Review: NARS Orgasm Blush

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NARS Blush in Orgasm // £21.50

I’m sure this product needs no introduction as it’s a bit of a cult favourite. I’ve never really been a big fan of blush, but lately I’ve been more and more interested in cheek products for some reason, so when I spotted this NARS blush in the shade Orgasm on Buyapowa for a few pounds cheaper than normal, I decided it was time to invest.

The blush is a really pretty peachy-pink colour with subtle gold shimmer running through it. It does look quite shimmery in the pan, but when applied it doesn’t look over-the-top at all – just a nice, natural glow. Plus it means you don’t really need to bother with a highlighter! Blushes which are leaning towards more peachy tones tend to suit me better than bright pinks, so this is the perfect shade for me.

This is the first NARS blush I’ve used, but it’s such a gorgeous and good quality product, so I can see why they’re so popular. The blush is really soft and pigmented, so it’s really easy to work with. I’ve been using the Real Techniques Blush Brush to apply the blush, and it seems to pick up the perfect amount of product to give my cheeks a nice rosy glow. Before using it, I was worried that the blush might be too pigmented and would end up being too bright on my skin, but that’s not the case at all – it’s actually quite a subtle shade but can be easily built up for a more colourful look. The photo above is how I would normally wear it in the daytime, but if I was going on a night out I would apply a little bit more to end up with a brighter finish.

£20 is on the more expensive side for blush, but I honestly think it’s worth paying a little bit extra for a product that you really love. I’d much rather buy one high end product which I use all the time, than three or four “drugstore” ones which I’m not that impressed with and usually get shoved to the back of a drawer and never used again. Maybe it’s a sign I’m getting old?! Orgasm is such a lovely everyday shade, so I think I will definitely be getting my money’s worth.

Have you tried NARS Orgasm Blush?

Gillian x


Freelance social media and digital marketing consultant with a penchant for writing blog posts, drinking sickly sweet cocktails and exploring the cobbled streets of Edinburgh.


  • danielleyc says:

    You look so pretty!
    I haven't tried this blush, but it's forever on my wishlist. It's the price that puts me off, maybe after I finish my current Benefit blush I'll try this! xx

  • Lauren says:

    this is my ultimate fave blush-the only one I've ever hit pan on! xo

  • I think I'm literally in the same boat as Danielle! Really do want to try it out once my sugarbomb blush is finished though and I'm even tempted to try luster as well 🙂


  • Hayley says:

    This is such a great looking blush! Suits you x

  • Katie says:

    I love the Nars Deep Throat which is a bit lighter than orgasm.

    Is buyapowa any good for things like that?


  • This blush looks great on you! I really need to buy it!!! >.<

  • Andrea Marie says:

    One of my favorite blushes! You are so gorgeous :O

    – Andrea xx

  • Beth Bradley says:

    I love this blush, it's such an easy colour to wear!

  • Kate says:

    This looks gorgeous, still desperate to get my hands on it! x

  • I need to buy this! I've ticked of laguna, now this is my next stop..


  • I just can't get on with this blush! It just doesn't work for me which is gutting cause it looks so pretty! Xx

  • P says:

    Blushers don't really work that well on me as I'm naturally quite rosy so they don't show up. 🙁 Looks great on you though!

  • Hayley says:

    I've had this for a while and I've only recently started to use it regularly! I use my RT stippling brush as I find that the blush brush doesn't pick up enough product for me! x

  • Joan says:

    oh this is such a nice color!
    and looks great on your skin!

  • beewaits says:

    Been dying to try NARS for ages. Looks lovely x

  • Claire says:

    It's such a pretty colour, I really don't give it as much love as it deserves. I really need to use it more 🙂

  • So lovely. I wish I could find them here in Aus!

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  • Leanne Marie says:

    I've always been so tempted by nars blushes, I love their eyeshadows so why wouldnt I love the blushers. Just need to decide what shade to get, this one is lovely!

    Leanne @ Leanne-Marie | Beauty, fashion & lifestyle. x x

  • Lottie Simm says:

    this is my go to blush and i love it especially as you can wear it during the day and build it up for a more night time look.

  • Looks lovely on you! I'm in desperate need of a new blusher, I might ask for this one for my Birthday on Sunday haha! (Mostly so I don't have to splash out such an amount…!)


  • This blush is one of my favorites. I also have Nars Deep Throat (gotta love the horrible names!). You look so pretty. 🙂

  • Maria Fallon says:

    I really need to het this blusher- such a pretty shade!

    Maria xxx

  • mel davies says:

    I only own one NARS blusher, but I adore it! I've been staying away from this because of the huge amount of shimmer, but it looks gorgeous on you 🙂 xx

  • Gemma Satire says:

    Awhh my friend has this I am constantly robbing it off her! I love Nars, I wish I could affored them alllll! This blush looks darling on you, so I think I'm just gunna blow it and buy it for myself.

    Gemma x

  • Sharina says:

    You have the best swatch of Orgasm!! 🙂

  • Orgasm is a lovely blush, it suits you!
    ~Pauline @ Nars Philippines

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