I've always wanted to try the oh so popular Nars Orgasm (£21.50) so in true form I found a dupe. ( I also seem to be running a dupe's blog!) After lusting at the Nars counter I had a reasonable idea of what it looked like then I searched online for a dupe and the Sleek Rose Gold blush was massively mentioned but I also noticed that it's a dupe for MAC Style blush (£18) too!
Firstly the packaging is very clean and upmarket looking, it also feels sturdy. I don't feel like it's going to flip open and smash in my bag as many a time I've thrown my bag down only to discover I've smashed something inside, usually a pressed powder or blush.
Inside is a mirror big enough to actually do your makeup in, I've had some compacts before that have mirrors made for borrowers inside...So I'm a big fan of the packaging!
This blush is very pretty but I found it comes out more gold than I'd thought after blending, having red hair I can't always wear brighter colours as I look like a flustered clown so it's actually beneficial for me for it not to be too pink so I suppose it's not a problem.
I think on my fingertips it's incredibly pigmented but as soon as I start to blend on my cheeks it loses a lot of colour, I also do have to reapply during the day if I want to keep the pink in my cheeks.
The blush is very soft to touch and as yet I haven't had that weird chunky feeling that some blushes get.
I just apply softly with a duo fiber brush or my Real Technique Contour brush for either a lighter or stronger effect. I think my Real Techniques brush picks more of the pink up if that's possible?
(Excuse my weird dead looking hand and the white specks, I've been decorating all day!)
You also get 8g of product with Sleek where as with Nars it's 4.8g and Mac 6g so it's nearly double the amount of product for a tiny £4.49 price tag.
I think this blush either way is worth the money as I save time with a highlighting my cheeks when using it, I find it gives me a sun kissed shimmery glow without being overpowering on my pale complexion.
I wouldn't advise this for those who want a matte finish for obvious reasons!
Have you tried this blush? What did you think?