Friday, January 23rd, 2009


NARS Deep Throat Blush

During Sephora’s Friends & Family Sale last November, I picked up two NARS blushes and Orgasm Lip Gloss. I opted for Deep Throat, even though I’ve owned it before, because I wanted to give it another shot. People say for those who don’t LOVE NARS Orgasm Blush to give Deep Throat a try instead. I don’t have Orgasm blush, but I do have Super Orgasm blush, which does work really well for me. I don’t find it too glittery at all! Dolce Vita caught my eye mostly for its name (some are suckers for packaging, I’m a sucker for product names, sigh!). I also bought Orgasm Lip Gloss, because so many of you recommended it to me–especially because it was similar to Cle de Peau’s #2 Lip Gloss.

Can you believe I’ve only worn Deep Throat blush once? And Dolce Vita has gotten a lil’ more love with two or three uses. They’re in my blush containers, which I so rarely access with all of the newer cheek products that come out lately (MAC, I’m looking at you!). Deep Throat is a darker, deeper pink with peachy-gold shimmer (and it isn’t the chunky shimmer like Super Orgasm, for those wondering). Dolce Vita looks surprisingly good on my skin tone; I was quite worried it would be too pigmented and more muddy than pretty on my cheeks. It would make a nice everyday blush for me, actually. It doesn’t have any shimmer (that I could tell), which is a bonus for those who are hunting for shimmer-free cheek colors!

Orgasm Lip Gloss is not quite a dupe for Cle de Peau’s #2 Lip Gloss, which is not to say that it isn’t a pretty color, though! I find the luxe lip gloss to be much more shimmery and golden-toned with just a slight pink-peach base, whereas Orgasm Lip Gloss has a darker gloss base and less noticeable shimmer. They’re both fantastic glosses, and Orgasm Lip Gloss is a nice way to get close to Cle de Peau for half the price.

Photos and swatches


NARS Dolce Vita Blush


NARS Orgasm Gloss


Deep Throat, Orgasm gloss, Dolce Vita

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31 thoughts on “NARS Deep Throat Blush, Dolce Vita Blush, & Orgasm Lip Gloss Reviews and Swatches

  1. carriespooner

    IMHO Orgasm has earned it’s cult status. If you want to switch it up a little, try the Nars Multiple in Orgasm. I’ve had so much fun with it. It is great on the lids, cheeks and lips (put down balm first).

    I haven’t tried Dolce Vita but I love DT, O, and Super O!

  2. I really do hate Orgasm blush, so I never even tried Super Orgasm. But I do like Orgasm lipgloss. I LOVE Deep Throat blush! Its my favorite at the moment.

    • I think if you disliked Orgasm, you probably wouldn’t like Super Orgasm, then. The biggest difference in the shimmer of the two, but I do think the colors are quite similar!

      • My problem is that Orgasm and Super Orgasm show up completely sheer on my face. My cheeks already have a heavy pretty natural blush. So now I’m just super skeptical about all Nars blushes.

        • Try Deep Throat, Brigitte, it is darker. NARS has a good range of blushes–many of them VERY pigmented, so it’s worth going to a NARS counter and swatching a bit!

  3. Sandy

    I love Deep Throat. I used to use it as my everyday blush but I’ve been neglecting it lately. I need to start wearing again. Dolce Vita looks very dark in the pan. Christine, do you think it’ll work on a cool toned complexion? I’m an NW30

  4. Liz

    Yet another hooray for Deep Throat… I wore that one constantly until MAC Shy Beauty edged it out! But it’s really pretty.

  5. Catherine

    I can’t get Orgasm to show up on me! I don’t like glitter on my face so Super Orgasm will not be for me.

    I LOVELOVELOVELOVEEEEEEEE Dolce Vita. I agree, their names are to die for! Dole Vita just sounds so.. pretty =) The color is gorgeous too, I wear it almost everyday. Yes, it’s really easy to go overboard on the color but I love how it’s pretty matte.

  6. Stephanie

    I have Super O and it really doesn’t show up on my but I love the large chunky glitter…So I am excited to buy the deep throat. Thanks Christine! Love the blog! It’s my first time commenting!

  7. Avatar of Jacqueline jackie

    i have both orgasm & deep throat and honestly since i bought DT orgasm rarely ever sees the light of day. I’ve used it once. Seriously. I don’t have DV, mainly cause dark blush colors scare me. I bought sin and don’t use it. But i think i might have to try DV out,it looks gorgeous in your swatches. Doesn’t show up overly dark or anything…

  8. you should try torrid. it’s coral with a hint of pink. it’s uber amazing! i carry it with me wherever i go.

  9. KaylaK

    I have both Deep Throat and Orgasm. I use them both but I think I prefer the Orgasm blush more since it’s more subtle on me. Deep throat I have to be careful and not use a lot since a little goes a long way with me and my super pasty white skin!

  10. I absolutely love Dolce Vita. I know Orgasm has quite a bit of a reputation but I prefer more intense blushes and Orgasm is a little too peachy natural for me I guess.

  11. i have both these blushes….love love the texture…deep throat is my everyday color…:)
    lipgloss…its lil pricey for me…so i didnt try..
    by any chance sephora FF sale repeats more than once a year??

  12. I think you just sold me DT.

  13. Jessica

    I LOVE NARS blushes!! So far I have: Amour, Luster, Sertao, Silvana, Madly, Lovejoy and Angelika. I also have Albatross highlighter and Laguna bronzer. Still on my list are: Oasis, Sin, Gina and Deep Throat.

  14. Rachael

    I just bought Deep Throat, I think its so pretty!

  15. Haylie

    I’m NC 25-NC30 and I wanted to try Dolce Vita. Would that be too dark for me? I already have Orgasm and I love the color I’m just looking for a more matte blush. Should I try Amour instead?

  16. teena

    would dolce vita look good on my nc42 skintone? Any other good recommendations of blushes for my skintone<3