NARS Foreplay Palette for Sephora

NARS Foreplay Palette for Sephora

A chic cheek palette featuring four dazzling shades based on the bestselling Orgasm blush.

The gorgeous afterglow of classic Orgasm is reinvented in this quad that combines Orgasm blush plus vivid shades of pink and peach and a shimmering gold to create your own signature glow.


  • Peach matte blush
  • Gold highlighter blush
  • Orgasm blush
  • Pink matte blush

Availability: $49 @ Sephora

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I so agree.  I think this product sells partly because of its name.  I bought alot of Nars products when it first came out….mainly the names were from famous movies.  The names are cute to a point, but the quality of the products must stand on its own and what fits in one’s collection.  Frankly, I think Nordstrom is coming up with a blusher compact.

I love the idea of deconstructing the Orgasm blush into its elements, I can imagine this being very fun to play around with! As for the sexual connotations of the name… the overwhelming majority of their products have names that aren’t sexual at all, more of their shade names reference classic cinema than reference sex. But guess which ones get famous? 😉 And I don’t think it’s because these colors are so much better than the shades with tame names!

Definitely getting this since i missed out on the Danmari (?) palette I believe it was called.  I wish they would re-release the other one too =(

 @Amandale  Just an FYI, if you really want Danmari, they sell it often on eBay. 🙂 Not always for outrageous prices, either. 

 @Amandale Another FYI- If you had your heart set on Danmari I would check out the LE palette they are coming out with for Nordstrom- its just like the Danmari but with different shades. It looks great!

I just laugh at the names (and try to guess where they’ll go next). I’m interested in seeing swatches of this — in the pan they don’t look like they’d look great with Orgasm, but who knows what the swatches will be like! 

Love Nars…but passing on this. The only color here I could see myself wearing is the gold shade. I can’t work these shades at all

 @nacacijin  If you like the gold shade, you should look into Luster. It’s one of my favorite blushes from NARS. To me, it’s a medium-ish gold with a faint sheen; everyone else somehow seems to see apricot-gold (which just tells me that I have absolutely zero colour nuance. <grin>). Either way, it’s such an incredibly flattering colour across a wide variety of skin-tones. On my pale to medium olive skin, it gives a natural, subtle glow. Not a highlighter type of glow but more like “my skin but better.”  In fact, I’ve had both my mother and sister tell me that my foundation looks really good. LOL.  It has no glitter, it’s very soft, versatile and blendable, and it looks amazing on. Don’t be fooled by how nondescript it looks in the pan. If you look at places like Makeupalley, you’ll see tons of people saying how surprised they were by how great it looks *on* given how boring or uninteresting it looks. Hope that helps. 🙂

I was looking at this last night on the Sephora site and I just can’t figure it out. It doesn’t look like new blushes but merely a collection of existing shades that would go with Orgasm. It looks like Amour, Desire, than either the L/E San Francisco or Gold Member blush, then Orgasm.  But, if that’s the case, why not just state the colours/shades as they have done with the new L/E Nordstrom NARS palette??! So odd to me.  Regardless, I think I’ll pass on this as I have enough of the shades already.  

@Kafka I thought the two matte shades were the pink and the peach colours that are in orgasm, plus it has the gold shimmer in orgasm… Like an orgasm break-it-down if that makes sense…

 @sonyafby  @Kafka  You may be right, Sonya.  And your explanation of the break-down makes total sense. 🙂 It’s just confusing to me because of *how* close the blushes are to NARS’ existing shades. Virtually identical from what I’m seeing to things like Amour or Desire, etc.  The only one that looks like it may be new is the gold one which looks like a powder version of Gold Member, unless it’s Luster that my monitor has just skewed a bit in goldness. Still, I can’t imagine that NARS would create 3 brand new blushes that are so close to their existing ones *JUST* for Sephora. It seems very unlikely, so I hope Christine reviews this to do a comparison. 

 @Christine (Temptalia)  Can you guess at how long this will be available? Based on prior sorts of things, do you estimate a few months, longer, permanently?  Also, do you have any plans to review it at some point? No problem if you have too much else on your plate, but it would be nice to know how similar some of these colours are to existing NARS blushes and how long I have to decide whether it’s worth getting.  

