Thursday, January 14, 2010
Wow, it feels like we haven’t done product reviews for ages!
What it is: NYC’s Pink Cheek Glow, a supposed NARS Orgasm dupe
On the colour: Yah, I’m really not getting Orgasm out of this. It’s much more pink, if you ask me, and the shimmer is more fine. (Which, in my books, is a good thing!) I’m assuming it gets recognized as an O dupe because of a) its sheerness, and b) its neutrality — I can see thisapricot-pink working on most ladies who are lighter than about NW30, though there is of course some degree of layering to be expected.
On the formula: Sometimes you find a great drugstore Holy Grail… but others, you get what you pay for. Though the colour of this is fairly inoffensive, the product itself is on the chalky side, and the pigmentation is quite low. The wear time is exactly what you thought it would be: nothing to be ashamed of for the price, but it won’t last you through the day. Unfortunately, thecumbersome packaging is too large and too loose to go with you during the day, unless you want powder all over your bag.
On the ingredients:
The verdict? Though this would be a good starter blush for a preteen (it’s hard to mess up when you have this little pigment!) I’m going to tell you to pass on it. Yes, it’s cheap, and kind of cute, but it’s also a waste of time if you ask me — unless you like reapplying every fifteen minutes?