NARS Orgasm Lipstick ($28) joins the Orgasm Collection this Summer as a permanent shade in the NARS Satin Lipstick formula. If you read my blog you know I’m a massive Orgasm fan! I love the blush with all my heart and have since collected everything NARS has released in the shade. Until recently, the thing missing from my little stash of Orgasm was a lipstick and I’m happy to report that NARS now has one!
NARS Orgasm Lipstick is a warmer golden pink shade with a pretty gold sparkle. It’s a gorgeous shade but I wouldn’t quite say it’s as deep as the blush color, it seemed a little lighter to me. I was actually disappointed with the color pay off on this but I later realized that NARS created this as a sheerer shade or as they call it a sheer provocation. It does build up nicely but it takes several layers to get good color pay off.
I pinned a lot of hopes on this shade and both the formula and pigment disappointed me. It seemed to look so much more golden pink shimmer in the promo images! The models had these gorgeous plumped up pinky peach lips. The formula tugged a fair bit on my lips during application and fell into my natural lip lines which gave it a patchy appearance. The finish wasn’t sparkly even though there are larger golden pieces of sparkle in the formula and it actually ended up looking frosty on me. Solution to all this drama? A little clear gloss! It made the finish quite nicer and even made the sparkle a bit more visibly not to mention it made the finish look smoother.
All in all, NARS Orgasm Lipstick wasn’t quite what I was hoping but I’d must admit I still loved the way it looked when paired up with Orgasm Blush! I just wish the finish, formula, and color payoff was just a bit better.