Laguna is my favorite part of this duo, hands down. I do like Orgasm, however, its a little shimmery for me. Laguna also has shimmer, but it just helps to make the bronzer not muddy looking. I used the entire pan of Laguna before I ever hit bottom with Orgasm. I'd repurchase Laguna on its own next time, but not as a combo with Orgasm. I do tend to play around with blush more often than I do with bronzer. Bronzer to me is like powder, something you just use every day as a base. Blush is like eyeshadow. Something new every day, for a new look!
Finally, I have found a great bronzer that shows up on my olive skin yet doesn't look orange or makes my face look like that of a glitter disco queen.LOL I bought the duo after falling in love with Orgasm, which really compliments my skin tone. Yes, the price is rather hefty, but my Orgasm blush lasted for 2 years, so I expect this duo will last me another two. Will continually repurchase until the day I die! haha
Upon first glance: Beautiful, tidy packaging (big fan of the rubbery feeling compact, as I have butter fingers sometimes and have dumped many a product due to being clumsy). The full mirror in the top of the compact is praiseworthy. The blush itself is very orangey looking to me (a little intimidating) with shimmer and the bronzer looks phenomenal. Upon putting a couple swipes of this on the apples of my cheeks (pretty peachy color with hardly any sparkles -- definite PLUS!) and then the light bronzer over my forehead, cheeks, and chin...I am absolutely impressed. The two as a set are such a beautiful duo...I hope NARS never discontinues this, but just in case, I've got a back up! This is HG material!
I hesitated to buy it at first because of mixed reviews here and as I can't try it first as Nars is not available where I live.But I decided I must get it when I saw photo of Mrs Beckham having it.Yeah I know I'm sad.But thank God I don't regret it.Orgasm looks great one me.I saw few pics of girls wearing it before and it looked peachy on them while on me it's more like gentle pink with a hint of peach.I'm fair so it shows up on me.When it comes to Laguna I have mixed feelings.It's great quality as all Nars products I tried but I'm afraid it doesn't look natural on me because of all that glitter.I have to wait till summer when I will be more tanned to decied whether I love it or just like it.
I'm on the edge of returning this product .. I got this one more for the bronzer. Unfortunately i'm one of those whom it gave a muddy/ dirty look rather then the beautiful sun-kissed touch , maybe its because im rather fair , this was too dark for me . Got this recently , and tried putting it on twice so far , i gave it three lippies because the second time i was by far more careful and it worked a lot better .First time was a disaster , maybe because i am so used to the Guerlain terracota sheer Blondes 01 (rub the brush on the powder, do the same on your face : voila!!) but i wanted to try this for the reviews it got here , i guess it just leaves us at the point that not every product works for everyone ...The blush( orgasm) is nice , but it is not THE blush for me either ..
I like NARS in general and this might or might not be such a nightmare ,i will have to try it a few more times and im going to edit my review then.. i have a feeling this might be better for summer ,so i will give it a little more time , but will purchase another Guerlain sheen bronzer meanwhile.
I'd been on a hunt for a good bronzer and I got this after reading all the great reviews... I have to say - it definitely does what it's meant to do. There's very little if any shimmer in this (thankfully, because i wanted something really natural looking) and the blush looks amazing on my skin - i'm an NC37 (asian)... The blush has the slightest glow that looks fantastic. I think this is my HG... =)
I really like this combo on my olive, AA complexion. While my eyes were attracted to orgasm, I thought it wouldn't show up well on my complexion. It's actually very lovely and forget waiting until summer -- I'm wearing this baby now coupled with the orgasm lipgloss.
Never been a fan of NARS but I *love* this duo. Itís a warm weather essential/luxury for me, part of my HG items that I have in my bag with me at all times from March to mid-September. Lots of pigment so a little goes a long way, esp on fair-skinned girls like myself. If you donít like shimmer this is not the product for you since both colors contain it. $36 is enough to make me wince, but the compact is about 3.5 (length) x 2.75 (width) x .25 (depth) inches overall with a huge mirror and each color pan is about 1.25 x 1.75. The colors are pigmented and apply easily so a little goes a long way (one sweep across each color is enough for me). When you rationalize this out, it kind of makes you feel a *little* bit better ;) Standard slender, rubberized NARS packaging (which I dislike, I donít like the way they wear and they get dirty quickly...Iíd love it if they were a shiny, easy to clean finish). So anyway, onto the colors:
Orgasm: the famous Orgasm. A pinked-peach with lots of gold shimmer. Sure there are similar colors out there but Iíve yet to find an exact dupe...if the color is perfect, the shimmer isnít or vice versa etc. Itís the perfect no-brainer color, easy and effortless and goes with just about anything and anyone. Iíd never buy it on itís own since there are so many similar colors on the market, but Iím thrilled itís in this duo.
Laguna: a pretty and warm toned tan brown with shimmer. Also good for contouring. I do find this has a bit more orange in it than my all time favorite bronzer (Fyrinnaeís shimmer bronzer in light) but not so much that it doesnít look good...on ppp me, I just use a light hand. Again, not something Iíd buy on itís own, but am thrilled about this duo.
Have and will continue to repurchase! Me: nw15-20, green eyes, dark hair. continued >>
i am not one for bronzer, because i am tan already, but i was like huh, i wonder how i'd look with some, so i tried this on. i wanted a combo of blush and bronzer, but EACH ONE I TRIED RAN SO RED ON ME! i tried benefit hula and dallas, and they looked HORRIBLE. i had these big red blotches on my face. ugh. so my search continued. i like this because it gives me a cute sun-kissed glow, and some color on my cheeks, that doesn't look RED. if you are slightly dark, i would totally recommend this product.
great combo. this is an item you should keep in your makeup bag. you get a great blush and a really nice bronzer all in one easy to carry package. both colors are flattering and blendable/buildable. nice sized mirror inside, but (as with all nars products) the compact gets very dirty very easily. all in all, i would definitely buy again and keep as a staple in my makeup bag.