Average Rating 4.4/5
Review by FourFortyFive
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.