Review: Nars Orgasm blush

After I bought the NARS Orgasm blush, I debated whether or not I should write a review.  Why write a review of a famous, well-loved product?

I have quite a few pinky-peachy blushes with shimmer which are considered drugstore dupes of the NARS Orgasm. So why did I buy this in the first place? Because I wanted to know why people still prefer the higher priced original, even though there are so many other products with a similar color and finish.

What it does: (from Sephora’s website)

NARS Blush offers a range of translucent, natural shades, each with a subtle pink for a natural-looking blush undertone to highlight the complexion. Designed to be worn alone or layered together for more depth, it provides a healthy glow that flatters any skintone.

Orgasm Blush gives cheeks a perfect pinky-peach flush and subtly highlights with accents of golden shimmer. The perennially pleasing, universally flattering shade is repeatedly a makeup artist and beauty editor favorite. 


Price: $30

Availability: This and other NARS blushes are available on the NARS website, Sephora, and other high end department stores such as Bloomingdales and Nordstrom

Shade: Orgasm is a pinky peach color with a strong golden shimmer


What I thought:

If you’ve got a warm undertone like me, pinky-peach blushes are flattering.  The shimmer, however, is a matter of personal preference. I liked how the shimmer looked on me, but I felt it was too strong when I put on a lot of this blush.

The difference for me between this blush and the drugstore dupes was the application and lasting power. This blush was one of the least powdery blushes I own, and did not kick up much additional powder when I was applying it. Also, it lasted on my skin well over 8 hours, even though blush usually is one of the first thing that fades for me.


Would I repurchase? Yes, now I understand why it’s so well loved. I also am interested to buy other blushes from NARS as well.


Hope you enjoyed this review!

xoxo, K

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