NARS Orgasm Blush

NARS Orgasm Blush

4.0

5317 reviews

65% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.1

Price: $$$$

Package Quality: 4.1

Price: $$$$

INGREDIENTS

Talc, Cetearyl Isononanoate, Cetyl Acetate, Stearoxy Dimethicone, Isopropyl Lanolate, Propylparaben, Triclosan, Methylparaben, Acetylated Lanolin Alcohol, Bha; May Contain: Mica, Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Ci 77491 (Iron Oxides), Ci 77492 (Iron Oxides), Ci 77499 (Iron Oxides), Ci 77163 (Bismuth Oxychloride), Ci 77742 (Manganese Violet), Ci 45410 (Red 28 Lake), Ci 73360 (Red 30 Lake), Ci 15880 (Red 34 Lake), Ci 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake).

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Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Black

I don’t know why people are so crazy with this product. Honestly, I bought it because of the hype. After trying it... It is not really pigmented. I need to reapply it for so many times until the color appeared. However, the peachy pink color is not apparent on my skin. Instead, the golden shimmer dominated my face and thus my face looked like I was applying too much bronzer (whereas it’s the blush!)
I think it doesn’t live to it claims that it suit every skintones. My skin is fair medium.

4 of 4 people found this helpful.



on 7/31/2018 11:34:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Normal, Fair, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

I love the orgasm lipstick. it a really pretty peachy pink that looks pretty on my lips against my pale skin surprisingly so i thought I would love the blush. I didn't though. the peachy pink color isn't so pretty on my cheeks. it went on smoothly and was easy to blend and applied well like a high-end blush should. Its the only Nars blush I've tried but I would wear a Nars blush in a different shade. the other problem I had with the orgasm shade is that it not only didn't compliment my tone well, it also has this youthful tone to it that when applied to my almost 40 year old cheeks, looked out of place and as if I was trying to recapture my youth. I actually gave it to this teenager that works for me and it looked freaking adorable on her, so i bought it for my teenage daughter too and she loved it and it looked beautiful on her so I just feel it's suited for younger women more so.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.


Age: 30-35

Skin: Oily, Tan, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Admittedly I don't use a blush on a daily basis, only on certain occasions and when I do this is always the one. I use a small to medium size stipple brush which works well for me as the bristles are not too densely packed, plus they differ in length, which means they're able to blend the product gently without building up color too quickly. I find that if the bristles are too tightly packed, I run the risk of applying too much product and it won’t diffuse quite as easily. Also the brush will keep imparting more and more blush color which can quickly become too much .
Simply tap the stipple brush onto the blush pan, then flick the stem of the brush so that you shake off any excess product (this is a good rule for anything you apply with a brush) lightly tap on your cheek, and then blend it in using soft, swirling motions.

Been using this since its launch all the way back in 1999. Enough said!


Selena x



~ My HG list ~

(I've sampled many 100s of skin, hair and m/u products over the last decade and a half, as I love constantly trying out new stuff - usually sample sizes via e-bay, also plenty courtesy of a friend who works at Sephora. Thought it might be useful to share my top 10 must-have products, subject to change if and when I come across something more effective)


1. Hair Loss Treatment: ‘Divine Herbal’ - Hair Oil
2. Lip Balm: Jack Black - Intense Therapy
3. Pigmentation + Anti-Ageing Treatment: ‘Divine Herbal’ - Facial Treatment Serum
4. Cleanser: 'Paula's Choice' - Skin Balancing Cleanser
5. Concealer: ‘Mac’ - Studio Finish Concealer
6. Lash Growth Serum: ‘Divine Herbal’ - Divinelash
7. Foundation/SPF: ‘Juice Beauty’ - Stem Cellular Repair (warm glow)
8. Face Scrub: ‘Sisley' - Botanical Gentle Buffing Cream
9. Moisturizer: ‘Antipodes' - Rejoice Light Day Cream
10. Hand Cream: 'Origins' - Make A Difference Rejuvenating Hand Treatment

2 of 3 people found this helpful.


on 7/4/2018 11:04:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Sensitive, Medium, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I honestly think this blush is overrated. I purchased it because of all the hype it gets. It's a good blush, but it's nothing special. It swatches beautifully, but it doesn't translate that well to the cheeks, and I've tried with different brushes. Also, I have to dig in my brush more than usual to get the payoff I want, in comparison with my other blushes from Too Faced or The Balm, and I prefer the formula of the last. It's pretty, but I don't think it worth the price tag, you can find many dupes for way less and with more product.
The packaging is good quality but it could be prettier.

2 of 3 people found this helpful.


Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

After holding out on trying Orgasm for the longest time, I finally gave in and am now an Orgasm convert! I have fair skin, (MAC NC15) and find this shade very flattering on my skin, not to bright or too sparkly - just a lovely, healthy, peachy-pink flush with a golden sheen which looks gorgeous when it catches the light. This blush is very pigmented, and therefore I only use a very light hand when applying it. A light dusting on each cheek is all I need for everyday wear. As such, the blush will last you a very long time - a huge bonus as it is quite pricey. It applies easily, and is not at all patchy. It doesn’t fade throughout the day either, which is fantastic. It doesn’t appear to emphasis skin texture, which is good for me as I have some scarring. I love this blush and am so happy to have it in my collection! I would happily recommend it.

