NARS launched some new additions for spring with their 2023 Orgasm Collection in some stunning pink packaging and I have a review + swatches for you today. The collection was launched early to Ulta Beauty and NARS Cosmetics. It’s now also available at Sephora. There are 5 new pieces including:
- The Multiple in Orgasm and Orgasm Rush ($39 each)
- Orgasm Four Play Blush Quad ($45)
- Orgasm Rising Eyeshadow Palette ($49)
Orgasm Rising Eyeshadow Palette
I’ll start with my favorite item in the collection which is the Orgasm Rising Eyeshadow Palette. This is a stunning palette with 9 shades. It has a good mix of textures and tones. To me this seems like an updated take on their Wanted Palette from several years ago (which I really loved). This palette has:
- Hotwired is a metallic champagne
- High Speed is a shimmery beige peach with sparkles
- Orgasm is a pink gold shimmer
- Seven Heaven is a matte soft light brown
- Seduced is a medium rosy sparkle loaded with gold and silver and pink flecks
- Reckless is a warm satin brown with tiny gold shimmer
- Push It is a medium matte warm brown
- Faster Pussycat is a deeper copper shimmer
- Galapagos is a matte dark chocolate with gold flecks
I love the tones, pigment, color payoff and wearability. It’s warm but not too warm/red for my skin tone. It’s one I can easily see myself wearing this year. It is similar to what we’ve seen from NARS in the past but I still really like this one.
NARS has two Multiple Cream Sticks in the new limited-edition packaging. Orgasm is their classic pink gold shimmer. This one seems to be more emollient in texture than I remember but not dewy. On my skin tone it’s almost invisible. The gold and pink tones almost match my skin (NARS Light Reflecting Foundation in Santa Fe + Sahel right now) so all you see is a slight gold pink sheen.
Since it has a very emollient finish this has minimal lasting power on me. I think it could be used as a nice highlight for special date nights or going out, but it’s not going to be an all-day wear kind of product, especially if you have combo/oily skin.
NARS Multiple in Orgasm
NARS Blush in Orgasm
I did another look with their regular Powder Blush in Orgasm which shows up a lot better on me. If you want this tone but no shimmer then I highly recommend checking out the Liquid Blush in Orgasm. This is one of the best liquid blush formulas and I wish they would launch more colors in this!
NARS Multiple in Orgasm Rush
Orgasm Rush is a deeper almost russet color. It has a less emollient finish, almost thinner in texture and better dry down. I’m undecided on this. I’m at my palest right now (almost 2 foundation shades lighter than I normally am) so it pulls a bit orangey. If I had a tan I think I would like this more, however due to the sheerness I’m not sure how well it would show up.
Orgasm Four Play Blush Quad
Last we have a look at the Orgasm Four Play Blush Quad. This has that pressed metallic finish. It’s not as frosty as I had anticipated and on me it did not emphasize texture (huge plus!). It’s a nice intro to the line if you’re new to NARS and the colors blend out nicely on the skin. Love the compact size (easy to fit in my hand) and the pan size is pretty good. Convenient, pretty and glowy.
- Swinger pale metallic gold
- Orgasm metallic pink gold
- Orgasm X deeper pink with gold shimmer
- Orgasm Rush copper russet shimmer
On the face:
Swatches of the cheek items in this launch:
However I can’t help but feel this is a boring repeat of what NARS has launched in the past so many times. To me isn’t new or innovative so if you already own a lot of NARS you can safely pass.
That’s my take on the new NARS Orgasm Collection for spring! I think the new eyeshadow palette is a winner. In the Orgasm color lineup I still think the Afterglow Lip Shine, Original Powder Blush and Liquid Blush are the best shades they’ve launched to date.
Did you check these out? What did you think? Love or pass?