Get ready for a picture heavy post; these two little beauts deserved the full on Glamour Shots treatment (please tell me you remember the days... apparently the first time my mom took me in to get a photo taken [with my already one-time-veteran brother] I spit up all over my Christmas dress when the shoot began hahahah #sorrymom)!!
As I mentioned in my "What I Got For Christmas" video, I was generously gifted (by my lovely and sparkly friend Torey) my first full-sized NARS product: the blush Super Orgasm!
I also received a few mini NARS products/samples with my 500 VIB rewards points at Sephora a couple months ago when they released the NARS perk (which I'm SO happy I nabbed on the first day because by the second day it was gone!!); one of the included minis was the infamous Orgasm blush.
So I figured it would be great to review both of these products as well as do a little comparison; do you need both or will one suffice? More importantly, do NARS blushes live up the the hype?
Take the jump to find out!!
I couldn't help but laugh when I typed the last of those two questions above the jump; OF COURSE these live up to the hype!!
all a couple of NARS blushes in my times bopping around Sephora and always left the store weeping because I couldn't justify the price (or the need for more makeup). NARS makes some of the widest ranges of blush colors I've ever seen and they are, from what I can tell, all little works of art made to suit a wide range of skin colors and tones.
Yes, that's me in my jim-jams in the compact mirrors... let's put our judgement faces away, shall we?
Looking at these two blushes side by side, I thought there was no way in h*** that they would be similar blushes like their names connote. For some reason I was always under the impression that Super Orgasm would be the exact same color as Orgasm, just with the added bonus of chunky gold glitter flecks.
However, pan VS. pan, Super Orgasm pulls more towards a cool toned baby pink (though it definitely still has warm undertones, don't get me wrong) while Orgasm is a definite warm peachy coral.
Above - Super Orgasm
Above - Orgasm
Finger swatches support the claim that these blushes are two different beasts... but how do they perform when swatched next to each other on the skin?
Get ready for some mind f***ery my friends.
Left - Right: Super Orgasm & Orgasm
Left - Right: Super Orgasm (glitter dusted off with a fan brush) & Orgasm
I was absolutely SHOCKED when I saw how closely these two blushes pull towards a similar peachy coral on my skin once swatched; the ONLY differences (on my skin) that were visibly noticeable were the obvious glitter in Super Orgasm compared to the golden sheen of Orgasm and the slight lean towards a more baby pink that Super Orgasm has.
Other than that, these blushes are definitely biological sisters; same genetic makeup just slightly different personalities.
Here they are on my cheeks!!
Orgasm (absolutely no highlighter used... it's basically built into the blush!!)
So there you have it folks!!
NARS really has created two lovely blushes in the Orgasm family (surrounded by some slightly more raunchy aunts, uncles, and cousins) and I can completely understand why Sephora sales associates are encouraged to suggest Orgasm as a starter blush for those who don't have much experience.
I feel like it would be similar to someone walking into a grocery store and never having tried fruit before; of course an employee would suggest trying an apple, but a HoneyCrisp apple to be exact. Yes they're pricier than others but there's a reason and you WILL love it!!
Both Orgasm and Super Orgasm are finely milled, silky, and pigmented; they are hands down some of the best blushes I have ever used and, while I can't say you NEED both of them, they both have lovely little personalities and I'm a happy owner of the sisters :)
What do you think: are NARS blushes worth the hype?
What's your favorite blush by NARS?
Have a drugstore brand that you swear is just as good as NARS?
xoxo - Cassie