January 19, 2010

A moment of silence, please...

My favorite blush has crumbled.  Not only have I hit the pan, but the outer edges have broken off and are floating freely around the case and my make-up bag.  Sadly, there's not enough of it left to warrant doing the rubbing alcohol trick.  It's time to say farewell and purchase something new.  (Tears are forming in my eyes as I type this.  Ha ha ha!)


[Check out the blush and ignore the faded eyeliner.  LOL!]

I have a $6.01 credit at drugstore.com, so I have been doing some online window shopping, trying to figure out what to buy.  I was surprised to see they carry NARS products.  Unlike the rest of the world, I have yet to jump on the NARS Orgasm bandwagon.  As I have mentioned before, I am cheap.  Again, not cheap like yo momma...  Cheap as in, I can't justify spending $25.00 on blush.  I'm a huge fan of eyeshadow and lip gloss, so occasionally I will spend a little more on those products.  But blush?  Not so much.  That said, I was at my sisters' apartment the other day, and saw that one of them owned the coveted peachy-pink rouge.  She has had it for a year and has barely made a dent in it!  I'm thinking it may be a good investment after all.


[photo courtesy of: www.sephora.com]

I am on the fence, though...  Word on the streets is, Deep Throat looks better on medium to dark gals.  My little sister has fair skin; Orgasm looks gorgeous on her.  The blush I will be tossing looks similar to Crazed or Desire.  Ack!  NARS has so many gorgeous shades to choose from; I am at a loss.

What do y'all think? 

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43 comments:

Crystal said...

nars will last you forever, and orgasm is so popular because its such a universal colour it looks good on everyone!
hahaaaaaaaaaa i was laughing so hard at your blush tragedy! r.i.p

Kate Gene said...

Crystal - Thank you! I think I need to just need to order it already. I'm so slow when it comes to trends. I'm thinking about ordering some slap on bracelets and scrunchies next. LOL!

I LMBO @ R. I. P. It's a sad day. I hope you wear black in honor of my blush's passing. Ha ha ha!

xx

sharlene said...

lol poor blush!, at least u have that credit to keep ya goin(;

i love ur facial expression, you look frightened!

<33

J-ezzy said...

Either do Deep Throat or (Avon) Mark's blush in after glo, it's much more pigmented than orgasm, I have orgasm and it's hard to get it to show up on me :( I still haven't posted the haul or swatches from my Mark order...womp womp, lol

Sorry about your blush breaking, which blush was it? :(

xoxo

Dominique said...

Oh ! So sorry to hear about your blush ! I bought orgasm 2 months ago...i like it, but i don't «love» it. The pigmentation is great, but it's a bit too orangey for me...Go to your nearest Nars counter, and try them on! I heard some people were more into the «Angelica» one... Good luck ;)

Miss P said...

Kate, the NARS Orgasm blush is intended for all skintones but for some reason, it does not show up very well on me at all. Just giving you a heads up. I totally feel you about being hesitant on spending big bucks on a blush...I don't mind spending a few extra dollars on a blush, but it better be a color I MUST HAVE!!

Kate Gene said...

Sharlene - The credit is the only reason I'm able to push ahead with the rest of my day. ;) I always make weird faces in pictures and have ruined several good group photos. LOL!

J-ezzy - I haven't checked out AVON is years! I've heard Mark products are pretty good. I wonder if I can get a sample from one of the SAs around here. The blush that broke was some Maybelline blush that looks similar to Desire. It's an in your face pink! I love it, and my wallet does, too. LOL!

Dominique - Somehow, I will find a way to survive... LOL! Ew... I don't like orangey blushes either. That's good to know! I think it probably would be best to head to the mall and look for myself. Online shopping for make-up is such a pain in the butt! Thanks for the heads up on Angelica!

Miss P - That's what I was afraid of! You're also a bit darker, like I am. If it doesn't show up on you, it won't work on me! I think I might have to steer clear of Orgasm for now. Thanks for the FYI!

xoxo to you all!

Rai said...

I own Deep Throat and Deep Throat is better!! Orgasm is a bit overrated.
And orange blushes look nice on darker skintones, you have to just learn how to apply it correctly.

If you don't want either of those I would suggest Albatross because it IS THE BEST HIGHLIGHT!

Rai said...

And also Milani Luminous is a dupe for NARS Orgasm so try that instead. :)

Kate Gene said...

Rai - Thank you so much for your suggestions! Milani is a brand that I have been thinking about trying for months. I've heard pretty good things about their eyeshadows, which is awesome because I'm an eyeshadow junkie!

I am always scared to wear oranges and golds. I always seem to pick the shades that make me look washed out. I need to let a professional handle the decision making for me! LOL!

