NARS Orgasm, Wet n Wild Dupe?

Wet n Wild Vs NARS
I’m sure you’ve heard of Wet n Wild’s Pearlescent Pink being a dupe of NARS Orgasm.  I had and I entirely forgot about it.  I received Wet n Wild’s Pearlescent Pink in my USA/UK swap with RebeccaLately and never really thought to do a comparison with my NARS Orgasm blush, which I’ve had for years now.  So I thought it was about time!

Wet n Wild Pearlescent Pink; NARS Orgasm
Top Wet n Wild Pearlescent Pink; Bottom NARS Orgasm
As you can see they are really quite close in colour, both in the pan and swatched.  NARS Orgasm* blush retails for £22.50 for 4.8g and Wet n Wild Pearlescent Pink* blush retails for between £5 – £7 for 4.0g.  So massive difference on price.

Both blushes have tiny gold glittery particles, the NARS blush has gold powder also blended into the blush.  This becomes more apart as you wear the blush, the gold from the Wet n Wild blush fades to become a normal cool toned pink, while the NARS blush still gives off a beautiful gold sheen hours later.  In person there is a bit of a difference in the colours, as I mentioned the Wet n Wild blush is definitely cool toned and the NARS blush is much more warmed tone, leaning red.

Both are lovely to apply and I do really enjoy both blushes, however, the Wet n Wild blush is much more powdery by comparison and does not wear as long as the NARS blush.  Packaging wise the NARS blush is much sturdier and has a mirror, although the Wet n Wild blush is nice and slim with a small brush included, so it’s easy to pop in your makeup bag for touch ups throughout the day.  I always tend to use a light hand when I apply both of these and gradually build it up, it can be easy to overdo both of them, so best to be careful!

I do really enjoy both of these blushes and if you’re on a budget the Wet n Wild Pearlescent Pink if definitely worth a look, however, I think NARS Orgasm is definitely worth the money and if you can afford it then treat yourself!  I think Wet n Wild’s Pearlescent Pink is close in colour but not in lasting finish, NARS Orgasm wins out on the beautiful gold sheen finish, I forgot how much I love it!

If you want a closer look at these blushes you can check out the video below, you can see the difference in finish as I move my hand in front of the lights.  You can almost see it in the pictures but with any highlight it is much more obvious as you move.

Thanks for reading!

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