So this is hopefully the first of a series of posts i aim to do in 2012, High End VS High Street. I'm a massive fan of finding bargain bits that rival some of the popular high end goodies so i thought why not start a series?!
As you've probably guessed this is going to be all about the infamous Nars Orgasm blush, and the closest "dupe" I've found so far. So no more blabbering and onto the comparison!
Rose Gold - Orgasm
I actually own two Orgasms, one singular and one you may have seen in one of my latest posts on the Danmari palette. It is simply a beautiful blush that works for most light to medium skin tones. The other blush I'll be talking about is Rose Gold by Sleek, which has been extremely hyped as a dupe for this.
In pan form (especially in the pictures) there is one large difference. As you can see Orgasm is much pinker in tone than Rose Gold. But swatched is a whole different story...
Rose Gold - Orgasm
I wanted to do a relatively fair comparison, so this is just one swipe of each blush. Rose Gold is SO much more pigmented, which for blushes isn't always a good thing as a light hand is definitely needed with this. But unlike its more expensive counterpart is also very wearable on darker skin tones.
Blended out they are both absolutely stunning, but again you would need a much lighter hand for the Sleek one. Both give a gorgeous pinky peach flush to the cheek, Orgasm is quite glittery in the pan but this doesn't transfer too much to the skin, Rose Gold leaves a lovely sheen.
Overall both are gorgeous blushes. Personally, when/if i finish my Nars ones it's not a shade I'd repurchase simply because of the price, weighing at around £22. The Sleek offering gives you a budget friendly, better quality (in my opinion), almost dupe of this cult classic. Unless your an avid collector, I'd say opt for the high street option! Saying this i still really LOVE Nars blushes, the pigmentation isn't at all bad, and is buildable for a dramatic cheek.
High End 0 - High Street 1
Which is your favourite?