I hate when beauty brands or makeup artists speak in absolutes. When I hear that a product allegedly works on all skin tones, I want to shout, “That’s impossible – nothing works on everyone!” So for a couple of years, I’ve been walking around feeling sorry for myself because Orgasm looks like crap on me. Every time someone gushes about how Orgasm is a must-have for every woman’s makeup bag, I want to throttle them.

Don’t get me wrong…I think it’s an ab fab color. And it does look gorgeous on most women. But on me, it looks like sparkles. The first few times I tried Orgasm, I thought I was doing something wrong. I thought if I applied it differently, magic would happen. So I used a brush. Then a puff. Then my fingers. I applied it lightly. Then heavily. And nuthin’.

Then, when NARS released Orgasm The Multiple, I though that it might be the answer to my Orgasm prayers. But, again…nuthin’. Just sparkles.

But guess what…I am happy to report that I’ve finally found my Orgasm. Except it’s called Torrid, and it’s perfect for light brown girls like me. This sexy flush of coral shimmer is exactly what I thought Orgasm would be. So if you’re like me, and have been silently cursing Orgasm all of these years, go and brush your shoulders off. While all of your friends are going on and on about their Orgasm, you’ll be enjoying a Torrid affair.

And while you’re at the NARS counter, check out Sandpiper/Daredevil Lip Gloss/Stain. Sandpiper is a shimmering amber coral gloss (when NARS does shimmer, they don’t mess around) and Daredevil is a deep scarlet stain. It’s great to keep in your purse because it takes you from day to night. Just be careful with the stain.

Make sure to exfoliate your lips in advance, because the stain will highlight dryness and flakes. And when you apply, dot the stain on the middle of the lips and blend outward with your finger (cuz the pigment is potent). “Don’t go all up in there with the stain,” says Jason, my new fave makeup artist at the Walnut Street Blue Mercury store. Thanks for the words of wisdom, Jason!

5 Comments on If NARS Orgasm Doesn’t Work For You, Read This…

  1. sarahPUFFY
    May 31, 2008 at 7:09 AM (10 years ago)

    A shade even BETTER than Torrid [on MUA, people generally compare this to Torrid] is Cargo’s Rome. Its the most beautiful shade, and gives off the most lush, glowy sheen. You should give it a shot.

  2. roopa
    May 31, 2008 at 12:27 PM (10 years ago)

    Orgasm doesn’t work for me, either (I guess you could call me light brown, too).

    What DOES work is Deep Throat (because of course I had to get another blush with a dirty name). It looks exactly like what Orgasm was supposed to look like on me. I highly recommend it!

  3. dwj
    May 31, 2008 at 12:51 PM (10 years ago)

    I hate when they say colors are for everyone too! Dolce Vita is a lipstick that so made me look like a fool! Also try Nars cream blush in Cactus Flower – IT’S MY STAPLE! I still heart Nars even if I ride the Orgasm wave.

  4. BeautyChick101
    June 2, 2008 at 7:14 PM (10 years ago)

    I totally agree. Orgasm is too orangey on me, whether I’m trying the blush, lipgloss or nail polish. I’m glad to hear someone else say it doesn’t work for her either!

  5. suzie wuzie
    June 3, 2008 at 11:54 AM (10 years ago)

    i’ve been wanting to try orgasm forever but haven’t really wanted to dole out the cash esp for something that doesn’t suit me!