Anita (*swtexcape*) said...

haha cute picture! definitely loo into the Milani blushes. they're available on cherryculture.com and i believe they're doing a sale right now.. 30-70% on a lot of items! perfect time to check it out :D

i have both Orgasm & Deep Throat. even though i have light-medium skin i actually like Deep Throat more! it just shows up on my skin better and i love the shade. the NARS blushes are on the pricey side but i find them to last forever :D

can't wait to see what blush you decide to get in the end! xx

Bombchell said...

awwww that must hurt :(

Jamie said...

I'm an NC40 in Mac Select Sheer Powder and I have Deep Throat. I was on the Orgasm bandwagon as well, but when I actually took the time to go and swatch it and how it looked on my skin, it looked to clown-ish. I think Deep Throat is a little bit better just because it has a little bit of a deeper hue I guess you would say. It's more peachy-pink then just straight up pink. I also didn't like how much shimmer was in Orgasm, Deep Throat has shimmer, but not nearly as much in my opinion. Hope that helps.

Kate Gene said...

Anita - LOL! Thanks! I had no idea that Cherry Culture was having a sale! *gasp* I will definitely be going to their site! I'm starting to think Deep Throat is the way to go, based on what everyone is saying...

Bombchell - I'm still a little choked up. LOL!!!!

Jamie - Oh no! LOL! I'm definitely not willing to pay $25.00 to look like a clown. Ha ha ha! I also don't like really shimmery blush, so thanks for the heads up on that!

xx

K said...

I definitely say go for Deep Throat. I'm paler than anything and I even thought Orgasm was a bit too light. It will last for sooo long so it's totally justifiable for spending the money!

Beautygirl24 said...

Oh no! I did take a moment to mourn your loss ;) I actually own Orgasm (since like, 2003!) It is getting kind of dry and cracked looking, but I can't bear to part with it. I think it looks great on all skin tones! But, that being said, I do think Deep throat would be gorgeous on you! God, what's up with all these perverted names NARS?

Cristina BarbieLuvsMac said...

honstly orgasam is my shit, its the blush that looks best on mee

em said...

oh no :( I would be sad too :(

Gigi said...

wow I seriously thought I was the only one who felt bad spending so much on a blush. I got Coralista from Benefit and still only use my cheaper stuff.:/ I feel like I should save it for a special ocassion or something crazy like that.
Plus it's shimmery. I like my daytime blushes matte which is so easy to find at drugstores. NYC ($5) is my everyday one.


I've also heard deepthroat is darker then orgasm, yet my tan friend uses orgasm and loves it.

DSK Steph said...

You know I once found NARS products (deep throat blush) & a few lipglosses at TJ Maxx & Marshalls! They were $29.99 but you get a blush & a gloss! I haven't seen them around lately, but the good news is they do come through from time to time : )

Kate Gene said...

K - That's good to know! Gosh, it really seems that Deep Throat is the way to go. I also like a couple other bright pink shades; I think I need to just go to Nordstrom and swatch 'em.

Beautygirl24 - LMAO! Thank you so much for mourning alongside me. It's a sad day. I don't blame you for not throwing out your NARS; that stuff is too expensive to toss - even if it IS cracked and old! LOL! NARS does have some perverted names. Does Jenna Jameson work there? Ha!

Cristina BarbieLuvsMac - I could totally see you rocking Orgasm! I bet it looks amazing on you. Shoot... Everything looks amazing on you, girlie!

Em - I know you feel my pain... Your blog name has the word "blush" in it! LOL!

Gigi - Nope, you are not alone! I am such a cheapskate. I use Wet N' Wild's taupe pencil on my brows... It's only 99 cents! LOL! Coralista is another one I want to swatch! I prefer matte or slightly shimmery blushes. Giant sparkles are not allowed near my cheeks! Ha!

DSK Steph - OMG! I heard that people were finding NARS at TJ Maxx, but I didn't know it was also at Marshalls! I used to go to the Marshalls on 148th, but I haven't been there in ages. I think I might have to stop by the next time I'm on the Eastside!

xoxo to y'all!

Dana Yoshimizu said...

Hello beautiful~ I nominated you for an award on my blog :)

Kate Gene said...

Dana - Aw, thank you! I left you a comment on that post. :)

MAKEUPMAMA. said...

Thanks for the comment hun!
Italy sounds amazing, doesn't it? Traveling Europe would be an awesome experience. My hubby grew up in Japan so he knows his way around there. I'd love to see the cities there. It's like NYC on shrooms. LOL.

You're totally the same way as me when it comes to purchases. I can't seem to justify a $30 blush BUT you have seriously gotten me thinking about it now! The color looks so pretty. Hmm... I'll put that on the bday list. ;)

xoxo,
M.

diamndprncss said...

love their blushes but their names are so vulgar!

Celly said...

maybe you should get the Milani dupe instead of the actual nars?

Kate Gene said...

