24 July 2017

NARS Orgasm Review and Swatch

NARS Orgasm Review Swatch

NARS Orgasm, probably the most popular blush in the world.

NARS Orgasm Review Swatch

NARS Orgasm Blush
A perfect blend of luminous peachy pink with a gold shimmer in our cult-favorite blush formula. Sheer, buildable color imparts a soft glow on fair skin and lends a warm golden shimmer on deeper complexions. Universally flattering shade creates a variety of effects and layering options.

NARS Orgasm Review Swatch

Why does my NARS Orgasm blush look like this? 

I know my blush looks really shitty right now, but just like any other makeup item that I review, I always see to it that I bring it to the office for a test drive. And being the klutz that I am, I've severely damaged my NARS Orgasm blush not once, but twice, resulting in a broken pan and having to press it with alcohol. 

Glad to report that pigmentation and texture has remained the same.

NARS Orgasm Review Swatch NARS Orgasm Review Swatch
My love/hate relationship for the matte packaging goes from the lipsticks all the way to the blush.

Before I got into beauty and blogging, I already knew of NARS Orgasm. It's an infamous blush that every beauty enthusiast knows and every makeup artist probably owns. This is also one of my very first high-end products and my fiance's first splurge on makeup, since he bought this for my birthday.

As you read above, I have a love/hate relationship with NARS packaging. It started out with my very first NARS lipstick called Catfight. I loved how sleek it was with the matte packaging and all, but after a few months -- depends on how you store it, it's just a matter of time -- that same matte packaging became a sticky gunky mess and became a dirt magnet. The same thing happened with my NARS Orgasm blush. After a few months of being a dirt magnet, I decided to just rub the whole matte gunk off with alcohol resulting in the mess of a packaging you see above.

Aside from the matte mess, it comes in a sleek compact with a mirror and it can easily fit your makeup bag. However, I do not advise bringing this to work with you as this blush broke on me twice. I feel like it's too fragile to be in your makeup bag on a daily basis.

Oh, and I totally get why so many people love this blush and consider this one of their holy grail products. The NARS Orgasm blush has a very soft texture and yet it packs a punch with the pigmentation. Plus, the shade is universally flattering becoming an instant go-to for makeup artists. This can complement fair to olive to deeper skin tones with the peachy pink and very fine golden shimmers it has. It just gives you a natural glow like no other. I like applying it very sheer for office days and building it up for date nights. 

I know some people hate blush with shimmers in it. They say shimmers accentuate their oily skin and big pores. But that's totally not the case with the NARS Orgasm. I have oily and acne-prone skin with huge pores and the shimmers don't make my pores more noticeable. I just feel like it gives me an overall healthy peachy natural glow.

I'm currently on project pan with my NARS Orgasm blush and I've been using this for the past three months. By the looks of it on the pictures above, I feel like I haven't even made a dent. I think it would take me a year to hit pan. 

One thing's for sure... with the high price point comes a true quality blush having amazing pigmentation and formula. This is one of the cases where it's really worth your money to buy the original and not a dupe.

For a selfie wearing this blush, click here.

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