NARS Super Orgasm Blush
In my last blush review on MAC Cream blush “Lady Blush“, I mentioned about my new found fondness towards blushes. I am kind of developing an addiction towards it. So one fine day when my friend D offered to sale NARS Super Orgasm Blush, I jumped at (almost snatched) it. 😛 Well, rest is history.. 😛 😀
Let me tell you what I have been up to these days. I am building up my high end product collection. I have stopped looking for any drugstore makeup….well until and unless some lucrative things passes by. 😛 I am collecting a lot of high end products. It’s does pinch my pocket, but who cares. Do we makeup lovers have ever think about pocket before buying anything? 😛 😀
NARS makes some amazing blushes and Lipsticks. There blushes are to die for. I am eyeing Torrid, Dolce Vita and Gilda next.. ohh and lipsticks.. shhh..!!! I have got few already. Can’t leave without my first love. 😀
NARS has some amazing product names. Today I am going to review the much hyped NARS Super Orgasm Blush.
What NARS says about their blush range:
The ultimate authority in blush, NARS offers the industry’s most iconic shades for cheeks. Natural, healthy-looking color that immediately enlivens the complexion. A light application of even the highest-intensity hues delivers a natural-looking flush.
Silky texture in matte and shimmering shades
Micronized powder ensures soft, blendable application
Iconic NARS shades
Price: $30 (INR 1860/- approx. )
Quantity: 4.5 Gms. The one which I have is smaller in size as it was a part of Travel Set which is a value for money.
My take on NARS Super Orgasm Blush:
NARS blushes are typically housed in a square black pan which has rubberized finish. Basically the packaging is dust and dirt prone. It comes with a mirror sans any brush included in the box. Very simple packaging, I guess they should now change the rubber finish as it looks quite dirty after a while.
NARS Super orgasm blush is a touch super version of the former NARS Orgasm Blush. Both the blushes are famous for glitters. Super Orgasm is described as “Peachy Pink” Blush with tons of gold glitters. When I say tons of large gold glitters I mean it.. 😛 When I took just a swipe of blush, my fingers picked a lot of gold glitters first and then the color. All the glitters get scattered over the pan while application BTW. The color leans more towards peach. The gold glitters are on the larger side which is actually quite a unique thing, as such large glitters are hardly seen in Blushes. With so much hype sorrounding it, I ended up purchasing it. But honestly I don’t prefer glittery things. In reality I stay far away from glitters.
I mostly use it as a day blush as it gives a good glow to my face. This shade is best suited for fair to medium skin tones. Dusky beauties should first try and then buy as I doubt it will show up well.
Texture of the blush is smooth and glides easily however the glitters bring another story. :-/ The glitters are chunky and gritty. They don’t stay in the applied area of the blush and get scattered all over. Using this blush often takes a lot of time as I don’t want to see myself as a disco ball.
I apply it with a blush brush, but very sparingly. I swipe it over the pan and pat the brush on the back of my hand, so that all the loose glitters fall off and then apply it with a very light hand.
NARS Super Orgasm Blush Swatch:
Pigmentation of this blush is very decent and it gives right amount of flush and warmth to the cheeks. On my skin tone, the peach shade is very prominent. Blending however is very difficult. The Large glitters make it a real pain. It would have been better if the glitters were small enough to add just a hint of sheen or luminosity.
Staying power of this blush is just average. It stays for 3-4 hours if I use a base like BB Cream. In hot sweaty weather I think it will be much less.
Overall I am just happy to own this iconic shade even though I didn’t like it much personally.
NARS Super Orgasm Blush on me:
Pros of NARS Super Orgasm Blush:
- Gorgeous Peachy Pink Blush
- Perfect blush for anytime.
- Add good amount of warmth to the cheeks.
- One of the Iconic shades by NARS.
- Will look best on fair to medium skintones.
Cons of NARS Super Orgasm Blush:
- Large chunky glitters.
- A great amount of fall out.
- Have to be used with light handedly.
- Very low staying power.
Do I Recommend?
I bought it just for the reason that it is one of the most iconic shades by NARS. It is just not one of those I would have bought had I been able to try it before my purchase. Would not recommend NARS Super Orgasm Blush to those who don’t like Glitters. Having said that I don’t really regret of my purchase as I got hold of such a famous shade.. 😛 Nevertheless NARS does have some amazing matte blushes and I see myself picking few of them very soon.
Thanks for reading and Take Care.
Review by Sharmistha ETM Edit* Must say you have applied this really well Sharmi. Though the chunky glitters in the swatch did not impress me at all, it does look really pretty on you. very soft and subtle. It totally reminds me of MAC Peachykeen which I am yet to review because of the chunky glitters in there. :P All the best with your makeup collection. ;)