28 Jul 2010

Nars swatches

A little while ago I mentioned I'd finally taken the plunge and parted with the cash to get me some Nars. I thought the best place to start would be with the rather infamous orgasam blush. I don't like my blush or bronzer too shimmery - I don't like it when I look like a have a layer of gold on my face that you can get with some shimmery powders, so I knew I wanted to get original orgasm and not super orgasm blush.

I'd also wanted to try the Nars glosh in Harlow for ages and I nearly bought it, but before I did I checked out another blogger's review and realised it doesn't come out at all how I imagine when it's on your lips. Thanks heavens for blog reviews eh? So instead I decided to have am little matching set and get the orgasm lip gloss.


I've been using them pretty much every day since I got them, well the blush more than the gloss.  I love the blush and think it really suits me. I don't have many blushes as I usually commit the crime of using bronzer all over my face plus extra on my cheeks as blush and this is just what I wanted from a blush - nice and pink, naturalish but still very noticeable (in a good way) when on. Also it's very pigmented - I only needed a little on my brush to get a nice bit of colour on my cheeks so I think this will last for ages. It has a mirror in the lid too which is a nice handy touch.

I was worried the blush might have too much glitter in it for my liking but actually I think it's just the right amount of shimmer, rather than obvious sparkle. I think it's a good shade for my colouring too. Anything paler wouldn't really show up on my skin tone. I do like quite obvious blush on me too, even if it is a crime against make-up! Also I think although it's pricey it will probably last for ages.

The gloss has grown on me - it has a little more gold to it than I would like. It is a nice colour though which I think quite suits me and I feel rather polished with it on. It's not sticky, it doesn't have any noticeable smell and it lasts a good few few hours so it is a good gloss in my book. I will also enjoy whipping it out in the ladies on a night out to look posh and fab - that's a bit sad isn't it but I always envy people I see using really good make-up!

The lip gloss is one of those suit everyone shades I think.  I have worn it alone and over lipsticks.  It looks really nice over a nude such as Gosh Darling and make other lipsticks a lot more wearable for me. 

So on to my attempts at photography....


And on my face - I don't think this comes across too well.  Any tips for taking close-ups of a made up face?  buy a better camera?!

I had another little go which wasn't much more of a success!  Excuse the randomness!



Hmmm, must try harder! haha

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5 comments:

  1. I was looking at this gloss today, I really want it but I just couldn't dish out the money for it! It's so pretty though. I just found your blog through Kaitlyn's, you sent her such lovely and amazing things in your swap!!

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  2. Your look is Awesome. Which Lip Gloss and Eye Shadow you use?
    Make Your Own Lip Gloss

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  3. Hi Jennifer - thanks, it was so much fun, I highly recommend it!

    Hi Salman - thanks a lot. In this picture the lip gloss is Nars Orgasm over the top of Gosh Darling lipstick (pale nude shade) and the eye shadow is Benefit creaseless cream shadow in birthday suit.

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  4. i've had nars orgasm on my list forever! shame its so expensive =( glad you like the gloss, even though they are expensive i've fallen in love with the one i got (turkish delight) xx

    http://starsglittermagic.blogspot.com/

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  5. I really want to try orgasm! It looks lovely and everyone loves it so I might have to! xoxo

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