Monday, November 21, 2011

Nars Orgasm & Laguna Dupe

e.l.f Contouring Blush & Bronzing Powder -Blush & Bronzed-
e.l.f Eyeshadow -Ivory-

e.l.f Ivory eyeshadow
This eyeshadow is so pigmented and it has just the right amount of shimmer. It's the perfect shade to use as a highlight, on top of the lids for a shimmery, bright-eyed look, or blended with another color to add extra sparkle. I have to admit, it took me a while to warm up to e.l.f as their super afforable price tag made me feel their products were too good to be true. I expected them to have that horrid baby powder smell that a lot of cheap cosmetics have but I was pleasantly surprised that none of the products that I have tried have that smell. Almost every e.l.f product that I've tried I've liked, if not loved.
top: e.l.f Blush ~ middle: Nars Orgasm ~ bottom: e.l.f Bronzed
As you can see from the swatches, they are almost an exact dupe for one another. The Blush is a bit more pink as compared to Orgasm which is a tad peachy. Orgasm also has more shimmer while Blush is more matte with a hint of shimmer but they both have gold-toned shimmer.
left: Nars Orgasm ~ right: e.l.f Blush & Bronzed duo
The colors look a lot different next to each other in their compacts but once they are swatched, they are almost a perfect match. I don't have Nars Laguna to swatch and compare but I have seen swatches on Makeup Alley and they look very similar to Bronzed.

Bottom Line is this is a great dupe and it will save you lots of money. The Nars duo is $40 as compared to the e.l.f dup which is only $3! Unbelievable, right?!


  1. I have this exact compact myself! I really like the blush but find the bronzer too deep for my pale skin.

  2. I'm so glad you did a review on this. I haven't had the chance to try the duo contouring blush, but now I'll have to try it tomorrow.

    I used the tinted moisturizer and unfortunately it made me break out in one spot, I'm going to give it another whirl, I'm hoping it was just something fluky.. we'll see.

  3. i've heard so much about this set, idk why the H i haven't bought it yet. going asap to go grab it!

  4. I've always heard great things about the elf blush and bronze duo. think I'm going to try it! :)

  5. Great colors, I like them!
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  6. I want to try the elf blush & bronzed duo!

  7. ELF has some great dupes, I like their mineral eyeshadow very much. the color you picked out looks great!

  8. i bought the blush/bronzer today


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