NARS Orgasm Eyeshadow Quad Review & Swatches

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NARS Orgasm Eyeshadow Quad
NARS Orgasm Eyeshadow Quad
NARS Orgasm Eyeshadow Quad
NARS Orgasm Eyeshadow Quad
NARS Orgasm Eyeshadow Quad
NARS Orgasm Eyeshadow Quad
NARS Orgasm Eyeshadow Quad
NARS Orgasm Eyeshadow Quad
NARS Orgasm Eyeshadow Quad
NARS Orgasm Eyeshadow Quad
NARS Orgasm Eyeshadow Quad
NARS Orgasm Eyeshadow Quad
NARS Orgasm Eyeshadow Quad
NARS Orgasm Eyeshadow Quad
NARS Orgasm Eyeshadow Quad
NARS Orgasm Eyeshadow Quad
NARS Orgasm Eyeshadow Quad
NARS Orgasm Eyeshadow Quad
NARS Orgasm Eyeshadow Quad
NARS Orgasm Eyeshadow Quad
NARS Orgasm Eyeshadow Quad

Orgasm

NARS Orgasm Eyeshadow Quad ($52.00 for 0.16 oz.) is a new, limited edition quad that is inspired by the brand’s Orgasm and Orgasm X blushes. It’s a very light-leaning quad, so it was hard to get diverse looks out of it. I’d say it’s more suitable for someone who likes lighter tones and tends to work with one or two shades per look. The dustiness of the matte coral only made it harder to get contrast using the four shades. The quality of the shimmers was good, though, and those were pigmented, blendable, and long-wearing on me.

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NARS Orgasm I Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Orgasm I Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Orgasm I Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Orgasm I Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Orgasm I Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Orgasm I Eyeshadow (2018)

Orgasm I

Orgasm I is a brighter, light-medium gold with strong, warm orange undertones and a metallic sheen. It had opaque coverage in a single layer with a soft, smooth consistency that wasn’t too firmly nor too softly pressed into the pan. It applied evenly, blended out well, and wasn’t prone to fallout. This shade stayed on nicely for eight hours before fading visibly.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$19.00/0.04 oz. - $475.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "rich, high-impact color" that is "lightweight" and has "increased blendability." Like most larger ranges, there are winners and losers, and some of how they perform can be related to the type of finish. The mattes are soft, slightly dusty in the pans (or not at all) with medium to opaque, often buildable, color coverage. The satin and metallics tend to be smoother, more blendable, and more pigmented with less effort; NARS does the these lower shimmer finishes particularly well, which just looks "melted" on the skin as they lay down so smoothly and have a great shine.

Most shades applied better on my lid than swatched on my arm, which has been something seen across NARS' eyeshadows for years and didn't change with the recent update to their powder eyeshadow formula. On average, they lasted between seven and nine hours on me without primer. They did apply well over primer and stayed on well for 14 hours with minimal fading.

Worth noting: the updated formula and packaging resulted in a product decrease from 0.07 oz. per pan to 0.04 oz. The single eyeshadows received a more noticeable price drop (from $24 to $19) but the duo eyeshadows could be priced better (from $36 to $35).

Browse all of our NARS Eyeshadow (2018) swatches.

Ingredients

Dimethicone, Isododecane, Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate, Triethylhexanoin, Polyethylene, Magnesium Myristate, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol. may contain/peut contenir/(+/-): Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891).

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NARS Orgasm II Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Orgasm II Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Orgasm II Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Orgasm II Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Orgasm II Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Orgasm II Eyeshadow (2018)

Orgasm II

Orgasm II is a medium, pink-leaning peach with moderate, warm undertones and a frosted sheen. It had excellent color payoff that adhered evenly to bare skin and blended out well along the edges. The texture was soft without being powdery, smooth to the touch, and easy to pick up with a brush. It wore well for eight hours before showing signs of fading.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$19.00/0.04 oz. - $475.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "rich, high-impact color" that is "lightweight" and has "increased blendability." Like most larger ranges, there are winners and losers, and some of how they perform can be related to the type of finish. The mattes are soft, slightly dusty in the pans (or not at all) with medium to opaque, often buildable, color coverage. The satin and metallics tend to be smoother, more blendable, and more pigmented with less effort; NARS does the these lower shimmer finishes particularly well, which just looks "melted" on the skin as they lay down so smoothly and have a great shine.

Most shades applied better on my lid than swatched on my arm, which has been something seen across NARS' eyeshadows for years and didn't change with the recent update to their powder eyeshadow formula. On average, they lasted between seven and nine hours on me without primer. They did apply well over primer and stayed on well for 14 hours with minimal fading.

Worth noting: the updated formula and packaging resulted in a product decrease from 0.07 oz. per pan to 0.04 oz. The single eyeshadows received a more noticeable price drop (from $24 to $19) but the duo eyeshadows could be priced better (from $36 to $35).

Browse all of our NARS Eyeshadow (2018) swatches.

