|Left-right; e.l.f. 'St Lucia blush and bronzer duo', W7 'dahlia', NARS 'orgasm'|
The Nars 'orgasm' blush is pretty much the cult blush and I'm sure you'll of heard of it about a million times before of loads of beauty blogs. I recently got it as a birthday present from some of my friends so I thought I would do a post with a couple of 'dupes' of it. Now as you can see from the swatch photos they are by no means perfect dupes but they're the same idea which is a pinky/peach blush with little gold reflects in them and all come off as a fairly similar colour on the cheeks. In the photo above you'll probably be able to notice that e.l.f. 'St Lucia' and W7 'dahlia' blushes have more of a crumbly texture to them whereas the formula of the NARS one is much less powdery. You'll also be able to see that 'orgasm' has more of a sheen to it whereas the W7 and e.l.f. ones have much larger glitter pieces in them, I tried to take a photo of this but unfortunately the macro feature of my camera isn't that great so I didn't manage to show it properly.
As for packaging, I like the NARS 'orgasm' how it's small and compact and has a mirror but the matte packaging means that dirty fingerprints show up really really easily. The W7 one is nice how you can see the product through the top but it is unnecessarily bulky and isn't as good for traveling. The e.l.f. packaging is a similar style to the NARS one, it has a large mirror and doesn't show up the fingerprints as easily. It also comes with the bronzer which I don't use too much as it is is quite glittery but I have used it as an eyeshadow a couple of times before and it is nice for that!
Overall the NARS blush would have to be my favourite because of the longer lasting formula, good packaging, very small glitter particles so that it gives a sheen and colour is the most flattering on my skin. The high price tag of £21.50 on the Space.NK website is very offputting considering the W7 blush is 2.99 on xtras.co.uk and the e.l.f. one is £3.75 on the e.l.f. website
If you've read this far then I thought I'd do a little giveaway of the e.l.f. 'St Lucia' blush and bronzer duo as I have a spare one which I have never used. Simply put your email in a comment below and I'll randomly select a winner on the 25th of November. It's international so everyone can enter and you must be following on either GFC or Bloglovin' for your entry to count (I will be checking)
Are you free and can get to London on Sunday the 8th of December? I'm holding a Winter Wonderland meetup which I'd love you to attend- put your email address down here
I was sent the W7 blush for review purposes by xtras.co.uk but this does not influence my opinion on it and it is 100% honest as always