I'll never forget the moment I welcomed this blush to my collection. It took nearly ten days to be delivered to my door from somewhere in sunny California. Back then that was my preferred route to acquiring cosmetics; online and overseas (hello seriously generous price differences). It was during a time of fervently oversized 'it handbags' and days were celebrities involuntarily became street style mavens. Orgasm was bigger than big. While the Balenciaga Motorcycle bag was one of the most coveted handbags ten years ago, NARS Orgasm was the 'it' beauty product to possess. Everyone was raving about this shade. You truly couldn't go past a magazine article without seeing it featured it either. 

This was the tone du jour; the hue of choice. 

It was the product that gave Carrie Bradshaw those infamous luminescent pink cheeks we seemingly coveted.

Truthfully, I purchased this item because I was and continue to be a complete NARS junkie. I have to have all the things pertaining to NARS and because magazines told me I needed this. However, back then I didn't utilise it as much as the other blushes in my collection. I tried it but didn't like it on my pale complexion. I was all about faking being tanned (still kind of am, translucent is not a great look on me), so I preferred to stick to beloved tints like Zen and Lovejoy. Tints I still use to this day mind you. Orgasm didn't exactly give me that tanned contoured look those other shades were giving me nor did it complement my (horrendously) orange glow. So it simply ended up at the back of my beauty draw, only to be rediscovered many moons later.

I don't know what compelled me to swipe it on one morning, but damn am I glad I did. I brushed along the apples of my cheeks, sweeping upwards and immediately noticed a fresher difference than my go-to's were giving me. Suddenly I had this dewy glow, a glow I had been desperately trying to achieve for months. Those tiny specs of gold and pinks worked miracles on my skin; they actually transformed it. Making my dull and lackadaisical skin instantly fresher, lively and vibrant (evidence, here). And after so many years, I finally recognise all that hype. I finally understand why everyone went nuts over this shade and why they continue to be. It truly is the ultimate shade of pink and I firmly believe that it will forever reign so. 

This is the blush you really want/need to invest in.

-Sxx

I'll never forget the moment I welcomed this blush to my collection. It took nearly ten days to be delivered to my door from somewhere in sunny California. Back then that was my preferred route to acquiring cosmetics; online and overseas (hello seriously generous price differences). It was during a time of fervently oversized 'it handbags' and days were celebrities involuntarily became street style mavens. Orgasm was bigger than big. While the Balenciaga Motorcycle bag was one of the most coveted handbags ten years ago, NARS Orgasm was the 'it' beauty product to possess. Everyone was raving about this shade. You truly couldn't go past a magazine article without seeing it featured it either. 

This was the tone du jour; the hue of choice. 

It was the product that gave Carrie Bradshaw those infamous luminescent pink cheeks we seemingly coveted.

Truthfully, I purchased this item because I was and continue to be a complete NARS junkie. I have to have all the things pertaining to NARS and because magazines told me I needed this. However, back then I didn't utilise it as much as the other blushes in my collection. I tried it but didn't like it on my pale complexion. I was all about faking being tanned (still kind of am, translucent is not a great look on me), so I preferred to stick to beloved tints like Zen and Lovejoy. Tints I still use to this day mind you. Orgasm didn't exactly give me that tanned contoured look those other shades were giving me nor did it complement my (horrendously) orange glow. So it simply ended up at the back of my beauty draw, only to be rediscovered many moons later.

I don't know what compelled me to swipe it on one morning, but damn am I glad I did. I brushed along the apples of my cheeks, sweeping upwards and immediately noticed a fresher difference than my go-to's were giving me. Suddenly I had this dewy glow, a glow I had been desperately trying to achieve for months. Those tiny specs of gold and pinks worked miracles on my skin; they actually transformed it. Making my dull and lackadaisical skin instantly fresher, lively and vibrant (evidence, here). And after so many years, I finally recognise all that hype. I finally understand why everyone went nuts over this shade and why they continue to be. It truly is the ultimate shade of pink and I firmly believe that it will forever reign so. 

This is the blush you really want/need to invest in.

-Sxx

77 comments

  1. I absolutely love NARS' Orgasm. It's been a staple in my makeup collection for years now!

    Connie | Sponsored by Coffee | Etsy

    ReplyDelete
  2. Oh no that snippet about bal bags being the IT thing 10 years ago just makes me feel OLD! haha. And also makes me realise I've been obsessing about bags for quite a while....eep haha.

    Glad that you rediscovered the blush and that it's just what you were looking for :) I have a tarte blush I use at the moment for the office (only wear makeup on office days) and I really like it, much more than any other blush!

