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BLUSH OF THE MONTH: NATURE REPUBLIC DOME BLUSHER IN PINK APPLE

I’d like to thank my office mate Ria for allowing me to photograph and swatch her new blush that she purchased from Digital Traincase’s physical store located at the Eton Cyberpod in Ortigas.  this is it folks, sleek’s answer to orgasm but a tad warmer and golden.

i love the ‘sleek’ packaging.  it’s tiny and handy but has 8g of product and a mirror, to boot!

side by side comparison with my own hot mama and my own orgasm, hehehe dugyutin na but that’s cuz i use them a lot LOL

and side by side swatches, seriously, it’s hard to tell them apart, but hot mama is closer to sleek’s rose gold.

and in a different light.  they all have wonderful non-overwhelming glitters that just give you a good sheen.  but orgasm is the pinkest of the lot.

Likes:

 

  • packaging it’s small and handy with a mirror yet contains 8GRAMS of blush! it’s not flimsy and it closes shut once clicked
  • pigmentation, it’s pigmented but won’t make you end up looking like a clown
  • didn’t give that part of my forearm (that part where you test for allergies) give me any itch sting or pain
  • looks good on any skin tone from mine to very warm or golden skin tones because of the gold flex
  • very little oxidation from what i noticed on my office mate’s cheeks
  • lasts on her all day
  • the price. for all the above pros it’s only PhP450 even from Digital Traincase
  • digital traincase has physical stores, the one in eton cyberpod and in rockwell, making it convenient for people who has yet to find out about online shopping, gcash/smart money/paypal
Dislike:
  • currently not available in the Philippines, can only be purchased through online stores such as  Digital Traincase
Do i recommend: i certainly do, specially if you’re looking for an inexpensive alternate to orgasm

ang aking makasaysayang feektyur.  sayang wala kaming feektyur ni bodygWard. and yes, this is clickable to reveal the awesomeness of his chest, i mean the awesomeness of my glowing cheeks.   this is the pic that made me an absolute fan and has made therefore stop looking for dupes and this will be my 2nd and last comparative review against the Nars Orgasm.
unfortunately, even if i was made in Baguio, i was not born with naturally glowing and rosy cheeks, and on this fateful day i was wearing most of my top 10 este 13 most favorite products.  my number 2 of which is my nars orgasm blush.  so nope, it wasn’t just kim hyun joong that gave me that perfect salmon-peachy pink glow, it was my supportive hubby and hyun joong’s drop dead gorgeous body guard LOL (la lang di kasi retokado ang fez yet still handsome, not cute, but handsome, like the prodigal son of John Barrowman or something) and the Nars Orgasm blush 😉
but there are brands out there that try and are good dupes such as theBalm’s Hot Mama, and there are brands out there that do try hard to dupe such as Lumiere’s Ditto O even the name ditto (same here) then O, O what? oklahoma? osaka? but here it is.

my comparative swatches

i got this sample baggie awhile back from a multiply seller when i was still all so gahgah over mineral makeup, specially cuz they don’t expire (except for the mineral veil)

and under different lighting, sorta.

on my right cheek is the Nars Orgasm

on the left cheek is Lumiere’s Ditto O

seriously, they’re almost eggzaklee the same.  here i am again having two different blushes on each cheek on my face.

almost the same


Aspect Nars’ Orgasm Lumiere’s Ditto O
Shade Match n/a almost exactly the same peachy pink quality both in pictures and in real life
Coverage more pigmented a little goes a long way a little less pigmented, takes 2-3 more swipes to get the glow

Finish satin finish pearl-esque less satin-y

Lasting Power lasts all day and does not oxidize on me needs a least a retouch after 4-5hours due to slight fading
Break Out none ^_^ none so far
Price PhP1350 locally available at Rustans 4gram jar is US$7.2 (wow hindi na masama – not bad) but currently still not locally available though their site itself ships internationally (no need to find a reseller)

so whatchatink? tipid mode (recession-frugal time but gotta have that O) or the real deal since it’s hassle to go online have your cc/paypal ready WAIT at least 2 wks for your package only to be hassled by customs/phil post if you order a lot? hahaha bitter?