(The shades pictured are Orgasm and Laguna. Go to www.sephora.com to see representations of the colors discussed.)
I, like many, am a huge fan of NARS' blushes. The colors are insane and most are infused with a wonderful shimmer that gives your skin a radiant glow. I like glowy cheeks, so I am down with that. However, not like many, I'm not a huge fan of Orgasm. (Not having an orgasm, mind. I mean, the blush Orgasm. Hee hee!) I find that, while it is a lovely shade, it takes quite a bit for it to show up on me. I prefer a deeper, more saturated peach. When I saw the NARS Sin/Casino blush and bronzer duo, I thought that I'd again be disappointed - Sin looked a bit pale in the pan, but I gave it a try. I was wrong. While it does appear to be pale, almost a lilac, in the pan, when applied to the skin, it deepens to a yummy berryish flush, which I quite enjoy. And, as a bronzer, Casino is deep enough to qualify, not turning up as a highlight on my already brown skin, the way many bronzers do. I wholeheartedly recommend this blush/bronzer duo for us brown gals in the middle of the brownness spectrum - I am an NC45 by MAC's designation if that helps (if not, check out my FOTDs, so you can see my complexion). If you are on the lighter end of the spectrum, you may be quite happy with the Orgasm/Laguna combo, so give that one a try!