After purchasing NARS "Orgasm" last week, I had a tinge of buyers remorse, seeing as I already had Milani's "Luminous" blush. These two really are similar enough that you don't really need both. Orgasm is slightly more pink however and has longer staying power. The surprising "lasting power" winner in this lot was Maybelline's Dream Mousse blush in "Peach Satin." After having the swatches on my hands for 2 hours, it's the most vibrant of them all.
I chose the following 6 blushes, because in my eyes, they are similar and ones I use frequently.
Hard Candy "Living Doll"
Maybelline Mousse blush "Peach Satin"
As you can see Orgasm and Luminous are super similar in their packaging. But look closely below and you'll see that Orgasm has more pink in it. In all honestly, I think that Fyrinnae's Glow Blush "Captivate" is actually a better dupe for Orgasm. Plus it has much more gold in it. Such a gorgeous blush!
Each blush is different and beautiful in it's own way, but Orgasm and Captivate are the most similar. Hard Candy "Living Doll" is obviously more "girly" pink, which is why I adore this blush. Maybelline's "Peach Satin" is the hardest of all to apply, as it's difficult to blend into skin, but once it's on, this baby sticks around! Also, if you already have Milani's "Luminous", I don't think you need "Afterglow" from Ulta, as these two are pretty similar as well.
With all that being said, I'm still on the fence about Orgasm. I can't help but think I should have gone with a slightly darker NARS blush like Deep Throat maybe. Especially since I already have Captivate. Who knows, maybe I'll end up swapping it one day.
My thoughts on each:
Nars Orgasm (2): great blush, but did buy it just because it's "Orgasm." I think I should have done a little more shopping aorund.
Milani Luminous (5): Nice golden pink, but it does wear off easily.
Ulta Aferglow (4): a good dupe to Luminous. A little more pink with less gold. Nice lasting power.
Maybelline Peach Satin (6): a gorgeous pink with application issues. The best blush for staying power.
Fyrinnae Captivate (1): everything I was hoping Orgasm to be. My favorite of the lot.
Hard Candy Living Doll (3): my favorite dolly pink blush. Gives cheeks a luminous glow.
So tell me Zombies, which is your favorite from the group? Do you own Orgasm and if so what are your thoughts?
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