They say your skin blooms when you're in love. Although with a great blush, you won't need a beau to get that glow. NARS' iconic Orgasm Blush (P1700, Central Square) is an almost foolproof way to achieve a natural-looking flush, and it will work for you whatever your skin color may be.
NARS founder, makeup artist, and photographer François Nars says, "Orgasm is special because it suits all skin tones. The pink color and subtle shimmer gives you a natural flush. It's flattering for so many women." About its aptly cheeky name, he reveals, "I actually first created the name, then the shade. I wanted something shocking. [But] I never anticipated its success."
Whether you already swear by Orgasm or you just generally love your cheeks fully flushed, here's our guide to the rest of Nars' famous blushes:
1. Sex Appeal
A barely-there peachy blush that'll make people wonder if you have any makeup on
NARS Powder Blush in Sex Appeal, P1700, Glorietta 3
2. Deep Throat
Not as daring as its name suggests, but you can expect your cheeks to turn a glowing, heated pink.
NARS Powder Blush in Deep Throat, P1700, Glorietta 3
An old rose with purple undertones, it's a taboo mix that subtly works for contouring as well.
NARS Powder Blush in Sin, P1700, Central Square
A deeper salmon shade, it leaves a prickly flush as if you were intoxicated.
NARS Powder Blush in Torrid, P1700, Rustan's
A passionate hue that looks unapologetically noticeable on- and off-cam.
NARS Powder Blush in, P1700, Glorietta 3
*This article originally appeared in Preview Magazine July 2016 issue.