That’s not a typo, let’s literally have multiple orgasms over this little bundle of joy that is a Nars gift bag. One of my local Sephora stores just moved and had a re-opening event, which coincided with a 20% sale, so how I could resist popping by hurriedly after a rather painful work event. In the Sephora tote were some other bits and bobs such as mini mascaras from Benefit, an interesting looking masque from Caudelie, and a heavy bag with the Nars logo emblazoned on it. And they were plenty generous, with a full-size Audacious lipstick, a mini lipgloss, the cutest teeny tiny blush and a mini sample of their famous eyeshadow pro-primer. They were clever with the colours too, although I am not sure if it’s the same for everyone but I was happy with mine as the collection made for a neutral lover’s dream (I’m looking at you Suan) with the lipstick in Anita, and the lipgloss and blush in their award winning shade Orgasm.
Anita is described as ‘antique rose’. I wasn’t quite sure about it when I was quickly checking it out on the way home and I remembered from swatching that most of the neutrals from the Audacious line seemed too pale. However I was pleased to see in the sunlight (proper light!) that Anita is a dusty pink. Like most of the line, it’s creamy but light and comes off as a demi-matte. I think I will enjoy wearing this much as I loooove Vera and Grace.
The lipgloss in Orgasm is more peachy looking than its blush counterpart, with a healthy smattering of gold shimmer. The website provides that the formula is ultra smooth, non sticky and comfortable to wear. I’m not a fan of lip glosses generally unfortunately but I can imagine this being quite popular….among young people.
Finally, how awesomely cute is this tiny blush!? It’s absolutely darling, perfect for putting in your purse for a night out (as if I have night outs…how about a weekend getaway?) Orgasm is THE iconic blush from Nars. I have a near dupe from Sleek in one of their 3-1 palettes https://belledemoiselle.wordpress.com/2013/06/17/guest-post-sdv-takes-on-sleek-blush-by-3-palettes/, but I actually prefer Sleek’s Muscovado which has a plum-quality to the shade. Orgasm acts more like a highlighter against my skin tone and it’s more light pink than peach. It also have the golden shimmers in it which would make it nice for summer, but I do prefer deeper blushes.
That wraps up the little gift bag from Nars. Thanks for the freebies!