NARS Orgasm Blush Review, Dupes & Swatches

Its been a while since I reviewed any blush, last time I reviewed the famous Mac Mocha Blush that I still have in my vanity box. I deci...

NARS Orgasm Blush Review, Dupes & Swatches

Its been a while since I reviewed any blush, last time I reviewed the famous Mac Mocha Blush that I still have in my vanity box. I decided to go for Nars Orgasm blush this time and ordered it online from a local shopping website. So guys let's jump straight to the review now:

My Review on Nars Orgasm Blush

NARS. ORGASM. IS. INCREDIBLE. What can I say? Before I start, I’m just going to say that this beauty is probably the most popular and flattering blush in the world. It is such a classic, and suits literally almost everyone no matter what skin tone you have. But women of very dark skin tones may have a problem with it. Women of dark colors can use it for a little flush of colors, but try not to go heavy on it, because if the color is too light for your skin, it can make you look sick. For most women, however, it is quite a good blush, with an amazing formulation and lasts for quite a long while as well.

NARS Orgasm Blush packaging

Nars Orgasm is a coral-leaning peach color that is not too strong or dull. It has a subtle sheen, enough to make you look healthy and glowy. The blush has gotten so popular that Nars has now released an entire collection around it. This includes, the blush itself, of course, and a gloss, illuminator, products for eyes, cheeks and lips as well. And…they have a nail color after it too! How incredible is that? Nars Orgasm is a blush that never fails you. It has been in the industry for so long, and every year, more and more people add it to their Holy Grail blush.

NARS Orgasm Blush unboxing

The blush costs about $30, which yes, can be a tiny bit on the expensive side, but I have to say, it is absolutely worth it in every way. I’m not even going to bother doing a pros and cons for this because the con really would only be the price and nothing else. The packaging is amazing. The color is incredible. There’s a good sized mirror in it too. And it is very convenient to put in your makeup bag and have it around wherever you go. The Nars Orgasm blush has accents of golden shimmer in it which only adds to the list of reasons you need to buy it. It lasts a good seven to eight hours too! Let me just calm down a bit and describe the color to you properly.

NARS Orgasm Blush unboxing

The shade is more like a warm pink color with a golden sheen, there is some accent of golden shimmer in it. The texture of color is quite smooth and fine and looks soft and natural in the photos. Not intense but pigmented It’s a sexy blush that you can wear on a casual day, or for a romantic night. If you’re planning for next summer already, buy this. It’s the best summer shade for when you have a lovely tan. And a highly pigmented color that you won’t have to repurchase all the time.

NARS Orgasm Blush Swatches

You can clearly see the golden sheen in the swatches, the blush is very good if you are going out for a date or party at night.

NARS Orgasm Blush swatch

NARS Orgasm Blush swatches

NARS Orgasm Dupes

It is definitely the blush I fall back on, and I haven’t been able to find anything else like it. Yes, there are some blushes or Nars Orgasm dupes, I should say, that I will list below, but I don’t think they come close to the original. For example, Stila Custom Color Blush is a $20 option. The e.l.f Studio Contouring Blush and Bronzer Powder Duo costs $3 and works pretty well too; the price really is appealing for this one. And Revlon Highlighting Palette is a $11 blush and is a proper dupe as well.

Stila Custom Color Blush

Apparently, a self adjusting color that fits any skin tone. See, it doesn’t have that beautiful golden sheen of Nars’ Orgasm but it is pretty close. A pigmented color, that you can adjust with how heavy handed you are. The packaging is compact and clean and of course, Stila is a trusted brand that’s been in the makeup industry for years now. It is a deep, warm shade of coral. It does have a very light touch of the golden though, but it’s a little too slight for me. I much rather stick to the $30 original. The Stila Custom Color Blush is a good one on its own, but it doesn’t replace Orgasm.

e.l.f Studio Contouring Blush and Bronzer Powder Duo

Okay, come on! It costs $3! How could you complain about anything? You get a good amount of product, it is good quality and yeah, pretty close to Nars’ Orgasm. e.l.f is one of those brands that although drugstore, it does have pretty good products. An affordable option for high school students, or college student, or you know, really just people that don’t want to get a $30 blush. I do agree, the price of the Nars’ Orgasm is quite a turn off for me too, but I’ll keep repurchasing it until I find a perfect. I doubt that I ever will but still! The e.l.f Studio Contouring Blush and Bronzer Powder Duo has both the blush and a bronzer and is the best product for the price.

Revlon Highlighting Palette

I’ve had the highlighting palette by Revlon in my collection for a good while, and I love it. It has a range of shades closest to the Nars Orgasm blush so this is my top recommendation. Use this for an all over sun kissed glow. It suits a variety of skin tones, and if the Nars Orgasm ever got discontinued and I couldn’t get a bunch of it before, I’d probably call this my closest replacement. It has beautiful shimmer shades that blend in well with the skin. It illuminates and enhances the complexion and definitely provides a multi-dimensional sculpted look. The color is quite buildable as well and it is a highly pigmented product too. That’s it for my review of Nars Orgasm blush. I love the product and you should try it too!


NARS Orgasm blush is simply amazing, I literally cannot rave enough about this! It suits every age, skin color, occasion and everything you could think of! If the price doesn’t turn you off, this is the perfect blush for you. I personally rate this product 8 out of 10.

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