NARS Orgasm Blush

4.0

5199 reviews

65% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.1

Price: $$$$

Package Quality: 4.1

Price: $$$$

INGREDIENTS

talc - polyethylene - zinc stearate - silica - tricaprylin - caprylic/capric triglyceride - beeswax - peg-150 distearate lanolin - laureth-4 - tocopherol - disodium edta - methylparaben - propylparaben - butylparaben - ascorbyl palmitate. May contain: mica - ci 77491, 77492, 77499 (iron oxides) - ci 77891 (titanium dioxide) - ci 77742 (manganese violet) - ci 77007 (ultramarines) - ci 77891 (titanium dioxide) - ci 75470 (carmine) - ci 77163 (bismuth oxychloride) - ci 15850 (red 6, red 7 lake) - ci 45410 (red 28 lake) - ci 17200 (red 33 lake) - ci 45370 (orange 5) - ci 19140 (yellow 5 lake) - ci 15985 (yellow 6 lake) - ci 42090 (blue 1 lake).


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Blue

I am really not sure how I feel about this product, to be honest.

I bought it because this blush is one of those products you have to try. It such a cult classic in the makeup world, it would be sacrilegious to not have it in your makeup bag at least once. Kind of like UDPP or Maybelline: Great Lash.

I stayed away from this for so long due to the outrageous price. $38CDN for any blush is just insane in my books.

I heard so many good things about this blush, almost daily, it was becoming harder and harder to just ignore it any longer. So I finally cracked and went out and spent what felt like a small fortune on a tiny pallet of blush.

Orgasm is famous in the beauty community for its universally flattering peachy shade, with just a smattering of glitter. And of course the naughty name is pretty eyebrow raising.

I went home and played around with it. It was really pretty to look at. The pan was small, but seemed like it was a deep pan that held a lot of product.

I removed my face makeup and reapplied my daily foundation, a fresh canvas. I applied a dusting of Orgasm to the apples of my cheeks. First impressions were pretty ho hum. I didn't really see anything. Not even the glitter.

I loaded up my brush with a bit more and applied it again. Still didn't get any fabulous colour. I noticed some glitter, but no real colour.

Now I have very, very, very fair skin. When sunlight hits my skin, the glare blinds those around me. So I was quite surprised that I didn't see any colour show up. Usually I am terrified that I will have applied too much.

I find I have to apply this product with a very heavy hand, and when I do, there is colour. It isn't anything that "wows" me though.

When I do see the colour I have to admit, it is very pretty. A pretty shimmery peach. Nothing over powering. However, it isn't anything that makes me overly excited for a blush. Definitely not worth the $38.

I have had this for about a year now and It has just run its course. So I have to say it does last a long time.

All in all, it is a pretty blush and if applied heavily enough, it does give a nice glow on the cheeks. However, it is just not that exciting as the name applies.

No reaction to the skin, or breakouts were caused from this blush.

Probably won't be repurchasing.

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.



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Age: 36-43

Skin: Oily, Medium Brown, Warm

Hair: Black, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Hazel

NC42 MAC/honey in Bobbi Brown/ 60 mat velvet Makeup Forever
Indian/oily skin

This is a soft and sheer, pressed powder blush and looks great on our darker Indian skin. I bought it for the hype and for that im deducting lippies in overall rating - its not that big a deal.
Gives my cheeks a pinky-peach flush and some gold shimmer. It cannot look bad on anyone srsly.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Green

Love the colour, love the shine, strongly dislike the price I had to pay for it here in Japan and would not pay the same to buy it again.


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Age: 44-55

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Hazel

This is a universally flattering peachy pink shade with gold flecks. It mimics a post coital flush, lol! The powder is very pigmented and you don't need much at all to do the job. It's best applied with a big fluffy brush. I've worn this shade for a long time and I'm still on my first purchase. I also have Orgasm in The Multiple, which is a cream to powder formula that lasts forever on the skin. I sometimes layer the powder formula on top of the cream formula for extra staying power. Orgasm is a beautiful color and is flattering on every skin tone. The gold flecks create gorgeous highlights especially in sunlight. It's no wonder this blush is so famous. There are numerous dupes but none exactly replicate this beautiful color. The original is still the best. I will always have Orgasm in my stash and I wear it often. It goes beautifully with warmer clothing, especially browns, tans, khaki and cream. I highly recommend this shade for all skin tones.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I don't usually wear this blush in the fall and winter because my skin is very fair and I don't like the way it looks on me with my skin tone. BUT in the summer when I get more tan I LOVE this blush. In the summer I wear it religiously. It's the holy grail pink/peach blush that looks amazing at beach parties and days out in the sun. It blends in the skin beautifully and has a nice peachy, summery glow to it. I will definitely buy this again. The packaging gets dirty easily but anyone who is a fan of NARS knows this.


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Age: 44-55

Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool

Hair: Red, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Blue

As part of my New Year make up purge, I was going through my stash, tossing stuff, ending up with a bunch of different concealers, powders, eyeliners, etc etc etc as keepers..... but only one blush made the cut-- and that was Nars Orgasm. I use it every day and I've had it for over a year and there's tons left.. It is so sheer and beautiful, not too pink, not too peach, NOT too intense, like I'm having a rosacea outbreak--- just perfect. I wouldn't characterize it as glittery, but glowy, so it is fine on my aging skin. I apply with a fluffy brush and it deposits the perfect wash of color. Love it, love it love it.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Perfection in a package - that's what this product truly is. So, at first I had swatched this at Selfridges and the shade of this blushing is untouchable; I would say it's a warm peach with hints of a gold sheen. I put this on the apple of my cheeks and it made my skin look much more beautiful and glowy than most blushes I have tried. Of course, I do love MACs Margin, however I love this blush a tad more. Ultimately, this is definately one of my favourite blushes of all time and I definately will repurchase when it finishes! 🦄


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse

Eyes: Brown

If you are acne prone in any way, shape, or form, please do yourself a favor and stay away from this blush. I bought this blush on the advice of a friend who has smooth, flawless skin - big mistake. While the color is gorgeous and does stay on as long as you need it to stay, the extensive downsides to using this blush just aren't worth it.

Pros:

-Stays on all day, including in heat/cold
-Decent packaging; easy to open/close and doesn't shatter if you drop it short distances

Cons:

-Calls attention to ANY imperfections you have on your skin - almost like an acne highlighter instead of a blush
-Caused large breakouts all over both of my cheeks (I'm talking clogged pores everywhere in addition to large pustules. My acne was primarily limited to my chin, temples, and forehead before I started using this blush, and now 2 weeks after I've stopped using it completely I'm still trying to clear myself up)
-The COLOR is flattering, but all the added "glow" is a little too much for me - I have oily skin already and am not in any way interested in adding to the oil slick effect
-You'll hit pan quickly even with light usage (a few swipes on each cheek)
-Extremely highly priced, obviously

If you have flawless skin and don't need to be concerned about this blush's tendency to call attention to imperfections, go ahead and give it a shot. For everyone else, I would really steer clear. I can't imagine this is a good product to use with other skin concerns like wrinkles or discoloration even if you're lucky enough not to suffer from acne.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Dry, Fair, Warm

Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Blue

This blush looks incredible in the container, however for me, a cool-toned pale girl this just looks way too muddy on me!

However, it blends like a dream and the lustre within the powder gives a lovely 'glam' look to it. I can only hope that come the Summer I'll get a tan and I can then wear it.


Age: 19-24

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse

Eyes: Hazel

Not worth the hype or the $$$$$$$ ELF has better blushes with far less glitter. Bought this then returned it to Sephora a week later. I couldn't do it.




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