Perhaps one of the questions that I get asked most is “should I get Nars blush?” Nars blush in Orgasm is perhaps the most hyped product in the beauty world. It makes every editor’s “must have” list and every magazine’s “best of” list. Add that to the fact that the packaging is unfailingly chic – a clean black box with a huge mirror inside and sparse white font that makes it a great addition to any makeup bag. Plus, Nars used to be a brand you couldn’t find everywhere – the ubiquitousness of Sephora has changed all that, but the hype remains.
My acquisition of the Nars Orgasm blush is what inspired the “Worth the Hype” series, actually.
I just got two new Nars blushes – Orgasm and Sin, pictured below. Orgasm is a pretty peachy pink, while Sin is a berry colour. Both blushes have a little bit of shimmer in them but are not overly shiny.
Orgasm has been said to work on every skin tone. I don’t normally buy peach blushes, but I really wanted to see if this was as good as everyone says it is. I had tried it in stores, but would this blush work for me at home?
So, I tried it for a week, and the first time I wore it, I really liked it. I can see why makeup artists love it so much – it’s sheer and because of that, it’s hard to make a mistake with it. I would say that if you have no clue what colour blush will work on you and just want something to wake your face up a little, go for the Orgasm. It is virtually goof-proof.
But I like the Sin colour more. I’m just a berry blush kinda gal, and Sin looks really pretty on me.
So is Nars blush worth the hype? I would say yes and no. If you’ve always wanted a Nars blush but have been holding back, go ahead and indulge yourself. But know that almost every single makeup line has equally good blushes, and if you’re worrying about making a mistake, you could get yourself a blush from the MAC Sheertone Blush line. Those blushes are also sheer, and the range has something for everyone.
But Nars blushes are nice and I like them a lot. They’re not too powdery so you never get too much product which means that you can layer colour up slowly and get the perfect amount. After loving the Sin, I really want a Nars blush that doesn’t have any shimmer in it. I know that they’re sheer enough that even the brightest colour will look natural and I guess that’s why they’re so hyped.