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NARS Blush/Bronzer Duo

What it is: A duo of signature cheek shades for sunkissed radiance. What it does: Channel summer’s sultry glow. Three limited-edition palettes pair the coveted, all-season Laguna Bronzer with an iconic NARS blush for a radiant flush. Ranging in shades from shimmering iridescent pink to deep golden brown, these complementary pairings deliver summer's quintessential radiance with ease and convenience anytime of year.
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Questions & Answers for NARS Blush/Bronzer Duo

Question
where do you apply the bronzer?
I have used Nar's blush on my face (cheeks) but where do you apply the bronzer if you purchase the duo.
asked 5 years, 10 months ago
yulka
(Jackson, MI)
on Blush/Bronzer Duo
12 answers
Answers
answer 1
Where you apply bronzer depends completely on your face shape. I have a nice defined cheekbone, but only towards the back of my face; my cheeks are chubby. instead of making the fish face, I look in the mirror head-on so i can see where the shadows from my cheekbones already are, then start there and blend it up into my temples, and then at the bottoms of my cheeks. that way i lift my cheeks up. however, your face shape could be completely different. i suggest you watch pixiwoo's video called "How to wear bronzer and blusher." it's very in-depth and will help you tremendously.
hope this helps xoxo
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
Ammii
(WA)
answer 2
I coutour with the bronzer - do the fish face, put it on the hollows and apply the blush to the apples of my cheeks. I also use the bronzer on my forehead and nose.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
nelya8503
(Hickory, NC)
answer 3
on the nose, cheeks, and forehead. where the sun would naturally hit.
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
stealmysunshine
(My heart is in CA)
answer 4
Put simply, bronzer should be applied wherever the sun would naturally hit your face. Think of the number 3. First, do a 3 formation on each side of the face starting from the temples, down to the cheekbone, ending at the jawline. Then, sweep some color on the forehead, nose, chin, very lightly. If you want to contour the hollows of your cheek, use a matte bronzer instead.
answered 5 years, 8 months ago
Nonoo
answer 5
For a deeper cheek look (say, for low-light areas like bars/clubs), sweep the bronzer over the apples of your cheeks and slightly underneath in the lower cheek area. Dust some underneath chin and lightly around face to make a round face appear slimmer, or even lightly on the nose to add definition. For a just-back-from-the-beach look, I sometimes apply the bronzer to the cheek area just below my eyes and outward. It will look like you walked the beach during midday.
answered 5 years, 9 months ago
amyamyamy
(Houston, TX)
answer 6
They are great to mix together and apply with a big fluffy brush across the bridge of the nose, the tops of your cheeks and blend back toward your hairline and also above the forehead at the hairline to give face a sculpted look. The bronzer alone should be applied where the sun would naturally hit and tan: bridge of nose, top of forehead and cheek bones; blush is great alone for the apples of the cheeks.
answered 5 years, 9 months ago
Schweebles
(Lehigh Acres, FL)
answer 7
The bronzer should be applied to the hollows of your cheeks, under the cheekbone. I use an angled face brush and make a nice sweep starting from the inside out or I use a bronzer brush and buff it into my skin in a circular motion, again starting from the inside out. It can also be applied to your jawbone, temples, chin and sides of the nose. A great trick is the make a "3" on the sides of your face starting at your temple, swooping into the hollow of your cheeks and down to your chin. Instant glow!
answered 5 years, 10 months ago
pinkcobra
(Portland)
answer 8
I use the bronzer at my temples and to help define my check bones.
answered 5 years, 10 months ago
dsnylndmom
(Bakersfield, ca)
answer 9
Apply bronzer to the hollows of your cheeks, dust it down your nose your forehead and chin. Typically where you would get sun on your face. Apply the blush to the apples of your cheeks.
answered 5 years, 10 months ago
cupcakefrenchfry
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 10
When I'm looking washed out or worn out, I give it a quick whisk all over the face.
answered 5 years, 10 months ago
MaggieMae10
