When I was in Target recently, I saw an ELF palette that looked strikingly similar to the Nars one I loved so much- and it was only $3!
For a $3 product, I can't believe how high quality the packaging feels- the compact feels heavy and substantial in my hand. Here's the ELF palette on top, and below is a picture of the Nars version.
This compact comes with a peachy pink blush and a light brown bronzer, both with a little shimmer. The powder itself is highly pigmented, which really surprised me for a $3 product. When I dipped the brush into the pans, it picked the powder up very easily, with no effort at all. I also love that the pans are large which makes this very easy to use.
I don't own the Orgasm/Laguna palette anymore, but I do have Orgasm, so I wanted to compare it next to the ELF blush. The Nars is on the Left, ELF on the right.
The colors were really similar, but I found that Orgasm is a bit pinker, while the ELF blush has a little more peach in it. Here are swatches of the two ( I swatched them really heavy to show the color better). ELF is on top, Nars is on the bottom.
Next, I swatched the bronzer, and it's a really great brown based color- it doesn't turn orange on me. It's a little bit dark for my super pale winter skin, but I think it'll be perfect for summer! (Right to left, colors are: Nars Orgasm, ELF Blush, ELF Bronzer).
I'm so impressed by this palette! Even though the colors aren't identical, they're close enough between the quality packaging and high pigmentation that I can't justify spending the extra $38 on the Nars palette.
Have you tried this palette? I'd love to hear what you think!