NARS Orgasm Afterglow Lip Balm Review, Photos, Swatches

01/08

NARS Orgasm Afterglow Lip Balm
NARS Orgasm Afterglow Lip Balm
NARS Orgasm Afterglow Lip Balm
NARS Orgasm Afterglow Lip Balm
NARS Orgasm Afterglow Lip Balm
NARS Orgasm Afterglow Lip Balm
NARS Orgasm Afterglow Lip Balm
NARS Orgasm Afterglow Lip Balm
NARS Orgasm Afterglow Lip Balm
NARS Orgasm Afterglow Lip Balm
NARS Orgasm Afterglow Lip Balm
NARS Orgasm Afterglow Lip Balm
NARS Orgasm Afterglow Lip Balm
NARS Orgasm Afterglow Lip Balm
NARS Orgasm Afterglow Lip Balm
NARS Orgasm Afterglow Lip Balm
NARS Orgasm Afterglow Lip Balm
NARS Orgasm Afterglow Lip Balm
NARS Orgasm Afterglow Lip Balm
NARS Orgasm Afterglow Lip Balm
NARS Orgasm Afterglow Lip Balm
NARS Orgasm Afterglow Lip Balm
NARS Orgasm Afterglow Lip Balm
NARS Orgasm Afterglow Lip Balm

Orgasm

NARS Orgasm Afterglow Lip Balm ($28.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a light-medium pink with soft, warm gold pearl. It’s supposed to be a “sheer wash” of color with a “radiant finish” paired with hydrating ingredients (like monoi oil). The texture was smooth, lightly creamy, and had a moderate amount of slip–in short, it felt like an emollient lip balm that slid around on my lips while worn (but was comfortable to wear).

The base color was sheer as described, but it yielded a noticeable sheen, light shimmer, and a barely-there pink tint. For someone who has naturally pinker or redder lips, I wouldn’t expect much effect or impact, though. The formula was lightly hydrating, but I found I preferred a lot of other lip balms over this for actual hydration. The shine and most of the shimmer seemed to disappear within a couple of hours. I didn’t notice any scent or taste.

Ingredients

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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Fenty Beauty Pro Filt'r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation
  • Hourglass Diffused Light Ambient Lighting Powder
  • Marc Jacobs Flesh & Fantasy Air Blush
  • Makeup Geek Celestial Highlighter
On eyes:
  • Viseart Cool Mattes 2 Eyeshadow Palette
  • Urban Decay Perversion Eyeliner

About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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Hmm, I wish there was a cheap dupe of this. It’s pretty, but ridiculously overpriced for what it is.

Well I want to love this. It sounds delicious and it looks really pretty. But like others have said, there must be something less pricey for the payoff.

I was so excited to see Nars come out with this, but when I swatched this lip balm at Sephora, it was barely discernible on my lips. I’ll just stick with the Dior Lip Glow even though it is more expensive.

l currently have Holographic Purple because I wanted to try something new. I love it so far! I love the original pink one as well. I’ve went through three tubes of that one. When it’s fall and winter, I go for the Berry lip glow which is probably my favorite of the lip glows.

The packaging wouldn’t be as glamorous as this product’s, but I bet if you really wanted a matching lip balm without buying a new product, one could DIY this with the actual Orgasm blush mixed with clear lip balm/petroleum jelly (or a cheaper dupe)!

I don’t think I’ve tried one in awhile, and I know Dior reformulates often enough that I couldn’t speak confidently on today’s version!

Not very hydrating and a barely noticeable tint? What’s the point? I’m glad I spent the extra $6 to get Dior Lip Glow, which has a gorgeous tint (I bought the shade Berry), is creamy and hydrating, stays on well without slipping around, and has very pretty packaging. Yes, it’s expensive for a lip balm, but I love it.

It is ridiculously overpriced, but I went in store to swatch it and I still want one 🤣 Thank goodness it was out of stock in the store (we have very few Nars stockists in my country)

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