I like the idea of these NARS blush palettes but wouldn’t shimmer get into the matte shades in there and uh make them not matte? Because I hate when that happens in my mac eyeshadow palettes 🙁

 @wwendalynne I don’t think it’s out, yet. It’s supposed to be similar to the Danmari palette. I’ve read it has Albatross, Laguna, Orgasm, Luster, Gaiety, and Angelika.

 @adrianavmv Those 3 colors are “new” in a way. They’re componants of the original Orgasm shade. Mix them up and you get an Orgasm-like shade.

I don’t own any Nars.  Which would be better, this one or the Nordstrom one?  Can’t decide, won’t buy both.  (Might not buy either, but I’m thinking…)

 @Quinctia I’d go for the Nordstrom palette. I believe it has Albatross (Highlighter), Laguna (Bronzer), Orgasm, Luster, Angelika, and Gaiety for blushes. 

@Miss J,  totally OT: I tried to reply to you about the KP in the skin problems thread after I received email notification of what you wrote. But Livefyre’s “50 more replies” button has vanished on my computer and it won’t let me pull up your post to reply. So then, I tried to reply via my phone (where I actually can pull up the 50 last posts) but the comment wouldn’t go through. I got an error message on *all* of my 8 tries.  Perhaps you’d be up for an exchange of email addresses? If you contact Christine, I’m sure she’ll be sweet enough to act as go-between? I wanted to tell you all about my new NARS blush, Mounia (alas, discontinued but oh so gorgeous). Oh, and equally OT, I bought Gilda!!!!!  Thought of you nonstop! 

 @Kafka  @Miss I have problems with the “more” button, too! At times, it either won’t show up, or it won’t load more. 8 tries is certainly a lot of patience! As for e-mail, lol, I would never respond. I have friends/family that joke about coming onto the blogs I frequent to get my attention, as I fail to ever check or reply to e-mail. LOL. I’m awful. I don’t know what it is about e-mail, but I just can’t function! I end up staring at the screen with this glazed over look. :/ I hope you love your new NARS blushes!! Mounia wasn’t for me. I hope you love Gilda just as much as I do!!
Give Zola a smooch and a squeeze for me!

 @JMARIE1104 I know it’s part of NARS’ offering for Nordstrom’s anniversary sale.  I know it’s up for presale, but I’m not one of their cardholders, so I can’t see it at the moment.  I think sometime within the next week, the sale will go public online.  That’s one of the reasons why I asked the question, I’d just seen the palette mentioned online and didn’t know what was included in it. 🙂
Haha, I’m actually still waffling, because I think I like the highlighter in this more…but I won’t use a highlighter without a bronzer…but I think Laguna might actually be a bit dark for me.

 @Quinctia I have to echo @Miss J and say the Nordstrom one. It has some lovely, lovely shades. Luster is absolutely one of my favorite blushes. To me, it’s a soft medium gold with a sheen but everyone else seems to think or call it apricot-gold. Laguna is the perfect contourer/bronzer with a matte look that isn’t orange-y or really a bronzer at all; just a perfect light brown that works on pale to medium to olive skin.  Angelika and Albatross you’ve seen in the recent reviews, and there are photos of Christine wearing Gaiety (I think during one of the MAC collections, if you want to do a search). Orgasm is a bit of a dud, imo, but you’re stuck with it no matter which collection you go for.  Hope that helps. 🙂

@Y uses the same description (i.e. “Peach Matte Blush”), which is entirely correct. And FYI, “pink” is an adjective when describing blush!

yes it does. I have seen two reviews on it on youtube. Just type in “Nars Foreplay palette” in the search bar. Hope this helps 🙂

 @icedcaramellatte I just checked, online is SOLD OUT.'joie_de_vivre'_oversized_anniversary_cheek_palette_(nordstrom_exclusive)_($107_value):550312&cm_pla=makeup:women:cheek&cm_ven=Google_Product_Ads&mr:ad=20667942713&mr:adType=pla&mr:keyword={keyword}&mr:referralID=NA&mr:trackingCode=919D9CCB-9ACB-E111-8EBE-90E2BA0278A8&origin=pla

 @icedcaramellatte Oh I think I am mistaken. It is only available to Nordstrom Cardholders, you can buy it July 29th 2912. YAY

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