When NARS launched the new liquid version of their iconic Orgasm blush, I decided I needed to try it.
In fact, I forgot that I used to be a liquid blush fan for a long, long time. I was loyal to Clinique’s liquid blush that came in a round glass bottle with a dosing hole at the top. Did anyone else use that? Looks like they don’t make it anymore.
I have a generous travel size version of NARS Orgasm powder blush that I got in a Barney’s goody bag a while ago. That size is perfect for me. The blush that’s a warm peachy-pink with a slight golden shimmer is very flattering for a variety of skin tones, I think, which is why it must be such a popular product (in addition to the name lol). The liquid version is the same shade. You can really see the gold shimmer in the liquid.
It comes in a small attractive square glass bottle.
Instead of the dosing hole at the top of the glass bottle that Clinique had where you invert the bottle to get a bit out on your finger, brush or blending sponge, NARS has a glass stick-style dropper built into the cap.
At first I thought I’d like the stick, but it actually seems like it will be a liability especially when I get near the bottom of the bottle. I have also found that with the NARS Liquid Blush, a little goes a loooooong way. The stick isn’t hollow like a serum dropper where you can control how much you take up. Instead, the stick is solid and the liquid blush clings to it. I try to get as little as I can on the dropper, but it’s hard to control. I tap it gently on the side of the bottle top to try to get rid of the excess.
But after publishing this post, I learned from my learned blogger friend, Marcia from Beauty InfoZone, that there’s also a pump dispenser under the cap! Lift the cap straight up, and there it is! Thank goodness for Marcia setting me straight. The pump dispenser is much easier to use. Hopefully, it will be easier too as I get to the bottom of the bottle. Stay tuned!
The liquid blush blends well. I usually blend it with my finger initially and then go over it with blending sponge if there’s too much color or the placement isn’t right. I think that tapping a little onto a blush brush would work out just as well or probably better than the finger method.
The liquid blush also lasts on my dry skin for hours and hours. I was afraid it would fade, but it stays noticeably on till I remove it at night.
I’ve had my bottle of NARS Liquid Blush in the Orgasm shade for a few weeks (I ordered it from Ulta during their early summer 20% off coupon event), and already I can see an empty area at the top of the bottle. This stuff goes quickly.
0.5 fl. oz./15 ml for $30. It comes in three other shades as well.
I’m not sure that I would say this blush is a must-have, but for fans of the NARS Orgasm shade or fans of liquid blush it’s a nice addition to your stash. After I bought it, I learned that NARS, a cruelty-free brand, decided to start to sell their products in China which means that China can require that NARS products be tested on animals. Boo!
Did you buy NARS Liquid Blush or pass?