Product Smackdown: NARS Orgasm vs MUD Glow Blush

Hello gorgeous Makeup Geeks!  Here’s my next product smackdown, where I compare a “high end” product with a “budget” one.  I’m comparing 2 blushes today- the ever popular NARS Orgasm blush vs the MUD Glow one…

NARS Blush – “Orgasm”

NARS blushes are known throughout the makeup community for being the smoothest and richest blushes out there.  The top selling color of all time is “Orgasm”- a slightly shimmery peachy pink color that looks great on just about everyone.  This blush gives a subtle glow and warmth to the cheeks (um… maybe why it has it’s name? ;) )    The only downside is the price- at $27 it is a bit pricey for a blush

Price:  $27

Where to Buy:   Sephora  .  Amazon  . eBay


Makeup Designory Blush – “Glow”


When I first tried the MUD blushes, I was actually very impressed!  The texture is very similar to NARS- smooth, richly pigmented, and not overly shimmery.  This color “glow” is almost an exact dupe for the ever popular NARS “orgasm” but is 1/2 the price.  My other favorite colors by MUD are “bubblegum”- a nice bright matte pink, and “soft peach”- a nice warm peach color.  I honestly have no complaints about these blushes- you can get in refills to put in your palettes if you like, or buy in a pot like the picture above.

Price:  $9.99

Where to Buy:   Makeup Geek Store


I am going to say that it is worth trying the MUD blush to save some money- this doesn’t mean that I don’t still love my NARS one!  But as you can tell from the swatches, it’s an easy way to save some money :)

Have a wonderful weekend, muggies!!!






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