Left -17 First Kiss Right - Nars Orgasm
When i first started writing my blog back in 2009 one of the most talked about products was Nars Orgasm and still to this day it is pretty hyped about within the beauty industry. With its awful name but gorgeous coral sheen i think nearly everyone owns it or has it on their wish list. I picked mine up in a Nars counter in John Lewis nearly 3 years ago. Now if you have followed my blog for a while you will know that i deeply love drugstore make-up a lot more than higher end make-up, don't get me wrong i absolutely love lots of higher end brands and products and adore M.A.C but if i had to choose drugstore or high end i would definitely choose drugstore, being able to shop at your leisure and find amazing products for half the price really excites me more than having a sales assistant tell you what they think you should buy..surely you know yourself better than anyone else? Anyway that really is a whole other story. I only have 2 Nars blushes in my collection one of which obviously 'Orgasm' and the other 'Gina'..both i love a lot. Now with my love for more drugstore make-up comes the exciting 'finding dupes for higher end brands' I mean i don't go out of my way to find dupes but when i come across a product at a lower price which i feel resembles and product of a higher price i get really excited...is that sad? So when i was looking at the new products 17 have to offer at the moment i spotted a beautiful blusher in the shade 'First Kiss' which instantly reminded me of Nars 'Orgasm' so as soon as i got home i did a bit of swatching as you do and noticed they really do resemble each other so i had to share it with you all. They are obviously not identical but a pretty good damn try i'd say. They are essentially the exact same blush shade but the 17 'First Kiss' has a lot less of a gold shimmer/sheen to it. It does have a gold shimmer/sheen to it but its more subtle than Nars 'Orgasm' and in my opinion a lot nicer than Nars 'Orgasm' They are both very creamy and blend amazingly and to be honest i feel that 17 'First Kiss' will suit pretty much all skin tones as its much more subtle. As you can see i have actually hit pan on my Nars 'Orgasm' as i do really love it but since discovering 17 'First Kiss' it has become my everyday blush!
Thank-you 17 for releasing such a stunning shade for such an amazing price....£3.49!
(After doing a bit of research it seems that this blusher has actually been out for a while but when i spotted it it was placed at the top with all the new releases?)
Do you think this is a good dupe?
Do you love 17 Make-Up? Do you love finding dupes?