Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Zoom In On: NARS Blush in Orgasm

I realized that I have not posted an entry about one of my all-time favourite blushes yet and so here goes. Nars Blush in Orgasm is hailed by various magazines worldwide as the most universally flattering blush. I remembered feeling this strong urge to purchase it when I read about the raves of top-model, Rissa Manangquil, in her weekly column in Phil. Star about it. She said the name is so “apt” as it lends you a glow that resembles a “morning-after flush” (wink2x).
Brand Blurb: Nars Orgasm
Made with transparent pigments for a soft and sheer look. Imparts a natural, healthy glow for any skin tone and may be worn alone or layered together for more depth and intensity.
Provides a sheer, natural hint of color
Made with transparent pigments to avoid heaviness

YAY:
  • It really flatters my skin tone. I would always get compliments from my colleagues whenever I wear this.
  •  Its shimmer are so subtle and lends one’s face with an instant glow. 
  • It is long-wearing. It stays put on my cheeks even in the midst of humidity for several hours. 
  • Nars blushes, in general, are very pigmented so it would only take a few swipes to make it show.
NAY:
  • Pricey at Php 1,350 a pop.
  • While its rubber packaging looks uber elegant, it easily attracts dirt and glitters.
  • Contrary to its claim, it does not suit a wide range of skin tones. In fact, I personally know of friends who despair that Orgasm does not show up on their cheeks despite repeated applications. 
  • Has several dupes. If you search thoroughly online, you will find out that there are so many cosmetic brands with blush shades that are comparable to Orgasm.
Thanks ladies!


FOTD:

Eyes:           Revlon High Dimension Eyeliner In Garnet Flash
                                   Avon Longest Lashes Ever in Blackest Black
                                   Laura Mercier Secret Concealer for undereye area
                                   Loreal Colour Fresco Eyeshadow in Bubbly
Face:            Olay Total Effects Tinted Moisturizer
                                   Neutrogena Waterlight SunBlock
                                   Mary Kay Medium Coverage Liquid Foundation in Ivory 200
                                   Maybelline Clear Smooth Dual Foundation in Natural
                                   Nars Blush in Orgasm
Lips:               Burt’s Bees Lip Shimmer in Rhubarb
                                 Nyx Round Lipstick in Thalia
                                  MAC Lip Varnish in Polish Me Pink

Thanks ladies!

1 comments:

Khymm said...

orgasm suits you! =) love the subtle smokey eyes..