Review: NARS Powder Blush (Orgasm)

Sunday, 11 September 2016

NARS Blush in "Orgasm" is probably one of the most famous blushes of all time. However, I didn't buy the product solely because it was a cult favourite, but because the colour is actually very flattering on my skin. It's also the blush I chose to bring on my short weekend trip to Melbourne because it's small, compact and fits snugly in my makeup bag.

Described as peachy pink with shimmer, it's more pink than peach on my skin but it works on those with yellow undertones due to the warmth of the pink colour. It's not a bright pink like Gaiety for example, which is better suited for those with olive skin tones. The golden sheen may look a little intimidating on first swatch, but it's hardly noticeable far away (it looks gorgeous up close though) and gives your skin a very subtle glow.

Although the colour is not very obvious in photos, it does pack a punch in real life so a lighter hand is needed when applying it to the cheeks. It also buildable so you don't have to worry about the colour not showing up.

I love the look of the packaging, but the black, rubber matte material is prone to collecting dirt and all kinds of marks. However, the case itself is very sturdy and well-made. In fact, it feels much sturdier than Hourglass' Ambient Lighting Blush—which is one of the main reasons why I prefer taking the NARS blush when I'm travelling.

But despite it's pros, I can't say it's worth every penny ($44 at Mecca). If it was sold for about $30, then it would be definitely worth the price tag. But would I repurchase? Yes, because the quality is there. I feel it's a slightly (just slightly) cheaper alternative to Hourglass' blush in Incandescent Electra. For me, it lasts the whole day and doesn't fade at all, which is a huge plus. I've always been quite careful with my makeup, but I feel like I don't need to be extremely careful about this NARS blush because it doesn't seem like it'll shatter easily. However, I would be more alert with the Hourglass blush.

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