NARS Blush Bronzer Duo Travel Size


This is actually the very first NARS product I have ever owned. They’ve already released a duo in their normal size (10.5g) however when I had saw a travel sized version in Sephora, it went straight into my basket. This was a good opportunity for me to try out both of the famous shades, Orgasm and Laguna, without having to splurge on them individually or buy the normal size duo. So where do I even start?

The Orgasm blush looked absolutely stunning when my skin was tanned. It gave me a beautiful, healthy flush and glow to my cheeks. I prefer using this when I’m tanned rather than pale. It looks beautiful on pale skin too. The warm, peachy, pink shade with a golden shimmer is a match made in heaven for any tanned skin. I love the amount of shimmer it has to give me that glow when the light hits the apples of my cheeks. It’s not overpowering however others may find it a bit too much though. Applying with a light hand is necessary and you are also able to build the colour up to your desired look. It’s smooth to apply and easy to blend out and lasts the whole day for me. For darker complexions, you may find it hard to get the colour to appear but you might be able to use it for a subtle glow instead.

Now onto Laguna. This warm shade is great for light to medium skin tone, helping you build up that nice, natural, sun kissed, tanned glow without looking muddy or orange. It might be a tad dark for fairer skin however if you use a light hand, it will work wonders illuminating the skin. For darker skin tones, you can pop it on as a highlight. There is a subtle shimmer but it gives off a sheen rather than a typical shimmer look therefore it’s not a matte finish. It’s great to use for a subtle contour however for those who are pale/fair and have cool undertones, this wouldn’t be good as a contour for you guys. Finely milled, easy to apply and blend out, what more could you ask for? I can see why it’s a cult favourite. It is a good bronzer however I’ve used better.

I would repurchase Orgasm as a full-sized individual but skip Laguna. With this being travel sized, I would throw this in my travel bag and use it for both day and night looks. This isn’t hands on available in the UK however if you’re in a country that has a Sephora, you’re in luck! You can also purchase it from the Sephora website too.

Have you tried either of these shades?


  1. ana de jesus
    27th February 2017 / 10:49 pm

    I love Nars and their 'orgasm' shade is to die for, especially if like you said you have a tan x

  2. Sarah-Louise Bailey
    27th February 2017 / 11:04 pm

    Both of these look beautiful swatched on your skin! I think the blush might be a bit to brightly coloured if you aren't tanned or are very fair, but it is gorgeous.

  3. Jodie Whitham
    27th February 2017 / 11:36 pm

    Hear so many good things about Nars especially bronzers. I haven't tried one yet. I find it hard to find one for paler skin so tend to stick to same x

  4. Joanna Victoria -x
    28th February 2017 / 7:45 am

    The shades look great I've never used Nars products before but really should try them out.

  5. Shannon - Fit SlowCooker Queen
    28th February 2017 / 8:03 am

    You had me at travel size! I love those shades.

  6. Rhian Westbury
    28th February 2017 / 9:38 am

    I love orgasm it's such an awesome blusher shade. I find bronzers tough to use on my skin as I am quite pale x

  7. Donna Ashworth
    28th February 2017 / 9:39 am

    This is really lovely and the size is so handy and practical. I love these colours!

  8. Lynne Harper
    28th February 2017 / 9:58 am

    Massive Nars fan right here. Those shades are stunning, i think I may go and buy myself lol x

  9. Stephanie Merry
    28th February 2017 / 10:00 am

    This looks fab, I'm such a fan of Nars and their bronzers and blushers x

  10. lisa prince
    28th February 2017 / 11:04 am

    they look very natural tones so i would give this a try

  11. Hannah Brice
    28th February 2017 / 11:06 am

    These look great and I love the names too!

  12. Stressed Mum
    28th February 2017 / 4:45 pm

    I have not used Nars products before, but the colours of these are lovely.

  13. Healthy & Psyched
    28th February 2017 / 5:59 pm

    I haven't tried either shade but the mini travel duo seems a good way to test them.

  14. Dannii Martin
    28th February 2017 / 6:20 pm

    What a perfect little set for travelling around with. More room to pack other makeup too then 😉

  15. The London Mum
    28th February 2017 / 8:59 pm

    Orgasm is a great colour, I have the full size one and use it all the time!

  16. Melanies Fab Finds
    28th February 2017 / 9:01 pm

    That is so cute and i love the shades. They seem to have a fair amount of pigment too.

  17. 1st March 2017 / 5:47 am

    Ohh I love the idea of travel sizes. It will no longer think of bringing huge make-up kit.

  18. Lauretta C Wright
    1st March 2017 / 6:56 am

    I've heard Nars is a great make, even though I don't know much about make-up. It's great to read reviews like this – for amateurs like me!

  19. Sheren Mhanaya
    1st March 2017 / 12:00 pm

    Despite both of these shades being raved about for years I've never got round to giving them a try. I think that might change now they're in a duo 🙂 The shades are so pretty btw X


  20. 1st March 2017 / 12:05 pm

    I think travel sizes are brilliant for popping in your handbag and when you want to try something new without breaking the bank. This looks like a really versatile little duo.

  21. Emma Oxley
    1st March 2017 / 4:34 pm

    Nars always do such great products. The products are all really great. Love the fact that this is a blush and a bronzer in one palette – everything you need for your cheeks!

  22. Francesca Nelson
    1st March 2017 / 6:12 pm

    I love the colours!! The blush looks so lovely I imagine it'd look great throughout the day! I don't yet own any NARS actually!

  23. 1st March 2017 / 9:50 pm

    Beautiful shades, and I love how versatile they are! 🙂

  24. Laura Ferry
    1st March 2017 / 10:24 pm

    The colours in this duo are gorgeous. I haven't tried this specific duo before but I've used these shades from Nars and loved the way they looked on my skin xxx

  25. anthea barton
    1st March 2017 / 11:30 pm

    I love the shade of the blusher it looks like a lovely peach y pink that would give a lovely natural hint of colour

  26. The Quiet Resolution
    2nd March 2017 / 1:54 am

    Ohhh I love that duo, great quality and great product! L x

  27. AK
    2nd March 2017 / 10:46 pm

    I love NARS and this is my favorite brand I love all their blush and bronzer.

  28. 3rd March 2017 / 11:29 pm

    I've never tried any NARS products – their names made me smile! I would have to try something for super pale skin though.

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