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NARS Liquid Blush and Orgasm Collection Review

June 1, 2017

NARS Liquid Blush and Orgasm Collection Review | The Beauty Look Book

NARS has some new launches for the summer including a new cheek product called Liquid Blush ($30 for 0.5 fl 0z/15 ml) and a three-piece Orgasm Collection which features the new liquid blush formula, a special edition packaging Orgasm Powder Blush ($30 for 0.16 oz/4.8 g) and an Orgasm Lipstick ($28 for 0.12 oz/3.4 g). The Orgasm powder blush was one of my first high-end purchases many years ago and I used that blush with the Laguna Bronzer religiously (before my blogging days). Any extension of either colors always gets me excited. Something about a peachy pink gold shimmer just gets me. Up first is the NARS Orgasm Collection features three items: two cheek items and one lipstick.

NARS Liquid Blush and Orgasm Collection Review | The Beauty Look Book

For some reason I thought the Orgasm Lipstick already existed but perhaps I got this confused with the lip gloss version. The lipstick is a pretty peachy pink gold shimmer with a sheer finish. It gives the lips a pink peach gold tinge for a gorgeous summery look. It’s shimmery but not overly frosted and I like the look of it. It has a moisturizing feel without having too much slip. The Powder Blush has a special-edition packaging on the exterior with pink lettering and on the mirror there’s a little hashtag phrase embossed onto the surface adding a fun touch. The Orgasm Liquid Blush is a new formula of super pigmented but blendable liquid. It has a thin texture and this one appears more pink than the powder version. There is shimmer in the product but on my face I don’t see any – it just gives the skin a very soft pink glow in the most natural way I’ve ever seen.

NARS Liquid Blush and Orgasm Collection Review | The Beauty Look Book


I don’t have the lip gloss version of Orgasm, but I do have the Illuminator. Here they are swatched side by side. For the most part the Orgasm Powder blush has looked like a blush on me. Now that I’m a few shades darker it feels more like a highlighter on my medium tan skin. For more of a blush version right now I prefer Luster or Torrid for that peachy look.

NARS Orgasm Collection Review | The Beauty Look Book

The Liquid Blush comes in four shades: Orgasm is the lightest, a soft pink with gold shimmer, Luster is a soft peach apricot with gold shimmer, Torrid is a warmer/deeper coral peach, Dolce Vita is a matte rose. The finish of these is somewhere in between glowy and satiny. They have a very fluid pigmented texture and look almost scary pigmented straight out of the pump but they blend out easily. The bottles are on the small/tiny side but a little goes a long way so I really only need 1 pump for the face. Application-wise I used my fingers to dab and blend. You can use a brush or a sponge. I like that they blend but don’t disappear on the skin once you swipe to blend. The pigment is truly easy to control depending on how much color you want. There’s no detectable scent. Lasting power is very good for a non-powder formula – they don’t slide off and color-wise they don’t darken or oxidize (yay!). My favorite is Torrid.

It has moisturizing ingredients to give the skin a healthy looking natural glow without being too dewy. At the same time these have a satiny finish. The swatches look scary but I promise they can be blended out to a natural finish. Left to right below is Orgasm, Luster, Torrid and Dolce Vita. These come in a frosted small glass bottle with a pump.

NARS Liquid Blush Review and Swatches | The Beauty Look Book

Below I swatched them with a heavy hand but they will blend out for a sheerer finish. You can also layer powder blush on top for more intensity without the color looking too heavy. Definitely check out Karen’s post on Makeup and Beauty Blog to see how these compare to their powder versions (her post is super helpful!).

NARS Liquid Blush Orgasm, Luster, Torrid, Dolce Vita Swatches | The Beauty Look Book

NARS Liquid Blush Orgasm, Luster, Torrid, Dolce Vita Review | The Beauty Look BookSwatches below, top left is Orgasm, top right is Luster (Orgasm Lipstick on both sides)

Bottom left is Torrid (Orgasm Lipstick), bottom right is Dolce Vita (with Dolce Vita Lip Gloss)

Foundation worn is Tom Ford Waterproof Foundation in Sable

NARS Liquid Blush Orgasm, Luster, Torrid, Dolce Vita Swatches | The Beauty Look Book

One last look:

NARS Liquid Blush and Orgasm Collection Review | The Beauty Look Book

Bottom line the liquid blush is a win. I find that both Luster and Torrid are great colors for me right now. Blended out they look similar on my skintone, but one is clearly lighter than the other. Dolce Vita has always been a tricky one for me as dusty rose colors tend to look dark against my olive skintone. The liquid version looks more rosy than brown which is workable, I just prefer peachy shades or bronzey colors. Orgasm Liquid blush is more pink than a peachy-pink-gold but I actually like it better than the powder blush version.

