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!



  1. January 29, 2013 / 10:53 am

    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! 🙂

  2. January 29, 2013 / 12:54 pm

    ah orgasm has to be without a doubt my favorite blush!! 🙂 xx

  3. January 29, 2013 / 4:13 pm

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

  4. January 29, 2013 / 9:52 pm

    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

  5. January 30, 2013 / 1:01 am

    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!

  6. January 30, 2013 / 8:42 pm

    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!


  7. February 8, 2013 / 3:56 pm

    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

  8. March 21, 2013 / 11:46 am

    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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