(Oakland, California)
answer 11
I apply the bronzer first in a 3 shaped stroke on both sides of my face. What I mean by that is this: I start the stroke around my temples, sweep down and around to the contour below my cheekbones, and back down and around to the jaw line. I then just do a very light sweep over my nose and forehead. I apply the blush to the apples of my cheeks with a quick fleck up the cheek bone. If I want a really dewy, shiny look, I'll lightly sweep over the bronzer with the blush.
answered 5 years, 10 months ago
CalJo
(New York, NY)
answer 12
I apply it on my cheeks and the outer edges of the forehead (sort of in a "C" motion around the eyes). Sounds strange, I know -- but this approach adds just a hint of bronzer in the areas where the sun would naturally hit your face. Then I add the blush in the apples of my cheeks. It comes out very natural looking.
answered 5 years, 10 months ago
love2ski
(Atlanta, GA)
Question
Duo or indivuduals?
Is this duo a better deal than getting the bronzer and blush seperatley? since its 20 dollars less as oppse to getting both the bronzer and blush indivudally?
asked 3 years, 1 month ago
chubbybunnyism
(Cleveland,TN)
on Blush/Bronzer Duo
8 answers
Answers
answer 1
I purchased the small duo because I wanted to make sure I really liked them before buying the full size, but i've had them for almost a year and have yet to hit pan and I've used them everyday since I bought it, so I definitely will repurchase the duo when I run out as opposed full size :)
answered 11 months ago
MsMakeupAddict
(Texas)
answer 2
Individuals!!.the full size laguna is huge! maybe 3times the size..the orgasm is 2times this size hope that helps..I dont like the duos much at all.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
ttttttttttttttt
(huttotexas)
answer 3
At the time I ordered the duo I found this to be a better value than buying them separate because they aren't in smaller sizes as a duo.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
mojokitty
(Kalispell, MT)
answer 4
Yep, they are almost full sized, this is a great value!
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
ml123
answer 5
If your not the type to wear Bronzer then just stick to the Orgasm.. Depending on your use one of them will run out..
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
siren325
(Queens,NY)
answer 6
I think so. I mean yes, you save and it's really convenient to have both right there in one compact. It's not as much makeup but still its great.
answered 3 years ago
bigel28
(Chiefland, FL)
answer 7
Yes(: these two products last quite a long time even if you use it every day. This is a great deal!
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
hazeee
(Allentown, Pennsylvania)
answer 8
yes
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
leahpw
(Orance county, CA)
Question
What do you apply this with?
I have been using a makeup sponge but was wondering what others use?
thanks!
asked 11 months ago
nasteel
(Weedsport, NY)
on Blush/Bronzer Duo
8 answers
Answers
answer 1
Blush brush for Orgasm and a domed bronzer brush for Laguna.
answered 2 weeks, 1 day ago
hurricanenikki
(London, Ontario)
answer 2
blush brush is my go-to
answered 6 months ago
SoonerSweetie
answer 3
I use a flat blush brush, tapered at the end, which helps me apply the contour color with greater precision.
answered 9 months ago
ironfist
(Seattle, WA)
answer 4
i would use a brush instead for both because it will apply much more naturally. I use a fuller blush brush for the blush and an angled contour brush for the bronzer
answered 9 months ago
hdmueller
(Boston, MA)
answer 5
I use a bronzer brush for both the bronzer and the blush and it goes on well. I use the Sephora brushes.
answered 10 months ago
christinebbee
(Oakland, Ca)
answer 6
I use my Sigma F40 Large Angled Contour brush to apply the bronzer, and my Sigma F15 Duo Fibre Blush brush to apply the blush.
answered 10 months ago
Pandesme
(Vancouver, BC)
answer 7
To achieve a flawless finish I would use a blush brush. There are many kinds on the market. Sephora sells quite a few.

Choose between natural bristles or synthetic. I have an angled blush brush. This allows me to get the bronzer under the cheek bone.
Use just enough to look like you have been kissed by the sun. It also allows me to get the blush on the apples of my cheeks.

Using a sponge will give you an uneven distribution of color. Sponges should be used for liquid foundation and concealers.

