NARS are one of my absolute favourite makeup brands and I’ve featured endless reviews here on my blog over the last five and a half years. I still remember my very first NARS product; the Via Veneto Larger Than Life Eyeliner, and I’ve been obsessed ever since. NARS have always been notorious for their risqué shade names, with their Orgasm Blush being their most iconic.
Over the years NARS have extended their Orgasm range with the odd new addition but excitingly they’ve just launched a NARS Orgasm Collection for Summer 2018 and it’s such a beautiful collection. In addition to the three new products, the NARS Orgasm Collection now consists of twelve products in total including versions of the more intense, Super Orgasm. I own six NARS Blushes individually, and I have five NARS Blush Palettes and although I don’t own NARS Orgasm individually, I do own Orgasm within my NARS Foreplay Palette.
NARS ORGASM COLLECTION
NARS Orgasm Powder Blush £30 – the #1 Bestselling Blush in the USA
“More blush. More rush. Find ultimate pleasure with a limited edition, oversized Orgasm that’s made for play.
The ultimate authority in blush, NARS offers the industry’s best-selling, most iconic shades for cheeks, delivering healthy-looking color that immediately enlivens the complexion and provides a natural-looking flush that flatters any skin tone. Iconic shades include a range of translucent, natural tones, each with a subtle pink for a natural-looking blush undertone to highlight the complexion.
Silky, superfine micronized powder pigments in matte and shimmering shades ensure irresistibly soft, blendable application. A light application of even the highest-intensity hues delivers a natural-looking flush. Soft, buildable shades deliver a wide range of effects, ranging from ultra-sheer to powerful pops of color.“
The original NARS Orgasm Blush is £24 for 3.5 grams, but this limited edition oversized version is £30 for 8 grams. NARS Orgasm launched originally back in 1999 and was created to be an universally flattering shade for everyone and when it initially launched it was an instant sellout, and NARS couldn’t keep it in stock.
Orgasm is described as being a peachy pink with golden shimmer, and it’s a shade which has been copied by endless brands as it’s such a popular shade but nothing compares to the original Orgasm and this super size is the perfect addition to any makeup addict’s collection.
I have to admit I prefer a matte blush to a shimmer blush, but Orgasm is such a classic shade and it looks truly beautiful on the skin. It does look a little intimidating when swatched at intensity like I have above, but with a gentle dusting with a fluffy blush brush, the effect is much, much more subtle and very pretty.
The compact has a special design with NARS engraved into the powder and pink writing on the lid so it feels even more special than the standard NARS Orgasm blush. I haven’t touched pan on any of my NARS blushes so I don’t imagine I’ll ever finish this as it’s so large, infact it’s on par with a pressed face powder and you only need to tap your brush into the powder ever so slightly so it really will last forever even with daily use.
NARS Orgasm Afterglow Lip Balm £22
“An hydrating lip balm that delivers a sheer wash of color in the universally-flattering Orgasm shade. Hit your lips with a touch of iconic color and a smoothing sensation. This tinted lip balm features Monoï Hydrating Complex for smooth, supple comfort, and is infused with a blend of antioxidants to help protect lips. This moisturizing formula contains a hint of gold pearls to deliver a flush of Orgasm color and radiant finish to lips.“
The packaging of this Orgasm Afterglow Lip Balm is so stunning and it looks so luxurious. This has to be my favourite product from the NARS Orgasm Collection and the one I’d recommend the most if you wanted just one product from the collection.
The casing is a pretty rose gold colour which complements the rose gold shade of the lip balm within the bullet, although when on the lips it does translate a little pinker than it does in the bullet. This shade would suit any skintone as you can apply one swipe for a subtle tint, or a couple of further swipes for a more vivid shade and I just can’t stop wearing this beautiful colour right now.
NARS Orgasm Illuminating Loose Powder £23
“Orgasm gets loose. This silky, soft-lit loose powder blends effortlessly onto skin with a glimmering finish. In the cult-classic Orgasm hue, the formula features shimmer powders that reflect light off skin for a naturally glowing look. This versatile powder can be used to illuminate and accentuate the high points of the face and decollete. Feel turned on. Command attention with illuminating dimension.“
This is a gorgeous loose powder blush and highlighter hybrid packaged within a clear plastic pot, with a rubberised black plastic pot and sifter dispenser. The powder is super finely milled and metallic and would look amazing added to a spray bottle of body lotion or body spray to add a beautiful shimmer to the body.
The shade is a touch darker than the Orgasm blush and sadly it’s a little too dark for my skintone but it would look amazing on any skintone deeper than mine and I love how versatile loose powders are. You can use them on the face or body and even use them as eyeshadows and there are some photos on the NARS website showing the NARS Orgasm Collection on different skintones. I have been using this shade mixed with a mixing medium to create the prettiest, metallic rose gold eyeshadow but my photos just don’t do the multi-dimensional shade justice – it is beautiful.
I’d love to know if you’ve tried anything from the NARS Orgasm #WhatMakesYouBlush collection?