Name: Blush/Bronzer Duo in Orgasm & Laguna
Size: 2.5g each
From Sephora’ website:
Channel summer’s sultry glow. Three limited-edition palettes pair the coveted, all-season Laguna Bronzer with an iconic NARS blush for a radiant flush. Ranging in shades from shimmering iridescent pink to deep golden brown, these complementary pairings deliver summer’s quintessential radiance with ease and convenience anytime of year.
What I liked:
– blush and bronzer warm up the complexion and give it a healthy glow
– both are soft to the touch
– both are longlasting
– both are buildable and easy to apply
– bronzer can also be used for contouring
What I didn’t like:
– girls will medium and dark skintones may find them too sheer
What makes a product achieve that much coveted cult status? Quality? Advertising? Versatility? Pretty packaging? A huge fan base? I’ve been thinking about it lately, while playing with Nars Orgasm blush and Laguna bronzer. Both are considered cult, and both are wonderful, but neither is a must have.
The popularity of Orgasm is probably due to its gorgeous colour. Like a lot of women, I’m a sucker for peachy pink blushes and this one is just stunning. More pink than peach, it is infused with gold shimmers that give skin such a healthy glow.
The colour warms up your skintone, while the fine shimmers make it shine. The glow is subtle and natural, but bright enough to allow you to skip the highlighter. I never wear one with Orgasm. I don’t need it.
The texture is very smooth to the touch and blends like a dream. Because of the sheer colour payoff, it is impossible to overdo. That’s great news for pale princesses who can safely dust it on without fear of ending up looking like a clown, but marvellous mademoiselles and dark divas may need to build it up. Sleek Makeup Blush in Rose Gold would be a better, more pigmented, and much cheaper choice for them.
Laguna terrified me. It looked so dark and unforgiving in the pan, but that’s all show. A medium brown with warm undertones and golden shimmers, Laguna is surprisingly sheer. Turns out it’s perfect to fake a glowing tan on or contour pale skin, but I can see other women getting frustrated by how much product they need to apply to get it to show up properly.
The tan and glow it gives are very natural. The shimmers are so subtle you can hardly see them on the skin, so you can use it to sculpt the face as well. That’s how I usually use it. Laguna is even softer to the touch than Orgasm, probably because it is a lot less shimmery, and blends as easily. Both last 8 hours on the skin, before slowly starting to fade.
Orgasm and Laguna are packaged in the Nars’ classic rubber case, which is both chic and annoying. It gets dirty so soon! But the in-built mirror is very handy. There’s no applicator inside the case, but that’s ok. They never turn to be any good anyway, do they?
So, what makes Orgasm and Laguna cult products? Clever marketing, imo. I don’t think that, separately, they are worth their price tag. At least not for dark-skinned women. But pale princesses will love this blush bronzer duo. It’s a lot cheaper than buying both products separately and gives your complexion such a healthy glow!
Nars Blush/Bronzer Duo in Orgasm and Laguna warms up the complexion and gives it a healthy glow. Both shades are soft to the touch, blend easily and last long, but are on the sheer side.