NARS Newest OrgasmMonday, November 10, 2008
One of my favorite blushes is also one of the cult classic colors. NARS Orgasm.
I first purchased this blush very shortly before my wedding. I had been searching for the perfect color for my pale complexion on my wedding day and a trip to Sephora brought me this classic pinky-peach shade. It is subtle. Me but better. A light dusting is perfect for all day, every day. It's also buildable, so extra layers make it slightly more intense, rather than muddy.
I wore Orgasm blush every day during my initial three years of training, and while I've branched out since then, I still wear it probably once or twice a week. So if you do the math.... the blush compact in the left of this picture is about 5 1/2 years old. Yes, that's older than some "experts" say you should keep a blush (For the record, "they" say that's 2 years. I'm not sure where this number comes from). Anyways, I haven't hit pan yet and the shade still blends and works just great.
When I heard that NARS would be releasing a "Super Orgasm" version, all I could think of was those bronzer that came out this summer the size of dinner plates. You know the ones, they were too orange for you too. I was expecting an extremely large blush.
Instead, Super Orgasm is the same size as a regular NARS blush, but it's definitely a suped-up version of the regular Orgasm. The subtle shimmer has given way to gold glitter, which while present in the compact doesn't really show up on the cheek. I was happy about this, as I don't really need chunky gold glitter on my cheekbone. Super Orgasm is a bit darker and a bit pinker than the original as well.
I like the Super Orgasm every bit as much as the original. The darker shade requires a light hand to look natural, but it the end result is a buildable, natural looking flush. It's just a bit pinker than the original.