After the Muse seen everyone and their mama in the celeb world sporting NARS Orgasm Illuminator, she wanted herself some.
I’m a big lover of NARS Orgasm. I love the blush, I love the gloss, and I love the nail polish. Personally I think they need to expand more on this line and start releasing a lipstick and other fabulously great NARS Orgasm themed things. Let’s go full speed ahead here and get Orgasm crazed!
Now much to my delight everyone that had on Orgasm Illuminator was looking all flushed and pretty, delightful really. From the NARS promo images to Nicole Kidman, this looked exactly like a product I must have.
Jump ahead for my thoughts on the new NARS Orgasm Illuminator.
I was reading a few reviews about people ranting they didn’t love NARS Orgasm Illuminator because it wasn’t pigmented enough. In turn a few people stepped up to the bat and ranted that it wasn’t supposed to be pigmented because it was marketed as a highlighter.
I do understand that it’s a highlighter but I must say it was utterly disappointing.
After seeing the promo images from NARS and as I said many a celeb sporting the shade I somehow thought after use I’d be sporting the same warm pinky peach color on my cheeks as them. No luck.
In it’s defense I will say it’s not supposed to offer pigmentation nor is it supposed to act as a blush, this was just my hidden hope that somehow it would give me a flush of delicious peach. But the fact is it actually lacks little to no pigmentation on my skin. I mean I can’t illuminate or highlight anything with this, never mind use it as a blush which was my hidden yearning.
Actually I don’t even think someone with milky white skin could take advantage of it. It just lacks pigmentation on all levels.
The formula is a gel that blends nicely, absorbs easily, and doesn’t have a tacky, sticky feel. It’s a tiny tube for $29 but fact is I wouldn’t feel an ounce of guilt indulging if the product sported good pigmentation. I admit I am shocked as most all NARS cosmetics are heavily pigmented, sometimes too much in some cases.
My first test out I used a smidge of the product as I was under the impression it would be overdone because hey as I mentioned NARS is known for damn fine color pay off. Needless to say I didn’t see much going on so I proceeded to take little over a pea size amount and went to town. Again, nothing.
So I dunno.
I know it’s a highlighter but honestly I’m just getting no results from it. It could possible work on way cooler skin but I’m somewhat doubtful?
I’m going to lean towards no likey. I actually gave it to my friend Nicks this morning as I have no use for it and thought she might like to give it a whirl.
Sadly, NARS Orgasm Illuminator was a bit of a disappointment for this Muse.
Anyone try yet?
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