When it comes to iconic beauty products that seem to always be on my list but are just out of reach, the ones we lust for, oooooh and aaaah over on Instagram, you know those one’s? Well the NARS Orgasm blush has been one of those for me.
As I mentioned in my Spain Beauty & Fashion Haul video (which you can go and watch here) , I was a bit apprehensive about buying a product that cost so much when I wasn’t 100% sure I would like it. Thank heavens for the mini travel aisle by the tills at Sephora because that’s where I found this little beauty, the NARS Blush & Bronzer Duo.
Combining the cult favourite, Orgasm, with the bronzer Laguna, you get this nifty little duo package. This seemed more ideal to me as I would get to try two products and see if I would purchase the full product sometime in the future (and by future, I mean the next time I travel as we don’t get NARS here in South Africa).
So what were my thoughts after carefully opening the iconic black packaging and taking my new baby out for a spin? Well to be honest, I was a little bit disappointed in Laguna. Shock, horror, how could I say that after dying for NARS? It just isn’t as pigmented as I thought it was going to be. Look, maybe that’s for the best seeing as I do have fair skin, but I have to give a few good sweeps of my brush to get some colour going.
So my initial first impression was not the best, but then I moved over to the blush side for my cheeks and it seems all the pigment that is lacking in Laguna, is over having a party at Orgasm! Wowee, just one sweep of my brush and it picks up so much colour. The first time I wore it I had to tone it down a bit.
So while Laguna is more of a sheer brown shimmer, Orgasm is a vibrant peachy-pink with shimmer.
This travel size duo was €20.00 at the Sephora in Barcelona, and is $24.00 on the Sephora website. Also, just a quick note, this is a limited edition product.
Do I regret buying this product? Nooooope! Even though the bronzer is so sheer, it’s great to use on my temples to give my face some colour and can be built up over my cheek bones. Plus, Orgasm is amazing, it lives up to the hype.
Below are some photos of how I wear it on a day-to-day basis. Nothing too dramatic as I like to keep it more natural for the daytime but perhaps I’ll add a bit more when I go out at night.
Have you tried any NARS products? Any favs I need to add to my list?