Left and right I keep hearing (and reading) that NARS Orgasm is a must-have item. I wanted to know if this stuff was legendary because of the publicity it has received or if its truly a great product.
First off, bravo to the NARS team for coming up with a product that has such a notorious name - that alone probably drove sales through the roof.
Orgasm is described as a peachy-pink color with gold shimmer. I think it should be the other way around - a shimmery gold blush with a hint of pink. I think what really sets this product apart from the rest is that the color is unique. That can be a good thing or a bad thing, depending on your preference. For me, the color balance is off, there's just too much shimmer. I wanted the pink to come out for the swatch below, so a heavy application was necessary:
Although it does feel light and is smooth to apply, it did not stay on as long as I hoped. I noticed it stays for an average of three to four hours tops. Bobbi Brown and MAC have better staying power.
It's pretty, yes, but I think it can be quite limiting. I don't really like how it looks during the day and prefer this for an evening look. One must be careful with whatever else makeup is worn unless the purpose is to come up with an "over the top" look. And seriously, a lot of people end up looking over the top without realizing, right? It's a common mistake. To make NARS Orgasm work, I suggest using a cream blush and applying a light wash of this on top to highlight and add dimension to your base color.
Do you need this? If you're on a budget, I say skip this for a color that's more wearable. But if you love things that sparkle and shimmer, then you'll enjoy having this. Personally, I wouldn't repurchase because it's just too much work for a blush.