Some of you have seen this on Snapchat, but for those who haven’t, there’s a very funny story surrounding this NARS Limited Edition Orgasm blush that offers you supersized pleasure at a value price.
I received a message one day that said “Hi, PB, I’d like to send you a limited edition orgasm.”
I paused for a moment as the message too paused. Now, that was a very generous offer, I might add. As a witty reader (@hasegawaayane) commented in my Instagram page, was a limited edition orgasm one that “cums once in a blue moon”? Or might it be one that was coming soon in an earth-shaking way?
Much to my relief (kinda), it was quickly followed up with “The Orgasm blush! Blush!” LOL! 😀 So, because this blush is one that used to send people into throes of ecstasy and make them giggle coyly at the mention of the name, I thought you’d like to know that now, for a limited time, you too can get a limited edition, supersized Orgasm…. blush 😉
In case you’re wondering why my picture above shows 2 product sleeves, it’s because here in Malaysia (and some other countries in the world, like Japan, strangely), some people tend to be prudish and would rather slink into a NARS store and quietly ask for a 5192 blush instead of an Orgasm blush. (Do note that it isn’t pronounced ‘Organism’ as I’ve heard many people say. I wouldn’t really want an ‘organism’ to be honest)
So for mine, the outer sleeve doesn’t have the product name on it. Some things just aren’t mentioned in polite company or in some societies, and NARS got around it by using the product code for the more risque sounding names. I believe you can’t ask for a Deep Throat either. Or Sex Appeal. Perish the thought of ever asking for a Super Orgasm!
Yet, if those are the only names you know, don’t worry. The staff in store know which numbers to slide you covertly, so no one knows that what you’re really after is a Super Orgasm. They just see you picking up a sparkly peach blush 😛 It’s fun however, to send guys in there for the risque sounding blushes – a crowd favourite is to make them ask for Deep Throat LOL! 😀
This new and limited edition Orgasm blush is what NARS calls, their biggest orgasm yet. A supersized, toe-curling climax of your blush collection, if this is what you want. What is the real selling point, is the fact that it doesn’t cost very much more than the regular sized blushes, which makes this quite a deal. This limited edition Orgasm blush boasts an earth-shattering 8g of product, and a larger pan, while the regular blushes are about half the size at 4.8g.
Price-wise, it’s RM169 (US$39) vs the regular RM120 (US$30) which makes it quite a deal, if you have been wanting to get an Orgasm. (I’m sorry, I’m having too much fun although I swear my SEO rankings are going to tank for this one as someone flags it for p0rn LOL! 😀 )
As much as it pains me to put this in writing, the Orgasm isn’t for everyone. The blush lah, what do you think I’m on about?! 😀 The non-blush version is for EVERYONE! 😛
NARS Limited Edition Orgasm blush 2016 8g vs regular Orgasm blush 4.8g
Orgasm has long been touted to be a universally flattering colour, to give your cheeks a flattering flush, akin to that you get after a bout of rumpy-pumpy. But truthfully, the Orgasm blush isn’t a universally flattering shade. If you have a lot of redness in your skin, you won’t like this.
My first NARS Blush was Orgasm, and as you can see from the picture (I depotted it because the case got too sticky and icky over time) I barely used it. I didn’t mind it, but I got it at a time when I thought that peach blushes suited me. I later learned that I look better wearing pink toned blushes. Here is my original review on NARS Orgasm blush where I loved it, and later found I didn’t LOL!
It also has gold shimmer, which some people find too shiny on their skin, and although pigmented, the shade is quite light so it shows up nicely on light-medium skintones, but not so well on medium-deep skintones. I personally prefer Deep Throat myself – it looks similar to Orgasm, but on me, pulls more pink and has less shimmer.
That said, when I swatched both my Orgasm blushes side by side, I was surprised to note that there was a slight variance in the shade. Now let me just say that my regular Orgasm blush is ancient, so I don’t know when the shade was tweaked. But you can see how my original Orgasm blush has a more significant peach tone, while the new Limited Edition Orgasm blush has a pinker tone. You can also see from the swatch, the golden shimmer that some people find too frosty. I don’t mind it, but if you have visible pores or acne scars, you may find that shimmer like this enhances those imperfections.
To show you how it looks on me, I slapped it on my cheeks.
I had to slap on quite a lot for it to show up in pictures, so you may be put off by how bright it looks. You know how it is, you keep building and building and then when you least expect it, you’re pushed over the edge. Just temper it to your preferences. I found the new blush softer in texture and my brush picked up product easily. That said, my old blush is ancient, so it might have hardened over all that time.
On me, the new limited edition Orgasm blush is a pink-peach with golden shimmer that I was quite happy with because I found it more flattering than the previous one I had. I will just be sure not to put on as much. While a natural flush can’t be controlled, you can temper your Orgasm blush flush 😉
IN A NUTSHELL
The limited edition Orgasm blush is a supersized pan of NARS’s most popular blush. In Malaysia (and some other countries) it is sold as #5192 due to the risque-sounding name. Apparently, some people can’t handle it. The larger pan comes in the regular rubberized packaging (that sucks! Change it, NARS!) and instead of the usual plastic insert bearing the brand name, this insert has a stylized picture of a lady on it. I personally found this version to go on my skin more pink-peach as opposed to my regular blush that goes on peach-pink. You may need to layer it on for the colour to show up on deeper skintones, and there is gold shimmer that can be too much, if you layer too much product on. This supersized Orgasm blush is really for those who love the shade and/or those who don’t already own one, because what it is, is value for money. But truthfully, few of us ever finish a regular sized pan anyway!
PROS: Value for money compared to the regular blush size, Flattering pink-peach shade, Pigmented and can be layered for intensity, Brush picks up product from the pan easily
CONS: Gold shimmer can be too much for some people, Shade does not suit deeper skintones or all skintones despite what they tell you, Does not suit those who have redness in their skin, Rubberized packaging will eventually melt and turn sticky and be utterly disgusting!
WHO WILL LIKE THIS: Anyone who does not already own the Orgasm blush, Anyone who loves the Orgasm blush and thinks they could do with a larger pan of product
PRICE: RM169 | US$39 for 8g
Etched on this limited edition Orgasm blush is the hashtag #whatmakesyoublush. I’m not quite sure where NARS is going with this, but I suppose it’s a nod to social media. I personally don’t use the included mirror in most compacts, nor hashtags in my everyday conversation, so I’m not sure how that is applicable to me.
So, are you girding your loins for this limited edition Orgasm blush? Or are you just not into the Orgasm…blush?
As I said, I loved it back in the day (2007!) until I knew better. This new version does seem to be more flattering on me so I do like this one. If you don’t already have an Orgasm blush, but want one, then I’d suggest you pick up this version for the simple reason that you get more value for money. But if you already have one, I dare bet you’ve never finished it, so you probably don’t need another Orgasm… blush 😀