June 17, 2014

Review, Swatch - NARS Lip Gloss, Orgasm

It took a really long time for me to finally warm up to this cult favorite called "NARS Orgasm". (Well, I bought my Orgasm blush (reviewed here) almost 10 years after it was introduced.)
Although I ended up liking the blush much more than I expected, I didn't think it was "the blush color" for me. So naturally, I was not interested in the lip gloss with the same name thinking it was too frosty and warm for my light neutral complexion.
I still ended up with a full size NARS Orgasm Lip Gloss, though. Why? Because I always fall for legit mini makeup items (The key word here is "legit", btw).
I ordered a couple of (unnecessary-but-they-come-with-minis) things from NARS and was supposed to receive a mini NARS Orgasm Lip Gloss as a part of GWP, but they must have been out of minis because they sent a full and long Orgasm to me.


NARS Lip Gloss Orgasm
NARS Lip Gloss, Orgasm
(A generous GWP from NARS)


Kudos to NARS for sending me a full sized one to hold up to their promises, but I must say I was a bit disappointed. 
I wanted a mini! And NARS Orgasm is a kind of color I would enjoy more in a mini if you know what I mean.


NARS Orgasm Lip Gloss
I know I really shouldn't complain, but...


NARS Lip Gloss Revlon ColorBurst Lip Gloss comparison
Actually, the packaging reminds me a lot of Revlon ColorBurst Lip Gloss.
I used to have a shade called Peony that is a good alternative to NARS Orgasm or Super Orgasm. I would have loved to give you a comparison swatch, but I do not have it any more. You can still check out my swatch post for the Revlon lipgloss.


NARS Lip Gloss applicator
It comes with a very typical doe foot applicator.


NARS Orgasm Lip Gloss Swatch
NARS Lip Gloss Orgasm is a light peach with fine gold shimmer.


I kind of failed to capture the pretty golden shimmer here.
As I expected, it is not the best lip color for me. It easily makes me look washed out if I don't play up my eyes and cheeks.

In this swatch picture, I am wearing NARS Orgasm lip gloss on top of a coral lipstick.


The formula is solid if not revolutionary or groundbreaking. It is on the thicker side but spreads evenly on the lips. It does not peel my lips although I don't find it that moisturizing.
I like how the gloopiness(?) of the lipgloss is just about right - not too sheer or slippery, not the lightest feel but it sticks on the lips and stays on for a while.


NARS Orgasm Blush Lip Gloss Swatch
I compared the lip gloss and the blush here.
The lip gloss color is much warmer than the blush color. Surprised?


NARS Orgasm FOTD
Once worn together, the blush and the lipgloss colors are nicely corresponding to each other.
I like to pair peachy things with blue or purple. Here, I am wearing NARS Marie Galante eyeshadow duo (reviewed here).


NARS Orgasm Lip Gloss is actually a nice addition to my lippie collection since I do not have many that are similar. 
I also think this color would suit much better for warmer and deeper skin tones, or if worn together with bronzers. There are a lot of bronzy summer goddess vibes going on with this one.


Thanks for looking!
Have you tried NARS Orgasm Lip Gloss?



Makeup Items Used


NARS Lip Gloss (Orgasm)
NARS Blush (Orgasm)
Shiseido Sheer and Perfect Foundation (100)
NARS Eyeshadow Duo (Marie Galante)






28 comments:

  1. LOL, all the clever double entendres :P Although really, I'm a bit tired of this "risque that is no longer risque, just overdone" naming.

    It's a pretty color, but the lip gloss and the blush just don't call to me. I'm glad to hear the new formula is not as sticky as the original, though!

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    1. Hehe, thanks for noticing! :D
      I feel the same about the naming game (including all those nail polish name nonsense!)
      Shame on me for acquiring all three of blushes with shameless names - Orgasm, Super Orgasm and Deep Throat. ;p

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  2. HAHAHAHA FULL AND LONG ORGASM hahahaha loved reading this HAHAHA! It looks pretty on you! Love the idea of pairing purples with it.

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    1. LOL. Glad that you enjoyed this post! ;D
      I always go for blue or purple eyeshadows when I wear peachy coral-y things, otherwise I look so terrible. ;o

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  3. I'm really in love with the lip color. I've seen so much with the blush but it looks a lot like sleek rose gold to me but pinkier and because their products are so expensive here it's unlikely I'll be picking up much from them! I like how natural it looks on the lips and I am super jealous of that colorburst lipgloss! That line has been pulled out of singapore already! I can't find it at any stands! I'm so sad -_-

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    1. Aww I think this Orgasm lip color would look very pretty on your pout, but any shimmery peachy color would do!
      It is a shame that they pulled out the Revlon lipgloss range although it is much thicker and gloopy so I guess they didn't sell very well in warmer climates.

