Monday, January 11, 2010

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Nars Orgasm Illuminator : A Newbie Superstar

Nars is not just a well known and luxury cosmetic brand. It is also the pioneer of some of the most famous and acclaimed makeup products. One of its cult favorites, Nars Orgasm Blush ($26), is the equivalent in the makeup industry as to Michel Jackson in the music world. With the popularity around the renowned blush, it is no surprise that Nars recently introduced a new member, Nars Orgasm Illuminator ($29),  into the orgasm family.

More about the product : A complexion enhancer that makes skin look instantly refreshed, radiant, and glowing.

This is a multi-purpose product that can serve as a illuminator, blush, or highlighter. Thus, I also tried it out in these different was to test its full abilities.

As illuminator : Mixing this with my foundations gives the most beautiful glow to my skin. It creates a brightening finish without overwhelming glitters.

As blush : Using this alone as a cream blush is average. After blending, the product is simply not pigmented enough by itself to really create any color on the cheeks. Again, it just cast a very sheer glow.

As highlighter : This would look gorgeous as a highlighter for cheek bones on olive skins.

A lot of people compare this to the famous Nars Orgasm Blush ($26). However, I see quite a difference between the two products. The illuminator has much more peachy and golden tone than the powder blush. I do think that this color would look lovely on any skin tone as a blush shade.

Left - Right : by itself / mixed with foundation / foundation itself

Pick It or Not ? 
  • Quality: 45 (out of 50)  
  • Packaging: 20 (out of 20)  
  • Price: 20 (out of 20)   
  • User Friendly: 5 (out of 5)   
  • Availability: 5 (out of 5)
Angela's Ultimate Pick: A

15 Responses to “Nars Orgasm Illuminator : A Newbie Superstar”

lilluna5416 said...
January 11, 2010 at 7:33 PM

the color by itself looks beautiful i would use it as a blush. maybe mixed with foundation can give you a bronzy look which is nice now since it is winter

Beautygirl24 said...
January 11, 2010 at 7:41 PM

Wow, this is so pretty! I'll have to check it out the next time go in there!

Kalmo said...
January 11, 2010 at 7:50 PM

Wow great post, That NARS Orgasm Illuminator is super pretty. Thanks for showing us the illuminator mixed with foundations, looks super glowy and pretty. ^^ Congratulations on finishing your Project Pan!

mandy said...
January 11, 2010 at 8:05 PM

the color is so pretty! need to save up money for a nars orgasm product ^__^

did mixing it with your foundation change the shade of your foundation a lot?

adin_22 said...
January 11, 2010 at 8:39 PM

I'm definitely going to check this out next time.....Thanks....

tris1978ton said...
January 11, 2010 at 9:52 PM

It does look like a very pretty color. I'd love to get some.

Jordy's Beauty Spot said...
January 12, 2010 at 3:25 AM

What a fantastic review! I loved the pictures and i really wan tto check this product out.

em said...
January 12, 2010 at 4:46 AM

this is the first review I've seen about this product. it looks really pretty!

Nik said...
January 12, 2010 at 8:16 AM

The color is beautiful. Thanks for the info.

ndoodles said...
January 12, 2010 at 11:08 AM

That illuminator looks beautiful. I would definitely mix it w/ a bit of foundation around the cheek area for a really subtle natural glow.

Mona said...
January 12, 2010 at 7:34 PM

mmmh this got me thinking summer haha

Shop N' Chomp said...
January 13, 2010 at 9:58 AM

Hey sweets! Thanks for the Lush Godmother tip. ;) Hmmm...had not clue NARS came out with this. Sorry to hear the pigmentation isn't that great as I do love the colors.

Love, Sweetcheeks said...
January 14, 2010 at 8:56 PM

Oh my gosh. this illuminator is so pretty. i was given a gift card over the holidays and still have not decided on what to get. i just may have to check this out.

Thanks :)

NV Beauty said...
January 14, 2010 at 9:19 PM

I'm surprised it's not that pigmented. Usually NARS is so good with that. Thanks for the review! Do you have a picture of yourself with the illumiator in your foundation on your face? Would love to see that!!!!

FuriousFeng said...
January 16, 2010 at 3:46 PM

i really like NARS, orgasm is def my go to blush. It looks really really pretty. :)

I agree with NV Beauty, I would love to see it on you!