Friday, 23 March 2012

17 'First Kiss' Blush...A Dupe For Nars Orgasm?

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?
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19 comments

  1. This is a fab post! I can't believe how similar they are...I'm going to be buying First Kiss this weekend for sure! :)

    Becks x

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  2. Wow, this is amazing! Hunting that out in Boots!
    Louise xx

    www.sweetvanillakisses.blogspot.com

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  3. I love First Kiss one of my fave blushes :D x

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  4. I bought this a year or so ago when I was working at Boots but now have absolutely NO idea where it is!! I'm going to have a rummage today as you've reminded me how gorgeous it is! xx

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  5. wow they are very similar!! I bought 17's Blush & Go and I really like it! I thought being a cheaper brand it wouldn't last on my face or be really light but it's really good!! Go 17! x

    Girlplusbeauty.blogspot.com

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  6. This looks lovely & Boots currently have 3 for 2 on all cosmetics, going to have a look when I next pop in :)

    Sarah xx

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  7. looks very similiar i'd say that Nars has more of a shimmer to it though
    www.whokilledlola.blogspot.com
    x

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  8. Great post, I can't believe how much alike they are especially as 17 blushers are under a fiver! I do love the Nars shimmer but this is a great cheap alternative :)

    Charlee
    http://charmedcharlee.blogspot.com/
    xx

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  9. Wow they are really similar!

    lauraxamy.blogspot.co.uk

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  10. Fantastic post, thank you! Being a poor student I could never justify Nars' prices, 17, however, is much more affordable!

    Natalie
    the-beautystash.blogspot.co.uk

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  11. amazing post! i can't afford Nar's so im gonna try this!

    http://emilylikessmakeup.blogspot.co.uk/

    xx

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  12. I absolutely love 17 products & have 3 of there blushes, just not this! ahhh :(xx

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  13. Wow, I've been dreading hitting pan on my Nars, definitely picking up this one!

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  14. While the Nars seems to have a gold-ish shimmer to it, the 17 is pretty damn close!
    I have to say, for the price, the 17 beats Nars, especially as if it's sheer you're not going to notice the gold shimmer that much anyway.
    Nice find!
    Devon x
    www.eightforawish.com

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  15. I think this is a great dupe! They look so similar! I love finding dupes for NARS blushes, it gets me excited too:)

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  16. amazing find I have just bought this and I'm in love!

    katiesbeautyworld.blogspot.co.uk

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  17. This 17 blusher looks amazing and I do love a bargain as well ! xx
    Clay

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  18. Wow, so similar! Very pretty colour xx

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  19. Nice dupe, great find indeed! :D
    xo,
    ~Pauline @ Nars Philippines

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