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  4. What a nice big Orgasm! ;O

    LOL I used to have the O gloss (had it before the blush) and now have Revlon Peony but no O. It's actually a really pretty gloss that makes every lipstick look amazing if you layer it on top. A long time ago, I watched an SA put it on a customer and bought it on the spot because it looked so good. I don't like it very much on its own and think that the nail polish Orgasm is the ugliest thing in the world.

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    1. LOL LOL LOL
      It makes sense now, cause I like it much better when I wear it with something else! But then I'm so lazy I hardly wear two lip products together.
      And I totally agree with you on the nail polish. That is one "ugly-hand-maker" right there.

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  5. Hey! Did you buy this when NARS recently had a "3 minis gift with $50 purchase"? I was so sold on that deal hehe, because like you I adore minis and I also would be disappointed with a full size lol. I received minis of Deep Throat blush, Via Veneto eyeliner and Priscilla lipgloss.

    I still haven't purchased any Orgasm products yet! I know... I'm surprised too.

    Quinn
    www.Desgettier.com

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    1. Haha, it was before the 3 minis deal. And guess what. I also ordered one more time because I got sucked in again for the minis! It was too good to pass up since I love hot pink lip color like Priscilla! :)

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  6. Soo gorgeous! I haven't tried any of the orgasim shades, but they all look so pretty. It's a good thing that it worked out for you, even if you didn't think so at first. But hey! At least you got it for free! But I can see why minis would be better. Plus, they're cuter. ^_^

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    1. Thank you Sonya! :)
      Yeah, you understand! Cute minis are the best and frankly I'm not into long tubed lipgloss.
      But free is good, of course. ;)

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  7. kuddos to NARS to give you full and long Orgasm instead of the short and mini one :P
    I am not a fan of the Orgasm blush so the lip glosses never appeal to me. But this is def a nice color, warm and easy shade for daily use.. Love the eye make up you're wearing on the pict,Lena! beautiful :-)

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    1. Thank you, Pam!
      I didn't think NARS products were that great before! Now I am getting more into them. I like the powder formulation and somewhat sheer consistency. :)

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  8. If I were into glosses these days this is a color I'd probably go for. I recently purchased the mini duo of O & Laguna and wear the blush once in a while but I prefer Deep Throat which I received a mini of. That one I may purchase in full size.

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    1. I am expecting to receive a mini Deep Throat as well. Hate the name but I heard it is one of the prettiest peachy pink. :D

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  9. Fresh and dewy. Looks sexy for summer! Love it!!

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    1. Thank you! This color would look fab on your summer skin, too! :)

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  10. I feel like the only person who has never tried the NARS orgasm blush. I just have a feeling it wouldn't look good on me though I swear by their blush in sin. The lip gloss looks prettier on you than it does in the tube :)

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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    1. Oh Sin is a beautiful color. I enjoy the cooler blush colors from NARS, but Orgasm looked so much better on me than I expected. It is mostly pink once worn. Give it a try if you spot a "mini" deal like this. :)

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  11. Looks great! By the way, I love your chic blog! I nominated you for an award here: http://beekyoote.blogspot.com/2014/06/the-sunshine-blog-award.html

    Keep up the awesome work!

    Bee.
    http://beekyoote.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you for finding my blog and nominating me! I haven't done many tags/award posts lately. I will check it out! :)

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  12. I had no idea that they made a lipgloss in this color too. I liked the blush, so I'll have to see the gloss in person then!

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    1. Oh, now they have Orgasm everything, highlighter, nail polish and etc. ;)
      The lip gloss color is much warmer but a nice one. Hope you like it, too.

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  13. lol hopefully you will end with a mini version of some other color.

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    1. Haha I just received a mini gloss in Priscilla. My wish came true! ;p

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  14. How lucky!!! I wish every company could do that (although, let's be honest, they'll go out of business so quickly!) Kudos to NARS for not backtracking on their GWP offers though!

    I'm not really into the shade Orgasm despite all the raves, but I think the peachy lip colour just looks amazing for the warmer weather! Do you find it too glittery to wear on a daily basis?

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    1. Haha :) I'm sure they won't go out of business because of that. For example, I had a $10 off coupon from some other site I can purchase NARS from, but I chose to order from NARS directly because of the mini deal. ;)
      I actually like the blush color better on me than the lipgloss, but the lipgloss is not glittery at all. It is shimmery but the shimmer is dense and fine. A great summer color! :)

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