NARS Orgasm Collection 2018 Review & Swatches

NARS Orgasm collection review and swatches

Chances are you have probably heard of the NARS Orgasm blush. It’s an iconic and universally-flattering shade that I was introduced to years ago while reading a magazine that featured celebrity favorites. It has received  a lot of love and use over the years and today I’m excited to share the new NARS Orgasm Collection  for Summer 2018 which includes four amazing textures.

Each product is sold separately and includes the:

Oversized Orgasm Blush, $39 (Limited Edition)

Orgasm Illuminating Loose Powder, $28

Orgasm After Glow Lip Balm, $28

Orgasm Full Vinyl Lip Lacquer, $26


First up is the Orgasm Blush which is the perfect blend of peachy pink and golden shimmer. This year’s iteration comes in a limited edition oversized compact with the NARS logo embossing in the pan. The formula is smooth, pigmented, and provides a fresh, youthful flush with a hint of shimmer. What I love about this blush is the subtle luminosity & flush of color it provides in one.  You can really get a lot of use out of the larger pan and it will deliver time and time again.

NARS Orgasm collection 2018 review and swatches


The Afterglow Lip balm comes in beautiful rose gold packaging that looks every bit as luxurious as it feels on the lips. It provides a sheer wash of the Orgasm shade with a tinted, radiant finish. It feels so hydrating thanks to a formula which consists of Monoï Hydrating Complex and a blend of antioxidant ingredients.  My lips feel so nourished! The first time I used it, I couldn’t help but run the lip balm over my lips more than once. It truly feels nice. The subtle color it imparts coupled with the hydrating benefits will make it my go-to lip balm this summer. NARS Orgasm collection review and swatches

Now if you’re looking for a more intense and high shine version of Orgasm for the lips, then you may want to consider the Orgasm Full Vinyl Lip Lacquer. It provides a non-sticky, high shine  reflective finish that envelops the lips in true color pigment.What you see through the tube is what you get. It’s opaque, and provides beautiful color saturation. Depending on your technique, it can also be sheered out. I prefer to use this with a light hand and focus primarily on the center of my lips for added dimension.

NARS Orgasm collection 2018 review and swatches

Last but not least, we have the Orgasm Illuminating Loose Powder It’s described as a silky, soft-lit powder that reflects light off the skin for a naturally glowing look. It comes in a circular twist off container that reveals a sifter once opened. The product itself is rather small, weighing at 0.09 oz/ 2.5 g. However, a little goes a long way. It’s such a beautiful shimmering shade that can be used to highlight the high points of the face or wherever you need a little more luminosity. It blends beautifully into the skin and would also look great as a blush topper. Swatches to follow below. NARS Orgasm Collection Review & Swatches

I adore this collection. I love peachy pink tones and I find that it will be easy to incorporate these products into my makeup routine.

The full NARS Orgasm Collection is now available at Sephora and Have you tried the iconic NARS Orgasm blush before? What are your thoughts?




Some products were provided for review purposes. The lip lacquer was purchased by me. All opinions are honest and expressly my own. Some links are affiliated, read my full disclosure on my home page. 



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