2 of 3 people found this helpful.


on 6/12/2018 2:51:00 PM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse

Eyes: Brown

I avoided buying this for many years as there are plenty of good, lower-priced blushes out there. I was so excited to finally buy it. The color is gorgeous, but it fades on me after a couple hours and it actually broke me out where it was applied! I never have those issues, so I may just use this on occasion, but it truly wasn’t worth the hype.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.


on 5/26/2018 6:08:00 PM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Sensitive, Dark, Warm

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

alright, i'm super late to the NARS orgasm frenzy, but i received a free mini of this as the birthday gift for 2018 from ulta. it's a very pretty color that at first i thought was too light for my complexion (caramel brown), but after a few tries i realized that i can use this in many different ways to brighten up/top off lipsticks (adds a bit of frosty sheen to nudes, browns, muted reds). and if i apply a lot to my cheeks and/or eyelids it adds that over-the-top glowy/glam look that's fun to wear every now and then, especially when it's a warm sunny day outside! sunshine makes orgasm really show off -- this stuff just glistens in the sun. a pretty coral/pink/peach that i'm glad to have in my possession.

4 of 4 people found this helpful.


Age: 25-29

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I have used this blush for the last 5 years and I would seriously never use another! My go to!

3 of 3 people found this helpful.


on 5/19/2018 10:49:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I like this, but I don’t love it. I’m an NC35-40 (depends on time of year etc) and I like the pinky/peachy color - looks natural and pretty, but it’s too shimmery for daytime in my opinion. If it was just a touch less sparkly it would be a HG for me. I still use mine but only for cocktail hour or later.

4 of 4 people found this helpful.


Age: 36-43

Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

The “Markle Sparkle” prevails! Meghan Markle loves this blush (the duchess of Sussex). And it’s easy to see why! It’s a super easy to wear peachy golden sheen. It gives my face light. I bought this full size (I was a NARS virgin! Meaning I got my first NARS product when I bought “O!!” Keep that dirty mind in check!!), got Laguna/“O” duo (which is MIA arghhh I hate when I lose MU esp expensive MU!!), & a 100 Point Sephora perk mini (I keep that 1 in my purse). That & NARS Gouele blush (received as a vib-R gift from Sephora hitting rouge. Cute idea to actually give out rouge!! I wish they had this size for sale in a set of blushes bcoz I’d so buy them! Who ever finishes a blush besides my DM who I have more makeup in my purse than she owns, period. That’s novel use up one item then replace it? Wtf. Um, no!!) are my go-to blushes (my Meghan look requires NARS “O,” MAC kohl in velvet teddy, tom ford platinum creme eyeshadow, Fresh lipbalm, & showing off my freckles. My Kate look involves gouele blush, tom ford kohl for lower lashline, & Bobbi Brown Sandwash Pink lipstick. I love the styles of the royals & I have done much research into what products these 2 ladies favor as they are my fave style icons). “O” is so good I thought my mom would enjoy [the color, not name] of this & an elf kabuki (spent all the money on the product couldn’t afford a high end brush at the time & she loves the EL blush & brush that came w that. Turns out she didn’t like “O” as to why I’m not really sure I guess because it wasn’t Estée Lauder (her fave high end brand). I’ll prob end up inheriting it back but it’s fine I’m just sorry she didn’t like it. I’m NC20 (MAC) 2W1 “Dawn” (ELDW) N3 (L’Oréal TruMatch) to give a few examples I’m a bit of a mismatch as God gave me warm skin yellow toned w freckles but my natural hair color (I don’t dye it so I know. Word.) is light brown ashy not a bit of red & when I got highlights in 2015 they were platinum no red. So my skin has a ####-ton of freckles from since I can remember (when I was really little, my nanny used to pretend to count them they were called “angel kisses” from her), warm & light-med & my hair color ashy brown oh & my eyes are grey. Not icy blue like 1 might think but actually grey like concrete sometimes flash green when I’m mad. I’m 100% Caucasian (I did 23andMe DNA), but this blush flatters my skin-hair so much. If I use too heavy of a hand it will go metallic so I try to keep it light. I don’t want to look like The Tin Man’s ####!! If you do go overboard easy to fix: a super fluffy brush w some loose powder. Best to add a little blush at a time until full frontal result is achieved then try to take away (it wastes your good money wasting blush/powder too! I am a frugal gal. My makeup is come by dearly for me. So I try not to waste it.) although I’ve had “O” for 3 or 4 years now I’ve not even made a dent in any 3 of mine [nor my mini VIB-R NARS gouele blush that convinced me I needed the full size no dent in either] but I shopped my stash recently found these & realized they’d be great for my royals emulation (Kate does a deep red blush not Exhibit A but gouele is good if u want her look). Anybody can wear “O” it’s not super warm nor overly coolish neither. It’s a cult classic; it should own its own twitter page! By far the most famous NARS product AND most famous blush that comes to mind. Who comes up w these strange names? I’d be embarrassed if some stranger or even my mom, complimented my makeup—I’d be mortified to tell any1 the name of the blush! Can’t they do “places” like elf (St Lucia is the elf dupe for this but don’t worry if u shelled out the big bucks for the original. It’s not a 100% dupe) or colors (“golden peach,” anyone?). This & NARS Gouele are tied for my fave blushes. Ahhh I can’t think to decide!! A side note: the packaging is sleek & appealing, doesn’t take up all the room in ur MU bag; has a mirror, but no brush. For this price they should throw in a token brush for travel. The compact is easy to open w my fake nails, protects the blush (I’ve not dropped it but the mini lives in my bag so it travels well. I will always have this in my stash til they quit making it! <3 this blush........“O” is #downtowntriplecrown #winning #RunDontWalkToSephora #marklesparkle #OneForEveryOne
Grade: A+


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