Always with any makeup, blend, blend, blend so that your make up looks natural and not layered on your face.
answered 11 months ago
bttrfly29
(Somerdale, NJ)
answer 8
I have a Sephora brush kit, and use a fat brush for blush on the apples of my cheeks, and a smaller blush brush for contouring/highlighting with the bronzer, then a large blush brush to blend.
answered 11 months ago
nicoxiv
(Seattle, WA)
Question
e.l.f.?
how does this compare to the similar duo by e.l.f.?
asked 4 years ago
shopperdiva
(morgan hill, california)
on Blush/Bronzer Duo
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
I returned this and got the elf duo thinking they would be the same, and I was mistaken.

elf duo bronzer is darker but less pigmented and goes on streaky and is hard to blend. nars laguna goes on smoothly, easily blends, and gives the perfect bronze glow.

elf duo blush is lighter and kind of makes my pores stand out.. Orgasm is more pigmented and shows up better, and gives the face a better glow.

The price difference is $3 for elf versus $39 for NARS. Once you've tried NARS, it's hard to downsize to elf. But with more work, elf does let you contour and gives a decent glow.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
natasha99
(Atlanta, GA)
answer 2
This is a great size and the tones are wonderful for me....LOVE IT!
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
SandyJB
(Clear Lake, Iowa 50428)
answer 3
This will give you a better color contrast. due by e.f.l. happens to be more of one color as opposed to this one in which the bronzer contains gold, tan, and brown pigments. the orgasm blush is composed of pink, gold, and peach tones, both contain shimmer and in turn it gives you a more doll look.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
linzuiberumen
(San Antonio, TX)
answer 4
not really comparable, the NARS colors are unique to this duo and are better quality than the e.l.f dupe...
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
alyssamr
(San Diego, CA)
answer 5
Far better quality!
answered 4 years ago
yohoney
(Washinton, DC)
answer 6
If you looking for similar shades, you will be able to match them pretty closely, but expect to use a bit more in the bargain brand since I find it a bit more powdery a little less pigmented. It really would come down to personal preference and budget, but Nars is quality for price.
answered 4 years ago
MissMandii
(NY, NY)
answer 7
In my opinion by comparison, NARS brand is more exspensive because of the higher quality ingredients and color pay off. You are also paying for the name brand.
answered 4 years ago
Hallz
(New Castle, IN)
Question
Is Laguna/ Orgasm the right combo for me? I have fair skin with freckles, red hair and hazel eyes.
I have fair skin with freckles, red hair and hazel eyes. Is the Laguna/ Orgasm combo the best for me, or would one of the others be better?
asked 4 years, 10 months ago
Anonymous
(LA, CA)
on Blush/Bronzer Duo
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
i have red hair, blue eyes, freckles, and very fair skin, and i will never use another bronzer again. it is the absolute best!
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
pkrabbenhoft
(randolph, ma)
answer 2
laguna would be perfect because of your fair skin. the lighter your skin color the more pink colored blush you want to obtain. it applies on pink therefore it will not fight your hair color for attention and the bronzer will allow you to give yourself tan. just remember with this products just one tap of the brush on the color goes a long way. apply it in small amounts.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
linzuiberumen
(San Antonio, TX)
answer 3
Buy ANYTHING else - these colors do not match the description! They are a dead white and baby-poo brown, truly horrible.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
SoCalGal
(Southern California)
answer 4
Hi,

I have fair skin and it's too dark for me, even with a very light hand. The best thing you can do is go to a Sephora and get a free consultation. The consultants are trained to deal with each individual situation, each person's skin tones, eye colors, and hair colors, and can recommend the very best products and shades from a wide range of manufacturers. When you ask a question on these boards, sometimes people who have no experience with any products give advice and sometimes teens make suggestions, having only experienced only their own young new skin. (No offense to anyone intended). I remember once a 13 to 17 year old writing a review where she complained about how a product intended to counteract aging skin wasn't helping her, and then recommending everyone stay away from it. It's all a matter of perspective, I guess, which is why the Sephora consultants can give you the very best answers about products. If you're not near a Sephora, you can also get best advice by calling the toll free line at 877-SEPHORA.

