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.
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!