Ingredients

Isododecane, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Diisostearyl Malate, Talc, Polyethylene, Cetyl Dimethicone, Tin Oxide, Phenoxyethanol. May Contain/Peut Contenir/(+/-): Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Carmine (Ci 75470), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742), Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140).

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NARS Orgasm III Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Orgasm III Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Orgasm III Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Orgasm III Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Orgasm III Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Orgasm III Eyeshadow (2018)

Orgasm III

Orgasm III is a dusty, medium coral with strong, warm orange undertones and a matte finish. The texture was powdery, which resulted in the product sheering out, being harder to build up (even over primer) from semi0opaque coverage, and gave it some fallout during application. It applied fairly evenly and blended out along the edges, though. There were signs of fading after seven hours of wear.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$19.00/0.04 oz. - $475.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "rich, high-impact color" that is "lightweight" and has "increased blendability." Like most larger ranges, there are winners and losers, and some of how they perform can be related to the type of finish. The mattes are soft, slightly dusty in the pans (or not at all) with medium to opaque, often buildable, color coverage. The satin and metallics tend to be smoother, more blendable, and more pigmented with less effort; NARS does the these lower shimmer finishes particularly well, which just looks "melted" on the skin as they lay down so smoothly and have a great shine.

Most shades applied better on my lid than swatched on my arm, which has been something seen across NARS' eyeshadows for years and didn't change with the recent update to their powder eyeshadow formula. On average, they lasted between seven and nine hours on me without primer. They did apply well over primer and stayed on well for 14 hours with minimal fading.

Worth noting: the updated formula and packaging resulted in a product decrease from 0.07 oz. per pan to 0.04 oz. The single eyeshadows received a more noticeable price drop (from $24 to $19) but the duo eyeshadows could be priced better (from $36 to $35).

Browse all of our NARS Eyeshadow (2018) swatches.

Ingredients

Talc, Magnesium Myristate, Octyldodecyl Stearate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol. May Contain/Peut Contenir/(+/-): Carmine (Ci 75470), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742).

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NARS Orgasm IV Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Orgasm IV Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Orgasm IV Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Orgasm IV Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Orgasm IV Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Orgasm IV Eyeshadow (2018)

Orgasm IV

Orgasm IV is a light-medium, rosy bronze with moderate, warm undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. It had rich color payoff with a soft, lightly creamy consistency that felt a bit richer and creamier compared to the other shades in the palette. The eyeshadow applied well to bare skin and looked almost “melted” with how smooth the sheen appeared after blending. It stayed on well for eight hours before fading visibly.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$19.00/0.04 oz. - $475.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "rich, high-impact color" that is "lightweight" and has "increased blendability." Like most larger ranges, there are winners and losers, and some of how they perform can be related to the type of finish. The mattes are soft, slightly dusty in the pans (or not at all) with medium to opaque, often buildable, color coverage. The satin and metallics tend to be smoother, more blendable, and more pigmented with less effort; NARS does the these lower shimmer finishes particularly well, which just looks "melted" on the skin as they lay down so smoothly and have a great shine.

Most shades applied better on my lid than swatched on my arm, which has been something seen across NARS' eyeshadows for years and didn't change with the recent update to their powder eyeshadow formula. On average, they lasted between seven and nine hours on me without primer. They did apply well over primer and stayed on well for 14 hours with minimal fading.

Worth noting: the updated formula and packaging resulted in a product decrease from 0.07 oz. per pan to 0.04 oz. The single eyeshadows received a more noticeable price drop (from $24 to $19) but the duo eyeshadows could be priced better (from $36 to $35).

Browse all of our NARS Eyeshadow (2018) swatches.

Ingredients

Isododecane, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Triisostearyl Citrate, Tin Oxide, Phenoxyethanol, [+/- (May Contain/Peut Contenir): Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891)].

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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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I was kind of excited when I thought it was a blush and highlighter quad. Then I re-read and realized it’s an eyeshadow quad and I’m pretty meh about it. It’s an easy pass for me.

Too bad that the lone matte shade isn’t a whole lot better, because the shimmers look so nice. Money saved, I suppose.

So basically “Dupe-able I, Dupe-able II, Dupe-able III and Dupe-able IV” and all pretty blah for the price. I think Nars has overdone their Orgasm shtick far more than UD overdid Naked, and at least the Naked palettes and other releases often were exciting.

Bought everything that was released, but haven’t opened anything. Bought this palette, the blush (??) palette (looks sort of like it could be used for more than just blush), and the Orgasm XL lip gloss. This palette is too pale, even for this porcelain, cool-toned person. Who is this going to be a good fit for? I’m going to keep everything except for this palette and buy the Orgasm XL eye shadow palette.

This is indeed a quad for those who like very soft, muted shades. It would be perfect to use in conjuntion with other more colourful shades. I find myself liking #4 the best.

Everything about how you describe this palette, is what I look for. I love light bright shades, with nothing too deep. My favourite palette is Charlotte Tilbury original Pillow Talk (same description). I might get this if there is a sale code or something…it’s a bit steep in price.

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