For the Orgasm Collection I was pleasantly surprised by the lipstick. It’s a nice peachy-pink-gold shimmer that I want to wear all summer long. It is on the sheer side though so if you want more color than shine you may have to add a liner underneath and blend it out. The blush is a nice addition with the added details on the packaging but if you already own it, no need to get another one. A number of you have asked if I’ll be reviewing the NARSissist Loaded Eyeshadow Palette and I’m still undecided. I don’t need another eyeshadow palette and have this one from Kat Von D Beauty and this one from Tom Ford on my radar so I’m trying to hold out. The reviews on the NARS one are overwhelmingly positive though so perhaps I need to take a trip to Sephora this weekend to look at it again. If you have any thoughts on it let me know.

You can find the Liquid Blush and Orgasm Collection online and in stores at Sephora and NARS Cosmetics. The Liquid Blush launches today! Have you tried these yet? What did you think?

Items in this post provided courtesy of NARS for review consideration.


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  • Sophie Stewart

    What a beautiful, summery collection. Sophie x

  • loriindc

    These colors are so pretty – I’m going to have at least one!

  • Do you think this release is meant to compete with Glossier’s cloud paint? The formula and color range seen a near perfect match.

    • Interesting! The colors do seem similar but the formula/texture/pigment of the NARS is so different.

  • Oh my! Those liquid blushes are beautiful! I remember having a Nars illuminator in a long tube once. These look more classy πŸ™‚

    • You’re right! They do look prettier but I still love those sparkles you can see in the illuminator tubes!

  • Lindsey

    My Sephora didn’t have the Orgasm lipstick, and it doesn’t appear to be online. Is it coming to Sephora eventually?

    • It’s there online! Click the link above that links to ORGASM COLLECTION – you have to click the little swatches/icons to see each individual item (blush, lipstick, gloss etc.)

  • DB_Boston

    Absolutely love each of the blushes on you — compliments the Tom Ford foundation, which looks radiant and glowing. Very jealous of you ladies who can wear pink blushes. On my skin, they pull too red. I’m going to test Luster as soon as possible.

    • Hi DB – maybe try one of the peachy ones? Thanks for the kind comments πŸ™‚ So sweet of you to say!

  • Kay Nguyen

    Wow they look amazing! I have always been an Nars fan and my wallet isn’t happy about it, but hey this means another trip to Sephora (yay) <3

    • LOL Kay! I always feel like I need a trip to Sephora – their e-mails make me want everything!

  • The liquid blushes look so nice, I’m definitely going to keep my eyes peeled for those! x

    Millie |

  • Alison

    My face eats blush. It just disappears on me. But I am wondering if these have better staying power. I would get the pink. On another note, of the three palettes on your radar, the one that I am curious about is the Kat von D. The Nars Loaded looks like what we’ve seen a lot of before.

    • I think that with some powder formulas mine does the same. I do think these stay put or are more visible longer on me. Thx for the tip on the palettes!

      • Alison

        Thanks, Sabrina. I just tried it yesterday at Sephora and it did wear well. I am curious which powder formulas work better for you since you’ve experienced the same problem. Also want to check that you got my email with restaurant recommends in NY sent a few weeks back

  • Ana Marta Samuel

    Yes, please do a review on the NARSissist Loaded Eyeshadow Palette. It’s so pretty, I’m sure you will love it. I find myself reaching out for it way more than I thought I would! You won’t regret it!

    • Hi Ana Marta – will give the NARS palette a look at Sephora soon!

  • Sharon Macklin

    My liquid Orgasm blush and the lipstick are coming today. I normally don’t do that well with such a light lipstick color, but I thought this might be pretty as a “no lipstick” look for hot weather.

  • Stunning photos and amazing review – thank you for sharing <3

  • iheartcosmetics

    Great swatches, I really want to get orgasm and torrid liquid blushes now. Am hoping they have nars in duty free! x Sarah from Iheartcosmetics xx

  • Lyna

    Oh wow! Love the shades!!
    Thank you for this review!

  • Leliforever

    Is it bad that I want a liquid blush just for the packaging? It looks super cute!

  • mimi charbs

    I love the liquid blush in Orgasm. The container is not that big but the amount I use is a drop a day for both cheeks so this will last me forever! And the pump (thank god it’s not a dropper!) is well functioning that I can adjust the amount… yet still comes out too much lol Thank you for your beautiful photos and review. I really enjoy reading it at work πŸ™‚

    • I agree they are tiny but you only need a tiny drop! Thanks for your kind comments, glad you enjoy the blog πŸ™‚

  • Ava

    I love NARS products they are just amazing. I fell in love with your lipstick color.

  • Your post is gorgeous!

    Personally, I am a tired of NARS and all their orgasm stuff. They keep on repackaging the same thing every year if not several times a year. They really need to come up with a new shade or something. This whole many different “special edition” of orgasm product is so boring.

  • Ooh, I’m loving the way Dolce Vita is looking. As far as Orgasm goes, I still have yet to purchase the powder, but I’m a fan of it. I love that some magazines have little “samples” of it. I’ve used it a few times from those and just love the way it looks on the skin. I might need to pick it up and the Dolce Vita liquid blush.

    PS – They all look beautiful on you, but I do think Torrid looks amazing for your skin tone.