I’ve heard glowing reviews of the NARS blusher in Orgasm shade since I first broke into beauty blogging, back in January 2010. I knew Millie Mackintosh was a massive fan, and quite frankly, she’s one of my main beauty inspirations. If it’s good enough for Millie to use daily, it’s got to be amazing.
I also heard a few years later that it topped the beauty charts for one of the most iconic makeup items ever, so it goes without saying it’s a cult best-seller for NARS.
So why did I find myself going into 2017, still being a NARS Orgasm virgin? I suppose I’ve always been quite content with the products I currently use, and as a Beauty Editor, I try new ones out daily. I guess the arrival of a NARS blusher just never came…
Anyway, I finally purchased it 3 days into 2017, and it’s been on the apples of my cheeks ever since. In a nutshell, here’s all the reasons why I love it:
- It delivers a natural, healthy-looking color that immediately enlivens my complexion. It’s not too sickly pink, but it’s still a strong, distinct rosy shade.
- A light application of even the highest-intensity hues delivers a natural-looking flush, giving me a healthy glow at the same time. I usually contour first, then lightly sweep a pop of orgasm over the apples.
- It has a super silky texture, applies matte, but has touches of shimmering rose gold. Truly beautiful.
- It’s packed with micronized powders to ensure a soft, blendable application.
If you want that natural, build-able blusher which sits somewhere in the middle of peach/pink/rose gold, then this is the one. Now I finally see what all the fuss is about. Plus, you can tell that this little mirrored palette is going to last a lifetime too because a little goes a long long way…
I bought this from LookFantastic for £23, and I know I’ll be purchasing this again as my staple daytime blush.