    Away From The Blue Blog

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hahahaha, I felt soooo old sharing that part Mica. Urgh, it feels like yesterday. xx

      Delete
  3. Ahhhhh so so pretty. I really wanna buy a few NARS products, they all seem so great, both look- and quality wise!

    x- Naomi in Wonderland

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You should totally invest in at least one NARS product, they really are so worth the price xx

      Delete
  4. I'm not familiar with the brand, but the colours look very natural. I'm sure it suits you well :D

    ReplyDelete
  5. I've never tried that brand. Sounds a nice product, but I'm not sure it is available here.. May I can found it online. Thanks for sharing S! Happy Friday!
    xx
    cvetybaby.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It took me forever to find it over here years ago C! I used to have to purchase it online so you might have some luck xx

      Delete
  6. Blushes are the real ending and edgy part of a look whether it is summer or winter.
    Great ones
    xxx
    Mari
    www.ilovegreeninspiration.com

    ReplyDelete
  7. That water-proof powder is great for those who have oily skin or suffers from perspiration because, somehow, will help to not run and not to leave. Also did not believe it would be water proof if I hadn't tested.

    I really love your photos <3

    NEW FASHION POST | Autumn Winter'15 Wishes #2
    InstagramFacebook Oficial PageMiguel Gouveia / Blog Pieces Of Me :D

    ReplyDelete
  8. OMG it looks so good
    ◕‿◕
    Kisses ♡
    http://culore.blogspot.ro/

    ReplyDelete
  9. In love with Nars products!!!
    Happy friday doll!!!
    Kisses, Paola.

    Expressyourself

    My Facebook

    ReplyDelete
  10. I've never tried any Nars products, but I'm starting to really want too!
    That shade of blush is lovely.

    Jenn | Jennifer Jayne

    ReplyDelete
  11. Very nice post!
    Be ready for autumn! Autumn make-up: http://starlingdays.blogspot.com/2015/08/autumn-products-by-avon.html

    ReplyDelete
  12. Those Nars blushes looks amazing !!

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

    ReplyDelete
  13. that's a beautiful color
    that's fine
    have a nice day
    www.imperfecti.com

    ReplyDelete
  14. Such a pretty colour! So many people have been raving about this so would love to give it a try :)
    Feel free to check out our latest post x
    http://looklovewear.blogspot.co.uk/2015/08/autumnwinter-wishlist.html

    ReplyDelete
  15. I love Nars blushes, they are my favourites! I don't have orgasm (which is strange because it's their most popular color) but it's such a pretty shade!
    xx

    www.theblackblush.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  16. You definitely have a Nars orgasm right there. I have never tried anything from Nars although there are alternative such as drugstore Sleek which i love but reading this I might invest on Nars products.

    Ana
    http://anarazon.blogspot.co.uk/

    ReplyDelete
  17. Hi Sonia, I have heard people rave about this blush but I haven't tried it yet. We don't have any shops with Nars products over here and I don't like to order cosmetics online. Too much trouble :D The blush looks amazing on you (saw the pic on IG). I don't have that blush but I think I have good dupes (I had no idea until you posted it) for it. Wore it yesterday. Just like you I didn't like the shade on me in the beginning :D Have a happy Friday!

    xx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's funny how these things turn out hey Mira xx

      Delete
  18. I've always heard great things about this!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    ReplyDelete
  19. I really love NARS products :)

    Federica
    http://www.thecutielicious.com
    The Cutielicious

    ReplyDelete
  20. I almost always wear blush because I believe that a good blush can really make one look refreshed and awake. I know that NARS Orgasm is supposed to be on of those universally flattering colors but I didn't think it looked good on me. Sin is my NARS blush of choice instead for that reason. I think I just do better with cool tones.

    Rowena @ rolala loves

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I used to think the same thing about it but trying it on a few months back I fell in love with it. You might find the same thing! xx

      Delete
  21. That is my favourite blusher hands down. It creates such a beautiful glow on the cheeks X

    http://www.leopardandspice.com/

    ReplyDelete
  22. Nars are one of my favorites make up brands! their blushes are so good!!

    The Fashion Matters- Fashion & Travel Magazine

    ReplyDelete
  23. Lol about being a Nars junkie! I can definitely relate and seriously fell in love with this shade the first time I tried it. I used to only wear bronzer in college and foundation and when I look back at those pics, I SO wish I knew about Nars Orgasm then. Such a cute post and I'll have to give those other's a try you linked to. Hope you're having a great summer!!

    xoDale

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ahhh I know Dale! I was all about the tan and bronzer back then. I'd love to try the Christopher Kane collab though xx

      Delete
  24. I've always been scared of blushes! I'm terrified I'll put too much on and end up looking like a clown! But I've heard such good things about Nars! I might have to give this a go! :) xxx
    samanthalfrances.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes! You might even be pleasantly surprised xx

      Delete
  25. Amazing products! Nice post <3

    http://www.adelaacanski.com/

    ReplyDelete
  26. High praise indeed! I have heard many good things about NARS over the years, though I'm yet to try any products by the brand yet. I love seeing your writing style applied to a beauty review by the way, it flows perfectly :)

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice
    x

    ReplyDelete
  27. Omg, I just love NARS products so so so much! I always wear blush and would love to try this one :D

    ReplyDelete
  28. I still love that color! Reminds me to check out all their colors!

