Review and Photos: NARS Super Orgasm Blush

NARS miniature blush in Super Orgasm (3.5 g).

NARS miniature blush in Super Orgasm (3.5 g).

I made the most lovely discovery at Sephora a few weeks ago: Mini NARS blushes in Super Orgasm! The regular Orgasm had been on my wish list, but when I saw these little cuties, I knew I had to try one. 

One of the best things about them? The price. Get this: Full-size NARS blushes, which run for $32 CAD, are 4.5 grams. This mini blush, at 3.5 grams, was only $15 CAD! Less than half the price for only a gram less of product! Stock up before they realize their mistake, right?

In my opinion, the size is perfect. Makeup junkies like me who have several blushes on the go at once will take forever and ever to hit pan, so I love the idea of paying for less product. Additionally, it's fantastic for travel—it takes up no room in my bag at all. And I don't find the size at all inconvenient for application. My blush blush fits into the pan just fine, and I have no trouble getting an even layer of product on the bristles.

Here's a peek: 

 

NARS Super Orgasm blush mini (3.5 grams). The packaging is NARS standard—the black rubber (complete with the ubiquitous fingerprints).

NARS Super Orgasm blush mini (3.5 grams). The packaging is NARS standard—the black rubber (complete with the ubiquitous fingerprints).

NARS Super Orgasm blush. It's hard to see in this photo, but the compact does include a mirror. 

NARS Super Orgasm blush. See how itty-bitty it is?

NARS Super Orgasm blush (3.5 grams). 

The website describes the colour as "peachy-pink with gold glitter." By comparison, regular Orgasm is "peachy-pink with gold shimmer." I find these descriptions miss out on a bit of detail. Super Orgasm also seems to contain a bit of shimmer. I also find that Super Orgasm looks a little bit pinker than Orgasm—particularly in the pan, which is part of what drew me to the colour. With my skin tone, I much prefer pink blush to peach. 

Here it is swatched on my arm: 

NARS Super Orgasm blush swatched on my arm. For reference, I'm an NC/NW 15–20. 

Don't be afraid of the glitter you see in the pan and in the swatch. If it floats your boat, great! But I'm not a fan. (It rustles up bad memories of high school when we smeared glittery goo on our faces. I don't get it either.)  

The good news is that the glitter is easily blended away, leaving behind a lovely, warm sheen of peachy-pink. 

Here's what it looks like on: 

 

A close-up of NARS blush in Super Orgasm applied lightly—pores and all. (Brave, right?) As you can see, I've blended most of the glitter away, missing just a few specks up at the top, near my hairline. 

A close-up of NARS blush in Super Orgasm applied lightly—pores and all. (Brave, right?) As you can see, I've blended most of the glitter away, missing just a few specks up at the top, near my hairline. 

NARS blush in Super Orgasm applied to my cheeks.

One more of NARS blush in Super Orgasm applied to my cheeks. 

It's definitely the brightest, boldest colour I own—I love it! As with all things NARS, the quality is great. It applies like a dream, and the staying powder is great—all day without fading.  

Would I repurchase?  I think so, though I'm more likely to try the regular Orgasm—just to switch things up a little. According to the reviews I've seen, the colour is really very similar. 

Rating: Five stars out of five—particularly given the price of the mini. Full-sized NARS blushes are quite pricey. 

Available: I got the mini at my local Sephora (at Vancouver's Pacific Centre) for $15 CAD. Full-sized NARS blushes are available at Narscosmetics.ca, the Bay, Sephora, and anywhere else NARS cosmetics are sold. 

Have you tried NARS Super Orgasm? Did you like it? Let me know in the comments below!

Disclosure: This product was purchased by Eyeshadow Addict.  

 

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