Hope this helps.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
dreamyone
(ATLANTA LOOKS GREAT THIS TIME OF YEAR)
answer 5
You may want to try the Hungry Heart duo. Its lighter and softer looking. I'm using it as a highlighter to my other blushes. I have blue eyes, red hair and very fair skin, but I do like some color on my cheeks.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
artistfirst
(Harrison Township, MI)
answer 6
Yes, I think it would look great on you.
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
stealmysunshine
(My heart is in CA)
answer 7
I have fair skin with blue eyes and blonde hair and it works great for me. You just have to make sure that you use a very light hand and lightly apply a little at a time.

It will definitely work at night, but you have to be careful during the day because the highlighter in it can make us look a little like clowns, and it can go on dark. If you consider yourself decent with makeup application though, you will know what to do. I have gotten a ton of compliments from friends and family, this is great!
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
emily06
(New York, NY)
Question
Is Hungry Heart good for light skin?
i like the way it is shimmer, but i am not sure that it will give me something more than just glitter! I feel like it was created for darker skin tones.Right?
asked 4 years, 1 month ago
yuliia
(Amherst, NY)
on Blush/Bronzer Duo
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes! It will work as a gorgeous highlighter for for your skin tone.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
melissabt
answer 2
You came make it work no matter what your skin tone is. My two close friends tried it and they both have a different skin color. Right now because of the sun, my skin is tan with a caramel glow. During the day time for work, I apply a little of the bronze/blush duo but in the evening I can apply more to make my tan stand out. My friends' have very light skin and the bronze/bush duo works for them too. I love that you have the flexibility to get the look that you want.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
SexxyWoman
(Barrington, NJ)
answer 3
I am quite fairt skinned and I use this duo every day. I also hate glitter and frosted stuff and tho you can see flecks in the product it is not prevelant on the skinn like some night mare products!
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
campbellc092
answer 4
It definitely looks better when I have used self tanner.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
Laurelstar
(Austin, Texas)
answer 5
I don't believe that even the palest person could achieve a sunkissed or tan look with Hungry Heart, but it does impart a healthy, pale peach or gold tone to my light skin. And I love using it as a face powder.
answered 4 years ago
michelle1979
(Rockville, MD)
answer 6
I have very fair skin and can only use it as a highlighter.
answered 4 years ago
shawnae123
(AR)
answer 7
It is very light and shimmery. I have a medium skin tone and generally use it to highlight more so then color for cheeks.
answered 4 years ago
Natalie718
(Queens, NY)
Question
Is is a cream or a powder? Does it have a brush?
asked 3 years, 8 months ago
rnsuzanne
(Florida)
on Blush/Bronzer Duo
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
Powder, no brush included.
answered 2 weeks, 1 day ago
hurricanenikki
(London, Ontario)
answer 2
These are powders and do not come with their own brush.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
skingoddess
(Boston, MA)
answer 3
It's a powder
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
1beautysnob
(san jose, ca)
answer 4
Its powder and there is no brush.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
paleface8
(Lowell, MA)
answer 5
Powder
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
collene
answer 6
This is a powder, it comes with a small brush
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
whims0327
(Omaha, NE)
answer 7
No brush available. It is a pressed powder.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
megan03
Question
Is this a cream blush or powder?
I have a duo like this but is is more cream based and can be applied with your fingers vs. a powder blush. I can't find anything in the description as to if this is a powder or cream. Thanks.
asked 1 year, 3 months ago
Anonymous
(Boston ma)
on Blush/Bronzer Duo
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
These are powders.
answered 2 weeks, 1 day ago
hurricanenikki
(London, Ontario)
answer 2
This is definitely powder form!
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
Amberchristina
(Furlong, PA)
answer 3
Its a powder
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
cristee
(Garden Grove, CA)
answer 4
This is a powder blush. A very light peachy pink shimmer powder.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
Megs63
(Pensacola, FL)
answer 5
It is a powder. I apply with a brush.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
JamieDawn
(Tulsa, OK)
answer 6
This is a powder. What I like about it, it's very light. You can't get too much on without real effort, but you can layer if you want heavier color. A blind person could apply it!
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
Rockerchic4God
(Red Bluff, CA)
answer 7
powder - but with a luminous finish
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
girlyfriend
(Scottsdale, AZ)
Question
How do you use Highlighing Bronzing BLush Duo?
I normally wear Benetint, but I'd like to start using this item, but I have no idea how to apply this type of item. Help!
asked 5 years, 6 months ago
teenysquirrel
(San Francisco, CA)
on Blush/Bronzer Duo
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
I apply the contour (laguna) first under my cheek bones, then apply the blush (orgasm) on my cheeks right above the contour and use it to blend away any harsh lines from the contour :)
answered 11 months ago
MsMakeupAddict
(Texas)
answer 2
You use the contour color first you use a good fluffy brush to apply it while you suck in your cheeks so you make a fishy face, lol... then apply the contour color right beneath your cheek bone, the you use another large soft brush to apply the blush above the contour but it has to sit on your cheek bone. Feel your cheekbones with your finger tips before you start applying blush and contour, feel where the apple of the cheek bone is and how it angles towards your ear. Get familiar with your face, look at it and see if you maybe would like your cheek bones to appear a little higher, there are so many tricks to beautify and accentuate your features :) The best thing about this brand (blush) is that you can NOT apply too much, just use very light strokes :}
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
drgraceg
(Trumbull, CT)
answer 3
i have the orgasm/laguna duo and i apply it just like i do with any blush. i usually apply orgasm to the apples of my cheeks, because it is lighter and i have fair skin, and laguna to the hollows to makke my cheekbones pop out.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
ohdearpenny
(philadelphia, pa)
answer 4
Hi

