Everyone’s coloring is individual, especially their skin tone – depth, warmth, undertones… there are so many fine variations that it’s nearly impossible to have a blush that flatters everyone, but NARS claims to do just that with their iconic blush in Orgasm.
NARS’ Blush in Orgasm is comprised of three main colors – rosy peach, bright pink, and bright golden shimmer, which combine to create a peachy, pinky, golden shimmery hue. The shimmer is fine – not like the chunky glitter in Super Orgasm. It has more of an illuminating quality than a glittery appearance. Like most NARS products, this blush is housed in a slim, sleek, rubberized black compact with a mirror inside.
Ingredients: Talc, Polyethylene, Zinc Stearate, Silica, Tricaprylin, Capric/Caprylic Stearic Triglyceride, Cera Alba (Beeswax) (Beeswax), PEG 150 Distearate, Lanolin, Laureth 4, Tocopherol, Disodium EDTA, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Butylparaben, Ascorbyl Palmitate (Vitamin C), May Contain (+/-): Mica, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, 77492, 77499), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Carmine (CI 75470) (CI 75740), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163) (CI 77163), Red 6 (CI 15850), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Red 33 Lake (CI 17200), Orange 5 (CI 45370), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Yellow 6 Lake (CI 15985), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090) (CI 42090)
Orgasm has earned its cult classic status. It’s a beautiful color. But it isn’t just beautiful: it’s pretty, sexy, gorgeous – it’s all of that, in one perfect shade. The shimmer is subtle enough to provide a soft, glowing, highlight… you know… like the name says ;) but certainly isn’t gaudy enough to stand out and scream GLITTER! It has good pigmentation, but it’s harder than most blushes so you don’t have to worry about dipping your brush in and ending up with WAY too much color on your cheeks. The pigmentation, texture, blendability, and ease of application are all just perfect.
Now, while this is an absolutely ideal, perfect shade for my fair, neutral-toned skin, this color is not universally flattering. It’s close, pigmented enough for the soft sheen to show up on even some medium to dark skin tones, but there’s just no way for a single blush to flattery everyone. It’s also forgiving enough that, while I prefer to apply with a fluffy angled blush brush, in a pinch, I can use my fingers to smooth it on. That’s brilliant.
I also love the classic NARS packaging, the rubberized exterior is great for not showing scratches, the mirror is helpful if I’m applying on the go and the slim, sleek compact is great for both being easy to store at home and being travel or purse friendly.
Orgasm is awesome… hehe. Really, this blush is beautiful. It’s a go-to, everyday color for me because this blush is just so perfect, versatile, and amazingly easy to wear. $29 for 4.8 grams of product is definitely a high-end price point, but you’re getting a high-end product, a cult classic absolutely worthy of its status.
Have you tried the iconic NARS blush, Orgasm? Do you think it lives up to the hype? Let me know in the comments below!
~ Fairly Girly