First Pump: NARS' New Orgasm Liquid Blush
Summer is officially here! And that means it’s time to break out the bright pops of color and welcome the arrival of hair frizz season here in Hong Kong. And what better way to introduce color back into your daily routine than with NARS’ all-new and improved Orgasm range? The most exciting bit - a new liquid blush in the brand’s cult favorite shade “Orgasm”, and of course some revamped editions of the brand’s world famous Orgasm blush.
The Orgasm shade within NARS’ blush collection is a beautiful peachy pink with flecks of gold shimmer running through for a gorgeous peachy summery glow that works on every skin tone. I personally have very pale skin and blush can look pretty obvious on me, but the NARS Orgasm Blush is perfect on me - its light shimmer catches the light beautifully and the soft peachy pink blends in seamlessly with my skin tone, helping my cheeks achieve that perfect “afterglow” flush *winky face*.
The star of the show for NARS is their new Orgasm Liquid Blush, which comes in a dainty matte frosted glass bottle. A little goes a long way with this product, and when I first swatched the shade on my hand, I was surprised at how light the consistency was, it was almost watery, but in a good way. The gel-like blush blended in seamlessly with my skin and looked oh so natural. The only thing that worried me was how matte the liquid blush was when compared to the powder blush, which had more obvious shimmer in it. The liquid blush barely had any shimmer, and to me just looked like a pinky liquid blush. Nothing too special. The formula for the new liquid blush was nice, and a little will certainly go a long way. But the colour wasn’t a true match for the iconic Orgasm shade and for me, this new liquid blush fell flat, the powder form of Orgasm is much more flattering and to me more “special”. And when you’re paying HK$300+ for a blush, I want it to be special.
Just because the liquid blush was a bit disappointing, doesn’t mean that there aren’t other products that you can dip into to start your Orgasm craze. (If you are a NARS fan, saying the words “start your Orgasm craze” to someone who isn’t a NARS fan might not be the best way to introduce them to the brand.) Fan favorites like the NARS Orgasm Multiple is a good multi-purpose product that can be used all over the face for a fresh flush, or if you want to amp up the glow, the NARS Orgasm Illuminator in Super Orgasm will give you a radiant peachy lit-from-within glow that will satisfy your summer highlighting needs.
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NARS Orgasm Blush (Powder) - HK$310
NARS Orgasm Liquid Blush - HK$310
NARS Orgasm The Multiple - HK$380
NARS Orgasm Illuminator - HK$320
NARS Super Orgasm Blush (powder) - HK$310
NARS Super Orgasm Illuminator - HK$320
NARS Orgasm Lipgloss - HK$250
NARS Super Orgasm Lipgloss - HK$250
All photos courtesy of NARS Cosmetics.