NARS Duo Review and a lil' bit of Elf

I have been majorly slacking on posting my review of the NARS duo of Laguna bronzer and Orgasm blush.

... and the verdict is... I wasn't impressed. I know so many people are obsessed with NARS Laguna Bronzer, but I honestly felt like I couldn't even tell anything was coming up on my makeup brush or onto my face. But yet I was going through it so quickly! 

As for the blush, I have mixed feelings. I love that I've been using it every day for a month and a half, but it doesn't seem to be going down at all. I guess I'm just not a big fan of the color. It's too "pink" for me, and I prefer more of a golden pink for my blush.

This is what it looked like when I first got it

So, I decided to pick up some Elf bronzer at Target and for only $3 I wasn't sure what to expect. 

Couldn't get this picture to flip (I'm technology challenged)

I already like it better than Laguna, and am very impressed with the quality considering the price.

Next, I'd like to try their Baked Blush which is only available online unfortunately. 

VERY excited to try this out!

Have you tried out any Elf products? Do you love them or swear by the more pricey brands at Sephora and Ulta?


  1. i really like the elf bronzer, but it's super shimmery. good for some days though. i want to try their baked blush too! their blush is one of my fave products

  2. I want to try Elf because it's inexpensive but have heard bad things. Sigh.

    Remember that Urban Decay Samples you sent me?? I NEED the tinted moisturizer. It just sucks it's so expensive lol. I need new eyeshadow, too - before I buy any (there are TOO MANY choices!!) you should do a post as to your favorite inexpensive palettes. (See how cheap I am with all this inexpensive talk now that I am engaged hahahha)

    Hope you had a lovely weekend <3

  3. I think a lot of ELF products are hit & miss- but it's cheap, so i usually don't mind nearly as much!

  4. I didn't know that Nars had blush and bronzer combos! I'm currently using up the rest of my Orgasm blush and I'm with you. It's a little too pink for my complexion and doesn't look like I have anything on. I need to look for a blush that's more peachy than pink. As for ELF products, I think initially they work great but then after it's used a few times, it's harder to get the application right if that makes sense. I've used they're gel liner and brow kit and they just seem to get dry really fast.

  5. I have heard a lot of good things about elf and they often have online sales (love it).

  6. I love elf! I love their gel eyeliner! You should try nars casino - its darker and I like it much better than laguna. However, my favorite bronzers are by Mac!

  7. I used to used orgasm blush but I haven't been a fan of it recently. I do LOVE the ELF mom actually bought it a few weeks ago and I've been using it occasionally :) I really like their stuff- and the price! :) Have a great week, lady!

  8. I'm totally with you on the duo bronzer..I don't use it all the time, but can't really tell a difference on my face with it, but I hit the pan within a month or 2 of having it. I actually really like the orgasm blush, but the elf one definitely looks like one I will be trying!