We Compared NARS Blush to This $10 Beauty Dupe and Here’s What We Found

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Now, we love our beauty essentials as much as the next girl. But, let’s be honest, some of our fav products can cost us a hefty penny, and it would be nice to find a dupe that doesn’t break the bank. That’s where we come in.

On a brand new episode of What the Dupe, PureWow creator Matthew Boyd tested out the beloved NARS Orgasm Blush ($31) and compared it to the Milani Baked Blush ($11). And you wouldn’t believe what he found out. 

In the video above, Matthew applied both blushes to opposite sides of his face. First, he started with the NARS Blush and shared that the product was “pretty” and “subtle.” Right away, he noticed that it blended in very well and didn’t feel heavy at all.

“I feel like if you really want to show it, then you have to build it,” he said. “This is like a natural, shimmery blush. We love that.”

When it came time to try the Milani, Matthew took a *little* too much blush and definitely got nervous. “Oh noooo,” he laughed. “I’m nervous for this one.” Want to see how it turned out?

Click the video above to discover whether the blush deserves a dupe stamp of approval.

NARS Orgasm Blush CAT

1. NARS Orgasm Blush


  • Natural finish
  • Easy application


  • More expensive
Milani Blush CAT

2. Milani Baked Blush


  • Less expensive


  • Too much fallout
  • Less natural finish

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Karelle McKay is the Assistant Editor of News and Entertainment at PureWow. Before she started writing about all things pop culture, she was a literal couch potato who loved...