MAKEUPMAMA - You're welcome! Well, whichever place you end up moving to, make sure you send us an invite. ;) I would love to go to Italy and pig out on authentic Italian food. My husband would probably rather go to Japan. He might be Caucasian, but he's Asian on the inside. LOL! Let me know if you end up picking up some NARS blush!

diamndprncss - I'm going to use the words "desire", "orgasm", and "deep throat" during my wedding toast to you and Mr. Sarah. Ha ha ha!

Celli - That's what someone else suggested! I'm a huge fan of buying dupes. I just need to find a place that sells it nearby! Thanks for the tip! :)

Gaby said...

Hey Kate! Thanks for your comment on my FOTD.

Yes I had great hopes in that Avon body yogurt (I'm a huge HUGE fan of yogurt), but it sucks for the winter.

Yeah it seems like everybody is doing SKin MD reviews and giveaways xD

xphoebelinax said...

i personally think that nars is worth the money because they last you SOOOO long, i've had my nars orgasm blush for like i think 2 years or something? and just hit pan :D but i have a back up as well :)

Jen said...

your posts are my favorite! they're so entertaining and funny!! :)

i think you should get NARS Orgasm blush. It's a GORGEOUS blush and will look great on you.

I also really like MAC Coygirl. I've been really into purpley pink blushes lately too.

Kate Gene said...

Gaby - You're welcome! I need to get my laptop/camera issues taken care of so I can start posting FOTDs. The only thing is, I don't ever change my look; I always rock a smokey eye. LOL! Let me know how the yogurt works for you in the summer! It sounds like it smells divine! And LOL - Skin MD is big pimpin'! It'll be fun to pick a winner!

xphoebelinax - I can't believe you've had your NARS blush for TWO YEARS and just hit the pan! Oh em gee. I ordered "Crazed" online and can't wait for it to get here!

Jen - Aw, you are too sweet! I'm glad you understand my wacky sense of humor. :) I actually ended up ordering Crazed. I think I'll end up getting Orgasm or Deep Throat next!

audrey said...

oh thank you for your comment :) so nice of you^^
yes these earrings are perfect for a black dress, you're right :) at the beginning they were made to suit a black one^^ because everybody have a black dress so i thank that it was a good idea to do earrings for that kind of outfit^^

Kate Gene said...

Audrey - You're very welcome! It's cool that you had a vision for your earrings; I totally got it! :)

Princesa Livia said...

Hey gorgeous, I can't justify spending that much money on a blusher either, but I also heard MAC's Springsheen blush is really similar to Orgasm, and its about $7 less! If you haven't yet, you could check that out too xx

Kate Gene said...

Princess Livia - I actually caved and ended up buying some NARS blush! LOL! However, I just Google Imaged Springsheen and OH EM GEE. I LOVE the shimmer! I have NYX's Peach blush, but it disappears on my skin. This is gorgeous! Thanks for the heads up!

DSK Steph said...

Not a prob babe! Go ahead and adjust that graphic! lol <3 you're so sweet for leaving me the messages <3

I hope you had a fantastic weekend!

Btw out of curiosity, which area of WA do you live in? I promise I won't stalk you lol I've just been trying to find a good future home. I've been checking out some open houses today for fun with the bf.

We found a really great townhome near the Highlands (Renton), but it's near a cemetery..the realtor tried to make it sound better by telling us that Jimi Hendrix is buried there..lol

Kate Gene said...

DSK Steph - Aw, you're welcome! I'll steal that photo and edit the heck out of it! LOL!

My weekend was great! Today The Husband and I are lounging. He's making a delicious spaghetti dinner right now! Mmm...

Hey, I'm gonna e-mail you with some info in regards to neighborhoods! LMAO @ the Jimi Hendrix comment!!!! That's nice, but it doesn't take away from the fact that the house is RIGHT NEXT TO A CEMETERY! LOL!

Kate Gene said...

P. S. Stalking is not allowed. Secretly admiring from a distance with binoculars is. Ha ha ha!!!!

Toya T said...

Let me just tell you how much I LOVE my NARS Chelsea Girls Lip goooo (that's what I call it) LOVE, LOVE,LOVE it :)

Kate Gene said...

Toya T - LMBO! Lip goo? I'm totally stealing that! I haven't tried any of their glosses. In fact, tonight was the first night I tried any NARS products! *gasp*

I still need to write back to you on FB. I've been a horrible FBer AND Blogger lately!

Anonymous said...

The first time i tried Nars orgasm i thought it looked too orangey but now I think i'm going to go ahead and get it :P I need a good peachy/coral blush :p The coral one from the new estee lauder collection looks cool too :P

Toya T said...

Katie - totally fine! I still heart you! xoxo

Kate Gene said...

Anonymous - I am also in need of a good peachy/coral blush! I have NYX's peach blush, but it doesn't show up very well on my skin!

Toya T - I will always luuuuv yoooou! Take that, Whitney! Ha ha ha!

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