PRODUCT REVIEW: NARS' SUPER ORGASM
I can't express my excitement and joy when I was able to get my first NARS blush! I tried the Orgasm in cream before when I borrowed it from my mother's stash and I am happy with my experience though I prefer powders. That is why when I had the chance to get one NARS blush, I chose the powder form.
There is no available Orgasm shade that is famous so I settled with Super Orgasm. Their difference is Super Orgasm is more glittery while the Orgasm looks like matte. Regarding the shade, I can see no difference, the Super Orgasm is just more sparkly.
Upon opening the compact blush, there is a a cover to protect the blush powder. It also serves as a filter so the dust particles from your blush will not go out of the compact case.
Let us now review the blush, shall we?
Product Description: (From NARS' website) Peachy Pink with Gold Glitter
Ingredients: (From Beauty.com) Talc, Cetearyl Isononanoate, Cetyl Acetate, Oleyl Acetate, Acetylated Lanolin Alcohol, Stearoxy Dimethicone, Isopropyl Lanolate, BHA, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Triclosan, May Contain (+/-):, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, 77492, 77499), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Red 22 Lake (CI 45380) (CI 45380), Red 34 (CI 15880) (CI 45410), Red 36 Lake (CI 15800), Yellow 5 Aluminum Lake (CI 19140), Yellow 6 Aluminum Lake (CI 15985) (CI 15985), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090) (CI 42090), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163) (CI 77163), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Chromium Oxide Green (CI 77288), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (CI 77510) (CI 77510), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Carmine (CI 75470) (CI 75470)
The packaging is simple and yet classic. I love that the compact has a small mirror and that the texture of the casing is slightly velvet because it does not slip when I hold it.
The color of the blush looks natural, the sparkle is not that noticeable when applied unless I put a several heavy layers on.
Just put on a light thin layer to avoid the too much glitter on your face. I did not have a problem with the sparkling blush on my cheeks.
The texture is smooth and it does not feel heavy on skin when applied. The blush lasted for 5 to 6 hours with slight fading. I did not re-touch it on my 8 hours shift because there is still a hint of pink.
The shade is very sheer so it looks like I only have a natural blush from my cheeks. I put on at least two layers application of the blush to make it more pinkish. I am a MAC NC15-20 user though and blush shows on my skin in an instant, so I suggest that for medium to darker skin tones to try it first before you buy because you will need several layers to show the color and it may tend to look too glittery when the layers became heavy and thick.
It is so glittery that I suggest you really use a good blush brush because I know that some uses their fingers when using makeups.
The packaging has a down side, since it has a velvety texture, it tends to stick with dirt. It also tends to get sticky when exposed to warm environment that even when you clean the casing, the stickiness will not go away.
I used one layer of blush application on this photo. I also used a Real Techniques Multi Task Brush.
Under natural light vs under lights
I tried to capture a photo that you can see the shimmer of the blush under lights, I hope you can appreciate it on the photo. You can see that I have a natural pinkish glowing cheeks with the use of NARS Super Orgasm.
Foundation: Koh Gen Do OC-2
Concealer: Naturactor 140
Eyebrows: Get Lei'd
Gel Liner: Get Lei'd
Eyeshadow: The Body Shop Shimmer Cubes Palette 06
Mascara: Pixy Black Waterproof Mascara
Blush: NARS Super Orgasm
Lipstick: MAC Goddess of the Sea
Buy again? 100%
Overall Rating: 5/5
Where to buy? NARS stores in Rustan's Department Store.