    Http://Leftbankgirl.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  29. Oh I love NARS products, they are great!

    RedLip&Love

    ReplyDelete
  30. great review! Thanks for the useful tips!!

    http://fairyland111.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  31. the Nars products are beautiful!!

    www.fashi0n-m0de.blogspot.it

    ReplyDelete
  32. I tried it at Sephora after reading about it in Vogue and I was seriously impressed, it's the prettiest shade ever! I'm waiting to finish the blush I'm using now, but it's definitely going to be my next one!

    Bella Pummarola

    ReplyDelete
  33. i need to get it too

    http://differentcands.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  34. I heard this is a great brand/product I have yet to try it though. Nice colors!

    Florals&Smiles
    Twitter

    ReplyDelete
  35. love!

    www.thewonderlanders.com

    ReplyDelete
  36. Sounds very attractive :) It's been a while since I want to try Nars products.
    Maybe is time to give a try +_+

    Have a great weekend,

    Nicole
    http://reinventyourself.guide

    ReplyDelete
  37. Amazing products! I love it <3

    http://www.adelaacanski.com/

    ReplyDelete
  38. Nice products :)

    *XoXo
    - www.helenaprimeira.blogspot.pt
    - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8FHHl3dT3g
    - https://www.facebook.com/PrimeiraPanos?ref=hl

    ReplyDelete
  39. Great review

    New post :
    Www.miharujulie.com

    ReplyDelete
  40. I love orgasm too and have recommended it to my friends in the past. But I relate to a product not working one day and the next day it's like where have you been my whole entire life? Nars is definitely one of my favorite brands out there.
    http://fashionablyidu.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  41. I love orgasm too and have recommended it to my friends in the past. But I relate to a product not working one day and the next day it's like where have you been my whole entire life? Nars is definitely one of my favorite brands out there.
    http://fashionablyidu.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Glad to find more fellow NARS addicts out there Idu xx

      Delete
  42. these are all so lovely, must grab one of NARS<3
    www.rebelrebel.co x

    ReplyDelete
  43. nice beauty finds, I didnt't know Carrie used Nars,
    kisses
    http://www.theitalianglam.com/

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes, her rosy pink cheeks were created using this shade xx

      Delete
  44. nice beauty finds, I didnt't know Carrie used Nars,
    kisses
    http://www.theitalianglam.com/

    ReplyDelete
  45. Wow, such a pretty shade for a blush!
    xx

    ReplyDelete
  46. Awesome post! Hope you have a lovely Monday dear! :)

    xoxo;
    STYLEFORMANKIND.COM
    Facebook
    Bloglovin

    ReplyDelete
  47. I also have a (very) pale complexion so NARS could do the trick for me as well. And the pink colour looks perfect...

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's wonderful, it'll give you that coveted dewy glow xx

      Delete
  48. love that blush!! :D

    Have a great week!
    Animated Confessions

    ReplyDelete
  49. Looks like a lovely product! Might have to try it. :)

    Florals&Smiles

    ReplyDelete
  50. Oh I love blush! For awhile, blush was the one thing I loved putting on because it gave me some life to my paled, makeup-less face. This shade looks great (although funny name lol) and I hear NARS is a respectable makeup brand. Will definitely check out :)
    Olivia | Her Name Was Celebration

    ReplyDelete
  51. Love this!

    ** I'm inviting you to join Love, Beauty Bloggers on facebook. A place for beauty and fashion bloggers from all over the world to promote their latest posts!


    xoxo;
    BEAUTYEDITER.COM

    ReplyDelete
  52. Great to read your beauty review! Love the blush colour. It's amazing what a difference a bit of blush can do to one's face.

    LUXESSED

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. So true and thank you Anouk, glad you enjoyed my first beauty post! xx

      Delete
  53. That's a shade I would use as well :-)

    www.fashionjudy.com

    ReplyDelete
  54. Sonia, I have never ever used NARS products!!! I'd really love to. WHERE in South Africa do you find them though!?!? Definitely not anywhere in my tiny town. Damn.....
    I'm a blush addict. I never used to be - but after doing my bridal, day and night makeup course I am obsessed. I don't feel right without blush! :)

    www.bohemianmuses.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  55. I recently got this blusher and I don't know what took me so long because it's beautiful on the skin.

    Zeynab x
    The Beauty Load

    ReplyDelete

Contact

Instagram

© daring coco
Design by The Basic Page