You can use Hungry Heart anywhere and mix it with all sorts of other products. It's a great highlighting duo. I've been really happy with it. Use it anywhere you'd use a highlighter.

Hope this helps.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
dreamyone
(ATLANTA LOOKS GREAT THIS TIME OF YEAR)
answer 5
I have hungry heart and I use both colors as highlighters on my cheek and brow bones.
answered 4 years, 11 months ago
kota
(San Antonio, TX)
answer 6
blush goes on the apples of your cheeks but use the highlighter to do the cheekbones!
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
girlafraid
(Taylor, Mi)
Question
Which Color?
i have medium/tan skin (mac nc42) which duo should i get. i dont want to look too dark so laguna or casino?
asked 5 years, 5 months ago
lsa2
(MD)
on Blush/Bronzer Duo
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
I also have medium skin and went with Laguna and like it. It's kind of subtle for me right now but I have my summer tan so I think it will continue to work for me in the winter. If I got Casino it might start to look too drastic in the winter time when I lose my tan.
answered 10 months ago
christinebbee
(Oakland, Ca)
answer 2
Definitely Laguna. These blushes go on so subtle they give you a hint of color, but you have to have a good brush. they go on beautifully and they will never look over done :)
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
drgraceg
(Trumbull, CT)
answer 3
Hi,

The best thing you can do is go to a Sephora and get a free consultation. The consultants are trained to deal with each individual situation, each person's skin tones, eye colors, and hair colors, and can recommend the very best products and shades from a wide range of manufacturers. It NARS is the one you want, you can find shades that work for you. When you ask a question on these boards, sometimes people who have no experience with any products give advice It's all a matter of perspective, I guess, which is why the Sephora consultants can give you the very best answers about products. If you're not near a Sephora, you can also get best advice by calling the toll free line at 877-SEPHORA.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
dreamyone
(ATLANTA LOOKS GREAT THIS TIME OF YEAR)
answer 4
i'd recommend laguna/orgasm.
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
stealmysunshine
(My heart is in CA)
answer 5
I am mac NC 37 and I can use laguna and casino-with casino it takes an easy hand and much better when I have a tan but I can use them either way-they are both great!
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
canadiangrl
(Canada)
answer 6
I have medium skin and I go the Orgasm/Laguna combo. Works well for me!
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
jennruns
(North Hollywood, CA)
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