Tuesday 18 January 2011

NARS duo Laguna&Orgasm VS. e.l.f. Contouring Blush& Bronzing Powder

Hello girls!
If you remember, in my e.l.f. haul video, I mentioned the fact that e.l.f. Contouring Blush& Bronzing Powder looks a lot like Nars duo Laguna&Orgasm.
As it happens, I have both of them, as I received the Nars duo back in June, as a Bday present from my dear friend& subbie, Donna :)
I promised to take the pics of both of these products& compare them for you.

You can see the video review here:

So, here are the pics:

e.l.f. Studio Contouring Blush& Bronzing Powder
Nars duo Orgasm/Laguna
And the swatches!!!

Nars Orgasm blush& Laguna bronzer

e.l.f. Studio Contouring Blush& Bronzing Powder
My conclusion is that they are very similar, yet not the same identical product!
I wouldn't exactly call e.l.f. Studio Contouring Blush& Bronzing Powder the exact dupe for the Nars famous duo.
While the bronzers are pretty similar in colour and pigmentation (both Nars& e.l.f. are very pigmented and if you're pale skin as I am, a little bit of this bronzer goes a long way& you only need to apply it with a really light hand!), I find that the blushes aren't that similar!
Nars Orgasm is much brighter& more pigmented, with the fabulous golden flecks!
e.l.f. blush is less pigmented& more pale of a colour, but you can build it up, depending on the result you want.
Also, I noticed that the e.l.f. is different in textures, especially when talking about the bronzer!
It's hard to explain, but you can easily pick it up too much with a brush, so if you do, make sure to tap off any excess :)
Anyways, I'm really happy with both of these, and I believe both of them are a very good quality products.
Almost identical in the packaging, as you can see from the pics& in my video.
The price wise, here is where the huge gap happens!
e.l.f. is very convenient, I bought this through the e.l.f. Italy website& paid only 4.90 euros.
I know Nars products are more high end priced, I can't tell you the price of my duo, because, as I've said, it was a gift!
Anyways, I'm a huge fan of Nars, and I have a whole wish list of products I'd like to try out!
Knowing that it isn't available in Italy where I live, make my desire to own Nars even stronger lol!!
So far, thanx to my dear friend Donna, I managed to try one of the Nars' absolute best-sellers!
I'm talking about this duo: Nars Blush in Orgasm and Laguna Bronzer, a nail polish in Orgasm, and Nars lipgloss in Turkish Delight.
<3 them all ;)

At the end of this review, I can only ad that I recommend both of these products, e.l.f. because it's so convienient in price, yet such a good quality, and Nars, well, because it's Nars!!!
Who doesn't want to try out the famous Orgasm blush& Laguna bronzer?

Which are your Nars favourites that I think I should try out?
And what about e.l.f.?
Do you think these two products are very similar& did you have a chance to try them out?

Stay fabulous& dream of Nars ;)


1 comment:

  1. Hello sweet friend! Wow, I cannot get over how close these two products look! Not only the packaging and color, but the swatches! Unreal! I love Orgasm blush/have not tried thier bronzer. What are the other products you want to try by Nars?
    I tried the Laura Mercier Tinted foundation this weekend, since I LOVE thier mineral makeup. I could not get past the smell..something I HATED!!!!! So, I could not wear it. I also tried the MAC under eye concealer in the pot today NW 20...I did not use powder over it..later I looked in my makeup mirror and it was all cakey and awful looking...I do love Clea de Peu, and Benefit Boing and others. Anyway, thank you for the review and kind comments!!xxoo


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