Spend vs. Save : NARS blush in Angelika

Spend: NARS Blush in Angelika - Php 1,350 (Rustans)
Save: The Face Shop Color Nuance blush in PK103 - Php 395

Angelika is described as a "Cotton candy pink with gold particles"... weird coz the particles looks silver to me =P
They look shimmery on the pan but hardly noticeable when applied (see swatches).

Both have silver shimmers, but Angelika's texture is much finer than TFS.

Angelika - really pigmented; i only have to TAP my brush once or twice for it to show up on my NC20 skintone.
PK103 - sheer but buildable color

I adore NARS blushes coz of its staying power, they last for more than 6 hours on me.

TFS on the other hand, lasts for around 4 hours (if I don't sweat)

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Left: The Face Shop Blush in PK103
Right: NARS Blush in Angelika

They look similar in their respective pans but once applied PK103 looks cooler & less shimmery than Angelika.

If you're looking for an inexpensive cool toned pink blush, I highly recommend PK103.

Till next time,


AskMeWhats said...

Thanks for the greetings Khymm! :)
Re: TFS blush, I find the shades really pretty but what puts me off from purchasing are the bigger chunks of shimmers! But this is definitely a nice dupe!

Content Director - Strong Female Leaders said...

I think NARS color is actually prettier.

Pammy said...

Nice comparison, blush dupes nga. :P

Dee said...

I want to swatch PK103 now, it looks really pretty! And it doesn't look so shimmery in your picture, which is a plus for me. :D


i have nars angelika. but now i want the dupe because i am sucker for cool pinks, and that one looks cooler talaga! =D = trace

Jenni said...

wow nice dupes!!! unfortunately Face Shop pulled out from HK years ago :(!

VampiressDoll said...

I love the look of The Face Shop's version better. :)


It's great to know theres a good dupe for nars angelika. Both shades are pretty!

herroyalbleakness said...

great job on the comparison, khymm! isn't pk103 chalky?

the swatches on your hand is a clear proof of how NARS blushes are so pigmented! Angelika's shimmers are so visible. i'd bet you swatched sparingly, too.

JoiceyTwenty said...

wow, totally looks the same on the pan:))

Nadine Natalin said...

great dupe :)