The other day I went to Aldi and I did a mini double-take walking down one of the aisles. For a second, I thought I’d spotted a Nars item! When I looked closer it turned out the item was a blush made by Aldi’s own beauty brand, Lacura. The blush was labelled up as being £3.99 and although I’ve never tried any beauty products by Aldi/Lacura, (and I’m a bit skeptical about buying ‘cheap’ make up products) I thought I’d give it a go!
When I got home I was so excited to see the blush and try it out. I always get SO excited whenever I buy a new make up product! The blush was in the shade ‘Gold Rush’. I have no idea if they sell any other shades but this was the only shade available in my Aldi store. After doing some research online, it seems like the colour most closely resembles Nars ‘Orgasm’ blush which retails at £24 (I really hate some of the names of the Nars blushes, I just don’t think it’s appropriate! Anyway…)
I swatched a little of the blush on my arm and my first thought was, ‘wow, this is REALLY pink!’ but it also had pretty flecks of gold in which I imagined would reflect really nicely in the light. I don’t usually opt for bright pinks, instead I usually tend to buy more soft, subtle and natural colours, so if I’m completely honest, I didn’t think it would suit me. I was actually really pleasantly surprised when I tried it. It was such a flattering colour that looks naturally rosy rather than shocking pink (and making me looking too much like an 80’s pop star!) and it was so smooth and blendable. It even has a mirror!
Before I end this post, let’s take a quick second to look at the ACTUAL Nars ‘Orgasm’ blush. I don’t own the blush so these pictures were taken from the Feel Unique website…
Overall I’d say that if you’re a dedicated Nars fan, or you have the budget to stretch, then I wouldn’t deter you from buying the official Nars product, but if you’re on a budget or you don’t care too much about brands then I would definitely recommend this one. My go-to blush is the Rockateur box by Benefit, and I’m a sucker for buying a new product not using it, but I’m genuinely so impressed by this blush that I think I will use it regularly alongside my usual!