Friday, November 21, 2008

Product Review: NARS Deep Throat Blush



At a Glance:
Price: US$25 (approx. RM90)
Website: Narscosmetics.com
Weight: 4.5g / 0.16 OZ.
Made in: Casing made in Italy, contents made in USA
Ingredients: Talc, Polyethylene, Zinc Stearate, Silica, Tricaprylin, Caprylic/CapricTriglyceride, Cera Alba (Beeswax), PEG-150 Distearate, Lanolin, Laureth-4, Tocopherol, Disodium EDTA, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Butylparaben, Ascorbyl Palmitate, May Contain: Mica, CI 77491, 77492, 77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 77742 (Manganese Violet), CI 77007 (Ultramarines), CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 75740 (Carmine), CI 77163 (Bismuth Oxychloride), CI 15850 (Red 6, Red 7 Lake), CI 45410 (Red 28 Lake), CI 17200 (Red 33 Lake), CI 45370 (Orange 5), CI 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), CI 15985 (Yellow 6 Lake), CI 42090 (Blue 1 Lake)


Product Description:

Made with transparent pigments for a soft and sheer look. Imparts a natural, healthy glow for any skin tone and may be worn alone or layered together for more depth and intensity.

* Provides a sheer, natural hint of color
* Made with transparent pigments to avoid heaviness
* Broad selection of shades



Actual Product Pic:


Pigmentation & Color (Plus Swatches! :D):


This color is described as a Peach with Shimmer on the website. This looks ALMOST similar to NARS Orgasm in the pan, but it appears a very lovely shade of peachy pink on my NC20-25 cheeks! I love how the golden shimmers are not OTT too! As with all NARS blushes, the pigmentation for this blush is excellent, so remember to adopt a light hand whilst applying this!

Swatch from the NARS Website:


Actual Color:


Packaging:

This blush comes in a rubbery casing which is really compact! Be careful to store this in a dry and cool place away from sunlight because i heard the casing can melt and become really sticky and gooey! :S


There's a small mirror inside too! :)

Texture:
Like all NARS blushes, the texture for this blush is very smooth, despite being rather shimmery!! :D

Time Test:
This blush lasts a good 8 hours on my skin, which is amazing!

Price & Availability:
This product is priced at US$25, which i think is alright for the quality and quantity you're getting! It's available at all NARS counters and at Narscosmetics.com! :)

Possible Dupes:
When i purchased this, i'm really surprised to see how similar this is to the (in)famous Orgasm in the pan!! Deep Throat is just like, half a shade lighter than orgasm, and minus the golden shimmers. But once you swatch them, they're quite different!


Orgasm on the left, Deep Throat on the right.

Swatches:


Not sure if you can see from the swatches, but Deep Throat is actually DARKER and slightly more peachy than Orgasm despite it appearing to be lighter than Orgasm in the pan! Honestly, Deep Throat is everything Orgasm isn't to me!! haha!!

Some of you may remember that i've mentioned that this, the TBS Golden Pink blush and the MAC Dainty mineralized blush look EXACTLY the same in my MAC Dainty blush review. My camera is behaving well today, so i have clear pictures for everyone! :D

They do not look THAT similar in their respective pans:


BUT, they're exactly the same once swatched!




SIDE NOTE: My... what am i gonna do with 3 exact same colors?! >.<


My $0.02:
I almost gave this a miss as i thought this is gonna look really similar to Orgasm. But i'm glad (for once!) that i in my compulsive insanity decided to buy both of them home! lol! This blush looks so natural on my skin, and it lasts the whole day too! It's my fool proof blush that i can just grab in a jiffy and know it'll work beautifully!

Another thing is, NARS does not test on animals, so that's another huge plus for me!! :)


In a Nutshell:

A beautifully natural blush that lasts really long! :D

Likes: Beautiful color on my skin, good lasting power!
Gripes: Hard to find in M'sia!!
Repurchase: Yes!

Rating:
4.5 Stars ! Great stuff!! :D


Credits: Product photo and swatch from Narscosmetics.com.

8 comments:

  1. Wow deep throat is surely a pretty colour! Too bad i gave it a miss cos i too think it looks kinda similar to nars orgasm. Sorry that orgasm didn't work for u but i truly love mine =)

    Any thing that u gonna top up from Nars during your trip to Bkk besides the loose powder? Oya, btw have u decided to get the La Mer's or Nars's? lol

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  2. Yeah deep throat is pretty!! I'm happy to hear that orgasm works for you!! :D

    I'll probably get a few more blushes i think... not sure yet! See my mood on that day lah! haha!!

    I'm still undecided... but am leaning slightly towards La Mer! :D

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  3. From your TBS Golden Pink, Deep Throat and Dainty swatch I see in the photo, it looks like the Deep Throat is a TAD peachier?

    Gorgeous colours regardless :)

    PS: Ooooh you have three of the same colour? You can always be a doll and donate one of 'em (*ahem* ME *ahem*)

    :p

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  4. Tine, that's probably due to my camera lah!! hahaha!! They look exactly the same in real life!!

    Awww... i would give it to you!! But i love them all too much leh!! XD Fingers crossed that the husband will not be reading this... otherwise he'll go like, "WHAT?! why do you need 3 similar colors for?!!" hahaha!! XD

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  5. Ahhh... motivation to get a Deep Throat Dupe!

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  6. Get Dainty!! it's shooo pretty!! :D :D

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  7. wait. If I see anyone selling 2nd hand cheap then I'll consider :p

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  8. lol!! That's a great idea! I notice that the MAC Hipness blush is in your wishlist... Truth be told, that color is quite close to Deep Throat too :D

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