Nars is famous for its amazing range of stunning blushes. Unfortunately, the high price point, and the massive popularity of Nars Orgasm, makes it a perfect target for counterfeiters.
Before you purchase a Nars Orgasm Blush, or to determine whether your blush is an imitation, check out my list of indicators below:
- The blush should come with a plastic protective sleeve inside it.
- The blush’s protective plastic sleeve should say “NARS” and this should be exactly the same size as the “NARS” text written on the front.
- The protective sleeve should show no signs of deformation or bending.
- The new Nars Blush weight is 0.16oz or 4.5g (the box may say 4.8g).
- The blush should not be sold as a numbered product; Nars do not number their blushes.
- The blush should not have the logo embossed on the actual product.
- There should be no brush, sponge, or applicator.
- The blush pan should fit perfectly in the container.
- The blush packaging should feel slightly rubbery.
- The blush should come with a sticker on the back which provides the name, brand, and product details.
- The area surrounding the blush should look matte; not shiny.
- The mirror should be able to bend back approximately 170*.
- The box should have a rounded black sticker on the side which gives the name and a four digit number
- The pan should be flush with the container.
- The edges of your blush, when you open it, should be flat, not rounded.
There may be numerous counterfeiters producing different imitation Nars Orgasm blushes. This means that imitation products may vary slightly. To be sure you are buying a real Nars Orgasm Blush, purchase your cosmetics from a trusted seller such as the ones listed below:
If you decide to purchase your product elsewhere, make sure you:
- Check the seller's feedback to see whether other buyers have received fakes.
- Look at the seller's other listings; if they have a lot of the same product this can be a sign that they are distributing counterfeits.
- Make sure your seller is providing original photos, not stock images; since otherwise you really don't know what you are going to get.
- Examine the photos carefully for signs that it is a fake.
- Ask the seller for a receipt, proof of purchase, or ask them how they got the product.
- And after all of that, you will still need to be prepared to receive a fake. So make sure you know how to use 'eBay Protection', and if you can; use Paypal so that you are protected by Paypal 'Buyer Protection' too.
So why not buy a fake?
There are a number of reasons not to purchase a fake, the most important being that they can be very dangerous. Seized and tested counterfeit cosmetics have been found to contain many dangerous materials including copper, mercury, cadmium, lead, and even arsenic. These fakes are cheaper because they aren't put through the same vigorous testing as industry leaders' products. Counterfeiters primary aim is to make products that look the same so that you will be tricked into purchasing a sub-standard product; they are not aiming for quality.