What: NARS Orgasm Illuminating Loose Powder
NARS describes this loose illuminating powder as a silky, soft-lit powder that reflects light off the skin for a natural glow. The shimmery powder claims to create a soft radiance and to blur the look of imperfections.
The product is a highlighter that comes in a loose powder form. It comes in the same hue of the cult classic, NARS Orgasm Blush. The difference here is that the product is finer and it comes with more shimmer than usual. This product is definitely like a blush and a highlighter rolled into one.
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NARS Orgasm Illuminating Loose Powder, P2050, Adora, Greenbelt 5
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A swatch of the powder applied with a finger (left) and with a brush (right)
Current Condition: Dull skin with a few blemishes
How I Used It: For a loose highlighter, the pigmentation was really packed and you could also just use your fingertips to apply the product. Initially, we thought that it was going to be a bit messy because of its loose form, but it turns out, the highlighter is very user-friendly. For a pigmented finish, you can use your fingertips, but for a sheerer effect, you can use a fan brush. Feel free to add some shimmer on your face and décolleté for a very lit from within look. You don’t need to worry so much about looking overly frosted because the silky and blendable particles were designed in such a way to make application foolproof.
Conclusion: Overall, it’s hard to look overdone with this formula—which is a good thing since there's no room for error! The coverage is sheer to medium so it is very buildable. It wouldn’t matter so much if you have darker or fairer skin since you can adjust your application accordingly. A downside is the potential mess should you decide to apply this product with a brush, but the hassle is only minimal. Just like what the brand claims to do, it also blurs out pores and imperfections. Provided you don’t sweat too much, this product will last for a full day at work.
Recommendations: As with all the products under the Orgasm lineup, the warm peachy-pink finish is sure to suit most if not all skin tones. Also, if you want a subtle rosy glow that’s not too frosted, the NARS Orgasm Illuminating Loose Powder is for you.