Wednesday, 5 November 2014

MAC Nymphette vs. NARS Orgasm {Dupe!}

If you've read my blog before you know I love the color gold.  Love.  And another one of my favorite colors is peach, so put the two together and naturally you will create the most beautiful shade of lip gloss ever.  Since I love these colors so much I sometimes find that I have very similar products in my collection...

Nymphette was the first gloss I ever bought from MAC and it's still one of my favorites.  Its the perfect top over almost any pinky/ nude lipstick and yet beautiful on its own as well.  

NARS Orgasm blush is a cult favorite.  So much so they extended their Orgasm line to include an illuminator, lip gloss, nail polish, and one of their famous multiples.  When they reformulated their lipglosses and Sephora offered a deluxe sample of their Orgasm gloss as a Beauty Insider 100 Point Perk, so naturally I snatched it up.  Once I brought it home, swatched it next to Nymphette and found their almost exact dupes for each other.  If you own one you probably don't need the other.  

Direct Comparisons

MAC Nymphette
NARS Orgasm

Nymphette is a true peach color with finely milled gold micro glitter running through it.
Orgasm is more of a pinky- coral (so a tad brighter) with the same gold micro glitter.
Like most MAC glosses Nymphette is quite sticky, but the stickier the gloss the longer the wear time. 
Orgasm has a much smoother and silkier texture.
That delicious MAC vanilla smell but a more muted glossy version.
I can’t really place the scent here.  It smells to me like that generic lip gloss scent. 
$18 CDN
$29 CDN
MAC counters, stores, and online
NARS counters, Sephora, and online

MAC Nymphette, NARS Orgasm
MAC Nymphette, NARS Orgasm

What do you think?  Dupe or not?  Have you tried either of these glosses?

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Saturday, 1 November 2014

{Halloween 2014}

I hope everyone had a fun (and safe) Halloween this weekend! 
I absolutely love Halloween (or any opportunity to dress up really) so I wanted to share with you my two Halloween looks this year, from Thursday and Friday night.
Halloween 1.0 Rosie the Riveter
My WWII pin-up girl was probably the easiest costume I've ever put together.  Denim on denim, big lashes, red lips.  Check!
Gotta love Snapchat
For the eyes, I used mostly shadows from my Lorac Pro palette (which continues to be one of my favs btw) as well as the MAC Naked pigment.  I wore a limited edition MAC lipstick in Ruby from the Pedro Lourenco collection, topped with the MAC Viva Glam Rihanna gloss
Halloween 2.0 Leopard
I think I've been some form of cat for Halloween every year for the last four years.  This year, however, I took things to another level.  HEAD-TO-TOE leopard print.  It. Was. The. Best. 
My BFF Jill (Sandra Dee for the evening) and I

I used an angled liner brush and a pot of Maybelline Eyestudio Gel Liner to create the spots on my face, and color in my kitten nose.  For the eyes, I used another MAC pigment in Museum Bronze (a color I'm now obsessed with) all over the lid and then went to town with MAC Global Glow MSF all over my face; as a contour, blush, to blend out the pigment on my lid.  Finally, I used a MAC glitter in Gold and a little Fix+ to fill in each of the spots with glitter and highlight the inner corners of my eyes.   

In these photos I am wearing a Revlon Matte Balm in Sultry, but I swapped it for MAC Twig to achieve a more brown nude.  I also wore the same pair of Ardell 106 Fashion Lashes in both looks, which were fab and made me feel like Barbie. 

What were you this Halloween??