29 January 2013

Review: NARS Blush in Orgasm - A Blush For Everyone?


This seems to be one of the top cheek products everyone seems to rave about claiming it to be the ultimate universal blush and I remember being really excited when I finally took the plunge and purchased it mid last year! The packaging is lovely as with all NARS products, well designed minus the dirt grabbing finish (which i can live with as it feels super soft), the pan is well attached etc etc but I must admit I wasn't as wowed by this product as I had hoped, at first anyway.

The blush itself is a lovely peachy pink with lovely golden tones which perhaps were a bit too glitter like for me in certain lights as I'm pretty fair which tends to make getting the right blush a bit of a nightmare. This being said makes the universal claim that seems to have been made over the blogsphere a little bit of a porkie but nevertheless I have really grown to like it.

I don't really know what I was expecting when I first tried it as the pigmentation didn't seem to show up on my skin until I'd either given a good 2 coats or drowned my brush in it but lesson learnt, less is more. For some reason, the lighting in my room seems to make this bush look near invisible until I get into natural lighting which isn't the greatest thing to say the least. Just me? ...Probably.

All in all I probably won't re purchase or even finish the entire thing but I think if you have darker skin than me, give it a go!


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14 comments

  1. This blush looks so pretty in the pan. Im a big fan of Nars but havent tried any blushers yet!

    I'm glad you are doing okay, I've missed your blog posts! Nice to see you back blogging again.

    Leanne @ Leanne-Marie | Beauty, fashion & lifestyle. x x

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  2. I'm not to keen on Orgasm although it's lovely. I'm too pale I suppose. However I bought Deep throat and it's way better! :)

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  3. ah orgasm has to be without a doubt my favorite blush!! :) xx

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  4. I'm so glad you're back lovely! xx

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  5. Nars Orgasm is lovely. I wear it more in the summer but it always brightens my look:)
    Sara x

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  6. Good post and good pictures to help people try and decide for themselves if they can't get to a makeup counter.

    Lovely colour but not for me. I'm selling my entire collection of NARS orgasm products.
    http://flabbyface.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/nars-orgasm-collection-blog-sale.html

    Jules x

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  7. I've always been tempted by how pretty it looks but never quite enough to get it. I also tried Laguna and wasn't impressed with it but it seems I'm in the minority! Glad to see you back too, love your posts! X

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  8. I nearly bought this the other day!
    But I went for Torrid instead which I have just done a blog post on if you're interested in finding a more suitable blush for paler skins :)
    I have always wanted to try Orgasm just because of the hype but I can imagine it doesn't look amazing on skin as pale as mine!

    www.raspberphobia.com

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  9. It's pretty in the pan, but too shimmery for my taste.

    xoxo Chris
    http://myfashiontrendencies.com

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  10. I just posted a review on this and Deep Throat. If you're not a huge fan of the golden shimmer then Deep Throat might be more suited to you. They are very similar colours.

    Lovely photos :)
    I really like your blog, you've gained a new follower!

    X

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  11. I prefer Deep Throat. Too much of a gold shimmery sheen, but for an evening event I bet this looks great!

    http://blackswanwhiteswan10.blogspot.com.es/

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  12. Lovely review, a similar product is 'Sleek Rose Gold Blush' which I think looks much more pigmented, just my opinion though and it is also much cheaper. Maybe have a look at that one :)

    Amy xx
    A Little Boat Sailing

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  13. I really want to try a Nars blush, they look amazing

    A little bit Unique

    x

    Oh and I'm running a giveaway, if you want to pop over and have a nosey! Giveaway here


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  14. Great review. I love Nars but I feel that this blusher is so over-rated. I didn't like the consistency and the glitter was not flattering on my skin. There seems to be so much talk of this being a universal blusher for everyone but I can certainly live without it :)

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