NARS Orgasm is a very warm-toned, medium pink with a pearl finish. It is a permanent blush that retails for $30.00 and contains 0.5 oz.
NARS Orgasm Liquid Blush ($30.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is a medium pink with warm, yellow undertones and gold shimmer and sparkle. The pigmentation was buildable from semi-sheer to semi-opaque (two to three layers). The consistency was lightweight, thin but not so watery that it sheered out to nothingness, and spread easily across the skin without disturbing base products. For a liquid blush, I found it easy to work with, especially around the edges. The finish was more shimmery swatched than when I applied it to the skin, though there was still subtle shimmer when I tried it on bare skin as a blush. It wore well for eight hours on me before fading.
The new formula is supposed to "effortlessly glide on[to] skin for a lasting glow" where "one pump delivers the perfect amount of natural-looking color." It's supposed to have "buildable" coverage that's "blendable" and "lasting." It has a thin, almost watery consistency that spread easily, blended out well, and looked natural in finish on the skin with semi-sheer to medium, buildable coverage. One pump seemed like twice as much product as necessary in my experience, though. I liked using fingertips or a stippling brush for applying the product to cheeks but would dispense on the back of my hand or a metal palette first. It dried down quickly but did not feel immovable, so a little buffing along the edges was still doable. The formula wore between eight to nine hours on me, depending on the shade.
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview, which is a detailed review of the range as a whole.
NARS Cosmetics intorudces the all new Liquid Blush Collection. One pump glides on effortlessly delivering the perfect amount of natural-looking color and glow. Ideal for mixing textures, layer over powder blush for high impact color or apply first for a diffused effect. Provides lasting color that's both buildable and blendable with added Monoi and Tamanu oils for moisture. Go with the glow.