Monday, April 1st, 2013

NARS Super Orgasm Blush
NARS Super Orgasm Blush

NARS Super Orgasm Blush ($29.00 for 0.16 oz.) is described as a “peachy pink with gold glitter.” It’s a golden-shimmered, warm pink with gold glitter. It is Orgasm with glitter particles. I think that this appears slightly lighter with a stronger sheen, though. As a result, all the dupes for Orgasm apply to Super Orgasm–minus the glitter. 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’m not a fan of NARS’ glittery blushes (or their eyeshadows). In general, while glitter is absolutely fun, it needs to be something that stays in its place, rather than heading for parts unknown. Unfortunately, the glitter in Super Orgasm does just that: gets everywhere else after you’ve applied it to your cheeks. The glitter doesn’t stick or adhere to the powder, so it is like applying loose glitter to your cheeks. A lot of the glitter does seem to get trapped in the brush or disperse in the air, but I did get some on the cheeks. The texture of the blush is slightly gritty, given the glitter content, but the underlying color is soft and smooth. It seemed to have a higher frost content, though, and it did emphasize pores just slightly. Super Orgasm wore for seven hours well but was slightly faded after eight.

The Glossover

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Super Orgasm

B-

Between Super Orgasm and Orgasm, I'd go with the latter, because the glitter added to the blush really doesn't add anything positive.

Product

8/10

Pigmentation

8.5/10

Texture

8.5/10

Longevity

8/10

Application

4/5

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NARS Super Orgasm Blush
NARS Super Orgasm Blush

NARS Super Orgasm Blush
NARS Super Orgasm Blush

NARS Super Orgasm Blush
NARS Super Orgasm Blush

NARS Super Orgasm Blush
NARS Super Orgasm Blush

NARS Super Orgasm Blush
NARS Super Orgasm Blush

NARS Super Orgasm Blush
NARS Super Orgasm Blush

NARS Super Orgasm Blush
NARS Super Orgasm Blush

NARS Super Orgasm Blush
NARS Super Orgasm Blush

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

NARS, $29.00.

Is it limited edition?

No.

Any dupes?

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.

What makeup are you wearing?

On lips: Benefit Fauxmance.

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33 thoughts on “NARS Super Orgasm Blush Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. bit rosy :P wow one…

  2. Yellowlantern

    I could see the appeal more if they just amped up the gold shimmer, but not as much for the glitter chunks.

  3. Emma

    I guess I just don’t understand the appeal of the whole “Orgasm” range. What makes it such an “amazing” color?

    • Treefinger

      Well, the colour of Orgasm is very flattering on a lot of skin tones in a way that isn’t overbearing. It’s a great everyday shade.

      However, I have to personally agree with you because of the shimmer in it, which sort of ruins it for a day blush unless you like strong cheeks. And at night I’d personally rather use a light hand with a vampy blush than get all shimmery. Adding glitter as in SO just makes the problem worse!

      I do like the Orgasm lip gloss, however.

  4. Nars Super Orgasm I equate to a hot mess. It looks pretty in the pan though..

  5. Neha

    I have tested this blush once in Sephora. After around half an hour the glitter was all over my forehead and around eyes.

  6. stacey

    If “orgasm” isnt good enough for you, then you need “super orgasm”….oh, brother! More does not mean better,

  7. Yeah just give me the original Orgasm :-) Don’t need the glitter.

  8. I literally went “augh” when i saw all that glitter.

  9. Miss J

    This does look pretty on you, though. :) I actually like this one more than Orgasm just because I find it to be more pigmented, but I really dislike the glitter. The glitter doesn’t stick, but it’s just a hassle that it’s there at all.

  10. Amy

    I find Super Orgasm a bit pinker than Orgasm, which is a touch peachier. I also find the glitter chunks fairly easy to just blend away, which is nice.

  11. Someone once told me, after I said I didn’t like Orgasm because it was just too super-shimmery for my taste, that I should try Super Orgasm. I was confused because I thought Super Orgasm was just like Orgasm but…more. More shimmery, more glittery…I was assured that Super Orgasm was actually not shimmery or glittery and was just the peachy-pink color that everyone loves but intensified. I meant to check it out but now, after seeing this review, pass!! :P

  12. Janelle

    well we all know that Christine can make anything look good! However, mere mortals such as myself might need to steer clear of this one. The glitter accentuates my pores…

  13. VickyM

    I really hate the name, I don´t like this blush but even if I liked it I would never buy it because of the name, I could really picture my mom asking me what I´m wearing and me answering “Super Orgasm”, though imagining her reaction is kind of funny lol. :P

  14. Kat

    I have worn this blush almost every day for 4 years now I’ve never had an issue with glitter fallout, if anything the glitter falls off the brush before I can even get it to my cheeks! This works just fine for me because I could do without the glitter.

  15. Sarah

    I would agree with your review! I bought Nars Super Orgasm blush and all the glitter from it just ended up on my falling to my collar bone and didn’t stay on my face at all.

  16. Precious

    The base color itself is lovely, however, I say no to the glittery chunks. Who would want to look like a disco ball?

  17. darkforest

    I love this blush! To make the glitter stick better you can always spray the face with fix+ first then apply the blush so it sticks, the chunky gold glitter is the best part in my opinion.

  18. blueraccoon

    I’ll stick to regular Orgasm or Deep Throat. The glitter makes me cringe.

  19. Katie T.

    Omg, those black glittery flecks are supposed to be there? That’s the glitter? Is NARS crazy? That’s not cosmetic glitter, that’s the stuff I used to play with in grade school.

  20. aimie

    Hi there, I’ve recently purchased SLEEK rose gold blush and it seems to be an amazing dupe for nars orgasm,you should check it out and it’s so inexpensive. Do happy with it I definitely think you would love it also :)

  21. The base colour does looks lovely, I like that it’s more pink than Orgasm. But yes, pass on the gold glitter!!

    Christine, is this a typo? “It is with glitter particles. I think that this appears slightly lighter with a stronger sheen, though. As a result, all the dupes for Orgasm apply to Super Orgasm–minus the glitter.” That’s how that sentence appears on my computer.

    • Hi Jade,

      Not sure what is confusing? Could you clarify? Super Orgasm is just slightly lighter but has a stronger sheen for a finish, and then it has a lot of glitter, but it’s very similar to Orgasm blush, except without the glitter :)

  22. Anne

    Not a fan of Super Orgasm, except the name! Also, what foundation are you wearing lately? Your skin looks amazing!

  23. I have this, as well as regular Orgasm. I find Super Orgasm applies better with a densely packed blush brush, more glitter applies/adheres to the cheeks (if that’s what you’re going for). A loosely packed brush sends the glitter flying everywhere.

    This is my fun blush for a night out or something of that nature, definitely too much for daytime.

  24. Melannie

    What are those black dot?

  25. I never bought this because I always thought Orgasm was just okay (and I didn’t want anything more glittery than that)