NARS Orgasm Blush Review, Photos, Swatches (2013)

NARS Orgasm Highlighting Blush
NARS Orgasm Blush

NARS Orgasm Highlighting Blush ($29.00 for 0.16 oz.) is described as a “peachy pink with golden shimmer.” It’s a warm, medium pink with a stong golden shimmer-sheen. bareMinerals The Natural High is slightly warmer in its base color (less pink). Guerlain Blush G Serie Noire is slightly deeper and pinker. Benefit Sugarbomb is much, much lighter (and sheerer). Rock & Republic Call Me is slightly less pink. Milani Dolce Pink is more frosted/sparkly. Tarte Glisten is similar–slightly darker.  MAC Springsheen is also similar.  This older post is a good comparison reference for coral blushes.

I don’t know if there is a more well-known blush than NARS’ Orgasm. For some, it is a holy grail shade, and others can’t see why others love it so. It’s coral-ish, gold-shimmered, and not too dark (or too light), so I can see why it appeals to a lot of people. On the other hand, darker complexions usually find that Deep Throat is more up their alley, and anyone who doesn’t love a lot of shimmer and sheen isn’t going to love the finish on Orgasm.  It had good color payoff but is not as intense as other NARS’ blushes (part of that is simply that it is a lighter color).

It has a high shimmer content, but it translates well onto the skin and smooths and evens out as you blend the color on the cheek, so rather than shimmer, you see more of a golden sheen.  Orgasm has a soft, finely-milled texture that is just ever-so-slightly powdery.  It blends and applies easily, and it is rather forgiving.  It wears around seven and a half hours on me, and after eight, it starts to fade around the edges.

NARS Powder Blush Orgasm
B
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8
Application
4.5
Total
86%

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NARS Orgasm Highlighting Blush
NARS Orgasm Blush

NARS Orgasm Highlighting Blush
NARS Orgasm Blush

NARS Orgasm Highlighting Blush
NARS Orgasm Blush

NARS Orgasm Highlighting Blush
NARS Orgasm Blush

NARS Orgasm Highlighting Blush
NARS Orgasm Blush

NARS Orgasm Highlighting Blush
NARS Orgasm Blush

NARS Orgasm Highlighting Blush
NARS Orgasm Blush

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