Monday, 11 November 2013

NARS 'orgasm' blush dupes, swatches and mini giveaway



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



47 comments:

  1. Ooh that elf duo looks fab! xx

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  2. Looks good! :)
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  3. oh, it's so true... everyone on the net has raved about Orgasm. I've read and seen it a lot but the price is high for me too :(
    Thanks for the possible dupes, the duo is brilliant!!!

    Have a wonderful day.
    xoxo
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  4. Rose Gold blush from Sleek is also a really good dupe! It's a bit more gold toned but it's a gorgeous colour.
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  5. That elf duo looks great!

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    xx

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  6. Don't own much bronzer or blush so I'd love this! (:

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  7. The sleek 'Rose gold' blush is a great dupe too I think :-)

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    xo

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  8. WOOOO I FINALLY CAN ENTER A GIVEAWAY ISLAY, THIS EXCITES ME SO SO MUCH! Anyway, I follow you on both bloglovin' and GFC because you know I love you so much! I wish I could go to the meetup! I HATE living in Holland! :( x

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  9. They all sound so wonderful! x
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  10. I actually have both the Nars 'Orgasm' blush and the Elf blush and I LOVE both. Although, you're right about staying power - The Nars one definitely wins in that department.

    xo Deborah
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  11. This duo looks fab! keira.eilbeck@hotmail.co.uk xx
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  12. Looks great
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  13. this is a lovely giveaway! my email is carrie@marubeca.net and I follow you on both bloglovin (carrie-lou) and GFC (Carrie Watson).

    Lots of love
    Carrie :-) Xx

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  14. Follow with bloglovin - Victoria Cosmetic Cravings
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    Thanks for the giveaway x

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  15. Sleek Rose Gold is an amazing Orgasm dupe :)
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  16. This is such a lovely giveaway! I follow you via bloglovin :) & my email is jordanalice@live.co.uk

    xox

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  17. Looks gorgeous!

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    P.S love your insta;)<3

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  18. The colours are all gorgeous, all not too ott! my email is imogenpink@gmail.com and my gfc name is Imogen.

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  19. These are all so pretty! My email is alicecevans808@gmail.com :) x

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  20. ooh lovely!
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  21. debbiesblog@live.com

    Love to try out Nars products!

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  22. Love a good dupe.. NARS have got some good Christmas sets at reasonable price too :)

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  23. A great dupe always wanted to try the orgasm but this cheaper one is perfect bargain price
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  24. ive wanted to try this elf product for ages! would love to win it
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    xxx

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  25. Wanted to try Orgasm since forever, well at least Christmas is coming soon :)
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  26. Love the look of the ELF Duo!
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    Natalie xx
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  27. I think W7 is a great dupe! Gorgeous colours!

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  28. Would love to try this Blush!
    Christina xxx
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  29. I love W7. Got to try this one out plus thanks for the giveaway!
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  30. follow on bloglovin as carlaharla & gfc as carlahollands

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  31. fab choice of colour! :3
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  32. Wowee love your blog!!! sweet of you to do a giveaway x
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  33. I've been trying to find this for agesssss!
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    X

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  34. It looks super-adorable!

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    thanks*

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  35. That is a pretty good dupe. The blushes really look lovely and I love the sparkle in them!

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  36. Dainty Doll by nicola Roberts did a blush that was a good dupe of Orgasm!
    I follow on bloglovin as emilycw. and my email is ablogbyagirl@gmail.com :) xx

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  37. I've always wanted to try the NARS blushes but not got around to it yet. Elf have some really good dupes for high ends products like NARS and Mac. I love to be entered into your giveaway, following on both GFC and bloglovin! my emails is ClaireLouise.info@gmail.com

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  38. Oh that blush looks divine!
    deartatti@gmail.com xx

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