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Saturday, 13 October 2012

Nars Orgasm & Laguna

I bought these little beauties with my birthday money over 2 months ago (you can tell by the sunshine in the photos) I have been giving them a thorough testing and I'm in love!

The packaging looks so nice and pristine here but it doesn't last for long, the matte finish is beautiful but totally impractical!
The names really make me chuckle, you do have to be careful just casually taking about them though as I got a few raised eyebrows from my friends who aren't really into beauty things and just thought I was crude!

Soo pretty!
I was worried about using bronzer as I'm so very pale but I've heard so many bloggers say that this one is suitable for pale skin so I asked the lovely MUA at nars about it and she offered to show me how it applies which was really lovely of her and clearly a good sales technique!
This was the only nars blusher I had heard of so I asked the MUA to put a little of this on too. When I am buying high end makeup I always try it on my face first as so many things have looked beautiful in the pan and then awful on me, I also leave the counter and try to see how the product lasts on me and how it looks in different lights too. After a day of trying to catch a glimpse of my cheeks in every shiny surface I went back and happily bought both (from the same MUA as she had put the work in).

It took me ages to have my first try as I really didn't want to mess up these pans (that's pretty sad I know) but I have to say I have used these everyday and they barely look touched so I'm sure they will last me an age.
This is Laguna on the top and orgasm on the bottom, both are swatched with 2 swipes as I don't find them very strongly pigmented which I'm glad of as I'm a little heavy handed and especially with the bronzer I didn't want thick heavy stripes of it.
Before / After Laguna
Before / After Laguna
I apply this with a real techniques blush brush which I will be reviewing on here soon too. I mainly apply this to my cheeks and very lightly dust it all over (to try and look alive) I have recently been practising contouring but I'm useless at it!

Before / After Orgasm applied, I put quite a generous amount on for the photo but it still looks really subtle and the shimmer is the perfect amount as I was a little wary of it for everyday use. They both last all day on me and look totally natural yet polished.

I wear both of these everyday and am pretty smitten with them so will be putting a peachy nars blush on my Christmas list!

Has anyone else started a Christmas list yet? I've even bought my first present (and then decided I might keep it myself!)

Cariad xx

 

10 comments:

  1. You're so lucky to have such lovely skin :) The blusher looks lovely on you, I remember when we met up at the beauty blogger meetup you were wearing that and it looked lovely :D It was after seeing it look so nice on you that I went and bought it :p

    Georgina
    www.makeup-pixi3.com

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    1. Aw thank you that's so lovely! It's less good skin and more good make up in my case! I've got the ysl foundation on here which explains it all. I've got that givenchy lipgloss on my Xmas list too! We should meet again soon to swoon over make up! X

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  2. OMG!!! I super love the colors of laguna and orgasm. We have the same skin complexion so I guess these shades will look great on me too just the way it did on you. Thanks for sharing this! Love it!

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    1. Aw that's so nice! It's definitely suitable for paler skin, which is rare. Let me know if you try it x

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  3. I need Laguna in my life as we have similar coloured skin x

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    1. It's so good for paler skin I was really surprised! Just wish it was cheaper! X

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  4. Hey pretty lady! I am your newest follower and was hoping that you would pop on by my blog and return the favor!

    www.enjoyingtheepiphany.com

    Have a lovely day,
    Sarah

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  5. Hey,
    I have the orgasm blush too I love it! Beats all my others (so far haha)
    It looks so good on! great post!
    xx
    cutepandaa.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks! It's lush isn't it.
      I don't have many but this one is by far my favourite.
      xx

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