The best blushes are the ones that give us a natural glow, even when we build them up. We think we’ll pass on the cakey pigments that make us look like we just stepped off the set of It, thank you. We’ll also pass on any product that has us hitting pan on first use because we’re trying so hard to get any color to show up at all! Blushes are tricky, but we’re about to make them so, so simple!
We’d describe the NARS Orgasm Blush as a “cult-favorite,” but only if said cult includes the entire world. This blush is a top-rated bestseller, its universally-flattering shade and high-quality formula impressing everyone who swatches it. This blush has even captured the heart of new mother Duchess Meghan! Baby Archie may be adding to her stunning glow, but this NARS blush has been her go-to for years!
Back in her Suits days, the Duchess of Sussex told Allure, “I love NARS blush in Orgasm. I use it on and off camera because it gives you a nice glow from within.” Ding, ding, ding! That “glow from within” is key and she’s maintained it flawlessly over the years with this peachy product!
Reviewers are naming this blush both “beautiful and multi-dimensional,” commenting on its “amazing quality” and “long-lasting” powder formula. One said that the “luster is gorgeous,” while another praised it for being a holy grail for oily skin, noting that other blushes “streak and fade quickly,” but they “never have that issue with NARS.”
NARS Orgasm is “the ultimate authority in blush.” It’s royalty-approved, after all. It’s buildable, made of micronized, silky-soft powder that claims to blend evenly and easily. We can use just a bit to “enliven” our complexion or layer it on for a higher-intensity flush. Either way, NARS claims we’ll achieve a “natural, healthy-looking color” on our face with just a few sweeps!
While Orgasm, which features a golden shimmer, is the most popular shade, this blush is actually available in almost 30 other matte and shimmering colors, too! For deeper shades, we can check out Blissful, a shimmering raspberry, or maybe Dolce Vita, a matte dusty rose. To bring on the pink, check out Gaiety, a matte vivid pink, or maybe Bumpy Ride, a shimmering candy pink!
To use this blush, we should take a brush and apply it to the apples of our cheeks, building as we go. Any excess on the brush should be swept across our hairline, bridge of nose and chin, making our glow look that much more natural. If we want to add even more dimension, it’s recommended that we apply a shimmer shade to the apples of our cheeks and a matte shade to the hollows of our cheeks. Double the blush, double the lush!
We can only imagine the popularity of this iconic, paraben-free blush growing even more as time goes on. It makes it so easy to achieve the look we want, even when we’re halfway out the door, rushing to add any sense of color to our face. A little NARS Orgasm is all we need!
Duchess Meghan stated that her favorite makeup look is the “five-minute face,” and “a little bit of blush” made the short list of products that go into it! And hey, we can always double up and use it as eyeshadow, too!
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