire-engine, "loud" type red - it's definitely wearable for daytime, and the intensity can be adjusted.
Russian Doll: This is a beautiful dark plum shade, no shimmer. On me it's a very cool purple, no red tones at all, and it's as dark as it looks in the tube - not as sheer as I was expecting. Be careful using this if your lips are even a little bit flaky or dry, the color will really emphasize the flakes. Nevertheless, it's a beautiful, dramatic color without being so dark that my lips disappear (I have relatively thin lips, so I'm always wary of dark lip colors.) My only criticism is that it gets very dry throughout the day. But it doesn't bleed or wear off easily, so I think that's the trade-off. Overall it's a lovely color and I'd buy it again.
Gothika: This is my go-to berry lip gloss for fall. It's a bit redder/more plummy than Rose Birman and has a touch of shimmer. I love pairing it with Outlaw blush and pale gold eye shadow. Since it's not too bright or dark I think it would suit all skintones - it's not over the top on my pale skin, but it's pigmented enough to work on medium and dark skin too. One of Nars's most flattering glosses in my opinion.
Greek Holiday: This is a sheer shimmery golden pink. It doesn't have enough color for me to wear alone on my unpigmented lips, but it adds a pretty golden sheen to whatever lip color I'm wearing. While I was a little disappointed in the pigmentation, this a wearable shade that would suit pretty much any skin tone.
Orgasm: Like O blush, this is a warm pink with gold shimmer. It complements the blush well, but there's so much gold frost the texture is a bit thick and gloopy. And if you already own Chanel Pin-Up glossimer there's not much of a difference between that and O gloss (Chanel's is a tad peachier), so you don't need both. All that aside, this is a nice gloss for spring and summer, and since it's a light color and flecked with gold, it goes with peaches, warm pinks or even bronzers on cheeks.
Rose Birman: This is a non-shimmery reddish plum. I like that it's sheer enough to not be over the top for daytime wear (NC20 coloring) but still pretty pigmented. It's not too warm or cool so it would look good on any skintone. I just wish Nars glosses were sticky, as those tend to last the longest on me.
Sandpiper: This is a gorgeous shimmery coppery peach shade that will most likely become a summer staple for me. It looks very similar to Nars' Mojave lipstick but softer and not as orange. This would look amazing on medium and dark skin tones, but I'm fair and it's flattering even on me. I think it would look great with paired with bronzer and/or a peachy blush. I don't find Nars lip gloss to be particularly long lasting compared to some others I've tried, but I think this is a color that would look good on almost anyone.
Scandal: This is the perfect sheer red gloss. Not overly cool, warm, or dark, it provides a beautiful cherry-red glossiness to the lips without being in-your-face bright. It's pretty much identical to Stila's Strawberry lip glaze (and I prefer their sticky texture to Nars glosses) but if you're looking for a subtle red smooth gloss without shimmer, this is the ultimate.
Sunset Strip: This is one of my favorite Nars glosses. I thought it would be too orangey for my fair skin, but it goes on softer than it looks in the tube. It's a bright (but not overwhelmingly so) orangey peach with shimmer. It works wonderfully with Nars Torrid blush and is perfect for summer. It probably works best on neutral-warm skintones, but I bet with some bronzer applied to the rest of the face it would work on cooler tones as well.
Wonder: This gloss is hot hot hot! It's a fiery orange-red with gold shimmer - similar to Nars Babe, but shimmery, brighter and more orange/coral. I also compared it to Stila Sweet Orange lip glaze and it's basically a more pigmented, opaque version of that. I thought this might be a little much for my pale skin, but with neutral or soft gold eye shadow and an all-over dusting of bronzer it looks fantastic. It would be especially pretty on warm, medium to dark skin tones. Wonder should be in everyone's summer gloss arsenal (along with Nars Sunset Strip.)