Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

NARS Orgasm Dupes

NARS Orgasm Blush is a cult favorite, bestselling pinky-coral blush, and it’s no surprise why with an average rating of 4.5 stars and 57 reader reviews! As a result of its popularity, there are many variations of it, and here are a few dupes. You can check out a full list of dupes over at The Dupe List (two pages!). Know of a dupe? Consider submitting it!

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67 thoughts on “NARS Orgasm Blush Dupes & Comparisons

  1. Jaclyn Lilli

    Sleek MakeUPS’ Rose Gold is also a great dupe that’s inexpensive!

  2. Nars Orgasm has been on my lust list for such a long time! Springsheen looks pretty close but I think the closest dupe of Nars Orgasm is Sleek Rose Gold!
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  3. Thanks for posting this Christine. I recently picked up Deep Throat, which I see is a dupe…now I can skip this :)

  4. Zu

    bourjois 34 rose d’or ?

  5. mari

    nars orgasm, the only blush I wear and still own the very first one though I’ve hit pan *__* it just looks so damn good on me D; can’t imagine wearing anything else *_*

  6. mine

    Christine I could not find comments on rouge g gracia 66 post so asking here. Which blush would you reccomened to go with this lipstick? I just got it yesterday and love it.

  7. JJ

    The Balm hot mama blush is very similar, actually hot mama is exactly what I was hoping orgasm would be.

  8. I added Tarina Tarantino Dollskin Cheek Blush in Feather as a dupe. Not sure if you added it or not (for some reason only 2 full pages of your dupes are showing up for this product on my Mac) – but I think it’s pretty close.
    I find Orgasm to be a bit too shimmery for daytime, and I love using The Balm’s Frat Boy blush as an alternative without the shimmer overload that I tend to get from Orgasm.

    • Feather wasn’t listed! I just approved your submission :) It won’t actually let you submit if we have it on the list! xo

      Thanks for adding it!

  9. I had belle bamba as a deluxe sample and I really didn’t like it on me. Too red for my skin tone which is too bad because it’s a lovely shade.
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  10. Oh this is so helpful, thanks Christine!

  11. I think MAC won this one. Great post.

  12. Springsheen and Dolce Pink are so pretty!!
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  13. Grace

    I don’t have Bella Bamba, but I do have Sugarbomb, and I find Sugarbomb quite close to Orgasm as well.. I actually use Sugarbomb more than Orgasm as Orgasm has gone rock solid so doesn’t transfer to brush very well, kinda odd that happened.. not sure if I got a bad batch or maybe it’s an indication it needs to be thrown out… lol probably the latter as it is a few years old.. but haven’t reached pan and feel like it’d be a waste…

    • Sugarbomb is on the list! I think Sugarbomb is similar but definitely depends on your skin tone as Sugarbomb is a lighter version to me so if you have more medium or darker skin, it might show up differently!

      Sometimes with powders, if you double-dip (essentially), oils from your brush/skin can transfer to the powder and harden over time. You could try taking a clean paper towel and brushing it across the top layer of the blush.

  14. Glamourista

    Oh my gosh, this is the best article, thanks! I love this blush so much

  15. I love that shade, it’s about as warm as I dare go!
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  16. Georgia

    The Wet n Wild Pearlescent Pink blush is a good dupe for Nars Orgasm too.

  17. Orgasm doesn’t really show up on my medium-olive skin (Face Atelier Tan, MUFE F&B #34), except as glitters. For me, Bella Bamba is so completely different from Orgasm I wouldn’t have thought to compare the two.; but they certainly look almost interchangeable in the photos! On me Bella Bamba is a dense, raspberry pink, while Orgasm is a sort of sheer-nude.

    Flirt Peek-a-Blush in Urge reminds me a lot of Orgasm. And Cargo Blu-Ray Blush.

  18. I have been after Nars Orgasm for a while now put never plucked up the courage to spend so much on a blush, plus I actually don’t own anything from Nars either. What’s going on there!? Any slightly cheaper dupes you know of??


    • Hi Abigail,

      Did you check The Dupe List? There are tons of dupes available, and you can sort by price. The post above showed two cheaper dupes as well.

  19. AudreyNZ

    You must have great fun finding dupes for this blush, Christine. What about the Balm Hot Mama? Is it close enough a dupe? That’s what I ended up with after a lengthy net search:D

  20. I submitted Lancôme’s Mandarin Sky (you reviewed it here: http://www.temptalia.com/lancome-shimmer-mandarin-sky-blush-review-photos-swatches) as a dupe; I don’t own Orgasm but I love Mandarin Sky! It’s probably the more dramatic, strongly-scented sister. It also has .02 oz more product for the same price, but is harder to find.

  21. Thanks for this Christine! NYX Powder blush in Pinched is supposed to be a dupe as well. I don’t own Orgasm as I found it too shimmery on my skin tone but I can’t resist thinking of it every time someone talks about it!
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  22. This is so interesting! I really love looking at dupes, and seeing how similar or different they are – not for any financial/purchasing reason, necessarily, just to have a look at the colours and textures.

    Hazard of being a colour/pigment chemist, I guess 😛
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  23. This is so awesome and helpful! Thank you so much!
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  24. minime

    i have nc 20- nc 25 skin
    don’t have orgasm but i have springsheen. it’s ok but i find it too sheer, i have to build it up and it has too much shimmer. i also have peachykeen which i like better. is peachykeen closer to deep throat or to orgasm? i would like to try a nars blush and don’t know which, although i shouldn’t because i have to many blushes. untill now my fave blush brands are dior and chanel

    • minime

      forgot to say that i love frivole from chanel. i wouldn’t have thought to wear such a shade until a couple of years ago when i got a limited edition soleil tan de chanel corail bronze summer 2011 (the one with 4 stripes) and fell in love with the coral shade. i used to use just that shade separately as a blush

    • Peachykeen is a little darker than Springsheen, I think, but not by a lot. I think it’s pretty close to both Orgasm/Deep Throat – Deep Throat doesn’t have as strong of a gold shimmer as Orgasm, so it appears darker and pinker applied. Maybe something like Dolce Vita or Amour?

  25. I have Bella Bamba love it and it lasts ages. I’ve had it for about 3 years now.

  26. Christine! Bare Minerals The Natural High is not on there, unless I’m very much mistaken!

    • This relationship exists, but for some reason it’s not showing on the NARS Orgasm page (it shows on bareMinerals The Natural High’s dupe page, though, but the reverse relationship exists), so we’ll be looking into this today!

      Thank you!

      • Welcome! :) I know it’s a personal favourite of yours too – I LOVE the formula, but the shade itself can be a bit much on me, too pink? Or something!

  27. Ana Paula Serafim

    Mary Kay – Shy Blush is very similar!!!

  28. The name springsheen makes me super happy:)
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  29. Nirvana

    Hi Christine, woulod you recommend Nars Orgasm or Mac Fleur Power for an NC 42 as an everyday blush? Thanks in advance:)

  30. the balm hot mama is also considered as a strong dupe of Nars Orgasm around blogosphere..