Monday, January 11, 2010
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